Splash Guard removed, will I pass inspection?

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  1. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Think its Heartland that runs without them, or they used to. No they are not required. Friend of mine runs without and he has never been wrote up for it.
     
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  3. Doing_flatbed_nc

    Doing_flatbed_nc Medium Load Member

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    I feel better now. If I get pulled I'm saying, "I drove an '08 cascades for three years and there were no splash guards!"
     
  4. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Well at the scales you could always just say oh opps i didn't know it had fallen off which does happen then they'll make you wait while you get it repaired assuming they'll notice it, or look around at some junk yards maybe you can pick up a pre - used one and bolt it on.
     
  5. fargonaz

    fargonaz Road Train Member

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    You'll be frustrated trying and second guess a revenue agent. They will do what they do, unless you fight them every single time.
     
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  6. John A.

    John A. Light Load Member

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    So would it be better to remove the remaining one to make the truck uniform looking?
     
  7. 24valve puller

    24valve puller Medium Load Member

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    The only reason you would need to remove it just because you think it looks unsightly. There is absolutely no reason to have to have them on the truck other than to protect the back of the cab and that means nothing to a DOT officer. It would be no different than a truck originally having fuel tanks on both sides and to save some weight you took the fuel tank off the passenger side that you don't need any way
     
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  8. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    Drive my freightliner first without 1. Then with out both. All across the country in every state for a decade. Had multiple inspections during that time. NEVER once did an inspector say one word about it. Nor did any mechanic at truckstop, freightliner, or fleet pride, when doing a dot insp
     
  9. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

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    Yes common name is quarter fender. Splash guard could be many things.
     
  10. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    QC had a contract at a local company. Bought a bunch of FL daycab without any quarter fenders. Had to go through some gravel every day and in no time all of those trucks had cardboard where the back window used to be. lol
     
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