DOT Stop Question

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Dino soar, Jun 2, 2019.

  1. blade

    blade Heavy Load Member

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    Truly I think that is more of a question for a lawyer than dot!! If you the mechanic,driver, and owner!! God forbid you get in a accident and brakes are involved!! If I had a shop I’d probably be in the same situation though
     
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  3. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Back when the mountains had a song in the morning for the wonderful blessings we are about ... ok, a long time ago I forget exactly what year.

    We recieved word that fuel will be dyed three colors and reefer fuel be seperate fuel receipts without motor road tax and so forth. For oh... a song or three over that year there was chaos as dippers ran around hunting all that Revenuer coloring inside them there big tanks of our'n.

    I think Dear Uncle Sam in his... ancient slow comprehension was paying 20 dollar bills a hour to inspectors to chase 25 cents tax on buck something of deisel back then. Im not sure. It would have had to have been back in the 80's during my early time.
     
  4. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

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    Strictly speaking you can't do that unless you are a certified mechanic.
    Now if a certified mechanic signs off on it then yes.
     
  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    You as an owner can work on your own truck.

    There is no law stating it has to be done by a certified mechanic.

    To be exact, the only thing you need a certification in is inspecting the brakes for vehicles YOU DON'T OWN or drive.

    49 CFR Part 396.19 - is about the certification process.
     
  6. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

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    That is if you want to be certified.
    But yes an OO is allowed to work on his own truck, but I find it hard to believe he can certify them without certification of some sort.
     
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  7. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    What are you talking about when you say certify them???
    brakes do not have to be certified/
    Now if an inspector shuts you down, he may have to reinspect if you fix them your self.
     
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  8. REALITY098765

    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

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    Certified to be safe. Can an OO or even a company man do his own safety? If he is certified ie holds a certificate of some kind yes. A brake adjustment card does not qualify.
    He may be qualified but not certified for example.
     
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  9. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    They may have changed this, but it used to be right in the regs that anyone who had worked as a mechanic for a period of 6 months, iirc could do an annual inspection. It used to be also that an oo or company could do their own, it seems like the law changed at some point on this, but I still do my own and have never had it questioned.
     
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    REALITY098765 Road Train Member

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    Yea, I guess it only matters when the manure hits the fan.
     
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  11. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    Got my tanks check by mn dot state trooper. He was not Irs. Maybe they are enforcing mn road tax law not federal. Not sure but I knew that he guy personally from when I was coping myself and knew he was a trooper and worked for the state.
     
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