Tickets

Discussion in 'Old Dominion Freight Line' started by groundhog74, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. groundhog74

    groundhog74 Member

    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    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

    Messages:
    5,435
    Likes Received:
    2,760
    Trophy Points:
    113
    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.
     
    dough boy and slinky like this.
  3. flybynite

    flybynite Active Member

    Messages:
    561
    Likes Received:
    233
    Trophy Points:
    43
    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.
     
    Songremainsthesame likes this.
  4. groundhog74

    groundhog74 Member

    Messages:
    239
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    18
    He's a p and d drive .Was fine in am on pre trip but ran something over ...
     
    flybynite likes this.
  5. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    755
    Trophy Points:
    93
    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.
     
    flybynite likes this.
  6. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    5,435
    Likes Received:
    2,760
    Trophy Points:
    113
    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.
     
    gomer2969 likes this.
  7. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    755
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Amen to that! Lots of hazards...parked cars, emergency vehicles, unicorns, Bigfoot, and even the occasional blind person in the crosswalk.
     
    Big Dave and Songremainsthesame like this.
  8. useless

    useless Active Member

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    28
    oh and don't forget that all important person on a bike
     
    Trucker 206 and Big Dave like this.
  9. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Part time Coop Dispatch driver

    Messages:
    7,291
    Likes Received:
    7,821
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Never heard of a driver getting a ticket for a flat tire. Especially not knowing when it went flat.
     
    gomer2969 likes this.
  10. Big Dave

    Big Dave Dispatcher for Team BRG-Wong

    Messages:
    5,090
    Likes Received:
    4,342
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Or the two of them riding side by side instead of single file.....
     
    gomer2969 likes this.
  11. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    783
    Likes Received:
    755
    Trophy Points:
    93
    Yep...the ones that think they're exempt to any traffic law. I actually enjoy running over those folks.
     
    gomer2969 likes this.
  12. useless

    useless Active Member

    Messages:
    121
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    28
    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?
     

Share This Page