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Thread: Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

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    Default Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

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    Default Re: Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

    Comes as no surprise to me. Back in the 80's when I was lowbedding you could pick up an inspection sticker and certificate for $100 without ever presenting the truck or trailer for inspection. Drivers Licenses can be bought from a cousin or uncle, trucking companies are paying as little as $15 per hour or .32 per mile, is it any wonder?
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    Default Re: Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

    No surprises here either, too much cherry picking of targets.
    You know the industry is not 50% defective.

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    Default Re: Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

    They'll shut you down for the most minor nitpicky things, like one slack adjuster out of their spec. It's all an effort of self preservation, makes 'em look good if they reject big numbers and scares the hell out of the unwashed. I never did set up my brakes to gov't specs, too hard on brakes and fuel.
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    Default Re: Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

    We had one driver get an out of service for a loose fuel cap.
    The that annoys me is the "Audible air leak" you have 41 meters of possible air leaks at questionable at best glad hands and compression fittings.
    Is the air drop below spec? If not then it's a non-issue.

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    Default Re: Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

    My point exactly. Although most of my career was with carriers that took meticulous care of their equipment and insisted that we run legal I would still avoid getting caught in one of those dog and pony shows. I never minded being called into California truck inspection stations, they were always thorough, fair and reasonable. They made sure that the truck was legal and safe whereas it seems in BC that it's all about headlines about unsafe trucks and getting the OOS numbers up. Colour me cynical.
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    Default Re: Half the trucks in a BC safety blitz FAILED

    Ontario is chastising the inspectors for not carrying out their quota of inspections. Unsafe trucks don't cause the accidents, drivers cause all the problems making the inspectors the gov't scapegoats. Always the usual suspects upside down in the ditch and if it snows....40 years ago we only had to dodge moose, now the biggest hazard are other trucks.

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