Dot inspection:

Okay drivers need some clarification, on a basic subject. I looked this up and it’s seems to be at least to me, unclear wether an inspector has to give a driver time to get current, cought up  the time he or she stops the coach to do a DOT inspection. Does the inspector have to give you any time at all. Like five, ten, twenty minutes. Or is this totally left to the inspectors’ discretion.  I was given a violation for not being current, my log was started in the morning of that day but did not have a line drawn across to the point at my destination and place of the DOT inspection ( same place) . I said how can I be current if you didn’t give me time to get cought up the time I pulled into the parking lot. He said I don’t have to give you time. He asked for log book as I pulled into parking lot to unload passengers, as I was unloading .I appealed this with Pa. State Police office , nothing happened. I guess don’t give them your log book until your current, but then they’ll say your not being compliant. Damned if you do Damned if you don’t. What’s do you think. It’s all in who or how you interpret the law.

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Posted on June 19, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I was always under the impression that you had 15 minutes to update your log, maybe not? if you log the time you left your previous stop how can you be current if you are driving and are not allowed to write while driving. when you are stopped i can only suggest that you quickly draw the line to the stop point and log it as DOT stop, before giving it to the inspector. I hope this works.

  2. I HAD DOT CHECK ME IN CONNECTICUT AND SINCE I HAD LOGGED THE LAST DEPARTURE POINT (THE BRIDGEPORT FERRY) THEY ONLY ASKED WHAT MY LAST STOP WAS. I HAD NOT LOGGED INTO THE POINT OF INSPECTION. THE INSPECTOR ASKED MY WHY AND WHEN I TOLD HIM I CAN’T WRITE AND DRIVE HE WALKED AWAY. I THEN UPDATED MY LOG AFTER HE GAVE IT BACK TO SHOW THE DOT STOP WHICH IS LOGGED AS ON DUTY-NOT DRIVING. I GOT A GOOD DOT REPORT!

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