Well this should be interesting...

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by bbsam, Jul 1, 2015.

  1. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Our terminal has quite a few older trucks with very minor oil leaks. It seems district and therefore local management has taken a very hard line view on these leaks as DOT violations. How minor are the leaks? I have a 1998 International that leaves about a quarter size spot of oil over the weekend. My question is this; Is this a normal interpretation of "leaks" as defined by the DOT?
     
  2. Yes!
     
  3. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Thank you.
     
  4. realbrown1

    realbrown1 Annoy a liberal today. Hit them with facts.

    Funny how UPS doesn't have the same interpretation with THEIR vehicles leaking oil.
     
  5. Ive been stopped a few times. They really do nitpick over leaks,fire hazard..

    The one guy let me slide,because I knew him. Ifbit would have been someone else, I've would have had to sit there.
     
  6. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    What is UPS' interpretation?
     
  7. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Leak as in dripping or did they open the hood to inspect?
     
  8. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    Part 396
    INSPECTION, REPAIR, AND MAINTENANCE

    < 395 | 397 >
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    § 396.5: Lubrication.


    Every motor carrier shall ensure that each motor vehicle subject to its control is—

    (a) Properly lubricated; and

    (b) Free of oil and grease leaks.
     
  9. They crawled underneath.. You would have thought I killed someone.
     
  10. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    Huh. I thought they were being ridiculous. I've had trucks pulled over many, many times and never had anything like that happen.
     
  11. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Did you shower that day. Maybe they smelled something that stunk like rotten meat?
     
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  12. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I never shower.
     
  13. Guess it depends on who is looking for what. Leaking transmission fluid is the worse. That can start a good fire.
     
  14. No...Mrs. @turdferguson wasn't in the cargo area.
     
  15. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Bath?
     
  16. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    I would think every tractor on interstate 80 would be deadlined.
     
  17. STFXG

    STFXG Well-Known Member

    I was pulled over once in the daytime for a headlight out. I had a spare in the truck and told him I would swap it out and must have just gone out while running. Showed him the spare bulb. Still wrote me a fix-it ticket.

    Woke up on the wrong side of the bed or something
     
  18. bbsam

    bbsam Moderator Staff Member

    It rains a lot here this summer.
     
  19. Turdferguson

    Turdferguson Guest

    Thrifty. I salute that.
     
  20. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Sometimes I feel like a nut, sometimes i dont.

    Lets face it minor details are only noticed by the seasoned driver especially if it is leaking under his or her truck. Load and go is the only philosopy right now. You write it up and boom your truck is gone and a piece of crap is parked in its place.