NON CDL BOX TRUCK DELIVERY EMPLOYEE legality question

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  1. SlockMaster

    SlockMaster Bobtail Member

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    So, I acquired a job delivering meat MOSTLY in state. (Maine) Occasionally there's a Massachusetts delivery. Driving a refrigerated 16ft box truck. I'm the only driver and the truck is owned / registered to the company. I am hired as an employee of the meat company. I Was never told anything about DOT, logbooks, weigh stations, left lanes, medical cards or drug tests etc. The gvwr is over 10k I believe, but under 26k. I noticed a DOT number on the side of the door. So it got me wondering. I have a regular class c drivers license. Not commercial, and I've never had any DOT training, physicals, or exams, nor been told of any rules or regulations. If I happen to get pulled over can I get in trouble for not having those things? Or can the company? I do have a sheet of paper that a sign the time I reach each delivery, and a BOL? I noticed another box truck go through the weigh station so I have been as well. Not sure if I'm supposed to or not but they just wave me through. I just get the feeling that I'm doing something illegal every time I drive lol. Any help is much appreciated.
     
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  3. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    stop in the weigh station and ask.

    I did when confused on what is or isn't required, when I was new and was hired by a private carrier driving a 6 wheeler.

    like you, had no training or class B,(which I did need),. lol. was caught next day.

    2 days on the job and shut down in Tenn. they had to ferry out another driver and me back.

    while we waited the 4 hrs, I was tutored on licenseing, log books, health cards.

    BUT, no tickets. he finally believed me, that it was second day, after calling the plant manager.lol
     
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  4. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Medium Load Member

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    CDL not needed for that size truck,but you do have to track your start and stop time each day.You should also do a daily vehicle inspection,DVIR.Make sure the tags are good on the truck,current inspection and insurance card are in the truck.
    If the scales say All Commercial Vehicles enter,then pull in like you are doing.Sometimes the sign will say All Commercial Vehicles over XX lbs must enter.
     
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  5. North Pole Nightmare

    North Pole Nightmare Medium Load Member

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    You would need a CDL if it has air brakes.
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    DVIR from jj keller,you can get one at most truck stops.
    You can look up their DOT number on Safer Web,see if they had any issues.
     
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  6. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

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    No CDL but over 10,000# requires a medical certificate and following the Non-CDL 150 air-mile exemption from hours of service.
     
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