Pretrip Everything

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Mike B.'s Comment
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This is at a FedEx in Kennesaw we dropped and hook to our loaded trailer and looky looky what I found

Rob T.'s Comment
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OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Mike B.'s Comment
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Dean R.'s Comment
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Wow. Pre-trips are important. I did a pre-trip with a trainer where he kicked all 18 tires and made sure the load was secured. Oh, and "wait 10 minutes BEFORE you send a complete pre-trip report thru the EDL.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Nice job catching that Mike. Better to get it fixed in a safe parking lot than on the side of the road when it blows.

Dean, unfortunately how that trainer did a pretrip is common. Heck, that's even more than I see most drivers do when I'm at a truckstop. I've parked for my 30 break to see someone crawl out of the sleeper to log in, go back in and do god knows what, jump up front and take off without ever exiting the truck. Eventually their laziness will catch up to them.

Mike B.'s Comment
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Happened again today in ohio the trailer did have any landing gear bar/handle on. There is a great story on here somewhere about a roller coaster that never broke down due to a pretrip. Do yall remember that one?

Errol V.'s Comment
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Dean, in my Swift training, my trainer told me to start my clock, wait 30 minutes and then get going. Nothing at all about pre-trip.

Mike, the reality about trailers is that the driver does not want to waste his 14 hour day on trailer maintenance. "Get the thing to the receiver so you can get to your next load". I was mostly regional and my trips were such that I had no problem stopping for tires, lights or landing gar issues. One week - the only time I complained to my DM about maintenance - I had five tires to replace. One on my truck and four on various trailers I was given.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
PackRat's Comment
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Speaking of trailers.... I wasted more than five hours on this one yesterday.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Last Saturday I never everest my yard, had a trailer where the auto inflatior was leaking so had to swap that one out. Then my other trailer the legs wouldn't go up all the way, they went up almost halfway and stopped. Unfortunately shop was closed and they sent someone out who couldn't get them up either and said they had to be replaced, since the dock was already closed and they didn't have anything else I went home.

Week before that I noticed a air leak on a tire leaking, turned out it needed 3 tires. Week before another tire leak from auto inflatior, week before that a tire that was separating. This this month long stretch I've had at least 6 tire problems, 2 or 3 gladhands and a light.

All things that probably should have been noticed and reported but where not.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Speaking of trailers.... I wasted more than five hours on this one yesterday.

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Packrat, I bet this didn't happen in the trailer yard! But some driver had to get that delivery in so they could get back on the road.

Ladies and Gentlemen, please pay it forward and we can all maximize our miles.

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