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Old 03-17-2011, 11:55 AM
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Fla. DOT Now Stopping Pesticide Trucks

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.

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Old 03-17-2011, 12:49 PM
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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.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:08 PM
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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.
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YES BUT that Idiot has the power to make your life miserable.
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Old 03-17-2011, 11:11 PM
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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.

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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.
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Old 03-18-2011, 10:15 AM
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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.
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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.
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Probably checking for certified drivers with HazMat endorsements.
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Old 03-18-2011, 12:40 PM
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Probably checking for certified drivers with HazMat endorsements.
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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.
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Probably checking for certified drivers with HazMat.........
.......Certification. LMAO
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Old 03-18-2011, 01:54 PM
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.......Certification. LMAO
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???
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Old 03-18-2011, 02:22 PM
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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?
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