Residentail Deliveries On Streets Posted No Trucks

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  1. True Value

    True Value New Member

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    A driver at our terminal received a ticket making a delivery on a street marked "no trucks". R&l refused to pay, driver had to pay $170 out of his on pocket to deliver their freight. Unfortunately this company will not back up their drivers. Keep this in mind!!!
     
  2. munson

    munson Gold card member

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    For some reason I think that there might be another side to this story
     
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  3. True Value

    True Value New Member

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    I don't know how there could be, the driver got the ticket, turned it in to be paid and safety said no.
    Just a heads up to anyone making a delivery on a no truck street.
     
  4. munson

    munson Gold card member

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    These tickets usually come from a driver who uses a no truck road to cut thru to get to a delivery.we get a half dozen of these type tickets a day at our term. and they are all payed.tickets are no truck area or parking tickets
     
  5. R&L_PHI

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    No other side to story....neighborhood he entered to make delivery said No Trucks...which we all do everyday...Apparently,now we are supposed to pull over,call dispatch,and they call local police department to get approval for us to drive tractor trailer into the neighborhood. Still cant find out where this rule is written. Just make it up as they go I guess. They have always paid parking tickets because they are written out to truck not driver. So definitely keep it in mind where you are driving, company will not stand behind you on this issue. Maybe they can figure out a way to send all the residentials out on box trucks instead of our box trucks delivering in industrial parks and our tractor trailers driving through neighborhoods...This should be a big wake up call to all drivers..the ticket cost him $170.
     
  6. sapper

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    There was a safety sheet on this last year I think. It said that we do not deliver on posted roads. I read that as to say if your are caught on one of these roads, you are on the hook for the fines. From that point on I refuse to deliver any freight, (residential or commercial) that are located on a posted road unless I have permission from either the local road commissioner or local PD. Local laws always trump dispatch wishes.

    Remember, the ticket is on your record, not theirs.
     
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    munson Gold card member

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    I remember when this safety sheet came out.i would rather them not pay it...so I could fight in court.
     
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    sapper Active Member

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    In my part of the world, local road commissioners are the unknown siblings of Jesus Himself. They are not afraid to write tickets and the courts support them 100 percent.
     
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  9. shadowr434

    shadowr434 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    In my neck of the woods, If you have a delivery in an area that is marked no thru trucks, and the area cant be accessed any other way, your clear to make the delivery, as londg as you have proof,IE, the delivery receipt or pick up BOL.
     
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    True Value New Member

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    That's true 99 percent of the time, but if you do get a ticket R&L will not pay it. So why would you even take the chance for somebody that
    won't back you up?
     
  11. R&L_PHI

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    There are many different No Truck signs...some have No Trucks Except for local delivery,then you are safe as long as you have Delivery receipt...,that would apply to No Thru Truck signs too...It is basically for signs that only say No Trucks.. If you go on your own and dont have permission from a Township official ,ticket will be your responsibility to pay. Pull over, have supervisor call,explain vehicle you are driving and enjoy the 25 minutes of getting paid while all this is taken care of. I am guessing most of the time township will say it need to be on smaller truck...That means new appointment,new delivery date,and very unhappy customer...It is what it is.....those signs are there for a reason,dont understand why our residentials are not done by smaller trucks anyway,...we have plenty of small trucks at our terminal to just do residentials and certain businesses that trailers cant do.
     
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    shadowr434 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Well, in Connecticut and Mass, there is no such thing as Townships or Township officials.
     
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    shadowr434 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Ct law as it stands, from what Ive read from the CT DMV site, No thru trucks signs aren't binding if you are performing a delivery in said location. No Trucks signs are binding for all, no exceptions.
     
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    Sling Blade Disgruntled

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    Yeah, and sit and listen to the returns pile up while the office idiot gets distracted by a shiny object.
     
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  15. nobodysboy

    nobodysboy here to inform not to conform.

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    No other side to that story in Dallas. Even bobtail drivers are getting no truck zone tickets. There are areas in Highland Park and Argyle that says all trucks must have permits. Many drivers are refusing to cross that line now.
     
  16. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Ya? But the drivers signature is on the ticket. Makes him liable for the payment. Even if the company gives him the money to pay it, it is still on him. If what this poster said about the driver having to pay it is true, why is he still working there? Screw me once, shame on you. Screw me twice, shame on me. If he has a good record, jump ship. He will thank himself down the road. von.
     
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  17. vongrimmenstein

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    Good for them. Bet ya that really goes over great with dispatch. Imagine that, a bunch of truckers sticking together & telling management no. I sure wish some Teamsters I know had some backbone like that. So tell us, how are the deliveries being made IF they don't have a permit for that day & it is the high dollar get it here yesterday freight? @ ABF we call it a Timekeeper delivery. Pays almost twice the normal freight rate. Trust me, ABF will pay the ticket. They want it delivered. They can talk about the fine later. They have to report every late Timekeeper to their boss on a daily basis. Not so on the ticket. von.
     
  18. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    True in just about every city in the country. I wonder if any of these local laws violate the Federal Commerce Clause? von.
     
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