Tandem Jump/slide

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Susan D. 's Comment
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My other half had that happen once and upon certified inspection, he had a tiny leak at the air release valve. The hard brake lowered his air very temporarily causing the tandem release valve to malfunction and his tandems to slide. Chalk that up to a **** happens moment and you may want to report that incident along with the trailer number to your company's shop so they can flag that trailer for inspection. His incident happened within a few miles of our South Chicago Terminal which does certified repairs. He took it back and they found the problem. Cameras at our terminal had verified he'd locked the pins in and checked them before leaving the terminal a few minutes prior.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

G-Town's Comment
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I have to honestly say this has never happened to me, although (as in Susan's example with an air device), I have only dealt with mechanical locking mechanisms, not air actuated. If a mechanical mechanism fails after you G.O.A.L., checking that the pins are engaged, then get it looked at.

I am having a difficult time with "hopping tandems" considering you had 45k in the box. Really having a tough time with that, unless the road was like a washboard.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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