Is this even legal?

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  1. Farmtractor9900

    Farmtractor9900 Light Load Member

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    I was swapped out to another truck and found this on my PTI. Is this legal?
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  3. LTL Bull

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    Not sure about legal, but definitely sketchy, what model truck is it?
     
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  4. Farmtractor9900

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    IMG_20210513_114958397.jpg 97 Pete 357 mixer.
     
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  5. LTL Bull

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    I’d say
    I’d say that crack is a no go, but I’m not an expert
     
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  6. Goodysnap

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    Chalmers suspension. Replace rusted and cracked components. Might look homeade but most likely stock.
     
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  7. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    Some cracks in the frame are OOS, some are a get it fixed warning.
    I would not drive a truck or trailer loaded with a crack in the main frame.
    The only place I would drive it to is a shop to fix.

    How long was that truck parked in the weeds. Man that is a lot of rust, not just surface rust. I think DOT would spend a bit of time inspecting that undercarriage.
    Good luck.
     
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  8. okiedokie

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    First off good job on your inspection. Secondly it's only a matter of time until failure. No bueno.
     
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    It will not have sup. travel so wear a big back brace when you are driving that one?
     
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  10. Farmtractor9900

    Farmtractor9900 Light Load Member

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    So yesterday I called the owner and told him that the truck had some serious defects that need to be addressed. The owner said to send him a list of the issues. So I did.
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    So today I get to the yard and I am assigned the same truck going to the same job site (30km round trip).
    I'm out in the truck and some guy walks up and opens the passenger side door and says "I'm a new driver and I'm supposed to go for training."

    I politely told him that I know nothing about that and he should close my door and step back from the truck.

    I haven't heard anything from the owner yet. If I get assigned the same truck Monday and the issues haven't been resolved then I'll be the one stepping away from the truck.

    P.s thx for the help:)
     
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  11. Mike250rs

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    I would also recommend getting a tetanus shot before you pretrip that truck again. :p
     
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