Is This Mean??

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Today I got a fleet message from Road Assist: "please do not call us unless it's an emergency since we are short handed. Today I got calls from three drivers who ripped the reefer doors off while backing into the customers. This is unacceptable. Please stop doing this"

I busted out laughing and thought "thank God I didn't do that" lol

Is that mean?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rob S.'s Comment
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I do the same thing. So yes, it's mean and you shouldn't think that way. Yesterday, leaving Sacramento, about halfway up Donner a truck was stalled. I thought "Boy, I'm glad that ain't me."

Deb R.'s Comment
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It's only mean if you see it happen and laugh.

"Please stop doing this" in a message is hilarious.

Cwc's Comment
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I got a mass message that said CRST company policy is no alcohol while not on hometime. Ok Apparently someone sent a scale receipt in for reimbursement....

The same receipt had a six pack of beer on it.

So my DM asked me to do a city work load later that day which less than 50 miles kinda sucks so I asked if the beer was on him and if I should just send the receipt in for reimbursement...

We joke back and forth alot so... Months later he will still tell me the beers on him..

If you can laugh at others or yourself for dumb stuff what's the point?

Dm:

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.
Matt M.'s Comment
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"Lastly, I have already taken 3 phon e calls today from drivers who have kn ocked trailer doors off while backing into docks at shippers and receivers. There is frankly NO reason for this w hatsoever."

The wife and I were giggling over that one too. Knocking a door off at a reciever is one thing, at a shipper is a whole nother problem altogether.

Sure would have hated to be that third guy that called in.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hahhah. A friend of mine did it in TNT at a walmart. They put her in a door next to a pole. As so was backing she told the trainer I need to go left more .. he told her to stay on the line. He insisted. She went back slowly and bumped the pole and stopped. "I'm touching the pole now can I pull up and go over". He told her no and after arguing she threw up her hands and went in reverse.

The door came crashing down. He said "wow you were right. I couldn't see that from this seat and angle"

They didn't stay teaming very long.. and I thought of her when I got this message

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Guzinta's Comment
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Hahhah. A friend of mine did it in TNT at a walmart. They put her in a door next to a pole. As so was backing she told the trainer I need to go left more .. he told her to stay on the line. He insisted. She went back slowly and bumped the pole and stopped. "I'm touching the pole now can I pull up and go over". He told her no and after arguing she threw up her hands and went in reverse.

The door came crashing down. He said "wow you were right. I couldn't see that from this seat and angle"

They didn't stay teaming very long.. and I thought of her when I got this message

He was probably one of those three!! smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Kurt G.'s Comment
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Today I got a fleet message from Road Assist: "please do not call us unless it's an emergency since we are short handed. Today I got calls from three drivers who ripped the reefer doors off while backing into the customers. This is unacceptable. Please stop doing this"

They don't care if you rip the reefer doors off, just stop calling them.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Pianoman's Comment
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How do you rip off trailer doors?

G-Town's Comment
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How do you rip off trailer doors?

...by not securing the to the side of the trailer or like the previous post, hooking an obstruction.

The only sure fire way to secure the door to the trailer side is with a cable tie, cinched tight. I don't even trust bungee cords.

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