ELD Sticker / DOT # Photos Taken. Safe?

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Jessica D.'s Comment
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I have been contracted to take these. Thoughts?

Chris M's Comment
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Huh? You've been contracted to take photos of people's DOT #? I'm confused. Can you explain?

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.

Jessica D.'s Comment
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I am not a trucker. I responded to a job ad. I don't know what the photos are for, but obviously I'm concerned (and bracing myself for my first time in a forum).

Old School's Comment
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Who will you actually be working for?

Cwc's Comment
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Kinda seems a bit sketchy. Why would a company want random DOT#s?

Trucker phishing?

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.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Technically, it shouldnt be illegal as tge DOT # are in public for and for a reason. However, id be very very curious as to why someone would want that.

unless it is some sort of investigative tactic to see if the numbers are real?

sounds like a stupid statement but lots of drivers run illegally and avoid scales. its a matter of time before they are caught

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.

Cwc's Comment
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Technically, it shouldnt be illegal as tge DOT # are in public for and for a reason. However, id be very very curious as to why someone would want that.

unless it is some sort of investigative tactic to see if the numbers are real?

sounds like a stupid statement but lots of drivers run illegally and avoid scales. its a matter of time before they are caught

I don't think its illegal either but and feel free to correct me if I'm wrong but aren't things like fuel and maintenance accounts tracked and accessed by DOT#s?

One of the companies I've worked for their DOT# was the keys to the castle for tires,fuel,maintenance at TA,Petros.

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.

PlanB's Comment
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Sounds weird.

ELD stickers are not a requirement and basically meaningless.

DoT# is public information and a quick Google search can yeild that info.

Your leaving out to much information and leaving us to take wild guesses.

I certainly wouldn't want to be walking around a truck stop photographing the sides of every truck... Good way to get into a confrontation.

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.

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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Ok whatever....My only comment is if you're part-time'ish job hunting through want adds of some sort and your gut is wondering if the advertised position is "safe" then move on to the barista openings!!

JuiceBox's Comment
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This was posted in a trucking group on FB. Weird, but as soon as I saw it I remembered this post.

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