Owning Your Mistakes.

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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My trainer told me a story that happened to him one time. He was in a Tyson's plant and as soon as he got loaded there was a scale in the industrial area so he hit it. He thought as he was going to the scale the load felt heavy and of course it was almost 95,000 lb. He turned around went back to the shipper turns out it was a new guy loading and he took part of another load and put on his truck double stacked the pallets in the back to make everything fit, was the guy loadings explanation. Double stacking the pallets crushed the load and he opened the doors chicken nuggets came flying out of the back of a trailer... by trainer said it was all he could do to keep from laughing because the guy that loaded it and his boss were standing there watching him open the doors. He said he could see how ****ed off the manager was so he knew better than to laugh.


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.

PJ's Comment
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Brian thanks for sharing. Congrats on a clean inspection. That shows you did your job correctly in making sure your truck and trailer were safe to be on the road. We have all hooked preloaded trailers and just trusted the bills on their weight. In my world we live by weight more than the general freight world, so they don't get out the gate without knowing. Shippers are notorious for slipping an extra pallet or two on a load, mainly when a inter company transfer. I know you learned from this experience, and hopefully others will also. Stay safe


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.


Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Especially when you get into the Indiana Illinois border going Northbound. Trucks are in that lane for continuous miles. In particular he got me Northbound right pass the Ogden exit mile marker 27. I see him there everyday usually sitting there or in the tollbooth area with a customer. Always wondered what he was looking for in particular. Well now we know.

My trainer harped on this in my 3 weeks with him. He will run wherever in WI but when he gets his to IL he gets into one of the right two lanes - except in construction areas where it says trucks use left lanes. There we are usually the only truck!

Not sure if going left to pass is allowed or not. But he did specifically mention you were "running" in that lane for a while... that one is a no-no for sure in IL.

Thanks for sharing it!

Jamie's Comment
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The thread title reminded me of the trailer I picked up two days ago, that had pretty bad damages to the side skirting... When we mark that we picked up the trailer on our tablets, it'll send us the previous driver inspection report. Of course the previous driver hit something, and didn't want to own up to his mistake. Because the side skirting was basically snapped in half, and half of it was barely hanging on. But he dropped it as a relay and reported it had no damages or anything, but you couldn't miss it... Wasted 3 hours getting it fixed before I even left the OC, that was on top of my previous delays.

I called in to make sure I wouldn't get blamed for the damages, and I took pictures before I even hooked up to the trailer. I'm sure he'll get away with it, but I feel people who do this should get in some type of trouble. It's only wasting another drivers time, when he clearly made a mistake and hit something. I know he did it, because he picked the load up like 250 miles away and there is no way the side skirting would have hung on that long with the damages. It barely made it to the shop like 200 yards away.

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