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crazy rebel's Comment
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make sure to check every nook and cranny on ur pti ,don't let even the slight thing wrong slide.

Scott L.'s Comment
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Been hearing a lot about this. Thankfully I'm home until Wednesday sometime, so I'll miss most of it. How often do they do these?

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Every year around this time. Some states do them more often but this is a nation check.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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I guess that is why the scale house is closed today, coming into Illinois on I-70. I might need to avoid the scales tomorrow. Depends on how much my load weighs. I am planning everything out to get it there on time.

Dave

Greg's Comment
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I do local LTL p/d and rarely cross any scales and I'm still nervous lol. I already have a failed level 1 inspection under my belt from when I was with schneider

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
crazy rebel's Comment
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Be cautious BC when they do this they do set up rd side insp. also for the occasional evader I found out the hard way,so I started taking my hot over these days or plan where I'm in a truck stop early and running late at night.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Be cautious BC when they do this they do set up rd side insp. also for the occasional evader I found out the hard way,so I started taking my hot over these days or plan where I'm in a truck stop early and running late at night.

I was going to say, "I wish I could do that." I am at Wal-Mart right now, then I go to do a pick up scheduled to leave later on tonight for delivery tomorrow morning. I figure no matter what I do, I'll run into an inspection.

Dave

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Well, I wish I could say I passed a Level I inspection, but I can't. I had a sealed load and Ketucky DOT wanted a look inside. Guess what? If you say "No Load Lock," you win. What do you win? An OOS order until it gets corrected, which it was.

Dave

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Roadkill (aka:Guy DeCou)'s Comment
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Well, I wish I could say I passed a Level I inspection, but I can't. I had a sealed load and Ketucky DOT wanted a look inside. Guess what? If you say "No Load Lock," you win. What do you win? An OOS order until it gets corrected, which it was.

Dave

That is interesting...do they give you some sort of documentation stating that the seal was broken on order of DOT??

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Well, I wish I could say I passed a Level I inspection, but I can't. I had a sealed load and Ketucky DOT wanted a look inside. Guess what? If you say "No Load Lock," you win. What do you win? An OOS order until it gets corrected, which it was.

Dave

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That is interesting...do they give you some sort of documentation stating that the seal was broken on order of DOT??

Yes. Plus DOT was mistaken. The "unsecured" load DOES effect my CSA Score.

Dave

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

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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