Tinting on truck windows is legal

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Bryan515, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. Guntoter

    Guntoter Road Train Member

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    What difference does it make what the FEDERAL government says if you are getting a STATE or MUNICIPAL citation? How do the Feds feel about you idling your truck all night?.... How does California feel? Do the Feds say you have to carry chains on your truck in winter?... Colorado will cite you if you don't.
    My day cab ran around Phoenix for 5 years with limo tint (you couldnt see through it with your face pressed to it), got a level one at least 5 times. Never cited for it even tho it was a federal violation, AZ DPS doesnt care. That tint would have never made it through Banning.
     
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  3. kajidono

    kajidono Road Train Member

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    It might hinge on the states not being able to make rules more restrictive than federal guidelines but you'd have a fight on your hands to prove it.
     
  4. Trkteacher

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    I use a 5% static cling limo tint on my cmv and I do not take it down I just roll my windows down when going through scales and I have not had any problems in 2 years. you can buy it at O'Reilly auto parts. it is made by Gila.
     
  5. Trkteacher

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  6. Trkteacher

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    This is straight out of the California D.O.T manual in the cordelia scale house.
     

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  7. x1Heavy

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    Mr Officer will stand on your fuel tank and write tickets. The more you argue and get blue in the face stabbing the finger into your precious DOT regulation book versus his local badge that has outlawed tint... he will continue to write tickets until a sufficiently stiff fine amount in total causes you to shut up and sign.

    I like tint, I have it on my tahoe in the rear and panel windows. But not in the front or forward door windows. Im very certain if I had a wad of money and drove that thing to Maryland, Im fixing to get a BUNCH of tickets with that thing. No ifs buts or maybes. The more I defend the position with the regulation book or not, the more those tickets will accumulate.
     
  8. shatteredsquare

    shatteredsquare Road Train Member

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    my hands are two different ethnicity. the left one is brown. i should be able to tint my windows, what does it hurt? there are no IQ tests for a CDL, a dangerous would be no more dangerous behind window tint than they would without it. just less ugly.
     
  9. Truckinfever541

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    I say dont give them a reason to pull you over and dont stand out for them to see something hell it's hard enough not being a target to begin with it's a excuse to stop you they know it and so do we it doesn't matter if you are right or wrong they always have their way and just what they want it takes money to fight it. It's all about money in our system today folks its who has the money to fight it to stay off their license. I know its crooked but it dont do any good to complain if no one stands up for what few rights we have left so I just take it and smile. Good day people and enjoy your arguments.
     
  10. Truckinfever541

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    I had the same in iowa but the officer was nice enough to show me the difference in factory and the tiny I put on and basically said there is no tint you can add to your windows its worded as 70% so you can't. I believe it or not got a warning and got a ticket for the visor that was put on by my brother in law that was so cool . It and the tint are off the truck nothing is that cool to me that first off cost too much and thata not all the tickets I got figured why fight them just comply.
     
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