Posted by Jonathan Maus ( Publisher/Editor ) on October 14th, 2005 at 2:59 pm
The next time a trucker gives you a spook or does anything you feel is illegal or dangerous, call ODOT’s Truck Safety Hotline at (800) 248-6783. You can also fill out an online form about the incident.
According to ODOT’s website they take the calls and reports seriously:
“…if enough information is received about an incident and the truck involved we will send a letter to the company responsible. The Hotline receives more than 100 reports each year and letters are sent to the companies responsible asking them to look into each complaint…In the majority of cases, companies respond to the reports by counseling or reprimanding the driver involved and they often place a letter in the driver´s file. Sometimes companies will deny the allegation, report that certain information is simply inaccurate, or offer a satisfactory explanation for the incident. In response to several calls each year, companies report that a driver resigned or was fired.”
I’m not saying all truckers are bad. Remember this post from back in August? It’s definitely worth another read.
And for a bunch of other useful numbers check out this post.
(thanks to Jessica Roberts of the BTA for pointing out this great resource).