Taking a Mid Trip inspection

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  1. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    Is this like the ol HazMat rule, "stop every 2 hours or 100 miles" to check tire condition?
     
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  3. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    No, the OP wanted drivers to stop at a shop and essentially have a mechanic do a pre trip on truck and trailer halfway through their "tour".

    So say you leave out from the house for 4 weeks, sometime and the end of week 2 or the start of week 3 the company wants you to swing by a shop to get the vehicle inspected.
     
  4. striker

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    Ok, now that I have a better understanding of what the OP wants, along with the ability to use a T/A service facility as he mentioned as well, this is not wholly unreasonable.
     
  5. gentleroger

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    It's not wholly unreasonable, if they get paid. My guess is that not only are the driver's not getting paid, their trip plan isn't being taken into account either
     
  6. pete159

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    How much do you pay drivers to take time out of their day to call various truck stops to see if they are even available to do it? or do you just expect them to pull into every truck stop and see if there's a mechanic available?.. how long are they expected to stay in a truck stop to get this done? for example the TA says it will be 3 hours before we can do it are they expected to sit around for 3 hours? This is not a problem with the drivers it's a problem with your company. If you're the one in charge of this then you personally call truck stops on the driver's route and schedule a mid trip which we both know you're not going to do.
     
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  7. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    Mid trip inspection is a joke. Save your money
     
  8. buzzarddriver

    buzzarddriver Road Train Member

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    If the company wants a "Mid Trip Inspection", they should set up a schedule to where their trucks come thru the yard every so many days and have their mechanics do the inspection. Sure it will screw up many driver's pay, but hey, they aren't as important as the front office guy who wants the inspections.
     
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  9. striker

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    How much does your company pay you if you sit on the side of the road with a blowout? Or at a scale after failing a level one with a preventable issue?
     
  10. striker

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    How much does it screw up a drivers pay if they sit on the side of the road for 6 hours with a blowout that was preventable? Or a failed level one for a preventable issue?
     
  11. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    Those would be my fault for not doing my job.

    Spending 3 hours for Skippy to thump my tires and look at my lights isn't going to happen unless I'm getting paid.
     
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