Delhi SAPA Plant

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Rob how do I turn that on? I thought it was on by default.

In the sidebar go to GPS tracker. You may need to update it manually initially I'm not sure. Mine updates automatically but I believe I had given it permission to. Hopefully Brett chimes in how to make it update automatically when you're active on site.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Thanks Old School. Yeah MM I definitely recognized the gravity of my situation, thought about rubbing it in the rest of your faces but I can tell the jealousy would get me booted for the next month.

Unfortunately we aren't leaving the area until tomorrow. The pickup didn't load the weight correctly and we were over on trailer tandems by 320 lbs. Checked a local scale and verified. Slid the fifth wheel at dispatch request and no avail. Headed back to drop trailer for the night because all the personnel able to help us are gone already.

So a great opportunity to learn when something goes wrong. It's too bad we had to fully tarp up before using their scale but we follow the rules and that's just the way it's going. On the brighter side I get a night's sleep instead of trying to drive through the night after all the effort. If we get set the way we are planning, we can still be on time in Los Angeles, be legal beagle on weight and get one of us to reset this weekend even with this hiccup.

A full day of learning and experience with a major up and down ! Bring on the weekend

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".

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If it's not updating automatically then you have to either update it manually on the tracker page or go into your phone's settings and allow location sharing.

DeputyDawg's Comment
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LMAO @ Nachodogs

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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Rob how do I turn that on? I thought it was on by default.

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In the sidebar go to GPS tracker. You may need to update it manually initially I'm not sure. Mine updates automatically but I believe I had given it permission to. Hopefully Brett chimes in how to make it update automatically when you're active on site.

If it's not updating automatically then you have to either update it manually on the tracker page or go into your phone's settings and allow location sharing.

Thanks Rob and Brett. I think it’s workin now. 😜

PackRat's Comment
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It is. Shows you’re near Miles City, MT.

millionmiler24 (CRST Amba's Comment
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It is. Shows you’re near Miles City, MT.

That’s correct I am at the Pilot Town Pump Truck Stop off of I-94.

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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LMAO @ Nachodogs

Still a legit word. See example:

"Hey Steve, those are Bob's dogs, they're Nachodogs "

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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The pickup didn't load the weight correctly and we were over on trailer tandems by 320 lbs.

Bummer!

Spaceman, I've run loads out of that plant for almost five years now. Only once have my weights been off. I noticed you guys had quite a bit of material on your trailer. Sorry you're getting delayed like that.

Do you have to close your axles because you're bound for California? Is that the issue? Just from what I saw, I would have thought you guys would've been legal with your spread axle.

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".

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Old School said: "Spaceman, I've run loads out of that plant for almost five years now."

Old School, just curious. When you deliver out of the SAPA plant, do they get you a return load? They don't run you back empty, do they?

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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