Welcome to the APBWeb.
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    slowpoke98908 is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    08-11-06
    Posts
    4
    Rep Power
    0

    Lightbulb 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?

  2. #2
    BEK's Avatar
    BEK
    BEK is offline Lieutenant
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    01-02-06
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    2,101
    Rep Power
    3397457
    Document Document Document


  3. #3
    TheOldRhino's Avatar
    TheOldRhino is offline Corporal
    Join Date
    05-23-06
    Location
    Georgia
    Posts
    1,142
    Rep Power
    2707686
    I would even go a step further and carry a camera and mini casette or digital audio recorder with you.
    The virtue of spirit has no need for thanks or approval. Only the certain conviction that what has been done is right. -Jor El, as played by Marlon Brando

  4. #4
    Just KC's Avatar
    Just KC is offline Who?......Me?
    Join Date
    06-07-06
    Location
    Ca
    Posts
    2,403
    Rep Power
    470209
    Digital camera...take pics for proof!
    **********************
    ~Karie

    "I used to care
    but now I take a pill for that"

  5. #5
    AgentParsons's Avatar
    AgentParsons is offline I'm no damn "Bounty Hunter"; I'm a Professional
    Join Date
    06-15-06
    Location
    Providence RI
    Posts
    200
    Rep Power
    26384
    If it's not it writting it didn't happen. The camera and a ruler helps a lot too!
    Everybody is entitled to MY opinion!


  6. #6
    chris2001's Avatar
    chris2001 is offline Captain
    Join Date
    12-03-05
    Location
    KS
    Posts
    2,690
    Rep Power
    680858
    I agree they always tell us in the academy that if its not in your report it did not happen. Make sure you put everything down on paper. Not to mention go and buy you a cheap digital camera and a recorder so that you can tape the conversations as well as take pictures of the trailers. That way if they come back and tell you that you have violated the contract you have a leg to stand on.
    Being the best is not what always counts. What counts is always trying your best.

    Remember who you are, and where you came from. That way you never get a big head.


    May those that lost their lives in 9-11 RIP, for the things you did not many could do. You left so many behind so that you could save so few. For now we stand strong as one, and will not look back till the fight is done. (me)

    http://www.danasoft.com/sig/Nowwhat%...5Csuphomey.jpg

    The opinions given in my posts DO NOT reflect the opinions, views, policies, and/or procedures of my employing agency. They are MY PERSONAL OPINIONS only.

  7. #7
    slowpoke98908 is offline Rookie
    Join Date
    08-11-06
    Posts
    4
    Rep Power
    0
    I took photos, never though about photo with tape measure. Great idea.


  8. #8
    Sleuth is offline SS/A (Ret.)
    Join Date
    01-27-06
    Location
    The mountians of Arizona
    Posts
    19
    Rep Power
    0
    Thanks for not hauling that death trap on the road with me & my family!

    I have a friend who used to drive long haul. When the company refused to fix the trucks, he would flag down an officer on the highway, and ""request"" a safety inspection. After it got deadlined, they HAD to fix the truck!
    Survival is the only Victory!

  9. #9
    conalabu is offline Grasshopper
    Verified LEO
    Join Date
    05-16-06
    Location
    NC
    Posts
    3,406
    Rep Power
    4019285
    Same old routine. Check this out though...I had a driver go through my town and lose TWO wheels off his trailer. At 45 miles per hour those things are a tank. One hit a pickup (parked, thank god) the other ended up in the weeds. Driver ended up stopping 50 miles away. Said he never knew he lost the two tires when he was hauling max weight and the tires were gone from his side. No one got hurt purely by a miracle.
    And Shepards we shall be,
    for thee, My Lord, for thee,
    Power hath descended forth from Thy hand,
    That our feet may swiftly carry out Thy Command.
    So we shall flow a river forth to Thee
    And teeming with souls will it ever be.
    In Nomine Patris, Et Filli, Et Spiritus Sancti.

 

 

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Money for pet projects
    By TXPO710 in forum In the News
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-19-07, 12:13 AM
  2. The right equipment
    By Tony in forum Shenanigans
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 06-16-07, 10:53 AM
  3. Officer extorted money, drugs at traffic stop.
    By OffDuty in forum In the News
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-20-07, 08:18 PM
  4. Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-04-06, 09:25 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •