Thank You To All The Lazy Drivers !

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Diver Driver's Comment
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I know this applies to none of you reading this.....

I had a great week, and it was made even better because of some lazy drivers. 3600 mile week, plus I was asked if I would go out of route 100 miles in between loads, to slide tandems on a bunch of trailers at a brewery.

After spending close to 2 hrs sliding tandems, of which only 1 trailer had its pins come disconnected from the pneumatic ram, (clevis pin was still present) I head on my way to the next pick up. Today, I squared up with my fleet manager and scored $150.00 for my trouble. Then the day before yesterday, I got hauled in for an inspection, which I passed. 25.00 bucks in my bank, please and thanks.

So thank you to all the lazy drivers out there for not sliding your tandems. I'll gladly take the extra cash. dancing-dog.gifdancing.gifsmile.gifthank-you.gifthank-you-2.gif

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".

Fleet Manager:

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.
Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Good for you. Like you, I don't mind doing these little things because it does end up getting you some extra cash.

I have been known to stop short sometimes just so I can get a trailer fixed that some other clown was too lazy to get done. Yes it cuts into my 10 hour break, but I know when I head down the road I have a trailer that is safe.

Keep up the good work. Good on you driver......

Ernie

Jason R.'s Comment
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I have learned to love the lazy drivers. It’s because of them and my hard work that I stand out and can never complain about my paycheck. I also love doing those little things to make others life easier because like you all said it does bring extra cash. Also its the euphemism “I scratch your back, you scratch mine”

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Let me know when you're ready for more, and I'll keep my eyes open for any other Prime trailers that fit the bill.smile.gif

Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
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Diver

When you talk about the inspection, was it HOS inspection or vehicle? Sorry for the noobish question.

Thanks

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Diver Driver's Comment
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Diver

When you talk about the inspection, was it HOS inspection or vehicle? Sorry for the noobish question.

Thanks

It was level 3 driver only. The officer checked my license, cab card, BOL, and my HOS.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Diver

When you talk about the inspection, was it HOS inspection or vehicle? Sorry for the noobish question.

Thanks

As a company driver, he gets $25 for every clean inspection (doesn't matter what level).

Ernie

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Yeah definitely agree with this. I'll spot trailers at every store if need be.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Diver

When you talk about the inspection, was it HOS inspection or vehicle? Sorry for the noobish question.

Thanks

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As a company driver, he gets $25 for every clean inspection (doesn't matter what level).

Ernie

That is correct. Just as long as it's an actual inspection. Not when they are pulling everyone in and checking cab cards. (Which I personally think is B.S. if your gonna make me stop and waste my time, I should be compensated. You know DOT would sure as heck want some $$$ if my cab card was jacked up)

DOT:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jason R.'s Comment
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Reminds me of Needles AZ they check cab card every time

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