Load Shifted Or Not?

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Jamie's Comment
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Just got back from taking a shower and eating and while I was going to put my padlock on for tonight, I noticed the trailer walls seemed to be a little pushed outwards on both sides, only in certain areas. I don't remember this being an issue during the pre-trip when I picked up the trailer, not really sure if it's a problem or not. I'll try to post a picture below.

Jamie's Comment
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Not sure if the picture shows it, but it's definitely pushed outwards near the back of the trailer.

Jamie's Comment
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Decided to contact Schneider as I rather be safe then sorry. I banged on the trailer walls to hear how it'll sound, it sounded normal until you bang on those spots on both sides, they're hard as rocks.

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Jamie's Comment
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This picture best shows one of sides.

They told me to call in which I did, and I explained everything and sent pictures in. He told me to call back in around 8am for an update if I don't hear back, they're going to ask for permission for me to break the seal. The load has definitely shifted, at least two of the pallets. I'll keep you guys posted. Like I said, better safe then sorry. Wouldn't want it to burst open or something going down the highway.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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My first guess would be that they put load locks in there and it's pushing the walls out. For a load to shift in such a way that the walls bulge out would be really unusual.

I wouldn't go anywhere until you get those doors open and see what's going on. Let us know what you find.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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I used to notice it a lot with Schneider trailers and it was always okay. Maybe a change in air pressure between where you picked up and where you are.

An experienced DBL can probably help you out. Call them if your trailer is sealed. If no seal, I’d just open and look.

Jrod's Comment
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Beat me to it, Brett.

My first guess would be that they put load locks in there and it's pushing the walls out. For a load to shift in such a way that the walls bulge out would be really unusual.

I wouldn't go anywhere until you get those doors open and see what's going on. Let us know what you find.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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My first guess would be that they put load locks in there and it's pushing the walls out. For a load to shift in such a way that the walls bulge out would be really unusual.

I wouldn't go anywhere until you get those doors open and see what's going on. Let us know what you find.

Yeah I'm still at the same truck stop, its probably that.

I called back and talked to cargo claims as I was instructed to do. There isn't really an update yet, they emailed the customer they said and waiting to hear back on rather the seal can be broken or not. But until then I'll be here waiting around.

I used to notice it a lot with Schneider trailers and it was always okay. Maybe a change in air pressure between where you picked up and where you are.

An experienced DBL can probably help you out. Call them if your trailer is sealed. If no seal, I’d just open and look.

Maybe I've never had the problem before with any other load, so it was unusual for me. So I sent an a load shift macro and was instructed to call cargo claims. So I did and I explained everything and why I think something might be wrong. They're currently waiting to hear back from the customer. All of our loads are either sealed by the shipper or we have to put a Schneider seal on it. In order to complete the task on the Qualcomm , we have to enter a seal number and write it down on the paper if we provided the seal.

I didn't want to keep moving and something happen.

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.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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You definitely did the right thing by stopping to look into it. When something doesn't seem right you should definitely play it safe and make sure everything is as it should be.

Graveyards are full of people whose last words were, "I'm sure it'll be alright."

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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My first guess would be that they put load locks

I don't know why I didn't think this through. But are you talking about the load bars? If so, they don't have those in there. I was live loaded but I am pretty sure I remember seeing those air bags in between the pallets. So maybe that has something to do about it? Its happening in the same area on both sides.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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