can an officer climb on my trailer?

by peter corona
(riverside, Ca)

can an officer climb on my trailer to look for any issues?

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Feb 04, 2016
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Hell yea NEW
by: Anonymous

It's part of his job. .you should know this

Feb 04, 2016
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Yes NEW
by: jimmy

yes he can.

Feb 04, 2016
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Of course he can ~ NEW
by: Anonymous

Example: Upon a stop.. the LEO has a right to investigate as to the compliance of the drive. This means to see if the driver and equipment meet standards. Does not mean to go on a search and destroy mission. The LEO is allowed to climb into the truck and look for compliance.. example.. to see if the bunk meets the requirement to be able to log line 2. Once in the truck he can NOT legally open any draw, door, etc. That would be an illegal search.. He can look and see what is in plain sight, once a suspect item is seen, example empty beer can, he NOW has the right to search. The beer can gave him his probable cause.

2)If a LEO asks to search, ask if your being detained or arrested... If so, politely say you would like to speak to your attorney. Say nothing more.


3)IF a Law Enforcement breaks the seal on your trailer, he (BY LAW) is required to SIGN (the shipping document, your log book or other document) that HE BROKE THE SEAL (with his NAME, AGENCY and Badge No.), he is also required to provide you with a NEW seal and note the NEW SEAL number on the same document.
IF he refuses YOU have the right to call HIS Superior and explain the situation.
Our Company ALSO hauls "sensitive" freight and we have been instructed to allow inspection ONLY AFTER calling the company (or the SHIPPER), giving our location, Agency involved and identifying information of the Officer(s).

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