Does incident reports for tire blowout go against my CDL record?

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  1. goodmanernest11

    goodmanernest11 Bobtail Member

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    I work for a company that makes me file a police report everytime a tire blows out. Does these incident reports go against my CDL record?
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    Mechanical breakdowns are not a reportable event unless another vehicle is hit by debris.
    I don’t know of any police department that would allow you to file such a report for everyday business expenses. Tire blow outs are just a cost of doing business. The only “crime” would be for you to not be doing your daily inspections.
     
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    201 Road Train Member

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    It won't go on your drivers record, but the union outfit I drove for, a blowout was considered a preventable offense. I know,,,their reasoning was, if you inspected the tires before leaving, an avoidable road hazard caused the blowout. If you ran over a curb causing a blowout, that was a chargeable. Hitting a deer, chargeable, and so on. Totally unfair, and I didn't work there long. You'll be fine.
     
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    KB3MMX Road Train Member

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    We document blowouts as Accidents to have records of the repeat offenders who aren't doing pretrips , don't look at the equipment during fuel stops, drive over everything in sight, etc.

    Tires are #### expensive in 2023 and drivers need to have some accountability in causing significant unnecessary expense, especially if it's a habitual bad driver.

    Side note, we had one moron wheel holder that had $28,000 in tire "emergencies" over a 2 year period. He was a train wreck of destroying equipment besides tires as well.

    And like said in a earlier post ... No police agency is going to take a tire blowout as a complaint unless you damaged someone else's property in the process.
     
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    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Do they also require you to call in for a police report when someone "almost" ran into you?
     
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    Bud A. Road Train Member

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    That police report happens when you follow the guy to a fuel stop and start a fist fight with him.
     
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  8. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Is this a JOKE ? o_O:confused:
     
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    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Yeah I thought the same thing when I first read the post, think it may be an over exaggeration of just filing incident reports, as the Police will think it was a joke, barring any blow out that may have caused a vehicle perhaps to veer off the road.
     
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  10. PaulMinternational

    PaulMinternational Heavy Load Member

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    So you have to call the police to the roadside and make a report for a blowout?
    Define to us what you consider a police report, please.
     
  11. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    how were they about changing out a tire that failed your inspection?
     
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