Let’s hear the Blitz horror stories

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by otterinthewater, Jun 4, 2019.

  1. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca

    Drove around in LA for a bit then headed north up the 5 past the Valencia/ Castaic coup and the inspection bays were empty. Passed wheeler ridge super-coup looked like business as usual.

    I kept checking on and off ramps and saw nothing out of the ordinary.

    So far the Blitz, where I’m at, looks like any other day.

    My trainee and I will be into Oregon today and then heading back mañana...curious what’s going to happen.
    Texas_hwy_287 and D.Tibbitt Thank this.
  2. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Dont worry buddy u just jinxed urself. Lol u got 3 dot level 1 inspections coming up for u in the next 3days. Thats usually how trucking works. Say something like man i havent seen rain in about 2 weeks . next thing u know it starts a ####in hurricane of the century for the next 3 days ... I took hometime for a reason this week. Dont need no stupid bear puttin his magnifying glass under my truck tellin me its something wrong when he could easily just look the other way. But u know how it is they look until they find something..
  3. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Medium Load Member

    May 18, 2017
    I saw DOT at a rest area in Arizona. They had the portables. I had a pretty new trailer and the truck was just washed I guess they knew they’d be wasting their time with me lol and waved me thru but stopped the old POS Volvo behind me.
  4. stuckinthemud

    stuckinthemud Light Load Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    Saw a Mega trucking companies trailer at a Loves having all 4 super singles tires replaced this morning. Got curious about why all 4 tires were being replaced, one of the the tires had worn down to steel showing , I would think it had to have been wearing like that for a while.
  5. 25(2)+2

    25(2)+2 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    the road less travelled
    IL has been running the big road coops longer than usual, lately, hit or miss.
  6. otterinthewater

    otterinthewater Road Train Member

    May 10, 2018
    Santa Barbara, Ca
    I’ve had 4 level 1’s this year already. Passed them. If they pull me in anymore I’m changing my mailing address to the cottonwood scale house. :D

    EDIT: I’ve already started writing my “I’m an idiot for tempting fate” post after DOT hammers me on things like:
    1. Oil too clean
    2. Not enough metal flake in my paint
    3. Improper application of armor all to steer tires.

    Oh ya... my trainee is going to be driving A LOT of the next three days. :D
  7. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2017
    The Sticks, Idaho
    I-15 north bound at Inkom, ID has two full grown bears doing inspections... Which is out of the ordinary. I got the "Must Exit" sign, but both bears were ###-hole deep in other trucks so they just rolled me across the scales... Now I'm home... Going to hook up the swamp cooler and then enjoy a beer.
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2019
  8. INRUT

    INRUT Light Load Member

    Aug 21, 2016
    Watching the news at house, apparently there busy around DFW since it was on news.
  9. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    On I10 eastbound in Mississippi both were super busy about 8-10 trucks parked in each.

    The one just east of Houston was rolling everyone through at idle speed so the officer standing out there could get a good look at everyone’s tires.....
  10. bubba mark

    bubba mark Medium Load Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    I got pulled in the scale in Shamrock Tx. Ten min later I got pulled into the scale in Erick Ok. Two hours later I got pulled into the one in El Reno Ok. Four hours later I was pulled in the scale in Joplin Mo. I didn't get inspected in any of them. But it's been a long time since I had to go thru four in one day.
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