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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Tow or Fuel or cement - part time

Sorry PJ, I you are correct. I meant oils. My fault.

I have not been cleared by work Comp yet. That’s why I initially said 3 months. I just want to get info about some types of driving jobs now. So I can get a DCA license or TWIC if I need to and not have a period for of no work for no reason.

I do not want to return to my old job as they would regularly break safety regulations when loading / unloading freight. Then threaten you if you didn’t comply. Then again I probably wouldn’t be in the current mess if didn’t stay there. Just felt that it being my first trucking job, quitting it would look bad.

I have all the endorsements other than passenger and school bus “.

I thought about becoming a vulture. That was kinda what I had in mind. They just sit by the highway exits and wait for something to happen.

I made the title part time because I intend to go to school and spoke with a tow driver who said he does his school work in the truck.

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SeebeeJ

What does “ SLF “ mean? And I will look into what 19A means now. I thought about transit bus a year ago but the thought or driving one in Manhattan makes my Botox clench. I have driven a truck there but I feel as though pedestrians take caution when crossing in front of the truck. However they cross in front of the bus with no problem.

( probably spending the money in their heads before there is even an accident ).

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Tow or Fuel or cement - part time

Hello. I have been driving for 1 and a half years for a freight company. I got injured on the job and was on workers Comp for 6 months. I am getting much better now but don’t want to return to my company. They have us pushing converter dollys basically on sand / gravel all day. The converter dolly has 3 wheels. I don’t want to return to that kind of work to get injured again. I plan to start working in 3 months.

What would be better for part time. Towing or driving a cement truck or a class B fuel truck?

I was thinking towing would be fun because it would involve getting a new skill set and it just seems that you arrive to an accident and get the car out of there.

One towing sub question though. Can I request to only work on the tow trucks / wreckers or will they just push me to drive the class A low boy?

( i know it may seem picky but I don’t really want to drive a tractor trailer anymore ).

Was thinking about cement after speaking to a driver. He told me he arrives at a hole. Dumps cement, get the sub contractor to sign paper work and goes to the next spot.

( People did tell me that someone has to go inside the spinning thing and clean the cement from the walls.

Was thinking about the fuel truck as the last thing because I keep thinking the hose is heavy and may not be in my best interest at the moment.

Thank you for your time.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Metal coil frustration.

Thank you all for the responses.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Metal coil frustration.

@ Brett Aquila

“ So if there's a conflict in the definitions I would suspect it's coming from the different writers of the two different manuals. “

Well you are right.

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I also just checked the towing manual and the chain rating is High Test instead of High. During the test they give you a print out of the chain tables from the Metal coil booklet so I guess you would always pick the wrong answer if you didn’t know better.

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Posted:  5 years ago

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Metal coil frustration.

I don't have much time before I gotta roll so I'll be quick.

Question 3 on the chains:

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3. 3/8 chain is rated with 5,400 lbs. the chain should have a rating of? ( the chart is on page 2.8 of the booklet )

A. G70 B. H C. HT

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In the table you showed me it says “ high test “. In the booklet I have it says “ high “.

Thank you for the clarification on question 4.

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Posted:  5 years ago

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Metal coil frustration.

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The booklet says one Direct tie down on each diagonal. ( Securement option one ). Looks like it’s forming an “ X “.

But I thought a direct tie down was attached to the article / cargo itself.

As far as I understand Indirect means over the article / cargo with 50% Tension downwards.

As for the screen shot, I picked half when I was doing the “ practice test “ questions that somehow didn’t register.

So it’s 50% or not. Still kinda confused.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Metal coil frustration.

@ Brett Aquila

Do I have to Be signed in for that to count toward some record?

@ Chris M

I think the answer to question 3 is “ H “ , a friend pointed it out to me once he looked back on the booklet and told me he instant failed by selecting G 70.

Also I have hauled a 53” Van, the insides are metal and the floor is wood. I can’t picture the coil in the vertical position being secured to anything. That trailer had flimsy pieces of wood to secure it, sorry it just doesn’t seem feasible. It doesn’t have anything on the floor to wrap a chain through.

@ ∆_Danielsahn_∆

Thank you, exactly my point.

@ LDRSHIP

But I have taken other ones that I absolutely will not use “ P “ , “ S “ , “ W “ ( actually have a slight curiosity about towing ). I am just waiting to slap them onto the license.

Also I can’t survive in another state, I have delivered to a few of them and they just lack the abuse nyc happens to have. Keeps you on edge.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Metal coil frustration.

Not working as a flatbed driver. I have have looked through the 5 questionnaires and the questions on then NY test aren’t covered there. Which is why I tried to word them as much as I could. The metal coil with Indirect tie downs is the one which makes no sense to me.

I worked as a city driver and don’t understand where the anchor points would be in a van. That thing was a fragile as a tin can. ( I seen a fork lift shred the wall ).

Some of the things such as tarps are not on the ny metal coil test. ( the difference between this website and the test itself, not that I don’t appreciate it ).

I have a joke with a friend of mine that soon after passing the exam, ny will have statement explaining the metal coil is no longer required.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Metal coil frustration.

I know people probably have spoken about this and the fact it doesn’t exist in many states.

I have taken the metal coil Endorsement 3 times and have failed. Yes I have taken the metal coil practice tests via this website and have passed.

On my first test I failed on the 14 th question. The second test in the 19 th and the 3rd on the fifth.

Either I am lacking some common sense or I have not read the book enough times.

I have read the damn thing twice. I have taken and passed every single endorsement on my first try. The metal coil is the last one.

I am beyond frustrated, feeling as though the booklet they give me is outdated. Trying to reason that there is something wrong.

I have recalled a few questions from the test. The wording may not be accurate but I don’t understand a few things.

So here goes. The question is not the phrasing as the test.

1. A 30,000 lb metal coil is in the vertical position it is secured by 3 Indirect tie downs. The minimum of each tie down is.

A. 10,000 lbs B. 5,000 lbs C. 30,000 lbs

2. A metal coil with eyes vertical is 30,000 lbs and is in a van trailer. The indirect tie downs are how much / or rated what?

A. 30,000 lbs B. 5,000 lbs C, 10,000 lbs

3. 3/8 chain is rated with 5,400 lbs. the chain should have a rating of? ( the chart is on page 2.8 of the booklet )

A. G70 B. H C. HT

( I think the answer is ” H “ )

4. A metal coil is lengthwise. What method of tie downs should be used?

A. 2 Indirect tiedowns parallel through the eye.

B. 2 Indirect tie downs through the eyeb forming an “ X “ .

C. Two tie downs of the top of the coil .

( I chose the parallel option on my last test and it auto failed for me, because I swear the “ 2 over the top was wrong since the picture showed one Indirect tiedown over the top ).

Thank you for your time. Note: I just want all of the endorsements. I have obtained the passenger and the school bus. I don’t want to drive a couch bus or a school bus.

Posted:  6 years, 2 months ago

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Local job possible?

What is the work called where the trailer has like a shipping container on it? Is that a specific type of work I can start doing? I like them because they are smaller than the 50ft trailer I trained on.

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