Let me get clarification, is this a violation?

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  1. Eddy632

    Eddy632 Bobtail Member

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    D8D78E93-E382-470B-96A4-F7D8B0415B9C.jpeg The missing portion of reflective tape. Back of trailer.
     
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  3. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Some one had a bone to pick with you. Let it slide driver. At least they didnt put you out of service.
     
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  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    393.13 (c) (2)

    (2) Lower rear area. The rear of each trailer and semitrailer must be equipped with retroreflective sheeting. Each strip of retroreflective sheeting shall be positioned as horizontally as practicable, extending across the full width of the trailer, beginning and ending as close to the extreme edges as practicable. The centerline for each of the strips of retroreflective sheeting shall be between 375 mm (15 inches) and 1,525 mm (60 inches) above the road surface when measured with the trailer empty or unladen, or as close as practicable to this area.

    Hand there were always two things I made sure I had on me when I was an active driver. Some extra gladhand grommets and some of this reflective tape. I was almost put OOS in NC because my trailer had this item scratched off. Thankfully I had a replacement to use.
     
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  5. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Yes it is a violation. Arizona will get you on that just like they get drivers whose mud flaps are 'sailing'.
     
  6. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    They will also get a driver who has missing reflective tape on the upper corners of tractor.
     
  7. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

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    And Iowa.
     
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    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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  9. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Medium Load Member

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    Yeah, flaps that are "sailing" were originally installed by the manufacturer, a piece of OEM equipment. So technically alot of trucks and trailers are being built with automatic DOT violations...according to AZ.
     
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  10. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    They’ll get you for not having it on the ICC bumper too.
     
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  11. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Just about anything is a violation if u get the right dot cop.
     
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