Who Knew To Check Trailer Registration!

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Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Thank you both for helping me to stay focused on the end result and not the crazy stuff that goes on in training. The Atlas was always going to be one of my first purchases. I am a rest stop girl. Easy on and easy off. I secretly collect paper maps from them. PS, do all lease operators pay for their fleet managers vacations? I know Rainy tips yard dogs, but that was a new one on me.

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Good going on staying sane through training. it is totally different to mess up and not have someone ober your shoulder.

paying for fleet managers vacations, no. But i have bought mine some gifts over the years..fruit basket...gift card..south philly pretzels shipped from the bakery! FMs have 100 drivers. if they all paid for the FM vacation, he would need more than 2 weeks off per year lol

good luck!

Fm:

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.

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.
Stephanie K.'s Comment
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Thanks Rainy. I am at the shippers on a drop and hook. Not one of these trailers has a current hard copy of the trailer inspection report in the tube. No one at Prime is able to help me. Citations is closed, safety, lineup, fleet manager , etc has no answer for me. I finally sent Stan a text regarding this matter because apparently it is illegal for me to drive a trailer without this. Do you happen to know anything that can help?

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.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Thanks Rainy. I am at the shippers on a drop and hook. Not one of these trailers has a current hard copy of the trailer inspection report in the tube. No one at Prime is able to help me. Citations is closed, safety, lineup, fleet manager , etc has no answer for me. I finally sent Stan a text regarding this matter because apparently it is illegal for me to drive a trailer without this. Do you happen to know anything that can help?

Sorry i just saw this..it is under My Permits on the phone app. you can email it to DOT just like your HOS logs. you can also print it out if you have to. Your insurance cards and truck cab card is there too!

i suggest you go through every option of the phone app cause most of what we need is there and plenty of training videos. idk why dispatch, safety or road assist couldnt help. they have all faxed me copies before we had the app.

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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.

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.

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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Not one of these trailers has a current hard copy of the trailer inspection report in the tube.

There is no "current inspection report". The tubes hold the trailer cab card registration and they do not expire. therefore they are all current. The red sticker on the side is proof of a passed inspection and must be done every year.

Does that help? maybe the departments didnt understand what you were asking for?

G-Town's Comment
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Stephanie here is what the inspection stickers look like:

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G-Town's Comment
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Here is one found on a reefer (lower RHS):

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Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Thanks GTown.

Ours look like the silver foil but are red foil and on the side of the trailer, not in front.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Ive still been thinking about this. When we need permits faxed to the beer DCs in NJ, Driver Line Up in sprimo does it which means you can get them to fax the traiker cab card too.

Stephanie K.'s Comment
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The DOT people said that you have to have a new paper every year in the tube. No one really knows if the sticker is enough. I could never get a firm answer from anyone. So if I find a trailer with no current paperwork I will include that in my inspection report and ask for guidance as it occurs. I am now upgrading and back at Prime. I will meet with my fleet manager tomorrow and pose this question to him. Thanks for all your help.

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.

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.
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