Swinging Doors

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Jamie's Comment
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You should see those gaint paper rolls dryvan drivers hual, the only thing securing them is a slip resistant pad. rofl-3.gif

And they weigh like 4000-5000 pounds each.

Dryvan:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matthew W.'s Comment
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Did you have to slide tandems too? Welcome to the darkside OS! We do have cookies, no milk though.... those tanker drivers are stingy with the milk.

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".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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What's a swing door?? I am all about that roll up

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Old School's Comment
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Well, I got here a little before my appointment at 0600 and they told me which dock to bump. Then they said get yourself in position, give us about four hours, and we will be done. He said it like that was outstanding service on his end. confused.gif

I'll stick with my usual routine. When I pull in with my flatbed I have to watch out so I don't run over the forklift operators who are swarming to unload me.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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How do you like your International? Most of my dry van loads are two hours or less.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
RealDiehl's Comment
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Maybe it's just me but, I swear Old School made "door swinger" sound like the most awful curse word ever heard! Lol!

Enjoy your time with family, Old School!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I think that secretly, waaaaay down deep, Old School enjoyed the van experience if for no other reason than the change of pace and not having to handle tarps. I know I enjoy it when I get something that's a change of pace, somewhat unusual or challenging. It's the adventure thing.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I think that secretly, waaaaay down deep, Old School enjoyed the van experience if for no other reason than the change of pace and not having to handle tarps. I know I enjoy it when I get something that's a change of pace, somewhat unusual or challenging. It's the adventure thing.

True. When I'm thrown into a new situation sometimes I'll curse like a sailor as I fumble my way through the new process. But it is a great feeling when the task is complete and I know I rose to the challenge.

NeeklODN's Comment
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Pulling a box.....that's Gross (retching sounds)

Old School's Comment
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Did you have to slide tandems too?

No, this load was fairly well balanced and not very heavy. Roughly 29,000 pounds in the trailer.

How do you like your International?

I have no complaints. It's kind of strange though. Many of the other drivers in my fleet got put into brand new trucks. Some in Volvos and others in Internationals. The day they decided it was my turn, there were no new ones available. I got put into a 2017 with 365,000 miles on it! I can't complain. It runs good, blows cold air, and makes money just as well as my Volvo did.

Maybe it's just me but, I swear Old School made "door swinger" sound like the most awful curse word ever heard!

Sorry about that! My true feelings must have come through without me realizing it. smile.gif

I think that secretly, waaaaay down deep, Old School enjoyed the van experience if for no other reason than the change of pace

Honestly, it is rewarding to do something different on occasion. Now, where's my tarps? Let's get this gig back on track!

Pulling a box.....that's Gross (retching sounds)

I can tell NeeklODN is a true blooded flatbedder - he's got no tolerance for compromise!

I sat in the dock for almost exactly four hours. Their estimate was dead on accurate. I did get a good nap though. In this job we take every opportunity that arises. We sleep when we can, and run when we can.

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".

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