Arizona DOT Enforcement Blitz This Week.

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PackRat's Comment
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Yes, often get ytubed into believing misleading information.... ...TT to the rescue

Copied the CVSA sticker, on my way to Kinko's now so I'll have it if I ever get a truck! ...................... jk :)

You believe a lot of what you hear, but the problem is most of it concerning trucking is garbage. I do not put much stock in PSA announcements from anybody outside of the industry.

Stop over researching everything, settle on a company, and start driving.

Sid V.'s Comment
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Do you honestly think the dot is dumb enough to announce blitzes weeks and months ahead of time so people that run trash can plan around it?

It's all a bunch of misdirection. do what you should be doing and you'll be fine.

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.

Auggie69's Comment
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Any way to mitigate taking a hit and get around the stepped up checkpoints?

My only trucking friend says they will always find something wrong at these stops. Said he got a written warning on a brand new trailer with 150 miles on it: for 2 lines which had touched just enough to clear off a small amount of dust, as a potential hazard.

Doesn't sound bad, but I saw a video where a company fined a driver for each warning or ticket -the video said he picked up a nail in a trailer tire since that morning's pre-trip.

Funny story - a few years ago in Florida I was driving down I75. Can't remember the exact exit but it's not relevant. Anyhow, cops put up one of those big flashing construction signs that said "Drug Interdiction Checkpoint at Exit 50". Course, all the druggies said, "Screw that" and proceeded to take Exit 49 only to find plenty of cops at the top of the ramp because the REAL checkpoint was setup at - Exit 49.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Awesome!

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Just pull all the tires off, they can't inspect them if you don't have any!!

I wouldn't believe half of the YouTube videos and the other half I think are lies.

Do a good pretrip and drive for a reputable company and you'll be fine. When ever I pass one of the inspection areas most of the trucks being inspected are O/O, hotshot and box trucks. Very few "name brand" companies get stopped.

Also if you see something wrong with equipment say something, don't leave it for the next driver.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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