$650k In Lobster Tails Missing From Load

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Rainy D.'s Comment
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This is why carriers are so strict. 20 pallets of product goes missing from the trailer and the driver didnt notice?

He is either a thief or stupid.

For those of you who haven't driven yet, a driver should know how much their empty truck and trailer weighs. When you get bills that say 40,000 pounds of product and the truck only weighs a total of 45k pounds, something is wrong. i recently picked up a trailer from our drop yard. The bills said 2900 pounds. We were on the scale that said 77k. That meant I was 40k pounds over what the bills said. Turned out I wasn't given all of the bills.

Good drivers take the time to learn and pay attention to bills and weights. Stupid ones just sign bills and drive. I would love to hear how he is going to try to defend this.

They didnt say anything about the seal either.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Sorry the link helps

$650k Missong Lobster Tail

Pete B.'s Comment
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There was a seal? Maybe he ate the lobsters.

Michael S.'s Comment
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There was a seal? Maybe he ate the lobsters.

That's kinda funny right there!

Turtle's Comment
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There was a seal? Maybe he ate the lobsters.

Aargh I was gonna go there too, but ya beat me to it lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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There was a seal? Maybe he ate the lobsters.

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That's kinda funny right there!

I’ll have to admit, I didn’t catch that one.

Dm:

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.
PJ's Comment
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OMG, ya’ll crack me up!!! All I can say is you can’t fix stupid, even with duct tape confused.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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OMG, ya’ll crack me up!!! All I can say is you can’t fix stupid, even with duct tape confused.gif

If you add bailing wire and super glue to the mix you can come close, LoL.

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Jamie's Comment
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How do you not notice? You could easily tell the trailer is a lot lighter the moment you move. I always check my seal anytime I stop, even if I stay in the truck. Just in case someone breaks it, or anything I'll know right away and can report it asap.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

RealDiehl's Comment
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At U.S. Xpress we have what are known as high value loads. The driver must call and speak with a fleet manager (dispatcher) for verbal instructions before moving the load. They tell you that you must drive X amount of miles before stopping and tell you you can't stop at certain locations, etc. Do other companies have similar rules for high value loads?

Dispatcher:

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.
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