My Experience So Far With Schneider And Going Forward

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Jamie's Comment
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A dock I delivered to today in Bridgeview, IL

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I had to back in from over here so I could do a driver side back rather then a blind side back. 0473422001544038888.jpg

I was actually pretty happy with the back and the guy who unloaded me said someone the other day took nearly 2 hours to get into this dock. He supposedly had around 6 months of experience they said the guy said. it didn't take me long only a few minutes.

It was basically like backing between two trailers but at an incline, so it wasn't bad.

Jamie's Comment
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Also the load was pretty heavy:

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G-Town's Comment
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Also the load was pretty heavy:

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Jamie...how far back is your 5th wheel? Based on what I see from the ticket, at least 1 notch closer to your cab might be in order.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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I love this thread! I really like the "day in the life of..." type topics with ongoing follow through. That's a beautiful Freightliner you've got too! Thanks for sharing! =)

Jamie's Comment
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Also the load was pretty heavy:

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Jamie...how far back is your 5th wheel? Based on what I see from the ticket, at least 1 notch closer to your cab might be in order.

I want to say the 4th notch, but I don't remember off the top of my head as I haven't moved it but I did check it before.

G-Town's Comment
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Also the load was pretty heavy:

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Jamie...how far back is your 5th wheel? Based on what I see from the ticket, at least 1 notch closer to your cab might be in order.

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I want to say the 4th notch, but I don't remember off the top of my head as I haven't moved it but I did check it before.

I’d bring it forward 1 notch, possibly 2.

You’ve got some weight “headroom” on you front axle that you might need some day.

G-Town's Comment
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One other question on this...

Full tanks or empty? If full at least 1 notch, if empty no more than 1 notch.

You must think I’m nuts...but whenever I run something really heavy; 46+ k in a dry van , I want as close to 12k as possible on my front axle. Most of my heavier loads scale at 11,700 or 11,800 on the front axle.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Jamie's Comment
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One other question on this...

Full tanks or empty? If full at least 1 notch, if empty no more than 1 notch.

You must think I’m nuts...but whenever I run something really heavy; 46+ k in a dry van , I want as close to 12k as possible on my front axle. Most of my heavier loads scale at 11,700 or 11,800 on the front axle.

This was scaled between 1/4 and half a tank of fuel. I assume you want more weight on the steers for better traction?

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Jamie's Comment
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I love this thread! I really like the "day in the life of..." type topics with ongoing follow through. That's a beautiful Freightliner you've got too! Thanks for sharing! =)

I'm try to keep doing follow ups every chance I get! Thank you! If you got closer to it, you'd see some scratches on where I have been sideswiped twice..rofl-3.gif

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

G-Town's Comment
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I assume you want more weight on the steers for better traction?

My primary reason for the suggestion is with a 78,420 pound load you are 100 pounds from maxing your drive axle weight.

Once you get the fifth wheel set, your loaded steer axle weights won’t fluctuate too much, but it moves weight off your drives.

Secondary reason is balance.

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