First Beer Load

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Noob_Driver's Comment
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Funny thing is, I only found the scale thanks to Google Maps Satellite. rofl-1.gif

I was looking at the satellite and still couldnt find it. confused.gif

Security rambled off directions to my drop lot so fast and like im sure hes done a thousand times im lucky i got the right spot for my empty and location for my trailer. Luckily im getting pretty good at estimating tandems with beer loads. Be happy it wasnt a miller keg load. You have to be really careful with those and with straps.

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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Security rambled off directions to my drop lot so fast and like im sure hes done a thousand times im lucky i got the right spot

I always play the Old Man card with those people. I always have a notebook with me and politely ask if they can repeat the instructions a bit more slowly so I can write it down. I just explain that I want to follow their procedures, as they vary from place to place and I don't want to break their rules. Never had a problem.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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But you don’t need to “play the Old Man card”.

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Tractor Man's Comment
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But you don’t need to “play the Old Man card”.

You Are Old!rofl-3.gif

Hey........sometimes the "lack of youth" has its advantages. Play whatever cards are left in your deck!

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PackRat's Comment
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But you don’t need to “play the Old Man card”.

You Are Old!rofl-3.gif

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Hey........sometimes the "lack of youth" has its advantages. Play whatever cards are left in your deck!

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I knew you weren’t playing with a full deck all along!smile.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Well I arrived at the customer an hour early, got a head start last night to beat rush hour traffic around Richmond, VA. Had to wait nearly two hours before someone let me in the gate, and had to back in from the street. wasn't bad, lucky for me the cars that showed up as I was setting up, stopped back far enough, I didn't have to worry about them although I still checked my mirrors of course as I was backing.

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