What is your safety, compliance and CSA thought process in this?thanks, if i do happen to be going thru there I'll give him a buzz. As of right now it's a 50/50 chance cuz i'm still looking to get out of memphis hehe
Sad but true. We once replaced the entire driver information system (dash board lights, dials, guages, display) at a cost of over $1,000 for the part alone, because Volvo built the brake warning speaker into the DIS instead of making it a separate part. Thank goodness that Volvo paid the price, it was under warranty at the time.There we have it..Wires where we dont need wires..Technology isnt allways a good thing..Took a simple circuit even I could understand and turned it into something that needs a Tech to figure out then a mechinic to fix because the tech doesnt use tools..
Safe is always better, no question when it comes to something like this IMHO....What is your safety, compliance and CSA thought process in this?
You have a known issue; no tail lights and no license plate light. You give it a 50/50 chance that you will go in to have it repaired.
Are you thinking it is OK to take a run with the truck in that condition? Are you thinking it is OK if you don't get caught? Are you thinking about taking the gamble? Are you thinking you can afford the CSA points and fine (if any) if you are caught? Are you planning to do a scale-avoidance route if you get a run? Is it about a cheap thrill you find in playing cat-and-mouse with LEO or putting one over on The Man? Are you thinking that it is safe to drive a truck with no tail lights? Are you thinking your carrier and customer will be OK with you running with no tail lights?
Clearly you have made up your mind. If you get a load, you will run with no tail lights. I'm curious to know the thought process that went into this decision.
If it were Diane and me, we'd go out of service and get the lights fixed. It's the safe thing to do. It helps keep people from rear-ending the truck at night.
Compliance-wise, I have neither the courage to run illegal nor the luck to feel I can get away with it. Your risk tolerance must be significantly higher than mine.