Sleeper Floor Clutter?

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Jim S.'s Comment
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Will DOT give a driver a hit for storing non rollable things such as boxes or. Refrigerator on sleeper berth floor? What about n ice chest with one set of wheels if they are chocked?

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

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.

Old School's Comment
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No, you're not getting a ticket for clutter. Having a dashboard full of clutter may get you a little more attention for an inspection, but there aren't laws against clutter.

OMG, if you could only see some of the abandoned trucks I've gone to retrieve. Clutter is not even a word that comes close to describing them.

PackRat's Comment
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Just try to tie down, strap, wedge, or otherwise secure the loose stuff so it doesn't cause a "surprise" when you hit some potholes, or do a hard brake.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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