Prohibited Items In Your Truck?

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Caroline C.'s Comment
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Hi All, Do any of your carriers prohibit you from carrying specific items in your truck? If so, what items and what is their reasoning?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Weapons Passengers Pets Liquor Drugs

That covers most of it I think

PackRat's Comment
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Invasive species or plants, drugs, hostages, alcohol, illegals, prescriptions that are not prescribed by medical personnel, child porn, explosives, stolen merchandise, disco lights operating while the truck is moving, any literature concerning a day cab.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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The standard drugs and alcohol, passengers unless approved.

Why do you want to know what their reasoning is? The trucks belong to the company, unless one is a LO or 00, so it's not my place to question why not.

Laura

Caroline C.'s Comment
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The standard drugs and alcohol, passengers unless approved.

Why do you want to know what their reasoning is? The trucks belong to the company, unless one is a LO or 00, so it's not my place to question why not.

Laura

Curious as to various company policies pertaining to in cab furnishings. I'm glad to see several don't allow drugs/alcohol rofl-3.gif I am not a driver, I work for a carrier in Safety. I've found through my experience some of the best knowledge comes from individuals who have been doing this of years, so just curious!

PackRat's Comment
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In cab furnishings or what is not allowed on the truck?

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Hi All, Do any of your carriers prohibit you from carrying specific items in your truck? If so, what items and what is their reasoning?

My husband's company?!? Anything that's NOT on the BOL (Bill of Lading) ... in addition to the comments above. ;)

Even a PET or a PASSENGER has a special form for insurance, at most companies. It's not "I sits I fits" in trucking.

Re: Safety type products?? Most things the guys/gals carry on board, are weaponry enough. More detail, delving, here:

Laws of In Cab Items, CMV.

Best wishes, Caroline! (Wish we knew what you were 'wanting' to haul!)

~ Anne ~

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
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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hostages

Are you even a real OTR driver if you don't have at least one??

any literature concerning a day cab.

That was pretty funny

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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Invasive species or plants, drugs, hostages, alcohol, illegals, prescriptions that are not prescribed by medical personnel, child porn, explosives, stolen merchandise, disco lights operating while the truck is moving, any literature concerning a day cab.

“…any literature concerning a day cab.” That gave me a robust belly laugh. We can always count on PackRat to delivery the goods here. Additionally, Schneider has a policy that “bodily fluids” can’t be carried in the truck. I’d like to hear PackRat’s comment on that one.

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Curious as to various company policies pertaining to in cab furnishings.

Since my company leases their trucks, there is to be no added holes inside or outside of the truck. With the truck having curtains that go around the front windows, I don't need to decorate the inside any more than that. Having a dog that sheds constantly is more than enough work to keep the truck clean.

Now, my truck did allow me to add an Air Force veteran sticker on the outside...in fact, they ordered it and put it on for me:

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Laura

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