Coil Almost Killed Me

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Rubber Duck's Comment
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You know what your doing. I’m just being an anal nerd.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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You know what your doing. I’m just being an anal nerd.

Lol.... It's all good. Sometimes I can't get the links to cooperate, so I wind up using using more thread than I like, because of the potential of needing more, when I do my inter trips. I am always up for any tips, that can help me secure better.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Glad you are ok, I knew someone who didnt survive his fall. Try not to make a habit out of it

andhe78's Comment
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Any tips?

Lol, don’t post pictures of your securement-the armchair quarterbacks love nitpicking and pictures never tell the whole story. Would I do things different? Sure. More coil racks, beveled timbers, friction mat, different chain hookups, rubberized edge protectors, coil pads, snap binders, alternate pull, etc., because that is how my safety/securement department wants it done. I’ve also got to assume that since you don’t haul steel on a regular basis, you don’t have the optimum equipment setup to do it. Besides, you already seem to know the couple of things on that load DOT might ding you for and I figured you fixed them before heading out.

Glad the fall wasn’t worse than it was. Am always glad my height has allowed me to secure most suicides from the ground. Way too much going on in that little section of real estate to try walking around in it.

Was this a tarped load?

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Any tips?

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Lol, don’t post pictures of your securement-the armchair quarterbacks love nitpicking and pictures never tell the whole story. Would I do things different? Sure. More coil racks, beveled timbers, friction mat, different chain hookups, rubberized edge protectors, coil pads, snap binders, alternate pull, etc., because that is how my safety/securement department wants it done. I’ve also got to assume that since you don’t haul steel on a regular basis, you don’t have the optimum equipment setup to do it. Besides, you already seem to know the couple of things on that load DOT might ding you for and I figured you fixed them before heading out.

Glad the fall wasn’t worse than it was. Am always glad my height has allowed me to secure most suicides from the ground. Way too much going on in that little section of real estate to try walking around in it.

Was this a tarped load?

Yes... It is. Here is a picture of the tarp job. Messy, and flaps a little, but it works.

I mainly haul CAT/John Deere equipment, and steel beams, or plate steel.. And correct, I haul coils very rarely. We have a dedicated group of drivers for our coils, and they have a better equipment setup than me.

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Diver Driver's Comment
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But the big question is.... While you were down there, did you do a proper pre- trip on your trailer ? smile.gif

Happy to hear your OK.

C T.'s Comment
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Glad you're ok. Falling off the deck can really mess you up if you land wrong. I'm glad I don't have to deal with all that any more. Granted I'd go back to Maverick in a heartbeat, but it's all drop and hook now. I would have secured and tarped differently as well. But as you said, you don't do them often so it's all good.

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.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Glad you're ok. Falling off the deck can really mess you up if you land wrong. I'm glad I don't have to deal with all that any more. Granted I'd go back to Maverick in a heartbeat, but it's all drop and hook now. I would have secured and tarped differently as well. But as you said, you don't do them often so it's all good.

I can see a Maverick sign in my rear view mirror. I am currently at Gerdau, in Fort Smith. smile.gif

But the big question is.... While you were down there, did you do a proper pre- trip on your trailer ? smile.gif

Happy to hear your OK.

Hahaha, nope, I didn't. rofl-3.gif

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Any tips?

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Lol, don’t post pictures of your securement-the armchair quarterbacks love nitpicking and pictures never tell the whole story. Would I do things different? Sure. More coil racks, beveled timbers, friction mat, different chain hookups, rubberized edge protectors, coil pads, snap binders, alternate pull, etc., because that is how my safety/securement department wants it done. I’ve also got to assume that since you don’t haul steel on a regular basis, you don’t have the optimum equipment setup to do it. Besides, you already seem to know the couple of things on that load DOT might ding you for and I figured you fixed them before heading out.

Glad the fall wasn’t worse than it was. Am always glad my height has allowed me to secure most suicides from the ground. Way too much going on in that little section of real estate to try walking around in it.

Was this a tarped load?

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Yes... It is. Here is a picture of the tarp job. Messy, and flaps a little, but it works.

I mainly haul CAT/John Deere equipment, and steel beams, or plate steel.. And correct, I haul coils very rarely. We have a dedicated group of drivers for our coils, and they have a better equipment setup than me.

0652869001559986507.jpg

Looks like The Blob now!

Glad you are OK (more or less). I feel your pain!

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

C T.'s Comment
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The Gerdau in ft smith is one of the fastest/best Gerdaus I've been to. They're fast and it's an easy load. Takes 20 minutes to finish up and it's usually a decent run. Having the terminal there was very convenient.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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