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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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What is wrong with this picture?

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Pete M.'s Comment
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Light missing? I see two empty mounting holes and a wire connector.

Pete M.'s Comment
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I'm guessing rear red clearance light.

Old School's Comment
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I know Big Scott disqualified me from answering, but I'm hoping he won't get upset if I give a hint...

This is on the left hand side at the rear of this trailer.

Pete M.'s Comment
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The amber light appears to be the ABS light... Don't know what else would be there...

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'm guessing red rear marker light, and isn't the DOT bumper required to have reflective tape? Trailer side too, but that mat be up higher, not sure.

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.

Old School's Comment
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You're getting warm Pete! In fact if you'd put everything together that you've noticed, you can probably solve the mystery.

Hint: there's nothing missing.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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You're getting warm Pete! In fact if you'd put everything together that you've noticed, you can probably solve the mystery.

Hint: there's nothing missing.

Yes there is. The red light in the lower left corner. The first response was correct. Flatbeds May have a different setup, but dry vans and reefers have a red light on the left side at the back left corner at floor level.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Yes the red rear left side marker light and mounting plate was missing. Below is a picture of the right side which shows what should have been there.

0882467001545586766.jpg This was a relay that was dropped for us on a messed up load. The driver who brought this trailer to us dumped this problem on us. Please don't do that to a fellow driver.

andhe78's Comment
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Flatbeds May have a different setup, but dry vans and reefers have a red light on the left side at the back left corner at floor level.

No, we’ve got them too.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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