Secure Dolly Support In Raised Position?

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Fat K.'s Comment
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Student; cdl permit

I just know this is a DOH! moment, but I can't figure out what they are talking about. Here are the instructions (part of doubles/triples - hooking up additional trailers - here we are moving the dolly, with the truck, to the 2nd trailer):

Or, use the tractor and first semitrailer to pick up the converter dolly:

Position combination as close as possible to converter dolly.

Move dolly to rear of first semi-trailer and couple it to the trailer.

Lock pintle hook.

Secure dolly support in raised position.

Pull dolly into position as close as possible to nose of the second semitrailer.

Lower dolly support.

Unhook dolly from first trailer.

Wheel dolly into position in front of second trailer in line with the kingpin.

What are they talking about? "Secure dolly support in raised position." Seems to me the dolly is already up (hook locked). Does this mean 'Make sure all loose hardware isn't dangling'. (But then they lower it??)

Thanks. (Please don't shame me :-) )

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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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Student; cdl permit

I just know this is a DOH! moment, but I can't figure out what they are talking about. Here are the instructions (part of doubles/triples - hooking up additional trailers - here we are moving the dolly, with the truck, to the 2nd trailer):

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Or, use the tractor and first semitrailer to pick up the converter dolly:

Position combination as close as possible to converter dolly.

Move dolly to rear of first semi-trailer and couple it to the trailer.

Lock pintle hook.

Secure dolly support in raised position.

Pull dolly into position as close as possible to nose of the second semitrailer.

Lower dolly support.

Unhook dolly from first trailer.

Wheel dolly into position in front of second trailer in line with the kingpin.

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What are they talking about? "Secure dolly support in raised position." Seems to me the dolly is already up (hook locked). Does this mean 'Make sure all loose hardware isn't dangling'. (But then they lower it??)

Thanks. (Please don't shame me :-) )

The dolly support is a single leg that keeps it off the ground when it’s being stored. The support serves the same function as the landing gear support legs in a trailer.

Once coupled to the trailer’s pintle hook, you must raise the support leg before proceeding.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I agree with G town. At Old Dominion we dont have a raiseable leg, ours are fixed and you just pick the dolly up. Each company is different while our legs are fixed, I know UPS has raiseable legs.

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