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  1. groundhog74

    groundhog74 Member

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    One of our drivers got a ticket at a scale for a flat tire. My understanding is OD should pay fine right?
     
  2. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    No, if he had a flat and chose to drive on with it that's on him. He should have called road rage to come fix it. Mechanical delay is only $10/hr but it's better than a ticket any day.
     
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  3. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    I guess it depends. Usually a fix it ticket is a warning. A flat could of happened, a overweight it depends. A driver here got a out of sequence ticket at a scale. He's going to be held responsible due to the fact he didn't weigh the trailers correctly. Never trust the manifest weight. Weigh it. I've had 3000 lb trailers be heavier than a 17,000 on the front.
     
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  4. groundhog74

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    He's a p and d drive .Was fine in am on pre trip but ran something over ...
     
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  5. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Unless you hear/see/feel that tire blow, it's hard to tell when it happened. I've returned from a trip and during my post-trip noticed the inside right tire on my rear box was flat. Hmmmm...wonder when that happened.
     
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  6. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    I drove one time with a flat on a trailer for over 300 miles, but they didn't have the air up system on the tires. And I hadn't stopped so I didn't know. Was on the phone with a friend of mine who was waiting for me in Laredo, was still on the phone with him as I drove in the yard, he started laughing because I was pulling a tail... the cap was wrapped around the ICC bumper.

    That being said, the inflation system should have notified him of the flat, either the light on the side or the air rushing through the system... and if you don't give your tires a bump every stop or 2 in the city you really should. Lots of hazards you can run over in town.
     
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  7. Trucker 206

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    Amen to that! Lots of hazards...parked cars, emergency vehicles, unicorns, Bigfoot, and even the occasional blind person in the crosswalk.
     
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  8. useless

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    oh and don't forget that all important person on a bike
     
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  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    Never heard of a driver getting a ticket for a flat tire. Especially not knowing when it went flat.
     
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  10. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hat Jokes Are Always Funny

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    Or the two of them riding side by side instead of single file.....
     
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  11. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    Yep...the ones that think they're exempt to any traffic law. I actually enjoy running over those folks.
     
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  12. useless

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    I enjoy the look on their face after they bounce off my rear tandems. with bent tire and rim they say how do I get home from here?
     

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