Built Not Bought
Alright guys lets hear some stories form previous tickets you have occurred over the years with fines and if the DOT Officer put you out of service.
Yeah I have to do the same thing with myself too somecase a printed paper will show them and clear up couple details.Just the other day got a level 1 and the dot officer said I went over my 14 on one day... I told him I run local and I go off duty at the same place everynight and can run one 16 hr day once in a 8/70 rotation. He had to call main office even after I told him the "code"for the law. Think its funny when DOT officers dont even know the law and try to enforce them.
DOT can only check last 8/7 days depending if you are running a 70/8 or 60/7. If they ask for more let them know they can contact your home office for the rest. You are only required to keep those in your truck. I run same software and transfer to paper logs at end of day. Only time dot can look at more then 7/8 days is if you are getting a safety audit and they go through everything, but you know when thats gonna happen most of the time and never happens at a weight station of side of highway.this is one of many, but most recent...we loaded out in downtown LA one time, got north of the vine on 5 and come to find out one of our guys was 3k over on his trailer....so we slid the axles back on his trailer to make it weight legal but of course not CA legal. got to the last scale house in CA on 5 heading north and they pulled him in for being over length...of course when we made him CA legal, he was overweight. so we had to unload 1/3 of the trailer full of gear onto the angled parking lot (everything was roadcases, with wheels on the bottom) and swap it with another guys load...went back over the scale and he was still 350lbs over on the trailer..DOT wouldnt let him leave..so we then had to take off his ramps that are in the middle of the trailer and weighed again..this time 150lbs over and they let us go after 5 hours of messing around...:wtf
I also learned that you have to have PRINTED the last 7 days of your log, i run DDL on my laptop...while it passed in alabama when I got pulled in for a level 3, CA however did not like it and made me go to my truck and print up everything.
Right in the program it says print every day to be legal... :bdhi guess i should have been more clear....I do print my logs every week on sundays. We send them into the office and I keep a copy every week in a folder. It was a thursday or something that this happend and he wanted to see up untill that day on paper....I think that makes more since. haha