Empty Trailer Had Damaged Freight In It

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Mik D.'s Comment
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A driver complained that a trailer she was told to take as an empty had damaged freight in it. She hadn't checked, and now couldn't get it loaded at the customer.

The lesson is to open your doors and check the trailer.

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Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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Backed under a shiny new Prime trailer. One of the 20 ones (Primates know what I'm talking about). Checked tires, lights and all that fun stuff. Then it occured to me that I better check to see if it was clean because I was fixing to pickup a meat load. Wouldn't ya know it, 10 or so empty pallets and a bunch of debris.

Notified dispatch that it was full of crap. Then with my tail tucked I decoupled and found an old 14 that took 45 minutes to air up because it had sat so long.

Leason learned here, check it out before hand.

Jamie's Comment
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I always verify that a trailer is empty before taking it, I usually backup under it(not all the way yet) and during my first walk around to look for any obvious damages I open one door to visually see it's empty, as I have came across trailers that said it was empty but it had damaged freight in it.

Rainy 's Comment
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One of our beer places is notorious for using our trailers as pallet storage. all of the other companies drivers just opened the doors and kicked them into the parking lot. hmmmm...

im not saying what i did but i did get my empty lol

Jamie's Comment
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One of our beer places is notorious for using our trailers as pallet storage. all of the other companies drivers just opened the doors and kicked them into the parking lot. hmmmm...

im not saying what i did but i did get my empty lol

Some Walmart DCs I've been to was bad about pallet storage.... To bad it was full front to back, so I couldn't do anything like that not that I would but who knowsconfused.gifrofl-3.gif

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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We are supposed to check to see if a trailer is empty before taking it, just because it was parked on the empty line does not mean it is.

I always check but there are a few drivers who do not, they are also the ones who get a call from dispatch 15 minutes after they leave the yard asking why they are taking a loaded trailer.

Rob T.'s Comment
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If you do a thorough pre trip you'll never take a loaded trailer when it's supposed to be empty. Part of your pre trip is ensuring the backdoor opens, closes, latches, and is sealed correctly.

Rainy 's Comment
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If you do a thorough pre trip you'll never take a loaded trailer when it's supposed to be empty. Part of your pre trip is ensuring the backdoor opens, closes, latches, and is sealed correctly.

Not to.mention making sure the walls are intact and no insulation exposed.

Jamie's Comment
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If you do a thorough pre trip you'll never take a loaded trailer when it's supposed to be empty. Part of your pre trip is ensuring the backdoor opens, closes, latches, and is sealed correctly.

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Not to.mention making sure the walls are intact and no insulation exposed.

And no holes in the roof

Bird-one's Comment
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That the approach plate isnt missing causing the trailer to be leaning on your drives. shocked.png This is loaded mind you but is a reminder why its important to do a complete walk around. Needless to say this trailer was put out of service and luckily didnt damage the truck in any way when I unhooked.

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