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Never Fails, always when a busy busy day is planned

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by DVS Hardscaper, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Random DOT inspections.

    Seems they ALWAYS happen when you're most in a hurry. And when you have a boat load of tasks to complete at a jobsite. ugh!

    Now, this time I wasn't as bold and shooting pics in the police's faces like I normally do.

    For the most part it was nearly a perfect inspection, Luckily I was given 2 warnings. Thank you!

    And one thing the inspector didnt catch. He was very thorough. I got lucky!

    So this time I didnt wanna push my luck and smiled, went with the flow, and got the heck out of there!

    Look to the left of the photo - they even have a pick up truck pulling a dump trailer pulled in there.
  2. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Mont Co DOT.jpg
  3. shovelracer

    shovelracer LawnSite Silver Member
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    Just curious what were you driving?
  4. neversatisfiedj

    neversatisfiedj LawnSite Bronze Member
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    is that off I-70 ?
  5. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    It's at rt 28 and Senaca rd in Montgomery county.
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  6. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    F-650 and trailer
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  7. srl28

    srl28 LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Saw two "checkpoints" in my area this afternoon and another two days ago. Each time there were a handful of tandem dumps pulled over, a box truck or two, and what really suprised me was how many contractors trucks I saw. f-450 and f-550 size trucks! Normally they only seem to go after the big guys but it would seem they are expanding as far as what size trucks they are targeting.
  8. DVS Hardscaper

    DVS Hardscaper LawnSite Fanatic
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    Oh no - it's the smaller contractor trucks they go after by far.

    This is because most contractors / drivers of the smaller trucks are unaware of licensing requirements. Unaware of fed and state DOT laws, etc.

    The guys with the big rigs are professionals. They
    Have the higher class license there is no weight and or truck/trailer combos that come into play. Of course there are some big rigs with equipment violations, and trucks taken out of service, But a dot inspector can find more violations with the contractor trucks than they can with the bigger trucks.
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  9. jdo150

    jdo150 LawnSite Member
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    In my area they love to nab guys driving 550s pulling trailers for driving out of class. That's why my brother and I got our CDLS and have annual inspectons done on our 550 and trailers.
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  10. alldayrj

    alldayrj LawnSite Gold Member
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    On LI if your truck is more than 10 years old they pull you over. New truck with crap dropping all over and dragging trailer chains? No problem.
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