First Inspection

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Jamie's Comment
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Well I had my first inspection today, only a level 3. I was coming on the interstate , i99 I believe it was in New York and the rest area right as you got into the ramp said all trucks must stop, so I did. Quick and simple, they only went over my logs really quick and got my truck information and license and I was on my way.

Some other truck drove past it, and off this state trooper went from the rest area, as I was leaving I seen the guy pulled over.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Army 's Comment
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Does that level of inspection get you any kudo's or just whew, it went well?

PackRat's Comment
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Some companies pay a “clean inspection bonus”. The higher the inspection level, the more you make for no discrepancies.

Solo's Comment
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Some companies pay a “clean inspection bonus”. The higher the inspection level, the more you make for no discrepancies.

TMC pays for clean inspections and $100 per clean Hazmat inspection.

One driver got his first inspection and happened to be under a HM load. After his clean inspection, he called Safety to inform, and Safety said if he got another clean inspection, he would double the bonus, so he pulled into another weigh station and asked for an inspection since "it's my first HM load, and I want to make sure everything is correct".

Needless to say, there's a cap now on a given day.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Marc Lee's Comment
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Some companies pay a “clean inspection bonus”. The higher the inspection level, the more you make for no discrepancies.

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TMC pays for clean inspections and $100 per clean Hazmat inspection.

One driver got his first inspection and happened to be under a HM load. After his clean inspection, he called Safety to inform, and Safety said if he got another clean inspection, he would double the bonus, so he pulled into another weigh station and asked for an inspection since "it's my first HM load, and I want to make sure everything is correct".

Needless to say, there's a cap now on a given day.

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HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

PackRat's Comment
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That clown sounds like a real asset. I would have fired him.

Auggie69's Comment
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That clown sounds like a real asset. I would have fired him.

Nope. Not me. Give the man a raise.

Thinking outside the box. PLUS who among us would survive ONE inspection and then volunteer for another right after? The DOT can find stuff if they really want so I'm willing to bet NONE OF US would do what this guy did.

More power to him.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Nope. First, the company is doing him a favor with giving a bonus for an inspection on their truck. He cashes in on that one. Next, he finds out he can get more free money, so he lies to the DOT for another “first inspection”, gets greedy and sends that one in, too. This ruins it for everyone else. Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered.

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.

Rick S.'s Comment
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That clown sounds like a real asset. I would have fired him.

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Nope. Not me. Give the man a raise.

Thinking outside the box. PLUS who among us would survive ONE inspection and then volunteer for another right after? The DOT can find stuff if they really want so I'm willing to bet NONE OF US would do what this guy did.

More power to him.

ESPECIALLY on a placarded load...

Rick

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.

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