how many of you break cdl laws.

Discussion in 'Heavy Equipment & Pavement' started by deerewashed, Aug 1, 2012.

  1. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    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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  2. dozerman21

    dozerman21 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,171

    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.
  3. SP Landscaping

    SP Landscaping LawnSite Member
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  4. allinearth

    allinearth LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 614

    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.:nono:
  5. Duffster

    Duffster LawnSite Bronze Member
    from Midwest
    Messages: 1,197

    Sure. If you got it.
  6. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
    Messages: 15,778

    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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  7. muddywater

    muddywater LawnSite Bronze Member
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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
    window tint

    And the most ridiculous warning:

    missing tag light on truck tag
  8. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    Had a tag light warning as well...never even drive the damn truck at night.
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  9. 93Chevy

    93Chevy LawnSite Fanatic
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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.
  10. 4 seasons lawn&land

    4 seasons lawn&land LawnSite Gold Member
    from NY
    Messages: 3,613

    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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