Shakedown in Progress

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by JonJon78, Jan 27, 2023.

  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Word to the wise, if your traveling through Chicago suburbs make sure everything is legit. Apparently they don't have enough shooting, stabbing, hijacking, and robberies going on these days that the local PD is looking to make a quick buck off the big truck.

    I knew getting my Peterbilt washed driving through Illinois with out of state plates was a bad idea.

    Officer even has the measuring wheel out. I got something between my legs he could measure but gonna need a bigger stick. What a scam!!!

    He pulls me over claiming 4th axle tire was bulging. Then wants me to produce scale ticket from shipper.

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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    Here's the tire. Top of the line michelin with air system... The only bulging is the BS out of this officers mouth.

    Takes me to Addison. IL for scale at a rinky dink place. SCAM!!! Screenshot_20230118-180614_Maps.jpg

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  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Curbed spot or turn to fast mark.
    We need to do a level 1 here.

    Actually he’s a local. ask to see his Commercial vehicle inspector certification.

    I had a local a long time ago ask to see my logbook, i told him he wasn’t certified to see it.
  5. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    Pretty much any local PD has 1 or 2 guys who can inspect commercial vehicles ... Ask me how i know it
  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2014
    Newport, Ar
    Not here.
  7. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Posted in wrong thread. My apologies.
  8. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Road Train Member

    May 18, 2017
    Not just Chicagoland. They’re busting all the trucks in NJ too. Got dinged for left lane myself when I moved over to the left for a very short while so the truck in the right can move to the middle cause there was a state trooper giving a box truck a citation. Immediately when I moved over there was one in the left shoulder… Next time I’ll just let them blow their hats off :mad:.
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  9. smokey12

    smokey12 Road Train Member

    May 30, 2012
    Odd because most local PD"s dont mess with big trucks..most aren't familiar.with that stuff..but oh well
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  10. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

    Jul 27, 2011
    High Point NC
    Did he make you go to a scale? If so, how far away was it?
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  11. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    Yeah that works out well for many who are told this - "OK, I'll call in someone who is certified. You are not allowed to leave until he gets here and it may take 3 or 6 hours".

    Where I used to live, many of the cops were trained to pull over trucks for inspection, however it was the township policy that if they were caught speeding or driving carelessly, any cop within the township will pull them over and ticket them. It was fought in court by some who were ticketed with the excuse that they were not certified so they could not pull the truck over, the judge told the drivers they are there to up hold the laws and can pull any vehicle over to do just that - enforce the laws.
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