Tickets for dump truck

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  1. Oscarlawrence1984

    Oscarlawrence1984 Bobtail Member

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    Hello everyone
    I have worked for waste management for 2 years
    And after that I find another job as dumb truck driver hauling top soil and construction material
    I got to 4 tickets today
    1: failure to obey traffic control device, bypassed open dayonport scale .
    The other 3 over weight 8000 LB
    I been with this small company guy owne 3 trucks almost 2 monts I have know idea that I need to stop for weight station becouse with waste management we never do ,so please I need help how to fight back and take those tickets from my driving record and MVR and never have tickets before any advice where to go and what to do .
    Thanks
     
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  3. Lilj

    Lilj Medium Load Member

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    Don’t be so hard on yourself driver, we all make mistakes
     
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    So your reason for blowing the scale is, “because we never stop at scales.” Somehow I don’t think that will hold up in court.
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    @Oscarlawrence1984 ....Would you like the title of your thread changed from dumb to dump?
     
  6. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    My advice..find a lawyer in the area who handles cdl tickets and are familiar with the regs and hire them…
     
  7. Trucker61016

    Trucker61016 Medium Load Member

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    How about a dump truck ??? Never heard of a dumb truck...
     
  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    This gets better every day, I bet the staff has a blast,,okay, 1st, I don't mean to be rude, but go back to waste management. You picked the absolute worst aspect in trucking, dump trucks. I hope your "dumb" was Freudian Slip, because, I'd say 1/3 of my career was a dump truck, and I liked it, however, A), it is not for the faint of heart, and B), if you want to do it by the book, you're in the wrong area. Dump trucks, by nature, are THE #1 vehicle "weight watchers" look for. 2 types of trucks you'll rarely see at a state scale, are grain haulers and dump trucks. It's almost impossible to scale out a dump truck, and with multiple loads per hour sometimes,, you can't "babysit" each load ( getting legal) and if paid %, which most dump truck jobs are, you won't make a dime. When I hauled rocks, we had a bunch of good friends, CB radios, and we looked out for each other. If there was a DOT in the area, we all knew about it. Takes a certain driver, and with 4 violations, might want to look for something else. The tickets are your baby, you take that responsibility when you took the job. Too bad they skipped that part in the interview, ( intentionally) Look at it this way, you just helped buy another police cruiser, or a years worth of donuts for our fine LEOs,,good luck, pal.
     
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  9. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I have. I’ve heard of dumb truck drivers. They’re plentiful around my parts.
     
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  10. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    OP, you’re right to be upset. The officer was obligated to give you a free set of steak knives after 3 tickets. You got 4! I would go back to that weigh station and demand my steak knives. You have rights, you know!
     
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  11. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Over weight tickets don’t matter, just pay the state the money and keep on going, overweight is the only way to make money working by the ton, go around next time

    you need to stop at weigh stations in any commercially registered vehicle over 10k….
     
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