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Posted:  5 months ago

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DOT Reflective Tape Questions

Supposedly stated here that straight trucks do not require dot reflective tape ...maybe I overlooked it I don't see it yet.

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Posted:  5 months ago

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DOT Reflective Tape Questions

I was told straight/solid style box trucks do not need dot tape on the front or back.... supposedly it's stated in the article rules somewhere. Any truth to this? Just want to cover my butt and not get dot violations.

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Hazmat load securing questions

Should be fine. You have to strap hazmat to a wall, regardless of weight. The rest of the stuff doesn't have to be secured.

So even if one box the size of a bowling ball on a pallet, still has to be strapped in?

Posted:  5 months ago

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DOT Reflective Tape Questions

I drive CDL B box trucks, we lease them from Ryder. They never come with front or rear dot tape, hell not a front tag with my state being a front tag required. Aren't these things all violations? Or do these not apply for B stuff? Cause I always hear the A guys saying you need the dot tape on trailers etc etc.

Just confused to if so, why is Ryder releasing these things to us like this?

Posted:  5 months, 1 week ago

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New driver, first time getting pulled over, what now?

Howdy again, 'Not I.'

"If at ALL." Your words. Have you discussed it with 'safety' at YOUR company? Do we know of them????

Have you looked at an abstract online from your DMV/BMV? (Again, adding your state to the profile (at least) would help the pro's on here, help you.

Next: Have you gotten your 1x a year 'free' DAC? Keep in mind, these take awhile to 'update' in the HireRight system.

Here's the link: Copy of DAC from HireRight (Drive'A'Check fyi..)

Also, check out your PSP score: PSP (Pre Employment Screening) link.

A PSP record costs $10. This fee includes a search on your current commercial driver's license record, and/or any commercial drivers license you have held during the last five years. You need to provide the license number and license state for each license.

Finally, look up your company on Saferweb; see their overall score, compared to the nat'l average, here: Safer/FMCSA.

Scroll to the bottom, and search by company name. This will give you an idea if your company takes safety 'seriously' or not.

Best to ya!

~ Anne ~

Found them, so what am I looking at there/for to judge how safe my workplace is. Says satisfactory at the bottom. We're a couple crashes and injuries I seen though above that.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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New driver, first time getting pulled over, what now?

Still curious on how this works...

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Yes I had all placards up, wasn't anything to do with that, it was cause he said I stopped too late. The railroad was on a major highway, 65mph, I was trying to be cautious and not sudden stop at those speeds due to traffic. Which I guess he understood in some sense for just the warning.

I am curious also do these exact violations show in the database? From my research other companies can't specifically see what they were for on my profile, just actual points, is this true or am I misinformed?

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It's because you had placards. You're only required to stop if you have placards.

Your employer can put it on your DAC report if they choose to. If you apply to another company and they pull up your DAC, there's a chance it can be there.

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So if my manager just turned the signed paper in for it being resolved with the bulbs out it won't show in the system for me? Companies/my company can sign and turn these warnings/reports in without actually reporting my violations into the system or something to effect me? Maybe I am misinformed, just trying to understand this all and how my future will be effected if at all.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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What are some tricks of the trade for checking tire pressure?

We lease from Ryder, now I have drove to their service centers, I have never noticed of they fill them or not, I don't see a machine, I think they only do fuel and actual repairs.

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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What are some tricks of the trade for checking tire pressure?

I am still learning odds and ends that the vets use in this line of work. Do you guys use certain things or your own procedures to check tire pressure? The guy who trained me for instance banged on the side of the tire with a rubber mallet and somehow knew if it needed air or not. If that isn't good enough what else can we do? If I have to actually check the pressure does it have to be a specific guage meant for truck tires? Or will any standard tire pressure gauge for example like a car would use work? Also is there any special technique with the guage to check the pressure on these truck tires?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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Hazmat load securing questions

I am curious about something to avoid any DOT issues/violations. I drive a box truck, now we strap in full hazmat pallets/loads ...but the guys that fill the trucks for us do not strap in random products on pallets along with say 50-150lbs give or take hazmat product that may be mixed in with that particular order that may have non hazmat stuff on it also. Is that not acceptable? Does a pallet of anything hazmat product wise regardless of weight have to be ratchet strapped in, or does it depend on the weight/size of that particular load?

Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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New driver, first time getting pulled over, what now?

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Yes I had all placards up, wasn't anything to do with that, it was cause he said I stopped too late. The railroad was on a major highway, 65mph, I was trying to be cautious and not sudden stop at those speeds due to traffic. Which I guess he understood in some sense for just the warning.

I am curious also do these exact violations show in the database? From my research other companies can't specifically see what they were for on my profile, just actual points, is this true or am I misinformed?

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It's because you had placards. You're only required to stop if you have placards.

Your employer can put it on your DAC report if they choose to. If you apply to another company and they pull up your DAC, there's a chance it can be there.

So if my manager just turned the signed paper in for it being resolved with the bulbs out it won't show in the system for me? Companies/my company can sign and turn these warnings/reports in without actually reporting my violations into the system or something to effect me? Maybe I am misinformed, just trying to understand this all and how my future will be effected if at all.

Posted:  6 months ago

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New driver, first time getting pulled over, what now?

Yes I had all placards up, wasn't anything to do with that, it was cause he said I stopped too late. The railroad was on a major highway, 65mph, I was trying to be cautious and not sudden stop at those speeds due to traffic. Which I guess he understood in some sense for just the warning.

I am curious also do these exact violations show in the database? From my research other companies can't specifically see what they were for on my profile, just actual points, is this true or am I misinformed?

Posted:  6 months ago

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New driver, first time getting pulled over, what now?

When at all possible, never take a warning citation; always request a ticket. A warning goes onto your record and cannot be removed or contested in court. No points assessment, but it's on your record for at least three years before dropping off.

Ok, now I can't seem to get a clear answer on how that part works. So some say it effects my current employer/their record, but some folks say a new place if I was to look for a new job down the road in this time frame they see I have points, but can't see the actual violations....is this true at all, or some of it?

Posted:  6 months ago

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New driver, first time getting pulled over, what now?

So I do CDL B Hazmat, I only have like 4 months experience. I got pulled over for not stopping properly at a railroad, along with/for having a right front turn signal and right front hazard bulb out. Long story short as much as possible, I got warnings for all three, not cited or fined, but the thing that concerns me is on the paper he marked it and it says failure to stop at a railroad along with the bulb stuff.

Now I have tried to ask around other places how this all works with warnings, and ask is this bad, and tons of people all said I will probably never get hired anywhere for a long time from this, and basically that I better pray that this job works out. So a warning for these things my record is ruined? Just want to know what to expect from this.

I took this into my manager and he said DOT are *******s, and signed off on it since the bulbs were repaired that day and I haven't heard nothing since. I just don't know what's going on here when I got people who been doing this forever talking like I am probably gonna be fired or never work again kind of thing. So...where do I go from here, is that failure to stop at a railroad thing going to ruin me if I need to find another job with it just being a warning?

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