Should I ask for an inspection so brokers will work with me?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Big Road Skateboard, May 8, 2022.

  1. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    So I've been at it almost a year. I have yet to be pulled in for any type of inspection. Several brokers have mentioned over the year that they can't work with me because of that.

    No big deal, but I've considered taking it in and asking for it. Any thoughts? Kinda like pissing on an electric fence?
     
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  3. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    I haven’t either. I drive at night. Nobody where I run is open at night. Or half the days for that matter. At this point I don’t need an inspection. Wouldn’t want one either until the engine is replaced. Too many leaks. Other than that I’d probably pass.

    If you need it and are confident you would pass then go for it. But only if you really need those brokers. Thats my 2 cents.
     
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  4. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton Light Load Member

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    I have the local CHP commercial guy come by my yard and do inspections so we get pulled over less, get your truck in order, pressure wash to engine and take it by your local scales I have even called and made an appointment you need to have reports that show you passing so that when you do get an inspections your average is better.
     
  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    It can go one of two ways. Either you pass or suddenly your out of service rate 100%. Lol
     
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  6. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Go into a scale and then pull around back and park and talk to a scalemaster.
    Tell him whats up, they'll do a lvl 3, driver only.
    MS will I know.
     
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  7. Another Canadian driver

    Another Canadian driver Road Train Member

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    No, go for it.
    But be well prepared.
    That's all.
     
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  8. nikmirbre

    nikmirbre Road Train Member

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    Week before last was first time I had a broker tell me that. I’m about 2 months from a year. I’ve posed this question to myself plenty of times…… I answered “ it ain’t happening “ to myself many times also. Do companies/brokers want to see you pass or at least inspections with no OOS?
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    play with fire and you get burned :biggrin_25523: i think it was @bonder45 that went around and was asking scales to get inspected. maybe he has some advice for you
     
  10. staceydude

    staceydude Road Train Member

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    I would just find another load.
     
  11. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    Well knowing area helps.
    One in Caruthersville Mo, IF the young cat in the white DoT pick up isn’t there, he's like 21 and trying to make a name for himself.
    One in Lula MS is good.
    Young dude is just a jerk, if he cant find something he’ll write up chaffed brake line and put you OOS. For airline and said he heard an airleak that wasnt there.
     
  12. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I did. Obviously hasn't affected any of the other 100 or so brokers I've dealt with in the last year. I'll just wait till it happens.

     
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