Unsafe Equipment - Money first Safety second
I am a truck driver (owner-operator)
Send to our drop yard to picked a loaded trailer going to Texas another driver dropped.
On my pretrip inspection I found 3 brakes at 1/4 " and flat tire.
To make a long story short I refused to haul it. Next day they say only a company shop could do the brakes. Closest company shop was 500 miles in the other direction. I refused again to haul it so they sent there company truck in to haul it.
There was a Freightliner shop less than a 1/2 mile away that could have done brake.
I have a written record of everything that was said and was thinking about reporting this to the safety director. There was a scale about 40 miles away I could have gone and had it put out of service if I wanted to.
What action would any of you Law Enforcement recomend? :noidea: