CVSA Officers Told Not To Wake Truckers For Random Inspections

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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New rule on random inspections.

CVSA Officers told not to wake truckers for random inspections

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Bill F.'s Comment
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Per the article; "not legally binding". Still a nice thought...

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Per the article; "not legally binding". Still a nice thought...

Yeah, not a rule, but a recommendation.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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If a cop wakes me for an inspection while I'm sleeping in a truck stop, I OK. I go on duty, DOT inspection (have that option in my PeopleNet) and wait. When he done, I would send a message to dispatch that "I got woke for a DOT inspection, it took _____ hours. I'm going back to bed. I new ETA is _____. Thank you. Good night."

My life is more important than any load.

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.

David D.'s Comment
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The good thing is, this now seems to define best practice, so overall it's a good thing. Now we'll see if it really happens.

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