DOT Requirements & raised dump bed alarm

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by dvblandscaping, Apr 20, 2009.

  1. dvblandscaping

    dvblandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    I need to get my 3500 dump inspected and cannot find any information about the alarm they require that notifies operator when the dump bed is raised.

    It is required as of this year... the new commercial inspection for over 10,000 gvw.

    I have searched the sight relentlessly and can find nothing regarding this topic.

    Any others in my situation? Where can i buy one of these?
  2. stuvecorp

    stuvecorp LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,245

    Wow, what will they think of next? I'm really getting sick of the stuff they keep requiring.:hammerhead:
  3. Junior M

    Junior M LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 13,607

    Before long trucking and hauling will be so much of a headache it wont be worth it..

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    go to any truck parts place and they will have the stuff you need, been required on big dumps for years. all you need is some wire a "normaly open" switch and a buzzer. not a real big deal
  5. gene gls

    gene gls LawnSite Gold Member
    Messages: 3,213

    Our local parts store stocks them.
  6. Dirt Digger2

    Dirt Digger2 LawnSite Silver Member
    from PA
    Messages: 2,396

    never heard of such a thing in PA
  7. mikec_j

    mikec_j LawnSite Member
    Messages: 69

    SHHHH Dont give them any ideas!!
  8. dvblandscaping

    dvblandscaping LawnSite Member
    Messages: 60

    will get pictures up and show you all how i solved the problem.

    CLARK LAWN LawnSite Silver Member
    Messages: 2,526

    its federal DOT regs. about 2 years ago a rolloff driver left his hoist up and hit a bridge and got killed. company he worked for almost went out of biz over this because the truck did not have an operable hoist up alarm, this was a PA company.

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