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CT's new "No Snow/Ice" law goes into effect 1-1-2014...Do you have your trailer scraper ???

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Starcar's Comment
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I just read on CDL Life that CT will be implementing their new law. So all trucks will have to clean all the snow AND ice from their truck AND trailer...Now I can see doing the snow...they make a cool sweeper thing to do that with...but the ice...really ?? the only way you will be able to get that off is get up on your trailer and chip it off.... So I guess you won't be seeing alot of trucks in CT in the winter...The fines aren't really that bad...but now that this law is going into effect, every 4 wheeler with a cracked windshield will get behind a truck, write down their license plate number, and call the law..The trucker will get a twofur !!! A ticket to pay, and a windshield to buy for the car....whata deal.wtf-2.gif

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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New Jersey tried doing that a few years ago and pretty much gave up since its double jeperdy. Can't pass a law then expect people to climb on top of there trailer. To dangerous. Unless CT is going to provide places to clean trailers it will go to the wayside like NJs law.

Thomas M.'s Comment
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This is crazy. I understand the thinking behind it but like most of the ideas that politicians come up with they start out as a good idea for safety but often times get put to the wayside because they did not get the input from people who are educated. If it were meant to be then DOT would implement it.

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Joe S. (a.k.a. The Blue 's Comment
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I have always wondered why they couldn't make a trailer roof a little curved. I mean 3 or 4 inches shouldn't make any difference even with loading completely full.

I haven't had tons of loads, but I have had a few where I was loaded pretty full and there was still room at the top of my load.

Keep it safe out here. The life you save might be your own. Joe S

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