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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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PrePass Problems

Pre pass and Ez pass are two different boxes. EZ pass pays the tolls. Prepass does the weigh stations.

If mine stopped working I would be calling my permit department about getting another. or at least citations deoartment to find out if I was getting fined for it.

Keep in mind many weigh stations are closed on the weekends and may not activate the pre pass.

When you go by a station that is open, it just doesn't beep at all?

No beep, no light. And my company told me to call finance on monday.(this was fri). Still waiting on a reply.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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PrePass Problems

I couldn't find anything on Google that was a clear answer so I figured I'd ask the experts.. thanks in advance!

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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PrePass Problems

hello everyone long time no see. I haven't gotten an in-cab signal from my free pass in a couple days now however it still pays tolls. Has anyone run into this before I'm thinking it might be batteries.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

So you MIGHT NOT get the points - but it WILL APPEAR ON YOUR RECORD.

But hey - was just trying to help.

You keep ignoring those regulatory signs though. Have a nice day.

Rickipedia 10-10 on the side...

Right. Which of course, sucks but it's not game over which is what I was worried about. Again, I appreciate u doing the research sir, glad u got thick skin

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

Good grief you're a smart ass.

I'm just sending back the shots fired at me lol.. don't take it to heart Rick I appreciate your research buddy

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

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 :)

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

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)

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

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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!

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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)

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

Lol you're too kind

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

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I honestly don't feel like I did anything wrong

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Oh, here we go again with the personal responsibility thing.........

Really? You missed a series of like 50 signs, each the size of a small building, and then drove illegally in the left lane but you don't "feel" like you've done anything wrong? What does that even mean? You should feel exactly like you did several things wrong, because you did. That's quite an oddball statement, don't you think?

I actually thought we were being exceedingly nice because most of us know that area well enough to know which series of signs you missed. If you're not seeing all those signs, what else are you missing that's right in front of you?

Own it, friend. You messed up. It's no big deal unless you start complaining that we're not coddling you enough or pointing fingers or refusing to man up to your mistakes. Then it goes downhill in a hurry around here because we won't have that kind of stuff. We're professionals. We hold ourselves and each other to much higher standards than the average driver. If we make a mistake we own it. Simple as that.

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nice to have someone give some advice Instead of chewing me out for not seeing signs

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Sure, cuz what could possibly happen just because you miss maybe a low bridge sign for instance?

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Or maybe a sign for a sharp curve ahead?

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What's the big deal, right? It's not like there's a teaching moment in here somewhere that might prevent bigger catastrophes down the road, right?

OK.. I'll give u that.. what I meant to say is my violation is extremely minor as opposed to what else may have happened.. I'm not asking anyone for "coddling" I just don't need 3 people that are supposed to be giving me advice, tell me the signs are everywhere. I know that. I got a dot officer and a violation to tell me that.. but thanks

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

God I love this forum..

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

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By law you have to report convictions to your company but to be honest I'm not sure if you have to report the ticket right now or not. I wouldn't think so, but you might have to. If it isn't a law it might be a company policy to report citations where you're working. But whatever is required, make sure you report it to the right people.

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49 CFR 383.31 Conviction only - you also have to report it to your home licensing state - within 30 days for both employer/home DMV.

At any rate - if you are PAYING FOR TICKET DEFENSE - situations like this are WHY YOU ARE PAYING FOR TICKET DEFENSE. (as Errol pointed out - it is a payroll DEDUCTION, not a "garnishment").

FIGHT EVERY CITATION - ESPECIALLY IF YOU ARE PAYING FOR TICKET DEFENSE SERVICE.

Interstates in many areas (especially urban ones) of 3 or more lanes may have left lane restrictions for trucks. For example - I-95 down by me, from Miami to West Palm is all 4-6 lanes - and is posted NO TRUCKS 3 OR MORE AXLES IN 2 LEFT LANES .

Taking a ride on I-30, using GOOGLE MAPS STREET VIEW (God I do love technology) - EVERY OVERPASS has a sign that says "TRUCKS USE 2 RIGHT LANES" - so if you were in the FAR LEFT LANE - you were popped. And it looks to be THREE LANE all the way through Benton "proper", down to two lanes after you go over the Saline River.

At any rate:

NO - you do NOT have to tell the company or your home state, until you are CONVICTED.

NO - do not "just pay the ticket" - let your ticket defense handle it. At best, they will get it thrown out (officer does a no-show), or reduced to a no-points offense/non-conviction.

If it's thrown out or non-convicted - you don't have to report. "Technically" - CDL holders can't do drivers school or get "adjudication withheld" on tickets - you beat it or eat it. For most jurisdictions - it's about the REVENUE - so many will charge you MORE for the ticket (and call it "court costs") in exchange for dropping it. So - $165, may turn out to be $265 - with no conviction or points. Your ticket defense service (that you PAY FOR) has local attorneys that are used to "wheeling and dealing" in local traffic courts - LET THEM HANDLE IT.

Rick

Thanks Rick.. nice to have someone give some advice Instead of chewing me out for not seeing signs or using the word garnishment instead of deduction.. I appreciate it. Anyway, are you saying that I can utilize the lawyer services without notifying my company? And do u think that will be frowned upon? I honestly don't feel like I did anything wrong, I am a trainee after all, mistakes happen. I can't be the first trainee to do something like this. I just don't want to handle this situation the wrong way and catch heat for that.

Posted:  5 years, 4 months ago

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Trainee needs advice!! Caught a violation last night

Okay so I'm driving through Benton Arkansas tonight on I-30 headed west (4 lanes). I go to pass a guy, and next thing you know I got DOT on me. Wasn't speeding, my logs checked out, everything was legit aside from the fact that I wasn't allowed in the left lane for any reason (this is what the dot officer said). I honestly had no idea I wasn't allowed in that lane and I honestly didn't see a single sign telling me to keep off the left lane, which I told the dot officer and his reply was "they're all over the place". I said okay. (I've already learned when I was younger how much of a mistake it is to argue with a cop, whether they're right or wrong). So I caught a "failure to obey traffic control device" which i saw could carry up to 3 points!!! I could care less about the fine, which is only $165. I'm really worried about the points because I just got my license back from suspension so I'm pretty sure i already have 5 points. (It was originally suspended for a poss w/ int to distribute charge that had nothing to do with a vehicle. In PA they suspend your License for anything that has to do with drugs.) The officer gave me a phone number to call n said maybe they'll work with me.. but it's a courthouse number, I'm pretty sure i already know what they're going to say.. (something along the lines of take a hike). I did however, enroll in a driver-lawyer program during orientation which garnishes my check every week in return for lawyer services just incase a situation like this should arise.

Anyway, could anyone give me some advice what to do? / What to do next? Should I call the court first and hit em with a sob story? Should I tell my company today?(Saturday) or wait until Monday? Or perhaps not mention it at all? (The cop did say that my company won't be notified but I'm sure it's a terrible idea to keep them In the dark)

I just need some guidance from someone who's been there n done that, I've worked too damn hard trying to get where I'm at now just to lose it all on a technicality like this... Please help

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