HOWARD!!!! You jinxed me. I headed out this am and got about 1 mile when low and behold, who was waiting for me in front of the fire station in literally, the middle of freaking nowhere?!!!!!
He was sitting there like he knew I was coming.
Pulled me over about 1/4 mile down the road. Checked everything out. We had a discussion about my tri axle trailer and reg. weights vs. actual vs. rated. The room got small and my headaches started. I had neglected to hook my emergency breakaway switch cable to the truck and didn't have my pintle hook safety pin in. Neither one interested him. The dead battery in my emergency breakaway switch cetainly interested him, though. He red tagged my trailer and gave me 2 written warnings.
He was nice enough, but couldn't tell me if I could haul the triaxle behind a 1 ton or 5500 size truck w/o a cdl. Said it would depend upon reg weight and rated weight and etc... etc...
I've been driving for 18 + years, been pulled over 3 times in a private vehicle and through 2 dot roadside inspections. Today was the first written warning I had ever received, and just about within sight of my house.
It's you, Howard, it's you....
BTW, I was headed to pick-up my loader that was having a calcium filled tire repaired after running over a bolthook. Another long story, but needless to say, I shouldn't lend out my equipment.
Soooooo, if I make it Fri. night (doubtfull) you're buying the first round!
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