Never Say Never

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PJ's Comment
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I was handed 2 decals. They are branded under a different DOT number corporate has. And they look very plain. I was told to take the truck to our decal guy today and have them put on. I asked where the paperwork was??? Response “What Paperwork”. My first thought “Oh crap”.

So I went out to my truck, With very pretty letteringembarrassed.gif and got my permit book. I went through the paperwork showing them every place the DOT number was located and explained how simply changing the name on the side of the truck was not going to work. If they wanted to stay legal, in my humble opinion.

Once again corporate made a decision that was not thought completely through. I sure don’t want to be the one explaining to a inspector why my truck has a different DOT number and company name on it and the supporting Docs have something different.

They decided to scrap the idea for the moment and do some more checking. I’m not sure what all they need to do, so if anyone does please hollar at me.

For now I at least get to keep my nice letteringgood-luck-2.gif

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

PackRat's Comment
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Makes me wonder why the new company acquired a truck company without knowing how to run it efficiently? Some mergers come in and have to "reinvent the wheel". Hope it gets better for you, PJ.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PJ's Comment
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From my understanding corporate has acquired the trucks they have during buyouts of companies. They have about 500 trucks total now, however the vast amount of them are 1 ton trucks with a box on them. I saw one the other day in KY. Very very few are tractor trailers. I’m guessing whoever in corporate is familiar with the small trucks and is applying that criteria to us because it works for them. We’ll get them educated at some point.

PackRat's Comment
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Unless they get tired of the reality of big rig trucking and sell those assets to the highest bidder with cash. I would hate the unknown future there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Yeah but if they do during my contract I will make out. They contract out at the other granite company they bought in town and are always having trouble finding enough trucks to move the product. They are pretty much in a catch 22 here. We move alot of product and if they want to contract it then they have to find the trucks to do so. There just aren’t that many available trucks in our area. If they try and use common carrier it costs a lot more. Also finding someone with the finances to buy this equipment just isn’t around here. It’s gonna be a ride for awhile I am sure. Hopefully they get it right sooner than later.

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