Have you had a complaint filed against your DOT#?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by rch10007, Dec 7, 2022.

  1. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    They don't have to. If it's a consumer complaint they will just send a letter.
    Send a FOIA to the FMCSA, any info/complaint will be sent in a few months. Heavily redacted names, ect.
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  3. Marmon110P

    Marmon110P Light Load Member

    Feb 24, 2019
    Years ago I was standing in the dispatch office of the outfit that I was leased to and someone called to complain about on of their trucks...the dispatcher listens for about 30 seconds n then says "yea yea whatever, why dont you call someone who cares"...LOL!!
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  4. rch10007

    rch10007 Medium Load Member

    May 26, 2007
    Madison, AL
    I've wondered if I'm on a list...lol.
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  5. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

    Apr 12, 2016
    Well, I once received a complaint about myself.
    Someone bothered to look up my phone off of my DOT# on the door and complained that I would not let them merge, so they ended up on a shoulder.
    I remember that situation well, in which going to the lane on the left wasn't any option. All I could was to reasonably slow down so that the 4 wheeler could have sped up and made it before the ramp ends but no, she slowed down too. I made her aware of the hazard with a prolonged horn signal...
    But you know how that works, you tell her what uneducated driver she was by not knowing what the meaning of the right of way was, and she went ballistic.
    I had a cop pulling me over 25 miles later...and spent another 30 minutes on letting him to review the dash cam.
    He wasn't too nice but let me go.
    I don't know if he gave that women a ticket...maybe I should have called her and asked.
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  6. Capacity

    Capacity Road Train Member

    Jul 28, 2019
    Neenah Wi
    Go to the hardware store and buy some roofing nails.
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  7. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

    Jan 22, 2016
    It is pretty well understood that all of your phone calls and GPS data is being captured, in databases looking for keywords that warrant extra scrutiny. They can also use your phone as a listening device if they want.
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2015
    Everything’s stored in a huge database in computers somewhere out west, it’s there in case it’s needed in the future. Back when this happened, it was a considered a crazy conspiracy theory. Lot of weird things were happening, like in the middle of a call, suddenly you’re on a line with a total stranger.
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  9. Lyle H

    Lyle H Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    That’s a great idea. That way you can ruin other people’s day that had nothing to do with the situation.
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