2022 Operation Road Check

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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I have always told ALL my DM's, about my mechanical experience of 40+ years, starting om big rigs. When I tell em I have a problem going on with my truck(never did have any) or trailer, take my word for it please. LOL I know everything on the equipment, and what each thing/part does. I can't fix on the road, anything other than a light out etc. Nor carry the amount of tools I'd need, or get paid for lol....It "was" above my pay grade....

Only had ONE, level 1 inspection starting out at the New Mexico, scales we passed accordingly.....Had 1, level 2, driving for Gardner, my left trailer tail light, just happened to go out at that time. I fixed it in their parking lot,filled out the paperwork certifying my repair, and got the officer to sign off on it.....

Luckily, all 4 trucks I or we drove, were up to par, so I never worried about getting inspected, never did again get pulled in (3 years time)

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Matthew P.'s Comment
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Not sweating this. Just being prepared. Oh and running the back roads. Ran empty past a scalehouse today. All full with inspectors looking at trucks in ways I have never seen before. Looked busy. Thankfully this outfit is good with keeping up the equipment

PackRat's Comment
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Bobcat Bob avoids the inspectors

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"They've never been on this route!"

Suicide Jockey's Comment
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I got loaded a few hours ago and was happy I was able to find some diesel. Made it less than 1 mile from the loading terminal and got pulled over for a Level 1!

Trooper was very polite and professional, and Inspection was all clean.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Bobcat Bob avoids the inspectors

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"They've never been on this route!"

With all the rain I drove through today it felt like that!

Matthew P.'s Comment
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What a difference between the states. Texas has been very aggressive. Crossed over into Louisiana and I see no law enforcement presence at all. I'll get the sample Arkansas and Tennessee tomorrow.

Matthew P.'s Comment
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Crazy. Went through LA, AL, GA and TN. Nothing at all like TX. They were very aggressive this year. At least it is over now.

What a difference between the states. Texas has been very aggressive. Crossed over into Louisiana and I see no law enforcement presence at all. I'll get the sample Arkansas and Tennessee tomorrow.

Greg M.'s Comment
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Try Travis County around Austin Texas. It is really bad there. Another one going up is on I 20 outside of Dallas The one in Houston is really strict. Mechanics there in overalls, creepers and lots of gauges and tools. Having my documents in a three-ring binder with indexed listed of expiration dates, a holder for the license I think they were impressed by for they let me go on a minor issue.

Crazy. Went through LA, AL, GA and TN. Nothing at all like TX. They were very aggressive this year. At least it is over now.

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What a difference between the states. Texas has been very aggressive. Crossed over into Louisiana and I see no law enforcement presence at all. I'll get the sample Arkansas and Tennessee tomorrow.

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