Game - Trailer Finds

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MC1371's Comment
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I know some of with real miles have to have found some interesting, useful, weird items left in trailers. Please share!

Myself, after 3 monts, 2 cargo straps and two load locks.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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A rejected produce load at a customer...they dropped the reefer in the yard turned OFF in NJ 100 degree 100% humidity. Not only did it smell and have flies but the only truck wash was closed. Not fun.


A refrigerated trailer.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Holy Crap! LOL. rofl-1.gifrofl-3.gif

Deb R.'s Comment
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Load straps and trash. Not too exciting.

Booknut's Comment
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I once delivered a load of mixed freight to an STI terminal. I got my paperwork and was told I was all set. I pulled away from the dock to shut my doors and found 20 load locks, about 10 straps and a few moving blankets. I backed to the dock again went in and unloaded the items onto the dock without saying a word. I was new and sucked at backing. I think it took me too long the first time to back in, it was obvious I was a rookie and the transaction went downhill from there. I appreciated the exercise.

Another time, I've arrived at a shipper with a stack of pallets in the back of my truck after picking up an unknown empty late at night. I got very lucky they allowed me to stash the pallets there, avoiding a big hassle in getting rid of them. Always check if empties are empty!

Yes, and like Deb said, lots of trash. I enjoy sweeping them out. It's like meditation. When I hauled sugar a lot I bought one of those long, cloth push brooms. We'd always have to sweep.


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.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael C.'s Comment
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one recruitor said he used to drive truck. he said sometimes the places he loaded up at sometimes "over " loaded him by a case or two .. Or would ask hey how many kids you got ? ( CANDY) they' d throw a couple extras on the truck.. But keep in mind he had a good working relationship with these places ( dedicated route i think) and i suppose he became like family to them i guess. How true this is is beyond me. I mean if you have "overage" beyond what your manifest dictates how do you explain to dot if you get checked?

anyone got any stories like that?


Bill of Lading

An accurate record of everything being shipped on a truck, often times used as a checklist during unloading.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."


Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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