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Old 07-07-2011, 07:32 AM
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You can get a 3 month pass. Call your local dot and ask them about it. It is intended for trucks that are pulled over often and have nothing found wrong, this will allow you next time you get pulled over to just head on your way and skip the dot stop. I believe you have to redo it every 3 months.
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Old 07-07-2011, 04:05 PM
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Well, there's the problem, if it only sat 3 inches from the ground, had more aluminum in 21" wheels than a full beer truck of cans, had dark tinted windows with full wrap chrome accent and rumbled like a thunderstorm, you'd never get pulled over. It all comes under hiding behind the NAACP at that point..
I've read some real ignorant statements before but you take the cake ! Go to a store and purchase some truck magazines and look at some of the articles on truck shows and tell us what you see. Doesn't look like NAACP convention to me.
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Old 07-07-2011, 05:54 PM
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I have to agree the truck looks alittle goofy with all the lights and chains hanging off the front, it reminds me of the guys who add all the goofly looking running lights to their big rigs
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:02 PM
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I have to agree the truck looks alittle goofy with all the lights and chains hanging off the front, it reminds me of the guys who add all the goofly looking running lights to their big rigs
What's goofy about that ?
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Old 07-07-2011, 07:58 PM
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What's goofy about that ?
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you dont think a rolling Las Vegas Casino looks goofy? I really never understood why a person needs so much attention.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:14 PM
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You spend all day just about everyday in a rig and you would do it up too.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:46 PM
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So I'm curious to see if you guys have noticed an increase in traffic stops and inspections. I know I have!

This year we've had 4 dot inspections...(starting from April)

One of my trucks that is heavily modified (100% legal in every mod) has been stopped 18 times in 3 months!

I know it may sound like I'm venting but this is getting ridiculous. That truck was even "target ticketed" for 3 miles over the speed limit when I was sandwiched in between 4 cars front, 3 to the back, and I walked out with a $297 speeding ticket!?

This year in particular I've been having many issues and its effecting my abilty to conduct business. I've had the truck inspected by my local police and he said there is nothing illegal in how its equipped and there is no reason to spot check it for height, tires, dot numbers, lighting, amber permits, etc...

I don't know if they like giving me a hard time or just need money for the state. So far they've received no money from me as everything has been thrown out. Anyone else having issue?
I have noticed an increase in DOT inspections, especially on the back roads. With most states being broke, is it any wonder.
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:00 PM
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you dont think a rolling Las Vegas Casino looks goofy? I really never understood why a person needs so much attention.
I like lights. I actually like MORE lights on trucks than LESS. Not only for safety....but I just plain like them.

It is no worse than you putting a landscape in your lawn. Those guys live in the truck. Same difference!
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Old 07-07-2011, 10:21 PM
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I like lights. I actually like MORE lights on trucks than LESS. Not only for safety....but I just plain like them.

It is no worse than you putting a landscape in your lawn. Those guys live in the truck. Same difference!
That is fine. Do what you want. But it still will not make sense to me.
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Old 07-08-2011, 08:41 PM
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a few comments...you dont need alot of strobes for night work, they are easier to see at night and more lights are blinding. I say for day perhaps you may want a few more as they are harder to see. I always thought they should have dimmers for night. as far as being pulled over, Id send the cheif of police in each town or troop commander a letter explaining it. ask him for return phone call and go in and make a formal complaint for their internal affairs to look into. there are good cops and there are bad cops. if your driving fine and being harrassed, go after them. if your driving like an idiot and they are messign with you, then they are doing their job!

by the way, what towns are messing with you?
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