Permission To Drop A Trailer

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Mark .'s Comment
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Whom do you have to call (or do you?) to get permission to drop an empty or non-empty trailer of which you plan to return to?

Bill F.'s Comment
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Most likely whoever the property owner/manager is, wherever you are dropping the trailer. Some places have signs disallowing it completely. Some don't care if it's short term.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mark .'s Comment
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Most likely whoever the property owner/manager is, wherever you are dropping the trailer. Some places have signs disallowing it completely. Some don't care if it's short term.

Do you need permission from the company you work for?

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bill F.'s Comment
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Yes, you definitely want to make sure it's alright with your company. May require you to use a fifth wheel trailer lock to make sure nobody borrows your trailer.

Unholychaos's Comment
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If the trailer is loaded, I wouldn't suggest leaving it unhooked even if the property owner says it's ok. Only, with dispatch's permission, should you leave an empty trailer unattended/unhooked, kingpin locked and padlocked for CYA purposes.

G-Town's Comment
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Whom do you have to call (or do you?) to get permission to drop an empty or non-empty trailer of which you plan to return to?

Mark although I don't know the company you drive for, there must be a driver manager or dispatcher you report to. Make sure you get their approval and follow up with a Qualcomm (or like communication interface) free form message confirming the approval, the location you are dropping the trailer and when you plan on picking it up. Send another message once you hooked back up to it. Try to get in the habit of documenting things like this so there is a record of events the company can reference if there is any question or issues. CYA.

Like the others have said, secure it from entry and theft.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Driver Manager:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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