Which States are the unfriendliest to truckers?

Discussion in 'Road Stories' started by dieselbear, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. fallinangel1950a

    fallinangel1950a Light Load Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    slidell la
    well the only scales ive ever had problems with were mo. and ca. but mo was the worst now i just go around them and ca is easy to go around i take the feather river pass
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  3. bentstrider83

    bentstrider83 Road Train Member

    Dec 26, 2011
    Portales, NM
    Not wanting to fire up an old issue, but I think it's all about where you're at in CA(I live here, don't like it here, but even I don't call it "Cali").
    Southern CA scales always seemed to have the most respectful people running them.
    Northern CA on the other hand, that is where I tend to always run into the real angry types who judge the book by the cover.
    Got put OOS up at the Cottonwood Scale after an inspection revealed a "slight" fuel leak.
    There was no fuel on the ground to speak of, but with those "walk-under" bays, they'll pretty much find the slightest thing to go after if everything else checked out fine.
  4. uglyvegas

    uglyvegas Light Load Member

    Oct 5, 2011
    las vegas, nv
    Just cause you live there... fact remains in the 8 years since I got back into this industry I have had 5 writeups that I consider questionable. Three of the five were in CA, and two of them were written at Cajon. I don't spend anywhere near 60% of my time in that state, but 60% of the questionable write ups are from CA. I changed companies recently and the prior company had a low safety rating so I got pulled in a LOT... how many drivers can say they have had two level one inspections in 5 hours, I can.:biggrin_25524: I really didn't mind too much for the most part because the company paid for clean inspections LOL.

    The other thing is the appeal process doesn't work for me. The other two questionables were in NV, and UT and both of them were handled easily. The one in UT was done the same day by talking with the supervisor a couple of hours later, and the one in NV was done by the mail and taken off my record. I have yet to have one reversed in CA.
  5. bsmith1680

    bsmith1680 Bobtail Member

    Jan 29, 2011
    Mooreville, Mississippi
    with the company i work for i dont get way out west but one thing i have learned about the chicken coops is attitude is everything if you go in pissy they will make sure you leave in an even worse so drivers alway remember go in with a smile and show them the respect you feel you deserve and all will work out
  6. ShortBusKid

    ShortBusKid Heavy Load Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    Agree 100%. AZ is MUCH worse than Cali. NM is no problema but those butheads in south Texas just love to do the roadside random thing. Other than the 55mph I don't mind running California at all.
  7. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    New Ulm,MN
    Any State with D.O.T.:biggrin_25511:
  8. cello9

    cello9 Bobtail Member

    Apr 30, 2012
    Greenwood, SC
    My sister is also truck driver. SCHP pulled her over as soon she got into SC from GA for having a small teddy bears hanging in the front windshield. They gave her a warning. she took them down and put them back up once she got to NC state line. I've had the SCTP to pull me over for loud music going through a small town. I told the officer I wish I could play my music loud in this truck. I let him hear how loud the music gets, he let me go after that with not ticket or warning.
  9. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    Some states don't want anything in the windshield that can block your vision. Some enforce it, others may not. Some states also have noise laws. Again, some enforce it more than others.
  10. ladywrongway03

    ladywrongway03 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    trotwood oh
    CALIFORNIA...hate that 55 speed limit
  11. Bumpy

    Bumpy Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2009
    New Ulm,MN
    Don't forget about Oregon..Washington sucks too.:biggrin_2559:
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