Level 2 Inspection Violation

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Eric g's Comment
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Hey guys so I was running up in the mountains today. I was 12 miles from my destination when I noticed my mudflap started hanging loose. I had nowhere safe to pull over and take a look so I had to keep going. Well I got super lucky and a highway patrol pulled me over and gave me a level 2. He was nice but wrote the mudflap on the inspection. No citation just said to have it fixed and mail the paper in within 15 days. I asked him if my company doesn’t do it in time will it affect me and he said NO it goes on their CSA not mine. My DM said nothing will go against me too. But I just find that hard to believe. Am I all anxious over nothing? I feel stupid for not just pulling off on the side of the highway for a quick fix but I guess an inspection is better than causing an accident or worse...

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Tim F.'s Comment
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Eric,

No big deal. Your company will fix the mud flap, sign the paperwork and send it in. I ran for Central Transport for a bit. They had no maintenance whatsoever. I received several of the fixit tickets (not proud...but it happened). Some of the, were my issues ...some not...but none of them kept me from getting a good job with Roehl...and now local with Ruan Transportation. Just don’t let your guard up on the pretrip.

Good luck!!!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Generally things on the trailer don't affect you. Make sure you get that taken care of ASAP. Stay safe.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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