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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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So I get unloaded at my final stop. I go to close the trailer door, and it is completely stuck. I try for 5 minutes and the door won't budge. I am even hanging o on the door strap with 250lbs of weight, and not even a centimeter of movement. Just when I am about to call my DL and explain the situation, I notice this...

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One gentle tug, and the door comes loose, and I close it up, looking for potential eyes, that may have witnessed my shame, and must be eliminated. Oops.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Pianoman's Comment
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Lmao I might have done something similar the first time I pulled a Wally Wagon.

Unholychaos's Comment
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Oh the embarrassing things we do when we don't open our eyes! I reserved a shower on the Pilot app, went inside and went towards the showers, saw that the shower screen wasn't working. I went up to the counter and told them that the shower screen isn't working. She pointed to the screen right above the hallway and said, "looks fine to me." I realized I passed that screen and the one I saw was the driver's lounge TV. rofl-3.gif

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Oh the embarrassing things we do when we don't open our eyes! I reserved a shower on the Pilot app, went inside and went towards the showers, saw that the shower screen wasn't working. I went up to the counter and told them that the shower screen isn't working. She pointed to the screen right above the hallway and said, "looks fine to me." I realized I passed that screen and the one I saw was the driver's lounge TV. rofl-3.gif

Hahaha, I accidentally reserved 2 showers at a petro, using app, and not looking at the right screen. Went to the kiosk, grabbed a shower, then noticed the screen on my way out.

PackRat's Comment
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I'll raise you one, and tell on myself, with a boneheaded incident I had earlier this afternoon at the shipper. In the dock getting loaded, trailer stops shaking and the loader brings out the paperwork. I get out to pull the chock and set the release for the tandems. Get back in and fire the truck up. Check mirrors, turn on four-ways, roll down windows, check mirrors, check all gauges, check mirrors again....all looks good. Clutch, put it in low (downhill dock), time to release the brakes. Push in but the trailer knob keeps popping out- will not stay in. Tried it four times....? Maybe I'm still locked into the dock. Get out and go check. Nope. Get back in the cab and I'm thinking maybe I'll just hold it in until I can get away from the dock, as others trucks are waiting in line for me to GET OUT OF THERE! So I try holding the knob in and pulling out. After that didn't work for ten feet, after dragging the locked-up trailer tires, I'm just about set to get the tools out for an air leak. Around this time, the Low Air Pressure chime starts going off. It was then I realized I'd forgotten to reconnect the red air line gladhand to the trailer! DUH!!! What a rookie mistake.....rofl-1.gif

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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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So I get unloaded at my final stop. I go to close the trailer door, and it is completely stuck. I try for 5 minutes and the door won't budge. I am even hanging o on the door strap with 250lbs of weight, and not even a centimeter of movement. Just when I am about to call my DL and explain the situation, I notice this...

0488699001512400688.jpg

One gentle tug, and the door comes loose, and I close it up, looking for potential eyes, that may have witnessed my shame, and must be eliminated. Oops.

I love these things...the older Walmart dry vans with worn door springs require a driver assist with a piece of broken pallet wood to keep the door open high enough for clearance of taller pallets.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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