Got Pulled Over - Then I Didn't!

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not4hire's Comment
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He might have been writing a email to your company, saying that he clocked you at 65 in a 70 and everything looked good. I have been told by my company that there are a number of officers in different states that will pull use over and report back to the company on the condition of are trucks. I am told that the officer gets payed a bounty for every truck they stop of area s weather the report is good or bad.

I wouldn't put a lot of stock in that.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I wouldn't put a lot of stock in that.

I'm with you on that n4h, sounds like some of that Truck Stop counter talk to me. Just makes zero sense to me!

Susan D. 's Comment
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Maybe not, HOWEVER, my company received a very nice letter from the Wisconsin DOT telling them how much they and such and such construction company really appreciated our drivers. They went on to say every single truck from our company slowed down and was driving below the construction zone speed limits. They did list some truck numbers in particular (mine was one) but said every WST truck that came through was obeying the laws, slowed down before entering the zone, and how much they really appreciated all of us for our professionalism and assisting in slowing down other drivers and helping to keep the workers safe.

Bounty? Nah, but do the right thing and law enforcement (as well as your company) WILL notice, especially when it's consistent amongst drivers. They also do let our safety department know how we're doing out here on a random basis. I get "paced" every now and then in certain Midwestern states. They'll ride close, keying in truck info into their laptops then go on their merry way.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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