Blew A Dolly Tire

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Scared the bejesus out of me, heard a strange noise and looked in the mirror and saw the rear trailer leaning really bad. So I started slowing down and making my way to the shoulder, that's when the sparks started and the trailer started leaning even more. I was worried it was going to roll over, luckily I made it to the shoulder and here I sit until they come and change it.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Forgot to mention dolly was just pmed 3 days ago and this looked like its first trip out as it was still full of fresh grease on the 5th wheel. Also I didnt notice anything out of the ordinary on my pretrip or while driving until it went.

Old School's Comment
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Wow, that sounds a little unnerving! I once saw an OD driver off in the median with his rear pup trailer laying on it's side. His front trailer was still upright but the pintle hook had raised the rear end of it up considerably. I couldn't imagine how he got in that predicament. I think I see now how that could happen.

Auggie69's Comment
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Ah. A pucker moment :)

Blew an airline in my tail once. Thought my tranny was going as my speed was slowly dropping. Then started smelling brakes. No smoke, but brakes for sure.

Got over to the shoulder and checked my tail. Couldn't see anything but could definitely smell it.

Sat their for two hours waiting for someone to come fix it. But at least I got two hours of delay pay sitting there :)

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I once saw an OD driver off in the median with his rear pup trailer laying on it's side. His front trailer was still upright but the pintle hook had raised the rear end of it up considerably.

I thought I was going to end up in a similar situation.

But at least I got two hours of delay pay sitting there :)

How much do you guys get? For us it's not much from what I hear.

Auggie69's Comment
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I once saw an OD driver off in the median with his rear pup trailer laying on it's side. His front trailer was still upright but the pintle hook had raised the rear end of it up considerably.

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I thought I was going to end up in a similar situation.

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But at least I got two hours of delay pay sitting there :)

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How much do you guys get? For us it's not much from what I hear.

Our regular hourly pay: $28.15. That's what they use for determining drop and hooks (.5hr for each) Fuel (.25) Delay is hour per hour which at top rate is $28.15 or so). And we get that from the very start of a traffic jam, running out of hours, etc.

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.

C T.'s Comment
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Why don't they just make an even 30? We're at 29.50 here. They like to tease us I guess lol.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I'm at 30.50 a hour if on the clock. I'm not sure how our break down pay works, I'll have to find out.

C T.'s Comment
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Do they give you a different rate for everything? All our pay pieces are based off our individual pay.

Auggie69's Comment
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Why don't they just make an even 30? We're at 29.50 here. They like to tease us I guess lol.

LOL! You'd think :)

Best moneymaker I had was a long distance run: 650 miles. Got jammed up at an accident for two hours. Ran out of hours about 45 minutes from home. I SAT THERE for over 4 hours! Finally got rescued.

Between mileage, delay pay and "cushion pay", it was about $600 for the (long) day.

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