Today Has Been A Doozy!

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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After I sat for hours at the shipper yesterday and wasted all my hours there. I get up to a full clock. I go to the consignee , the tandoms will not disengage so they won't slide back the air valve won't lock. I open up the doors and the forklift driver stabbed his forks through 2 bags of dolomite (it is a powder that goes around trees). Spilling all over my refer floor. So when I'm done I call to get a refer washout. But before I can go to my next load I have to get the tandoms fixed. The closest one is in Boise. I'm in Caldwell. So Off I go to get them fixed. So here is my second late assignment because of mechanical problems.

Raptor

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

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.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Instead of dolomite you had some dynamite you might be able to loosen up the tandems. That and a little WD40

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".

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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