Dallas to begin enforcing new idling law April 1

Discussion in 'Truckers News' started by Cybergal, Mar 18, 2008.

  1. Cybergal

    Cybergal Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2008
    Dallas to begin enforcing new idling law April 1
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  3. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Thats what it is all about... money...
  4. old-six-pack

    old-six-pack Heavy Load Member

    Oct 24, 2007
    vernon hill, va
    unnessary idling is understandable.. but if my lard az gets hot or cold , i'm :biggrin_25516:running my truck.....
  5. Parrotthead65

    Parrotthead65 Bobtail Member

    Nov 11, 2007
    Phoenix, Az
    What do they consider unnecessary idling? When your sitting in your turck waiting to get unloaded and it's over 90 degrees, idling isn't necessary it's mandatory. Let one of those beaurecrats sitting in his nice air conditioned office lose that a/c for a day and they'll see how necessary it really is.
  6. Grinnbearit

    Grinnbearit Bobtail Member

    This is insane! these idiots think that every truck has an apu on it and the weather is a perfecxt 65 degrees everyday. They don't sit and wait for live loads/unloads for 10+ hours. everywhere they go its air and heat. They wear suits and look through their nose at us truckers. Why is it that Texas is always trying to take notes from NY and CA for laws. I'm sure the ones that made this hypocritical decision would die if their precious meat or wines were no longer available because a trucker said no more. No more outside politics, no more idiotic laws from non-truckers and no more b/s from others who think they understand and have no clue what being an American trucker is all about.

  7. Big Duker

    Big Duker "Don Cheto"

    Sep 18, 2007
    Weatherford, TX
    Dallas is it's own little Peyton Place. The City Council has been a mess for years and years. Same with the School Boards, DART board, and Commissioners court. Many have been indicted and even done prison time. That's the reason they have lost the Cowboys, TX Motor Speedway, TX Motorplex, and about every other large project where sane business people were forced to deal with the fools in charge. This will wind up in court like all their dumb decisions do. This summer when it is still 95' at 11pm they will not have enough cops to enforce this POS law. :biggrin_25523:
  8. jeff1200

    jeff1200 Light Load Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    spokane wash
    all ya gotta do is get a cat or dog or gerbil. Cause ya gotta idle to protect the little animal. Woe be unto those that let them be uncomfortable. Animals have more rights than us truckers.
  9. Truckerjo

    Truckerjo Road Train Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    Hum? I was thinking of getting a fish, but didnt think he would last long with the heavy current the truck would create lol..
  10. semi-nutz

    semi-nutz Bobtail Member

    Feb 28, 2008
    bottom left coast
    Truckerjoe, I just saw a funny on the news and don't know how to make a thread of it . Chula Vista Police set up a veh. checkpoint at the courthouse today. 36 citations were issued, 27 cars impounded. DUI offenders were required by the court to attend a class given by MADD. Two arrests were made for weapons when officers searched their car when they smelled pot smoke.
  11. tuckerndfw

    tuckerndfw Light Load Member

    Mar 16, 2008
    Dallas, TX

    (a) Definitions. In this section:

    (2) IDLE means the operation of an engine in the operating mode where:

    (A) the engine is not engaged in gear;

    (B) the engine operates at a speed at the revolutions per minute specified by the engine or vehicle manufacturer for when the accelerator is fully released; and

    (C) there is no load on the engine.

    Source: (Dallas City Codes):


    Long as you ain't idling, you ain't violating the ordinance. Long as the engine is running one rpm faster than when the accelerator is fully released, you ain't idling. So sayeth this meaningless ordinance.

    Stupid laws passed by stupid politicians to appease stupid people. . .
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