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Old 08-05-2012, 10:27 AM
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It just infuriates me. Some companies around here switched from isuzu nprs to half ton trucks pulling single axle trailers JUST to avoid dot inspections.

My sub for hauling dirt, NEVER goes on the highway loaded.

Another landscaping company's will not drive their isuzu's on the highway because of dot.

And then some guy in a 1/2 ton pickup will haul scaffolding 8' above the cab without any straps and dot can't touch him.
That sucks. We love our NPR and I cannot see ever using a truck and trailer for mowing but I can understand why they did it. I really never thought an NPR would even get a rise out of a DOT guy...I thought they were after big rigs.
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:38 PM
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Did you know that talking on a cell phone while driving a DOT registered vehicle is a $3000 personal fine and a $9000 company fine?
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Did you actually get a ticket or warning for talking on your phone? A lot of guys I have talked to since this law came out don't know about it. I had heard something like $2,500 to the driver, $10K to the company if you are using any handheld phone while driving.
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:27 PM
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[QUOTE=Junior M;4490615]wanna copy of the paperwork that says so?

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different state...you're reading ny law..I am in south Carolina..
Yes that was nys...but here's south Carolina http://www.scdmvonline.com/DMVNew/fo...l%20manual.pdf
Page 4 Same exact thing guy
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Old 08-05-2012, 02:41 PM
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Yeah i'd like to see him work just one day in our climate. That pu$$y of a man wouldnt make it past 9 o'clock.

I am still in shock over that comment He(capitalized for deity) made. I cant think of a worse insult to a business owner.
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Yep if you are successful its not because you are smart or work hard.....its because of government. WTF? I'd have to punch someone if they said it to my face.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:27 PM
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wanna copy of the paperwork that says so?
Sure. If you got it.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:24 PM
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Did you actually get a ticket or warning for talking on your phone? A lot of guys I have talked to since this law came out don't know about it. I had heard something like $2,500 to the driver, $10K to the company if you are using any handheld phone while driving.
I got a warning. Like you said, $3000 for driver and $9000 for the company. He said Bluetooth was fine.

All the things he marked up were warnings. I have 15 days to comply or I'm sure it will result in a fine.
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:43 PM
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I got a warning. Like you said, $3000 for driver and $9000 for the company. He said Bluetooth was fine.

All the things he marked up were warnings. I have 15 days to comply or I'm sure it will result in a fine.
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I just throw the warning away. They never enforce anything on the warning after the fact. And I am located in the same state as you.

And I have had like 10 warnings and over 10 tickets. So I am a multiple offender!

I've had the following tickets:

no seatbelt
not 4 point chained
not 4 point chained with 4 separate chains(dot officer made my guy when we were out of state, leave our trailer and 25k ctl unattended at rest stop while we got 2 more chains at walmart)
no cdl for pulling a 20k lb trailer( had to have a buddy with a cdl drive trailer back to shop)
no medical card
no medical card again
no medical card again
no fire extinguisher
no log book
no entry in logbook
no triangles
tag on truck not rated for 19000lb
cracked windshield
cracked windshield again
missing lug nut (had to have truck towed home 100 miles, of course the lug nut was on rear wheel so it didn't really matter if it was towed or not!)
tire tread was less than reccomended
and 3 trucks were put out of service for some of these infractions
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And the most ridiculous warning:

missing tag light on truck tag
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:54 PM
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Had a tag light warning as well...never even drive the damn truck at night.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:17 PM
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Not trying to be a Richard, but those are some pretty easy violations to avoid...the 4 separate chains would get under my skin...but cracked windshield and no medical card violations....easily avoidable.
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Old 08-05-2012, 05:33 PM
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I cant imagine bothering with non local landscaping involving freeway. Even excavation. I would have to price it so high to make it worth it. My truck has been on the big roads for my cdl test, probably the first and last time it will be.
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