35-year Trucker Joe Bartlette Got A Seatbelt Ticket — Until This Video Got It Thrown Out!

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Here is a working Working link to the video.

This is the type of system CFI is putting in all of their trucks. These systems are saving companies millions and helping drivers CYA.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Here is a working Working link to the video.

This is the type of system CFI is putting in all of their trucks. These systems are saving companies millions and helping drivers CYA.

Thanks Big Scott! Maybe you can tell me how you did that or what I did wrong.

Anyway. I'm sold! I will (buy and) have my own dual-facing camera when I get my own truck!

Solo's Comment
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Solo, I never noticed TMC didn’t have fender mirrors? What’s up with that besides the owner?

I use my fender mirrors all the time.

The owner likes his trucks looking a specific way inside, and out. Hence the cleaning requirements of us company drivers.

I wish we had them.

We just had a fleet-wide msg go our reminding people to not only look at their mirrors before completing a lane change but to also look over their fenders.

If only we had those mirrors.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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I need the mods to weigh in on this now. When I was in CDL School I specifically remember them telling us that the seatbelts are orange so the DOT can see you are wearing it.

I thought Maybe that was an Iowa thing but TMC had one of their training centers right around the corner from my CDL School.

NOT a FMSCA/DOT requirement to have hi-viz seatbelts. IS to be using them. As much as it is to keep you from going through the windshield in an accident - it also keeps you in your seat and in control of the truck in case an event (bump, hard turn, whatever) might bounce you off the seat.

A lot of companies order them, so they can make sure company policy is being followed, but it also helps with LEO being able to see you utilizing them.



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.


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.


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.
Pete E Pothole's Comment
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When I was at Millis, they were like green. Showed up better on the dash cam.

They are still dayglo green at Millis.

PackRat's Comment
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0648633001553217006.jpg Guessed they still would be.

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