Swinging Doors

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Rob T.'s Comment
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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

About 10 years ago i worked for a company that prints/mails junk mail advertisements and we got those big rolls of paper. I was in the warehouse and needed to use a forklift to get them onto the 2nd floor where they did the printing on them because they were too heavy for our freight elevator That was very much an uneasy feeling. Sure we had the cage around us but I doubt it would prevent me from being crushed. Occasionally they would make them too big and it would raise the forklifts rear tire off the ground just as I was ready to lower it. I do not miss that job.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man'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.

Yeah, I hate live loading and unloading, even though I get paid. I would rather drop and hook any day.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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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

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About 10 years ago i worked for a company that prints/mails junk mail advertisements and we got those big rolls of paper. I was in the warehouse and needed to use a forklift to get them onto the 2nd floor where they did the printing on them because they were too heavy for our freight elevator That was very much an uneasy feeling. Sure we had the cage around us but I doubt it would prevent me from being crushed. Occasionally they would make them too big and it would raise the forklifts rear tire off the ground just as I was ready to lower it. I do not miss that job.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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