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Ric
03-17-2011, 11:55 AM
Actually DOT has always Stopped Pesticide Trucks, they are just targeting them now. Remember in a State with low taxes, they have to get their money somewhere. Fines are one of the new revenue sources for Florida.

http://prohortmanatee.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/listen-up-dot-stepping-up-inspections/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2Fphmblog+%28ProHortManateeBlog%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail



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bugsNbows
03-17-2011, 12:49 PM
One of our lawn guys got stopped a few years ago. He said the DOT guy was an idiot who had little knowledge of our industry. We did not get a ticket though.

Ric
03-17-2011, 01:08 PM
One of our lawn guys got stopped a few years ago. He said the DOT guy was an idiot who had little knowledge of our industry. We did not get a ticket though.

bugsNbows


YES BUT that Idiot has the power to make your life miserable.

Landscape Poet
03-17-2011, 11:11 PM
Actually DOT has always Stopped Pesticide Trucks, they are just targeting them now. Remember in a State with low taxes, they have to get their money somewhere. Fines are one of the new revenue sources for Florida.

http://prohortmanatee.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/listen-up-dot-stepping-up-inspections/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+wordpress%2Fphmblog+%28ProHortManateeBlog%29&utm_content=Yahoo%21+Mail



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Ric,

After reading your link - I would assume you are correct in your post about them wanting revenue. I talked to two bobcat guys this week who both were pulled over and inspected....got a feeling they are wanting money.

Ric
03-18-2011, 10:15 AM
Ric,

After reading your link - I would assume you are correct in your post about them wanting revenue. I talked to two bobcat guys this week who both were pulled over and inspected....got a feeling they are wanting money.

Mikey

A while back I stopped a DOT Officer in a gas station. I complained about the Ford Fair-lanes pulling a trailer with 3 pallets of Sod types. I think we have all seen those type of vehicles on the road and tried our best to stay away from the accident about to happen. I was told it was not a Commercial Vehicle and DOT has no authority to stop a non commercial Vehicle. It kind of gave me a warm and fuzzy feeling to know my Tax dollar was hard at work to protect me, NOT.

Mark Oomkes
03-18-2011, 12:06 PM
Probably checking for certified drivers with HazMat endorsements.

Ric
03-18-2011, 12:40 PM
Probably checking for certified drivers with HazMat endorsements.

Mark

The only thing worse than a G D Yankee is a smart A$$ed G D Yankee. OK so it is COMMERCIAL Drivers License not Certified. I realize living in the frozen Tundra in the winter with all that Light Deprivation cause people to go stir crazy. But please do it somewhere else, this is not the Oprah Show.

Duffster
03-18-2011, 01:20 PM
Probably checking for certified drivers with HazMat.........

.......Certification. :laugh:LMAO:laugh:

Ric
03-18-2011, 01:54 PM
Probably checking for certified drivers with HazMat endorsements.

.......Certification. :laugh:LMAO:laugh:

Never fails to amaze me how simple things can amuse simple minds. Do you guys get to park in the Handicapped parking section at the Special Olympics???

Duffster
03-18-2011, 02:22 PM
Never fails to amaze me how simple things can amuse simple minds. Do you guys get to park in the Handicapped parking section at the Special Olympics???

Simple Eh? Like thinking that a Pesticide cert is a HazMat endorsement? :rolleyes::laugh::laugh:

bugsNbows
03-18-2011, 02:53 PM
One's that chap my butt are the pool maintenance guys. They carry jugs full of pool chemicals (like chlorine, muriatic acid, etc.) in non (or poorly) secured open trailers, SUV's, station wagons, etc. An accident waiting to happen.

bugsNbows
03-18-2011, 02:54 PM
bugsNbows


YES BUT that Idiot has the power to make your life miserable.

Amen to that statement.

Mark Oomkes
03-18-2011, 03:05 PM
Mark

The only thing worse than a G D Yankee is a smart A$$ed G D Yankee. OK so it is COMMERCIAL Drivers License not Certified. I realize living in the frozen Tundra in the winter with all that Light Deprivation cause people to go stir crazy. But please do it somewhere else, this is not the Oprah Show.

Why thank you.

I'm far from stir crazy though, although crazy might fit. I love snow, dark and cold.

Never fails to amaze me how simple things can amuse simple minds. Do you guys get to park in the Handicapped parking section at the Special Olympics???

And I thank you once again. As a matter of fact....................

Ric
03-18-2011, 05:46 PM
Simple Eh? Like thinking that a Pesticide cert is a HazMat endorsement? :rolleyes::laugh::laugh:

Huffer

And you guys call Southerns Slow.

You Yankee Fools must really have Cottage Fever and be Stir Crazy that you won't leave the Florida HazMat Certification alone and chase it from one thread to another. One of you claimed to be a 15 yr old girl from South Beach. IMHO the age seems appropriate for your actions. The Florida HazMat certificate is not a DOT Endorement. It is a state and EPA certification that lets you clean up your own spills legally. It shows you have had the proper training to not contaminate yourself or others.

Kiril
03-18-2011, 11:32 PM
The Florida HazMat certificate is not a DOT Endorement. It is a state and EPA certification that lets you clean up your own spills legally. It shows you have had the proper training to not contaminate yourself or others.

You think you would know the difference between a Hazwoper certification and a HazMat certification .... you know, given you are certified and all.

Ric
03-19-2011, 12:30 AM
You think you would know the difference between a Hazwoper certification and a HazMat certification .... you know, given you are certified and all.

Kiril

How many time do I have say this???

The cert I have is for attending a 4 hour Seminar of Spill Response given by a Chemical supplier but sanctioned by the state of Florida. It allows me to legally clean up smaller spills that I might have. It is not a OSHA or DOT certification.

Mark Oomkes
03-19-2011, 10:05 AM
Kiril

How many time do I have say this???

The cert I have is for attending a 4 hour Seminar of Spill Response given by a Chemical supplier but sanctioned by the state of Florida. It allows me to legally clean up smaller spills that I might have. It is not a OSHA or DOT certification.

Congrats on being certified........

Kiril
03-19-2011, 10:07 AM
The cert I have is for attending a 4 hour Seminar of Spill Response given by a Chemical supplier but sanctioned by the state of Florida. It allows me to legally clean up smaller spills that I might have. It is not a OSHA or DOT certification.

I see. So you don't really have FL Hazmat certification or endorsement, but rather you complete a CEU spill response course for your pesticide applicators license. Well, then that explains why you don't know the difference between the two.