So I Got A Warning Yesterday!

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Donna M.'s Comment
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I’m riding through this little place abbeville, sc. I’ve got a white truck with inside blue lights behind me, I pull into median . He gets out has a brown sweater on so I’m not sure what Dept he was from. He comes to the door says he’s sc dot okay. Ask if he could open my door. Sure! He gets up on the step like right in my face. He said u know the speed limit here? Yes sir 35 that’s why I was going 33 to 35. He said looked like u we’re going a little faster than that! No sir! He said can u email me your logs? Yes if you’ll give me your code. So, he says I’m doing a level 2 which is a walk around and a level 3 which is your logs. Sits in his car about 30 minutes then brings me a paper to sign. Level 2 no violations, level 3 no violations, warning 1 to 5 miles over posted speed limit, drug and alcohol assented as negative. I just signed the paper and left. I guess he was gonna get me on something.

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.

Navypoppop's Comment
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Don't you just love it when "Barney Fife" has to be a "d***. Just because he couldn't get you on anything wrong with logs or equipment he has to show his "authoritay" by giving you something. At least it was a warning.

Jammer a's Comment
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Yeah that’s your hard earned tax dollars at work Donna what a jerk

I’m riding through this little place abbeville, sc. I’ve got a white truck with inside blue lights behind me, I pull into median . He gets out has a brown sweater on so I’m not sure what Dept he was from. He comes to the door says he’s sc dot okay. Ask if he could open my door. Sure! He gets up on the step like right in my face. He said u know the speed limit here? Yes sir 35 that’s why I was going 33 to 35. He said looked like u we’re going a little faster than that! No sir! He said can u email me your logs? Yes if you’ll give me your code. So, he says I’m doing a level 2 which is a walk around and a level 3 which is your logs. Sits in his car about 30 minutes then brings me a paper to sign. Level 2 no violations, level 3 no violations, warning 1 to 5 miles over posted speed limit, drug and alcohol assented as negative. I just signed the paper and left. I guess he was gonna get me on something.

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.

Jared H.'s Comment
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Ask for his name, badge number and a supervisor. Call 911 and confirm he is an on-duty officer. Wait for superior to arrive and don’t sign nothing. ❤️🙏🏼

I’m riding through this little place abbeville, sc. I’ve got a white truck with inside blue lights behind me, I pull into median . He gets out has a brown sweater on so I’m not sure what Dept he was from. He comes to the door says he’s sc dot okay. Ask if he could open my door. Sure! He gets up on the step like right in my face. He said u know the speed limit here? Yes sir 35 that’s why I was going 33 to 35. He said looked like u we’re going a little faster than that! No sir! He said can u email me your logs? Yes if you’ll give me your code. So, he says I’m doing a level 2 which is a walk around and a level 3 which is your logs. Sits in his car about 30 minutes then brings me a paper to sign. Level 2 no violations, level 3 no violations, warning 1 to 5 miles over posted speed limit, drug and alcohol assented as negative. I just signed the paper and left. I guess he was gonna get me on something.

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.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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You should have handed it back and demanded that he write you a speeding ticket with confirmation of your speed by either radar or pacing you off, thinking it looked a little fast doesn’t count. You’ll also want to confirm that the warning doesn’t count against you.

Donna M.'s Comment
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You should have handed it back and demanded that he write you a speeding ticket with confirmation of your speed by either radar or pacing you off, thinking it looked a little fast doesn’t count. You’ll also want to confirm that the warning doesn’t count against you.

You know if my husband hadn’t been with me, I’d probably been more weary of him. Just a reg white 150 truck no markings no name tag but he did have code for email and the paper he gave me is official. I guess his drug and alcohol assessment was getting in my face.. because he didn’t give me any type test.

James R.'s Comment
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Warnings give CSA points in the exact same way as tickets, although warnings are much harder to contest. Demanding a ticket for something you can probably win in court works best. I'd recommend getting a dashcam that supports in video speed tracking. Often times, you won't actually have to go to court, but just tell him you have a dash cam that records your speed as proof that he's lying.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

PackRat's Comment
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With a "warning citation", there's zero recourse, meaning it's on your record for the next three years.

I learned this one the same way a few years ago in NM. I got a warning for the tractor missing the rear license plate light assembly. I argued with that DOT officer for an extended period on that one. Why do I need a light when there is never, ever a license plate there? He showed me the regulation out of the book, though, but it still didn't make sense. That one stayed on my DAC for three years.

Next time, any time, demand a ticket that you can challenge in court.

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Warnings give CSA points in the exact same way as tickets, although warnings are much harder to contest. Demanding a ticket for something you can probably win in court works best. I'd recommend getting a dashcam that supports in video speed tracking. Often times, you won't actually have to go to court, but just tell him you have a dash cam that records your speed as proof that he's lying.

Not necessarily. In this case, it’s the inspection which will automatically report it and all the more reason to demand the citation. For example, you pull into a weigh station and you’re overweight on an axle but under gross. You might get a warning, you might even get a ticket but as long as an inspection isn’t performed, it’s merely the fine with no psp points assigned to the driver and no CSA points to the company.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

James R.'s Comment
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That's why I said to ask for the ticket.

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Warnings give CSA points in the exact same way as tickets, although warnings are much harder to contest. Demanding a ticket for something you can probably win in court works best. I'd recommend getting a dashcam that supports in video speed tracking. Often times, you won't actually have to go to court, but just tell him you have a dash cam that records your speed as proof that he's lying.

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Not necessarily. In this case, it’s the inspection which will automatically report it and all the more reason to demand the citation. For example, you pull into a weigh station and you’re overweight on an axle but under gross. You might get a warning, you might even get a ticket but as long as an inspection isn’t performed, it’s merely the fine with no psp points assigned to the driver and no CSA points to the company.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

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