CVSA 2013

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Troubador222's Comment
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Anyone dealt with extra stuff from it yet? We came up out of San Antonio TX with an air freight load and did not even hit an open scale until we got to OK. Our company has been hyping us to be ready for this for weeks and we have been. We even repaired a trailer running light ourselves on this last load, simply because we were worried the truck cops would be out looking. Not that hard to repair, and we will get reimbursed for the cost. Our load was so tight on time, and dealing with our maintenance department always ends up taking hours, by the time you get approval for repairs, get into a shop and actually have the work done. The important thing is we are not willing to risk getting the ticket, and we got the load there on time.

I was expecting more of a presence out there though. I guess not all states participate.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Anyone dealt with extra stuff from it yet? We came up out of San Antonio TX with an air freight load and did not even hit an open scale until we got to OK. Our company has been hyping us to be ready for this for weeks and we have been. We even repaired a trailer running light ourselves on this last load, simply because we were worried the truck cops would be out looking. Not that hard to repair, and we will get reimbursed for the cost. Our load was so tight on time, and dealing with our maintenance department always ends up taking hours, by the time you get approval for repairs, get into a shop and actually have the work done. The important thing is we are not willing to risk getting the ticket, and we got the load there on time.

I was expecting more of a presence out there though. I guess not all states participate.

Well thanks to Cargill, I was almost placed OOS. Luckily, I had a load lock. If a load lock had been in place, I would have passed a level 1 inspection.

Dave

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Dave I am not sure I understand. You are aware that you always secure each load regardless of what the shipper or receiver says right?

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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Dave I am not sure I understand. You are aware that you always secure each load regardless of what the shipper or receiver says right?

Well, the trailer was PRELOADED and SEALED. BUT...if pork loads continue to shift on me, I'll have to ask that the seal be broken so I can put a load lock in.

Dave

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Troubador222's Comment
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Lot of our loads are always locked and sealed before we pick them up too. We are not allowed to break the seal, and the big bolt like ones, we have no way to open those with out a bolt cutter

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Oh I see. That sheds a different light on it. You are correct that you are not responsible for presealed loads being but remember the dot position on this is every load is the responsibility of the driver. Its a catch 22.

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.

crazy rebel's Comment
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On any prelded trailer ya can request that ya see the ld and shipper must show ya and reseal it or ya can refuse to take it that is ur right,BC when ya sign the bills ur signing that u no one else takes full responsibility of that ld,I always ask to see it and I have refused to take a Ltd once.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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On any prelded trailer ya can request that ya see the ld and shipper must show ya and reseal it or ya can refuse to take it that is ur right,BC when ya sign the bills ur signing that u no one else takes full responsibility of that ld,I always ask to see it and I have refused to take a Ltd once.

I am going to talk to my company about this, because this is ridiculous. That is the second time a pork load shifted on me. Beer, boxed beef, Wal-Mart and the like don't give me as much of a problem as huge boxes of loose pork.

Dave

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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.

Jhill365's Comment
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I have gone through two other years of the "dreaded roadcheck" and every year, it was just business as usual. It is just hyped up by the media or maybe it is just because I basically just stay in the southeastern states. Who knows, but as long as you are doing everything like I hope you are doing it on your normal days you will not have a problem.

crazy rebel's Comment
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I have gone through two other years of the "dreaded roadcheck" and every year, it was just business as usual. It is just hyped up by the media or maybe it is just because I basically just stay in the southeastern states. Who knows, but as long as you are doing everything like I hope you are doing it on your normal days you will not have a problem.

exactly I agree bud but like all us exp. drivers know we got this new breed of drivers coming in that think the phone will drive the truck for them and the truck does its own pti.they just start it put in gear and blow out like a bull in a rodeo.

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