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RealDiehl's Comment
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I was on I-24 in Kentucky. I passed by a state trooper parked in the median. He pulled out, put his lights on and pulled me over. First thing he said was, "You didn't do anything wrong. I'm just going to do an inspection." All he did was check my logs and BOL. I wasn't aware you could be pulled over on the open road for an inpection. There was a weigh station about 2 miles further down the road.

PlanB's Comment
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Yup law enforcement does not need any probable cause to pull over and inspect a CMV. You can be pulled over at any moment.

Never had it happen to me tho

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Rob T.'s Comment
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Atleast at Prime you dont need to worry about speeding on the interstate smile.gif. There have been days I've seen alot of trucks pulled over on the side of the road but not sure if they were doing something else wrong. 1 of the drivers at my company I talk to had this happen to him about a month ago but they took his license then had him drive the mile up the road to rest area so the officer could inspect the vehicle in a safer place.

Interstate:

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

RealDiehl's Comment
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At least at Prime you dont need to worry about speeding on the interstate

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Interstate:

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

Errol V.'s Comment
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I was pulled over on a rural 2-lane highway once. The Trooper was simply checking to see if I was using off-road diesel in my Swift truck. Seems local loggers might try to save a little money by not paying highway taxes.

Turtle's Comment
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Scan that clean inspection receipt in to Prime under the inspection tab and get $25 in your next check

RealDiehl's Comment
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I was pulled over on a rural 2-lane highway once. The Trooper was simply checking to see if I was using off-road diesel in my Swift truck. Seems local loggers might try to save a little money by not paying highway taxes.

Not familiar with off-road diesel. By "off-road" do you mean "illegally purchased" in order to avoid taxes on fuel? Or something else?

RealDiehl's Comment
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Scan that clean inspection receipt in to Prime under the inspection tab and get $25 in your next check

Most definitely!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Off road diesel is red and is not taxed since it is for vehicles that do not use public roads, like construction and farm equipment. Since it's not taxed it can be a dollar or more cheaper than on road diesel.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Off road diesel is red and is not taxed since it is for vehicles that do not use public roads, like construction and farm equipment. Since it's not taxed it can be a dollar or more cheaper than on road diesel.

Isn't reefer fuel also considered "off road" diesel?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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