Saw This On My Travels.

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Robsteeler's Comment
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I pulled into the Target DC in Amsterdam, NY yesterday and went to drop my trailer. This guy was dropping next to me. He told me this happened in the yard! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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PackRat's Comment
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Looks like that trailer was rubber hungry!

PackRat's Comment
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Something else I noticed as odd to me is that his 5th wheel puller is on the passenger side. Iโ€™ve never seen that before, so is that a Swift thing?

Robsteeler's Comment
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I noticed that the landing gear crank is on that side as well.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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So do swifties use left handed hammers too?

Matthew W.'s Comment
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Some truck moddels and trailers have it on the passenger side, its not a carrier specific thing that I am aware of. That awesome tire job is a Swift thing though. No offense to any Swift drivers on here. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Rainy 's Comment
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Some truck moddels and trailers have it on the passenger side, its not a carrier specific thing that I am aware of. That awesome tire job is a Swift thing though. No offense to any Swift drivers on here. ๐Ÿ˜œ

No it is not a "Swift thing", and yes that is offensive to ALL drivers here. Please keep it civil.

I did notice that some company trailers (i had walmart trailers) do not do "lefty loosey, righty tighty". that messed me up with those loads! cranking and cranking the wrong way is not fun.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

Noob_Driver's Comment
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Half of our Millis trailers are the same for the landing gear. It will have the instruction sticker right above it with opposite directions!

G-Town's Comment
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Matthew wrote:

That awesome tire job is a Swift thing though. No offense to any Swift drivers on here. ๐Ÿ˜œ

Have you ever heard the saying; โ€œwhat goes around, comes around?โ€

Careful...

You are a rookie, right? And definitely not beyond making mistakes like this,...actually none of us are. The irony of this, I believe (memory?) Rob made a couple of mistakes early on during his rookie tenure. He knows how it feels to make a mistake, learn from it and recover as a better driver.

Always stay focused...prevent things like this by taking your time in unfamiliar territory and awareness of your surroundings. Think about what you are doing at all times.

No idea how that happened...looks like he or she might have dropped a loaded trailer. Who really knows...but definitely not just a โ€œSwift Thingโ€.

Matthew W.'s Comment
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My apologies if my jest was in poor taste, I tend to make light of accidents to keep peiple from beating themselves up too much. We are all human and we all do make mistakes, I just like to put a little humor into the situation.

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