Received a ticket vc 23114

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  1. Dera209

    Dera209 Bobtail Member

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    Hi I'm a dump truck owner operator in my first year. Today I received a ticket for VC 23114 - Load not covered. I always use my tarp but today my pickup and dropoff site was total 8 mile roundtrip and was running in circles so I skipped tarping which I shouldn't have. Now I'm wondering how bad would this affect my insurance, I'm close to renewal. Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    Call a lawyer. Ask if they can do some legal maneuvering to postpone the court date until after your insurance renews. Also, maybe they can get the charge reduced.
     
  4. Dera209

    Dera209 Bobtail Member

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    I asked a lawyer and was told that its a non moving violation and It wont raise insurance premiums but it would still show up on driving record. I'm planning to hire a lawyer and see if I can hopefully get it knocked off my record completely.
     
  5. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    In Ca. when I did dirt work pulling bottom dumps, yes, not tarping your load was a violation. But, if a cop could not see the load and it was not blowing dust etc, it was not a problem. You hardly ever see bottom dumps with tarps.
     
  6. Metalicious

    Metalicious Medium Load Member

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    That's amazing you got stopped. Where was it at? I see dump trucks and end dumps all the time without their tarp over their load. Never understood why they don't use it when loaded. Once had a pretty big rock hit my windshield from one of them.
     
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    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Heavy rocks won't fly out of the trailer, normally any rocks hitting your vehicle are coming off the frame rails that the truck picked up in the quarry. Stay clear of construction trucks.
     
  8. Dera209

    Dera209 Bobtail Member

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    Usually when I run short loops I'd raise my box until the peak settles and I did the same this time. If I wasnt going uphill that day that chp would not have seen anything. No other trucks on that job were using their tarps until they seen me pulled over and noticed I started using my tarp Lol.
     
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