Dropping Trailers

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Mik D.'s Comment
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Been to this one Amazon, cvg2, a couple times, every time they give me a parking spot that u can't park the trailer in with a sleeper, but each and every time the yarddog is pulling up as I get to the spot telling me to drop right there, he'll park it. Most places that have spots like this i have go up and either try or go to guard shack and ask for another spot. If I have a repeat offender at this, I drop in an empty spot and tell the exit guard where it went....this Amazon so far is pretty good😁😁😁

Robsteeler's Comment
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I've never had a yard dog yet offer to park my trailer, what am I doing wrong? 😂

Bruce K.'s Comment
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During my brief experience, I've found that yard drivers are generally arrogant and unhelpful. I was in one situation where I misdirected by the guard at the shack. As a result I couldn't find the assigned spot to drop the trailer. I tried to flag down a yard driver but he blew right past me. So I dropped the trailer right next to a curb, went and got my loaded trailer and left. I'm pretty sure they got it sorted out.

Jamie's Comment
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I remember a few days I dropped aload off at a Walmart DC, and right as I was backing into the spot the spotter came and said they needed the trailer on the dock asap. rofl-1.gif

Like why couldn't you be 30 seconds faster,I could have dropped it before backing in the spot!

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.

PackRat's Comment
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It happens. I had to go get an mt yesterday at a Lowe's DC. Got told which one by the guard shack. Find it, inspect it, sweep it out. Pull out and adjust the tandems. Got all done with those and am ready to roll except for one brake is locked up. Get out the hammer and hit it twice and it pops open. I then go to the shipping office to let them know I'm swiping an mt. "You can't have that one. We are going to load it. You need to take trailer XXX. We can't change it for another mt sitting beside it." Unreal! So I go put it back in the same spot, then hook up to mt trailer XXX sitting in the next spot. Repeat everything above: inspect, sweep, etc.... This one has two frozen brakes! Five hits with the hammer and out the gate we go....Never a dull moment.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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I remember a few days I dropped aload off at a Walmart DC, and right as I was backing into the spot the spotter came and said they needed the trailer on the dock asap. rofl-1.gif

Like why couldn't you be 30 seconds faster,I could have dropped it before backing in the spot!

Jamie...the amount of product Wally DCs receive, sort and palletize in a 24 hour period is mind boggling. We average 250 outbound loads per day; we get half, WMPF gets the other half.

The yard dog you posted about probably learned of the logistical adjustment a few minutes after you were checked-in at the guard shack. I’ve had it happen to me on occasion with backhauls.

The extra back did you some good...their drop-spots are tight.

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.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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I've been to a few Walmart DC where yard mule told me to drop the trailer as I was looking for a hole.

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