Is This Mean??

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

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...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.

Ah ok. Makes sense. I've had a couple I had to tie down cause they were loose

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Here's how it happens; when they are loose while you are backing the will usually remain snug to the trailer sides. It's when you pull away from the dock, if loose they pull away and the momentum going forward swings the door out and away, bang, it catches on the trailer next to yours and ends up on the ground as you continue to pull away.

The door hinges are aluminum and designed to break away to minimize ancillary damage.

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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Oh ok, I see. Good to know. Now I know what to watch for :)

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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I was just in MN where the doors were so close I climbed out the passenger side to check in. I fell asleep waiting for the unload when the lumper knocked on my to give me.my paperwork. Another truck backed in on the passenger side. The lumper said "the guard put front didn't move your mirrors? They'll get ripped off here"

Diver Driver's Comment
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Damn... I missed that one Rainy. I quit reading after the "please don't call" part.

I listened to the safety meeting CDs and had to laugh about the trailer tail incidents. I mean "you get out and look" before you park right? And people doing it at receivers too.... how is that possible?

G-Town's Comment
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Damn... I missed that one Rainy. I quit reading after the "please don't call" part.

I listened to the safety meeting CDs and had to laugh about the trailer tail incidents. I mean "you get out and look" before you park right? And people doing it at receivers too.... how is that possible?

Read what I wrote replying to Paul, it happens all the time. Scroll back...

Errol V.'s Comment
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How do you rip off trailer doors?

I watched a driver do it. Went around the end of a row of trailers. His tandems cut too close to the last trailer, the right-side door just popped off. Said driver just kept on going. I don't know if he knew what happened, of if he was going to explain to his boss that it was magic.

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".

Diver Driver's Comment
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How do you rip off trailer doors?

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I watched a driver do it. Went around the end of a row of trailers. His tandems cut too close to the last trailer, the right-side door just popped off. Said driver just kept on going. I don't know if he knew what happened, of if he was going to explain to his boss that it was magic.

I'd love to be a fly on the wall to hear that conversation.

They were also talking about people getting their trailer tails smashed, while parking at truck stops and at shippers and receivers.

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".

Charlie Mac's Comment
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I was being held hostage in Pennsylvania while the customer (an Amazon sorting facility) was having a fire drill. They wouldn't check me out until the drill was concluded. Me (being the good driver I am) promptly notified dispatch.

This was their (epic) reply.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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I was being held hostage in Pennsylvania while the customer (an Amazon sorting facility) was having a fire drill. They wouldn't check me out until the drill was concluded. Me (being the good driver I am) promptly notified dispatch.

This was their (epic) reply.

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Hahaha that's awesome.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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