Duct Tape.... DOT nope!

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  1. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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  3. Redtwin

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    I wonder what the wording was on the OOS citation?. Is there anything in the FMCSA that states trucks need to have a hood?
     
  4. ZVar

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    That was my thought. While it looks ugly, I wonder what the legal justification is to put it OOS.
     
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    I can't think of one, unless maybe the headlight wasn't working?.
     
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    I think the rules say everything has to securely fasten to the truck and can fall off going down the road. Duck tape probably does not count ha ha
     
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    Good enough for NASCAR, but not the DOT.
     
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    well you see guys, it WAS Duct tape....

    not Gorilla tape.....

    Gorilla Tape
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    Gorilla Tape is 3X stronger* for a hold that lasts. Made with double-thick adhesive, strong reinforced backing, and a tough all-weather shell, this duct tape is great for projects and repairs both indoors and out. ... Gorilla Tape, for the Toughest Jobs on Planet Earth®.
     
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    Shoulda just bolted the headlights to the bumper and threw the hood in the trash!
     
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