Game: Stupid Things You Have Done On The Road

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Rainy 's Comment
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I just posted on another thread about leaving my laundry in the dryer at the terminal.

What stupid or funny things have you done on the road?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

C T.'s Comment
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Turned down a 5 lane one way street in west Virginia......going the wrong way :/

Jeffrey R.'s Comment
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Well I'd be lying if I said that I never left my lunch on top of the cab lol

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Left my keys hanging on the door of the stall in a restroom at a rest area. Figured it out when I couldn't unlock the truck to get back in!

The best one happened just yesterday. We stopped at a Walmart in Iowa for groceries. I had already checked it out on Satellite view and thought my best approach was to go around behind the building. Let's just say it wasn't a good idea! After barely squeezing through the first turn without hitting s random forklift, I realized I was in trouble... No way to back out so I had to keep going. With hubbys help I squeezed around the second turn but you couldn't have fit a piece of paper between me and the wall. We slid the tandems all the way up to make the last turn.

And the whole time we are squeezing through there the only thing I could think was "how the heck am I gonna explain this to dispatch?!?"

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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".

Errol V.'s Comment
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ChickieMonster is squeezed:

I had already checked {the Walmart} out on Satellite view and thought my best approach was to go around behind the building. Let's just say it wasn't a good idea!

Yeah, ya gotta watch Walmarts. Many look like you can drive all the way around, but you really can't. In the map satellite view, look to see if the roadway is really wide on that far corner.

Once I thought I was driving onto that side drive at a Walmart, but it turned out to be the access to a next-door strip mall. Thought I'd just drive around the mall's backside. Find out there wasn't a "behind" road, and my truck was bent next to a tree and a large rock. Going forward another foot would have hurt the tree and the trailer skirt. Fortunately the strip mall stores were closed, so no witnesses ☺. I did manage to back up very carefully to get out of that mess.

Joshua F.'s Comment
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Left my fuel cap on top of the tank and then drove off. Didn't latch my trailer doors and my load locks darn near slid out while my keys were in the padlock used to secure my doors. Plus my lunch was inside the trailer just sitting there.

Rob S.'s Comment
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I left my fuel cap on top of the tank too.

Keith L.'s Comment
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Decided my trailer wasn't in the right spot to drop it, unfortunately forgot I had already released the fifth wheel....good job, stupid ! LOL Hydraulic, air, and electrical were still hooked too....

Joshua F.'s Comment
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I left my fuel cap on top of the tank too.

I had to replace it. Sucks that I had to find a Volvo dealership to do so.

ChickieMonster's Comment
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I left the cap off the DEF once and lost a quarter tank. Couldn't figure out why it dropped so far until I got out...

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