is there a law that requires trucks over 26,000 pounds to supply air conditioning for drivers?

by bunkie
(new jersey)

is there a law that requires trucks over 26,000 pounds to supply air conditioning for drivers?

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Aug 29, 2017
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Response to....Unable to clear the window NEW
by: Anonymous

Unable to clear window and inside cabin 110 degrees help NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi - I live in South Florida and inside the cab of the truck it is 110 degrees plus with heat blowing in and no way to clear the windshield. Please send me any OSHA or DOT regulations that show they must be operational. I am no wimp but I have passed out from this heat it is so bad. So, even though DOT doesn't say it has to have AC this is ridiculous and clearly as hazard so what do I point to? Don't just tell me they should, include regulations for me to reference please.



FIND A DIFFERENT JOB IF YOU'RE TOO SICK TO DRIVE A TRUCK WITHOUT AC!! I sure as heck don't want to be involved in your tangled mess on the freeway because you can't handle the heat and pass out while driving!!! Idiot!! It pays to do your own homework on issues like this!! The next time you are at a DOT scale, park the truck, and walk your ass into the building and speak to the DOT officer behind the counter about this. What is with you people and being too lazy to find this crap out on your own???

Aug 29, 2017
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LOL NEW
by: Anon.

If you don't have AC in your truck and you need to sleep in AC, I would suggest to rent a hotel room somewhere. It's not a DOT requirement to have AC in your truck or for it to be in working order during an inspection. Horse hockey!!

Jun 28, 2017
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Ac issue NEW
by: Anonymous

As a mechanic over 33 years I don't except ac in any commercial trucks. Drivers cost the company's thousands of dollars a year of guys not watching temp gauge when ac is on and driving up passes and hills were it has signs posted to turn off ac and drivers do not. All I see is motors overheated causing blown head gaskets and causing extreme piston damage, then motors need new piston sleeves and pistons. And all new rod and main bearings and all oil and water seals baked and need to be replaced and heads need to go to machine shop for head resurfacing and checked for cracks. And this is a patch job, motor needs to go to the trash can and company needs to buy a new one. And I have talked to dot offficers and they only recommend only heater to work to deforst windshield. And truck does not have to have ac even if truck is equiped or not. No law has passed at this time.

May 23, 2017
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Unable to clear window and inside cabin 110 degrees help NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi - I live in South Florida and inside the cab of the truck it is 110 degrees plus with heat blowing in and no way to clear the windshield. Please send me any OSHA or DOT regulations that show they must be operational. I am no wimp but I have passed out from this heat it is so bad. So, even though DOT doesn't say it has to have AC this is ridiculous and clearly as hazard so what do I point to? Don't just tell me they should, include regulations for me to reference please.

Apr 25, 2017
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No driving while fatigued or ill... NEW
by: Hector

If you're unable to operate a vehicle because you didn't get the proper rest necessary to operate safely as a driver you know your limits and they cannot force you to come if you don't think you are able to operate a commercial vehicle safely. So if it's way too hot way too cold or whatever and you can't get sleep then you should know better than to drive and they need to make it so you can get your sleep.

Dec 28, 2016
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a/c NEW
by: Anonymous

lol wow. some of these comments are outrageous! if its summer time and it rains and your windows fog up, u can't see without the a/c duh! so much for these steering wheel holders on here

May 21, 2016
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ac in 26,000 truck NEW
by: Anonymous

please shoe me were it says you have to ac in trucks

Apr 17, 2015
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Truck A/C Destined For DOT Maintenance Violation! NEW
by: Anonymous

Truck A/C Destined For DOT Maintenance Violation!
If it's in that truck, it's supposed to work, DOT could write thousands of violations on the A/C alone. All they would have to do is target trucks older than 5 years. Companies think they are slick by not including the Creature Comforts on their P.T.I. form. But the truth of the matter is-If it's in that truck, it's supposed to work!

Feb 04, 2015
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Defroster requirements NEW
by: Anonymous

Where would I find a copy of this law requiring operable defrost? I need this ASAP!

Jun 04, 2014
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air conditioning NEW
by: Anonymous

The defrost actually works per the air conditioner system to remove the humidity, therefore if the air conditioner doesn't work, neither will your defrost.

Apr 24, 2013
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Air-conditioning, ventilation for DOT NEW
by: Anonymous

A long while late however a commercial vehicle that has an Air-conditioning unit within it must not be out of working order, in fact everything that comes with the truck must work as per the Department of Transportation. If you are caught with any non operative equipment the driver and company of the vehicle are subject to a fine as per the driver must bring any defaults to the company's attention and the company must fix issues that come equipped with the vehicle. Hope this helps.

Jun 07, 2011
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are you kidding?!
by: Anonymous

wimp!

Aug 10, 2010
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Defrost Only
by: Keith

To the best of my knowledge the law only requires that a truck have a functioning defrost. Heat and a/c are no more than creature comforts. So to break it down, big brother doesn't care if you have sweat running down your back crack or hypothermia setting in as you drive - as long as your windows remain clear to see out so you can watch every one else drive by in comfort.

Aug 09, 2010
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Sorry
by: Jimmy

No law that I know of........Sorry. Jimmy

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