A UPS driver, not unlike the ones in Lamont and Shafter, rescued an apparently
abandoned puppy as he made his deliveries.
While on his route, 39-year-old Jason Harcrow, of Hughson, saw a dog spill
out of a passing pickup truck; another motorist said that the truck driver
had actually opened the door and tossed the dog out of the cab. The puppy,
which Animal Control officers believe is a year-old
Cairn terrier, hid under Mr. Harcrow’s truck. He eventually coaxed to puppy out
and dropped it off at a nearby police substation. The puppy was turned
over to Stanislaus County Animal Shelter, where it will be available for
adoption if its owners do not claim it within a few days.
The rescue is noteworthy because, as Mr. Harcrow observed, dogs and delivery
people normally do not have a close working relationship.
Safety Management System (SMS) Scores
Puppy rescue is not something that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
measures, but it does keep track of many other roadway
safety-related issues. Some of these items include:
- Inspection violations,
- Speeding tickets,
- Crash responsibility, and
- Safety violations, like overweight tickets.
Test results are available to potential employers, current employers, insurance
companies and any other interested parties, so a high score can cost you
in terms of lost opportunities and higher insurance premiums. The government
can also take adverse action against high-scoring drivers, up to and including
For the most part, the government relies on law enforcement sources to
calculate SMS scores. Therefore, if you get a fix-it ticket and timely
address the situation, the violation may still show up in the database
even though the citation was dismissed. An attorney can verify your score
to help ensure that there is
no inaccurate information.
Getting Legal Help
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giving individuals a voice when dealing with speeding and traffic tickets.
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