Look at this ticket

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  1. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Heavy Load Member

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    no brakes on the trailer alone automatically reduces the load carrying capacity by a lot.

    he’s automatically overweight and fined.
     
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  3. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Ahh. Okay that makes sense. I really do think the DOT cop wrote him for everything he could just to see what holds up in court. Otherwise why would he put him OOS on multiple violations then tell him to just go park it somewhere and not tow him? Ya know?
     
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  4. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Oh, you know when the officer pulls out the "No spare fuse" violation he's not a happy camper...
     
  5. BJnobear

    BJnobear Heavy Load Member

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    Those hot shots have got to be regulated better. Or just make 'em stay in their home state! I watched one get blown clear off the road in WY a few years back.
     
  6. Shawn2130

    Shawn2130 Heavy Load Member

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    A contractor buddy of mine got pulled by the MTO many years ago.

    He had a loaded 7,000 lbs cargo trailer that uses 3,500 lbs each axle with electric brakes.

    The mto fined him for not having working brakes, reduced the axle’s load rating down to 500 lbs or 1,000 lbs each with no brakes instead of 3,500 lbs each with brakes.

    So he was overloaded and fined for that as well.

    Trailer was towed but he was allowed to drive away with many tickets in his hands.
     
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  7. MTN Boomer

    MTN Boomer Road Train Member

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    From another hot shot operator, they are being inspected quite often.
     
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  8. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    This dude wasn't running a hotshot set up. I know a hotshotter when I see one. It's what I started out doing.

    I think his friend said "hey can you run these 2 chevy cruze over to Houston real quick, I'll pay you" and he figured why not. He borrowed the trailer from his bro-in-law, loaded up and rolled. Problem was the cars he picked up have .gov plates on them and I think some auction writing on the windows. Dead giveaway to DOT.

    Maybe the DOT cop thought the guy was trying to skirt the law and thats why he ticketed the hell out of him.
     
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  9. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    The whole kit and kabootle was stolen, btw, how did you get a copy of the ticket?:dontknow:
     
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  10. HillbillyDeluxeTruck

    HillbillyDeluxeTruck Road Train Member

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    Because I was standing there talking to the guy for about an hour? It was the longest ticket Ive ever seen so I took a pic.

    Definitely not stolen as the guy sat around there, talked to my mechanic friend who came by and gave him a price to fix his trailer brakes.

    Besides, no one steals 2 Chevy Cruzes. Also the ticket has the auction companies listed in the citation for no operating authority.
     
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  11. Just passing by

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    If he really had a CDL A he should've known better. Tickets deserved, IMO.
     
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