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I have been working on my old 76 peterbilt and really would like to find a webpage or something I can print, or someone that is very savvy about dot regulations. I need to know what needs to be repaired or the requirments I need to meet. Any help is apreciated.
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I would think that you may be eligible to not meet every requirement, as some laws were not in effect when it was built.
Here is a copy of a DOT inspection sheet though. If you go through all the sections on the sheet, it will tell you where to look etc.
http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/documents/f...t_396form6.pdf

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the dot(bit) inspection is a little different about level 1 which they do in the scales, but i can give you a tip ,(any way you have for 3 year for IRS)you need to show all the log books for a year the inspector compares your log book with your payroll + miles
they will ask you a inspection for 90 days for a mechanic authorize(4 inspection for year maintenance) ,they will also test you drugs and alcohol ,also inspect your brakes the cutting and cut out(verbal test) all the alarms have to work this inspection ,(clean under carrier) they can do it in your house or the company you work in with appointment if you are 0/0 need show your CA current ,road taxes ,insurance, and registration
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If I take my truck to the peterbilt dealer here in town for an inspection is that the paper that they will be using?
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If I take my truck to the peterbilt dealer here in town for an inspection is that the paper that they will be using?
!!!nnaaa!!! is to expensive a dot only cost $35 and any place they give those forms, if you need send my a PM and i send you via fax the forms
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the dot(bit) inspection is a little different about level 1 which they do in the scales, but i can give you a tip ,(any way you have for 3 year for IRS)you need to show all the log books for a year the inspector compares your log book with your payroll + miles
they will ask you a inspection for 90 days for a mechanic authorize(4 inspection for year maintenance) ,they will also test you drugs and alcohol ,also inspect your brakes the cutting and cut out(verbal test) all the alarms have to work this inspection ,(clean under carrier) they can do it in your house or the company you work in with appointment if you are 0/0 need show your CA current ,road taxes ,insurance, and registration
Been through the government wringer, Pichu?...
A little outfit near me(3-4 trucks) had an audit done recently. The "officials" camped at a local motel and spent two days going through everything at company.
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Thats Bs to do that to anyone, but especially the little guy. I am just trying to get my truck as ready as I can so when I take it down to get inspected it will pass I can get my sticker and be on my way to putting it to work.
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I worry about the absence of ANY front axle brakes whatsoever. They weren't fitted at the factory. Anyone have any experience in getting a DOT sticker lacking front brakes in a vehicle from an era when they weren't required equipment?

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I have been working on my old 76 peterbilt and really would like to find a webpage or something I can print, or someone that is very savvy about dot regulations. I need to know what needs to be repaired or the requirments I need to meet. Any help is apreciated.
If you are a new entity, their first visit will only be a warning. They will suggest things they WILL look for the next time they come in.

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