TruckingTruth logo

Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

Topic 17679 | Page 4

Page 4 of 5 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

I had me an inattentive sign issue last week. Didn't get caught but felt real stupid. Also was a blindly following GPS issue. Yeah to make matters worse I was stuck with my dumb decision for about 2 miles so everybody could point and laugh. Dumb divided lanes.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Left Lane Bandit's Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

I did catch that, but for the sake of learning, I was planning on pointing it out when the thread started beating a dead horse. You beat me to it!

double-quotes-end.png

There - fixed that for ya...

LOL...

Rick

You ain't kiddin..

Anyway, I got the answers I needed from this post, and for that I honestly thank you guys. Lol I knew it was gonna come with my due amount of flak, comes with the newbie territory.. For the record, I didn't go anywhere, ill continue to post on this forum until I **** a mod off enough to ban me. (im sure it'll happen). I'm just laid over in a deadzone and didn't feel it necessary to keep walking back and fourth to the truck stop to reply to the same things I've already replied to. You guys aren't nearly as offensive or "mean" as you pipe yourselves up to be lol. If that were true you wouldn't have given me all the valuable info I've gotten off this thread. For that, I seriously thank yous. I'ma disable notifications for this thread but feel free to add another 4 pages about how stupid I am for trying to pass a guy when there's signs "EVERYWHERE!!" lol..

(P.s. yes the handle was purely sarcasm, I thought it fitting for the situation and it was the first thing that came to my head. If yous want I'd be happy to change it to Lumpy McLumptaker? Since it seems that would be more fitting now... Jus lemme know)

Paul W.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

I did catch that, but for the sake of learning, I was planning on pointing it out when the thread started beating a dead horse. You beat me to it!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

There - fixed that for ya...

LOL...

Rick

double-quotes-end.png

You ain't kiddin..

Anyway, I got the answers I needed from this post, and for that I honestly thank you guys. Lol I knew it was gonna come with my due amount of flak, comes with the newbie territory.. For the record, I didn't go anywhere, ill continue to post on this forum until I **** a mod off enough to ban me. (im sure it'll happen). I'm just laid over in a deadzone and didn't feel it necessary to keep walking back and fourth to the truck stop to reply to the same things I've already replied to. You guys aren't nearly as offensive or "mean" as you pipe yourselves up to be lol. If that were true you wouldn't have given me all the valuable info I've gotten off this thread. For that, I seriously thank yous. I'ma disable notifications for this thread but feel free to add another 4 pages about how stupid I am for trying to pass a guy when there's signs "EVERYWHERE!!" lol..

(P.s. yes the handle was purely sarcasm, I thought it fitting for the situation and it was the first thing that came to my head. If yous want I'd be happy to change it to Lumpy McLumptaker? Since it seems that would be more fitting now... Jus lemme know)

LOL. Glad you have a sense of humor. That'll make your life much easier in a profession like this.

Well I'm sure you won't make your left lane mistake again.

good-luck.gif

Rick S.'s Comment
member avatar

LOL. Glad you have a sense of humor. That'll make your life much easier in a profession like this.

Well I'm sure you won't make your left lane mistake again.

^^^^ This...

Rick

Patrick C.'s Comment
member avatar

The idea is not make the Same mistake twice. That being said there are a whole lot of variations of similar mistakes. Try not to do those as well.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
member avatar

Lefty, you get props in my book for hanging around. More props for

I got the answers I needed from this post, and for that I honestly thank you guys. Lol
≠=≠=≠=≠=≠=
You guys aren't nearly as offensive or "mean" as you pipe yourselves up to be lol. If that were true you wouldn't have given me all the valuable info I've gotten off this thread.

I commented that many posters get mad and quit when the TT Team start analyzing the situation. But you also noted we might take the situation apart but the OP is rarely called "stupid" and so forth. And we don't call ourselves "mean". We "shoot" straight and deal in what we believe to be true.

So stick around for more fun!

Left Lane Bandit's Comment
member avatar

Figured I'd give u guys a heads up.. apparently, you can't accumulate any points on your license for any violation that was caught outside of your home state.. (this is via DriversLegal)

MEANING... keep an eye on your driver side mirror u old foagies, LL BANDITS COMIN THROUGH!!!

(just not in PA.. you're safe in PA)

Rick S.'s Comment
member avatar

Figured I'd give u guys a heads up.. apparently, you can't accumulate any points on your license for any violation that was caught outside of your home state.. (this is via DriversLegal)

MEANING... keep an eye on your driver side mirror u old foagies, LL BANDITS COMIN THROUGH!!!

(just not in PA.. you're safe in PA)

Actually - this is NOT TRUE.

Drivers License Compact - especially where it concerns CDL's DO REQUIRE that offenses be recorded on the ISSUING STATES MVR SYSTEM. Whether the state actually assesses points seems to vary from state to state - but MOST DO.

Example - Nevada doesn't assess points for out of state convictions (they call them demerit points out there). Pennsylvania DOES ASSESS POINTS on their residents licenses.

Also remember - YOU ARE REQUIRED BY FMCSA REGS TO REPORT A CONVICTION TO YOUR EMPLOYER AND YOUR HOME STATE DMV WITHIN 30 DAYS OF CONVICTION.

I covered this on PAGE ONE of this discussion.

I would ask "DriversLegal" if they've ever heard of a little thing called DRIVERS LICENSE COMPACT. Or 49 CFR 383.31

And I assume this:

(just not in PA.. you're safe in PA

Means you're from PA.

Pennsylvania Drivers License Compact Fact Sheet - http://www.dot.state.pa.us/public/dvspubsforms/BDL/BDL%20Fact%20Sheets/fs-dlc.pdf

Nice try there buddy - better hope they beat the ticket...

Rick

Man - I shoulda been a better student and went to law school...

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Left Lane Bandit's Comment
member avatar

I double checked with my lawyer AND called penndot.. they both said the points don't carry over.. yes the violation will, that's where your drivers compact comes in, but the violation holds zero points.. I don't have time to drop statute numbers n all that, u can do that yourself if need be.. anyway, thought I'd share...

I guess the whole truck driving thing was the best career move you could have made after all :)

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
member avatar
I guess the whole truck driving thing was the best career move you could have made after all :)

rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif

"Jail house" lawyers are good, they just aren't always accurate!

We love Rickipedia though, because he takes the time to dig up some interesting and helpful stuff.

Page 4 of 5 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel

Need help? We have instructions for sharing photos from photo sharing sites



example: http://www.truckingtruth.com/images/header.jpg
Submit
Cancel

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More