Interesting how the CHP Commercial Division truck inspectors use creepers to go under the trailers/chassis when doing their roadability safety inspections, but according to the Letter of Understanding ILWU & PMA mechanics are forbidden from going under the chassis they inspect during the on-the-dock readability safety checks required by the PCL&CA.
Read the ILWU/PMA letter for yourself. Letter of Understanding Chassis
I’ll bet the trucks being inspected by CHP Inspectors are required to have the engines turned off before the CHP Inspector goes under the chassis on a creeper. The ILWU/PMA letter says the driver cannot get out of the cab, and says nothing about turning off the engine.
Does anyone else have a problem driving next to a 40 ton container sitting on a chassis that was not properly inspected for roadability safety?
Who did Big Bob have to threaten to get this letter signed?
I don’t think David Miller would have allowed the PMA to forbid Union mechanics from doing their jobs, but Big Bob “fixed” that.
Do you think someone will have to be killed before PMA decides to do proper safety inspections?