Roadcheck 2019 In Effect This Week

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Rick S.'s Comment
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I think most government departments have had to cut back on their budgets. The DOT and highway patrols would do more if the budget money would allow. That might be good or bad, depending on your viewpoint.

The income from citations is a GREAT REVENUE STREAM. It's not unsurprising that they would focus on smaller operators, knowing the bigger companies do way better in the way of maintenance and compliance.

Many of the smaller outfits and independents that know they're not "up to snuff", simply take the week off.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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I-55 near Lexington Illinois, mile marker 178. Wolf packing in a big way, 6 Troopers working trucks on the ramps. Looks like the full line inspections, hoods open, Creepers out..

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I think most government departments have had to cut back on their budgets. The DOT and highway patrols would do more if the budget money would allow. That might be good or bad, depending on your viewpoint.

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The income from citations is a GREAT REVENUE STREAM. It's not unsurprising that they would focus on smaller operators, knowing the bigger companies do way better in the way of maintenance and compliance.

Many of the smaller outfits and independents that know they're not "up to snuff", simply take the week off.

Rick

Rick, that makes sense. I suppose those guys pay for themselves and then some. Do you know how big the fines are when the LEO finds violations????

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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The fines will start at about $50. After the “processing fee”, “convenience fee”, “Greener Earth fee”, “environmental fee”, “victim witness fee”, “day of the week fee”, federal, state, county, city, hamlet, and township fees are added in (for an added revenue bonus), you can count on another $100, at a minimum.

Let us not forget the money a driver does not receive for the hour they lost while being inspected. Actually, multiply that by two. First, you have to go to “On Duty, Not Driving” during the inspection, so that gets sacrificed from your 70/14 hour clocks; Second, you’re sitting and not making the wheels turn for mileage pay.

Good idea to do your pre-trip, inter-trip, and post-trip inspections well? You bet it is.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I successfully avoided the entire thing. I’m home safe now. Lol

Amish country's Comment
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I made it through untouched as well. Thought they were going to pull me at the only station I passed finishing up my day but he waved me on and pulled the hotshot card hauler behind me. There were 3 other hotshots getting inspected already. Might make a difference when they can see all your lights working and dash isn't a mess.

Amish country's Comment
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I made it through untouched as well. Thought they were going to pull me at the only station I passed finishing up my day but he waved me on and pulled the hotshot card hauler behind me. There were 3 other hotshots getting inspected already. Might make a difference when they can see all your lights working and dash isn't a mess.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Looks like this guy avoided it as well

Trucker flees inspection

Rob T.'s Comment
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Only weigh station i passed is on I80 headed west back to des Moines. They had a ton of trucks out back. Kept weigh station open but everybody was brought in then told to bypass. Trucks were at a near stop in the right lane on I80. When they're that backed up wouldn't it be more safe to close the station for a few minutes than have traffic at a near stop in a traffic lane?

Tractor Man's Comment
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Looks like this guy avoided it as well

Trucker flees inspection

What a dumbass. They only have about a million cameras at those check points. Obviously at least two were working just fine and dandy!

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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