New York companies that rely on trucks and delivery vans to move their products are particularly susceptible to receiving truck tickets such as overweight, unsecured load, no HUT permit, defective equipment and off truck route.
The following tips can help get your goods to market and your employees to their destinations on time:
Keep your fleet in proper working order. Keeping a close eye on your trucks and vans and making sure all equipment is in proper working order will avoid police stops and inspections.
Know your truck routes. When driving around Manhattan and the four boroughs, drivers should chart a course that stays within approved routes for truckers. Make sure your drivers are aware that commercial vehicles may not use New York City parkways. Tickets carry two points for each violation and fines will escalate for your company the more frequently they’re incurred.
Secure Your Load. Make sure loose cargo is secured properly with a tarp or other device or within a container. Don’t dump debris and make sure your drivers know that trucks with flying cargo are an open invitation to law enforcement to stop their vehicle.
If, despite your best efforts, a NY truck ticket is issued, and you decide to contest it, keep in mind that corporations are unable by law to be represented in court by officers or employees of the company. Instead, a NY truck ticket lawyer must be retained to appear on behalf of the corporation.
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