Dot inspection

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Chebbydriver7195, Mar 25, 2019.

  1. Chebbydriver7195

    Chebbydriver7195 Light Load Member

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    Thanks. That's what I thought but apparently that would have too much common sense. If I see an actual safety issue or something I think is gonna give me points I secure that right then.
    I asked the guy if he wanted me to magnaflux it or use my x ray vision to spot weak welds.
     
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  3. Mooseontheloose

    Mooseontheloose Light Load Member

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    Don’t ever knowingly drive 1700 miles with a bad tire. If you were given any level inspection before that you could have been put out of service. Or much worse could have happened.
     
  4. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    that inspection is not your fault. it's not your trailer.

    I've refused to pull an unsafe trailer out the gate many times.

    if they have a problem with it, it's them not me. I'M following the law.

    you have a fender bender with a bad tire, 2 feet out the gate, it's gonna get you a ticket. it shouldn't be on the road.

    will they yell at me, sure, fire me, plz do.

    put it on the People net. legal proof. never call on the phone.

    the law suit might get me a new car . lol
     
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  5. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    It is your license. If you dont like the trailers available, dont take them. Dont let them tell you it will be fine either. Your the one with the license.
     
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  6. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

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    Your responsible for pretripping a trailer. If you find violations you either call in road side service or limp it to nearest shop or refuse to pull the trailer stating it unsafe and illegal. If they try forcing you to run it make them send a message and than take it to fist weigh station. Request a level 1 and shoe them your pretrip report and message from dispatch telling you to run it anywaysanyways. This is not that hard to figure out.
     
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  7. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    That's bad advice. It won't suddenly make you immune from tickets that will affect your license. You chose to move it when you could have refused. The office doesn't have the keys.
     
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  8. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    This problem goes back to the dawn of trucking.

    Never leave a shipper with a bad trailer; unfortunately it is all on you once you hit the road.

    Chem Leaman had a similar problem between 'regions'; most of their gulf state rights came from buying out Ryder Tank Lines.

    Their former employees had a real 'tude regarding the 'new' company, so much is wasn't unusual to see Texas drivers wearing royal blue uniforms with bright yellow Ryder Tank safety award patches sewn on.

    We made all inbound empties enter the property through the shop 'compliance' lane and most trailers from Houston and Freeport terminals were immediately deadlined.

    Corporate tried to establish a 'fix'; since all the backhaulable trailers belonged to 'Central dispatch' they established a charge back system where the last terminal, if they had it over 7 days, was responsible for any repairs found at the next location. Less than 7 days and Central paid but anything else was charged back to the terminal that last had the unit.

    It cut down on the units coming in off a 1800 mile trip with bad brakes, expired tests, etc.; BUT it did not eliminate the entire problem 40 years ago....you need to be on the guard to defend your CDL, nobody else will!
     
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  9. Chebbydriver7195

    Chebbydriver7195 Light Load Member

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    Got it to a trailer shop for a supposed transload and they dont even know who's doing it. Not only that but this is a tiny yard with very little room.
    I wanted to drop it at customer do 34 hour reset and then pick back up and go to ta a half mile from destination. One year cant come fast enough.
     
  10. Chebbydriver7195

    Chebbydriver7195 Light Load Member

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    And now they know no one can do a transload so we have a trailer sitting here for no reason. This is ignorant.
     
  11. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    #### happens.
     
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