Part on order, ok to drive
The mechanics should not be allowing trucks to stay on the road that they have seen have DOT failure items. Let's say a driver writes a broken spring. I go inspect the truck and see it's broken, I have to redtag it at that point. It does not matter what the operation needs and they cant unredtag it. Even automotive sups won't sign off, only another mechanic. Some mechanics dont have the balls to tell the preload manager NO.. I have seen mechanics get fired for trying to help operations and let safety items go and then the truck get in an accident.