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Auggie69's Comment
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He'll be on here in a couple of days saying he's a dedicated driver and if we know of any companies that will hire him with one tiny incident.

Ya, right?

"The trailer only had a small dent in it! They totally ruined my life for a minor error!!"

What I can't believe is whatever and wherever this guy did this obviously law enforcement didn't get involved. So he drove that trailer, landing dragging and the rear tandem axle not even hitting the ground to the DC!!!

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".

G-Town's Comment
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On a lighter note...

Greetings from Jonestown PA.

Lovely day to take in the rural “fresh farm” air, sitting as the technicians replace my sick Qualcomm and all the hardware.

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I haven’t harped on this for a while; but I lived the point about not relying only on technology. Tuesday my Location Transmitter went-out mid trip. Had to run paper logs because the location software could not find me. Remember location is recorded each time duty status is changed. Although I knew where I was going because of familiarity with the territory, I maintained the course using memory. This is proof that trip planning is a must and route direction backups are necessary in the likely event of a hardware or software problem.

We drive the trailer using a 6-wheeled rolling computer.

Peace.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Greg M.'s Comment
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Bet this make quite the noise when it hit.

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PackRat's Comment
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Bet this make quite the noise when it hit.

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What about the noise the boss made when he hit the roof?

Viking's Comment
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On a lighter note...

Greetings from Jonestown PA.

Lovely day to take in the rural “fresh farm” air, sitting as the technicians replace my sick Qualcomm and all the hardware.

0546022001590071558.jpg

I haven’t harped on this for a while; but I lived the point about not relying only on technology. Tuesday my Location Transmitter went-out mid trip. Had to run paper logs because the location software could not find me. Remember location is recorded each time duty status is changed. Although I knew where I was going because of familiarity with the territory, I maintained the course using memory. This is proof that trip planning is a must and route direction backups are necessary in the likely event of a hardware or software problem.

We drive the trailer using a 6-wheeled rolling computer.

Peace.

I had a similar experience last year.. ran for a week like that. After 8 days they dispatched me on yet another trip and I refused the assignment because i had been on paper logs for 8 days. They finally decided to fix it then.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
PackRat's Comment
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Had this interesting door decal beside me this afternoon at a shipper in Franklin, TN.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rob D.'s Comment
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And we have a winner!

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PackRat's Comment
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Today we have two!

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PackRat's Comment
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I had no idea Batman was from North Carolina until today.

Auggie69's Comment
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Bet this make quite the noise when it hit.

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Oy. The best of the Verst.

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