Swinging Doors

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PlanB's Comment
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I just waited 7 hours in a dock while a Walmart load was being floor loaded. At least this is a drop/hook at the other end...

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Noob_Driver's Comment
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You didnt even slide the tandems at the dock???? Those poor loaders no wonder it took so long

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.
Tractor Man's Comment
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I just waited 7 hours in a dock while a Walmart load was being floor loaded. At least this is a drop/hook at the other end...

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That load lock in the picture looks pretty useless!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Be honest Old School. Did you back into the dock without opening the doors? I may have done that a couple times after spending over a year with a roll up door.

Old School's Comment
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Be honest Old School. Did you back into the dock without opening the doors?

Nope, I got myself lined up, stopped about six feet from the dock and did my door swinging move.

Everything went well - at least this old flat-bedder felt it went well.

PlanB's Comment
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Yes I was scratching my head when I saw it up there also. The only thing that load lock did was prevent me from closing the doors. I ended up taking it out moments after taking that picture.

That load lock in the picture looks pretty useless!

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Jamie's Comment
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Be honest Old School. Did you back into the dock without opening the doors? I may have done that a couple times after spending over a year with a roll up door.

I delivered to a place not long shot, where they open the doors inside the building. I almost opened them up outside since they didn't tell me, I noticed everyone else not opening their doors. rofl-1.gif

This place also offered bathrooms, showers and overnight parking. It was the best DC I ever been too. shocked.png

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Be honest Old School. Did you back into the dock without opening the doors? I may have done that a couple times after spending over a year with a roll up door.

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I delivered to a place not long shot, where they open the doors inside the building. I almost opened them up outside since they didn't tell me, I noticed everyone else not opening their doors. rofl-1.gif

This place also offered bathrooms, showers and overnight parking. It was the best DC I ever been too. shocked.png

Some of the reefer loads I have we don't open the doors outside the dock and if we don't have to slide our tandems it's a win-windancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gif

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".

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I've been doing flatbed work ever since I started my trucking career. The customer I'm a dedicated driver for has one customer in Springfield, MO that gets a dry-van load from our plant every week. In all these years I've never been put on that load until today.

I've got to tell you it looks weird in my mirrors. I'm not accustomed to seeing those trailer sides. It took me a minute to figure out how those doors work, and it really seems odd knowing that stuff in the trailer is just sitting there without being secured by me.

I guess I'm a "door swinger" tonight. I'm driving through the night to arrive at an 0600 appointment in the morning. The great thing about this load is that when I'm finished I have just enough time to get down to "Wild Bill's" truck stop at Branson, MO to take my ten hour break. While there, I will get to see my youngest daughter and her husband, who live in Branson.

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Just wait until you hit some heavy wind. LOL

As my trainer said, you’ll sleep well tonight. It wears you out. And sometimes scares the crap out of you. If you think it looks weird now, wait until you are driving straight and your tires are on the rumble strip. :)

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man'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.

I haul those a lot. The worst part is there are 3 up front, and 3 in the back, and nothing between them, and no securement. And 6 of them weigh 40000

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.
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