$150 Rookie Mistake

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I'm guessing he heard the leaking and that is why you where stopped, highly unlikely it was a coincidence. Imo you should have pulled over when you noticed a loss of air it could completely fail at anytime leading to loss of service break.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Rob it wasn't a blown tire. I had a tender spring break underneath my trailer so the airlines were on the ground. I was waiting for mechanical help and a DOT officer stopped and did a roadside inspection. ****** move for sure in the truck hating state of Indiana. I got nailed with a ton of csa points. At least its been 2+ years so the points aren't tripled or doubled anymore and will go away in just under a year. I've never ever gotten another inspection so it's a 100% failure rate lol.

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

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I was losing 15 psi when I applied the brakes which didn't happen before so I figured I had a leak.

That could have been a bad glad hand seal. What was the problem?

***** move for sure in the truck hating state of Indiana

It seems like 80% of the Tractors and Trailers on the planet are registered there..........They sure don't seem to hate the MONEY?

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Rob D.'s Comment
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Out of the blue, Tire blows, get a ticket for defective equipment, well, he was probably picked on in high school.

Is it generally worth it to contest CSA violations?

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

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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As in every profession, there are Troopers who sometimes don't exercise the best use of discretion. Technically, the fact that the tire blew means that it was defective. If your discussion with the officer indicates to him that you knew the tire was in danger of going, then justifiable citation. Out of the blue, Tire blows, get a ticket for defective equipment, well, he was probably picked on in high school. embarrassed.gif

The guys I knew from school that went into law enforcement we're all picked on in school...

Hobo's Comment
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Bobcat I completely agree. From now on if I'm losing air I'm parking it. Good thing I wasn't city driving.

Tractor Man it wasn't the gladhand. There was a small crack in the plastic service air hose right at the brass fitting that connects to the gladhand.

I found out later that this is a common problem. At least no one got hurt or worse

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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