Cleaning Snow Off Trailers

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Serah D.'s Comment
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What do you do?

Tractor Man's Comment
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I haven't been in that position yet. But.........I am not climbing 13+ feet in the air and walking on a snowy, slippery, icy, smooth aluminum surface to get the snow off of my trailer or anyone elses! Way above my pay grade!!!


Rick S.'s Comment
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We've kicked this can down the road a few times in the last month (and seem to do so every year in the winter months).

Would be nice if say - WEIGH STATIONS were equipped with snow removers. Drivers would be more than happy to reduce their chance of getting a ticket (or worse yet, cause someone to wreck), if given the opportunity.

Drivers aren't going to climb up on roofs. The risk of injury is great - the risk of going through the roof is also.

Aside from citations, and flying snow/ice risk - we had one driver here recently report that his truck was OVERWEIGHT from the snow/ice accumulation, and re-scaled 5,000 lbs LIGHTER after removing the snow/ice that had built up. FIVE THOUSAND POUNDS of wet snow/ice.

Every year we talk about this - and every year we look around and find that no one is really doing anything about it.


G-Town's Comment
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Funny though how a reliable solution could eliminate a revenue stream for the government.

My suggestion write your representation, explain the problem, the consequences and if you believe you have one, offer a solution.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Funny though how a reliable solution could eliminate a revenue stream for the government.

I love how you think G.

Susan D. 's Comment
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This week when i was in the snowstorm that hit Ohio and Pennsylvania, i happened to see a pickup swerving and ending up on the shoulder of I-70. A big truck passed him and a big hunk of ice went through his driver's side window. Fairly positive he wet his pants.

I did a drop and hook out of the Woodland PA Wal-Mart DC and the trailer I left with had a lot of snow on it, but at least the load was light (chep) so I didn't have to worry about the weight. Their snowblade was blocked and not useable. I went to the closest truck wash and my company paid the bill to get it cleared for me.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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