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Old 07-12-2006, 12:31 PM
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Avoid DOT and State Police in Maryland!!

We just got information from a reliable source that state police and DOT in the state of Maryland for the next six months are going to be targeting landscape contractors and trash haulers for proper tarp loads and properly secured equipment. Make sure your debris is tarped, your equipment is properly secured and that your trucks and trailers are up to snuff on all regs to avoid hefty fines. This is not a marketing ploy, this is fact. Being landscape contractors ourselves, we don't want to see anyone out there facing huge tickets.

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Old 07-12-2006, 01:09 PM
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Thanks for the tip! I appreciate the headsup.

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Old 07-12-2006, 01:33 PM
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Thanks for the warning!
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Old 07-12-2006, 03:04 PM
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Yes, I've driven truck thru there. Your first name has to be Barney to even apply for a DOT or Trooper job. They made me sweep mud off my trailer that was under a load of steel (must have come off fork lift forks when loaded). I only had 3" of clearence under the load on an 8' flatbed. Took about 2 hours with a broom handle to get it out.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:25 PM
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Thanks for the heads up. I travel a very heavily patrolled section on route 301 (DOT patrols) and will probably notice the additional attention.
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:51 PM
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They have ben out for some time around me-SOUTHERN MARYLAND- area
normally have the ford expedition or the ford or chevy 2500 pick up
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:07 PM
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I aggree with that NH is after the landscapers as well...
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:16 PM
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I aggree with that NH is after the landscapers as well...
where in NH are you from?
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:18 PM
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well, yeah.....

hmmm, probably should be doing all those things anyway. I don't mind the DOT checking for properly secured and tarped loads, that's a saftey issue. It's when I have 1 marker light out on a 48' flatbed and get a ticket that I get annoyed.
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Old 07-12-2006, 09:26 PM
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Wish they would enforce here....

last week a piece of debris flew from an untarped trailer into my windshield. Guy hit and ran, we found him, he denied it and now I must sue his sorry azz to collect.

Also, sick of all the scrubs and big companies with unsecure mowers. You can hang my truck upside down with a crane and everything will stay on board.
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