Brian, I once got pulled over in Texas by a state Trooper who told me he needed to get in a few more inspections this week. He quickly gave me signals for lights, wipers, and horn. He did a quick walk around, and then asked me a few questions about my logs. Then he said bring your license, registration, and permit book and meet me in my car. After looking at my license he realized I was from Nacogdoches, TX. He asked me if I knew his friend there, and it turned out we had a mutual friend in my hometown. It was all pleasantries then, and I got a clean inspection report which my company paid me 25 dollars for. That was the easiest inspection I've ever been through.
I also got pulled over in Virginia once but before the officer even came to my window he walked slowly all around my truck looking it over very carefully. When he did come talk to me he apologized for pulling me over, and said my truck matched the description of a truck they were looking for. He knew I wasn't the culprit because I had no damage on my truck. Apparently someone in a grey Volvo had hit a guard rail on a bridge, and then left the scene. They may have failed to call it in, but someone else witnessed the mishap and called the highway patrol.
Interesting old school, I bet that was somewhat an instant sigh of relief with the mutual friend.
I'm on 30 a few times a week and haven't seen anything, what time have they even out? I always make sure to slow down for Wanatah, Plymouth, Pierceton and all those annoying speed limit changes.
Come to think of I did notice inspections going on in the scales I pass in Illinois last 2 weeks.
Hey Bobtail yeah I usually leave Hunington around 830 and jump back on 30 and the areas you mentioned are where I see them the most.
But the one I did see is the huge fireworks building and with the really big parking lot, its closer to 294 if I remember right but they had a bunch of trucks pulled in there in 2 groups one being inspected and the other being weighed. Also have you've seen the unmarked black Dodge ram going around? And the there is a marked one but i only see him early morning hours.
"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.
My mind is mush right now and can't remember exactly where that place is. "Heavy" enforcement may of been a stretch but today and yesterday I've seen alot more in those areas than usual.
I got pulled over once cause the trooper wanted to check my chains to see if they were in fact tight. Oddly enough there was chatter later that day that the troopers had pulled several over for that reason limit, after someone has a 45k coil with about 28k of restraint. Mine, were as always good to go. However, others weren't as diligent in making sure there loads were done the right way.Also I will note that if the trooper does find something wrong, it is a good bet that will look for other things not up to spec
Interesting AAV. Good point on the trooper digging more if he finds something.
I was once pulled in Ohio for a random roadside inspection. He looked pretty deeply into my Qualcomm but didn't complain about anything. To my knowledge he never even glanced at my securement of the 5 Bobcats on the deck. After some pleasant conversation, he handed me a passed inspection form which earned me $25 just like OS.
He did mention that mine was perhaps the cleanest, neatest, freshest smelling cab he's ever been in. My wife gets that credit. Heck, the bed was even made. Who does that?!
I got pulled over for doing a 1mph pass on I 80 in Wyoming. Officer was laughing when he told me it took me 9 miles to pass the guy. He let me go with a warning.
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I was just curious I'm up and down route 30 everyday through Indiana, and lately there has been heavy enforcement going on in addition to mobile scales. There is also an area where trucks commonly pull off into and it looked like a state trooper pulled up on them started checking logs maybe? I have yet to been pulled over and never do a few miles over the speed limit but was curious as if anybody has been pulled over for anything else?