Violation for Spinner Knob On Steering Wheel

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by T|2uck3r, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Used to be.
     
  2. '07 KW w/53' Conestoga

    '07 KW w/53' Conestoga Medium Load Member

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    I have had one for years. Back in the day of 20" wheel, it was HANDY! (Pardon the pun).

    I messed up my wrist and forearm pulling wheel dolly's, so, Dr said to get one. But, that was long ago...now my excuse is, I am old!!!
     
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  3. DOT Brian

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    Washington State RCW 46.37.375 "(1) Construction of steering control system. The steering control system shall be constructed and maintained so that no components or attachments, including horn activating mechanism and trim hardware, can catch the driver's clothing or jewelry during normal driving maneuvers."

    FMCSA "393.209(d) Any modification [...] that interferes with free movement of any steering component. "
     
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  4. JLMooreKCMO

    JLMooreKCMO Light Load Member

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    Spinner does not interfer with movement of steering wheel.
     
  5. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    Those things can be dangerous if you are wearing long sleeve clothing. I would think they are safe for yard drivers as they typically drive under 20 mph.
     
  6. buddyd157

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    i worked at a company decades ago, where i had installed one on the wheel. the shop took it off and gave it back to me.

    when i left the yard, i pulled over in the street, and re-attached it, until the next shop visit, and like gound hog day, they removed it, and so on and so forth.

    i still have it somewhere in my trucker's gear storage box
     
  7. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    What was that guy’s problem? You had some beef with him?
     
  8. buddyd157

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    no, actually i'd buy the guys in the shop that big box of "joe" from dunkin donuts, or just cups of coffee's for them.

    coulda just been a "company thing", and someone was making sure the mechanics were doing thier job??

    they never took it away from me, they never took away any of the screws from me, they just took it off.
     
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  9. adayrider

    adayrider Road Train Member

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    Why is it in a storage box?
     
  10. the white knight

    the white knight Medium Load Member

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    Well if your backing in high range the spinning knobs are helpful. lol
     
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