Had My First DOT Inspection Today

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Spent the night at the first rest area in New Mexico on I-40 eastbound and got up at 3 a.m. to hit the road. There was a scale just east of me and I usually don't pay attention to those things because I always scale my loads. When on the trucker path app to look and see where I could stop and do a Transflo and get some coffee. Happened to notice the weight scale was open and pressed on it to see the reviews, and many other reviews complained about there DOT Inspections. 90% of the time I get the green light to skip the scale but I just had the feeling since I didn't get pulled in during the Blitz today was going to be my day and it was. If you read some of my previous posts I often have a gut feeling about things and most of the time they're right. To the guy at the scale told me to pull around behind to the barn and they were going to inspect me. Everything went sweet I wasn't even nervous because we run good equipment and our compliance lady is always on top of things. Just want to thank everyone on here because I picked up Little Things that I didn't learn with my trainer because we never had an inspection. Like how to email my logs... I knew where everything was. I was only in for about a half hour if it was that long? Everything was sweet and as I was getting ready to leave did a little small talk with the inspector I told him I just made $200... For having a clean inspection. Nice way to start the day.dancing-banana.gifundefinedthank-you-2.gif

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations on the clean inspection, I have not had the honor as yet.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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What was funny was as I approached scales in Texas and Oklahoma I thought to myself go ahead and pull me over to inspect me I have my get out of jail free card... LOL of course all the scales are closed.

Army 's Comment
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Congrats on the "free money".

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