Random Truck Search?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by ReeferRookie, Nov 15, 2019.

  1. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    This thread makes it seem like lots of people are getting searched. I wonder how common it really is? I've been in an 18 wheeler or other delivery truck for almost 30 years now and been pulled over my share of times, never, not once have I been suspected of drugs, booze or even hinted at being searched. That said, I'm just a boring white dude who looks like your average Dad.
     
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  2. Final Drive

    Final Drive Medium Load Member

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    That dosent live close to the border ..
     
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  3. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Maybe that's it. Nowhere near any border.
     
  4. mrbamcclain

    mrbamcclain Light Load Member

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    Refused a search in Mass years back once and was told "that's fine we'll just tow the truck and inventory it." Being an ### cost me $675 and about 3 hours wasted.
     
  5. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    What was the crime that allowed them to tow it? Refusing a superfluous search is not a crime.
     
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  6. spyder7723

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    You would think so, and i used to agree with that nothing to hide nothing to worry about line. but after agreeing to a random search that ended with my clothing laying in the mud on the side of the road and every side boxed emptied with my tools and tarps tossed all along the shoulder I don't consent to crap. Get a warrant.
     
  7. mrbamcclain

    mrbamcclain Light Load Member

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    Had an insurance problem with company I was leased on to out of Chicago. Got a temporary travel insurance certificate and bob tailed to Maine to pick up a trailer. Hit the road heading back to La. Stopped to fuel in Mass while leaving out passed a trooper who noticed the not for hire signs and pulled me over. After explaining the situation he stated it didn't make sense that I was deadheading all the way to La that was awfully far and expensive and wanted to search for any illegal (drugs) activity. I refused and got hosed for it. Lesson learned. Search away
     
  8. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    You might have had a pay day. That was an illegal search and seizure.
     
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  9. Tx Countryboy

    Tx Countryboy Road Train Member

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    Oh no the internet cops are coming out.
     
  10. Tb0n3

    Tb0n3 Road Train Member

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    Because we're not willing to be harassed by cops on a power trip with no real authority to do what they're doing? Well, excuse me for expecting professionalism from our boys in blue.
     
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