Truck Stop Follies And Assorted Stupidity

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G-Town's Comment
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Maybe he'll be on here Monday, inquiring about companies that are hiring?

There is NEVER, EVER an excuse for dropping a trailer.

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Agreed, indeed.

THIS GUY however .. should NOW drop this trailer, in the lot he got it from, hahahaha!!

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Yah just can’t teach stupid... fortunately it’s not in the US.

Joseph L.'s Comment
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What if your improperly taught what to look for... I've dropped one trailer because i didn't realize the locking jaws on the Peterbilt looked different then the freightliner I trained on

Maybe he'll be on here Monday, inquiring about companies that are hiring?

There is NEVER, EVER an excuse for dropping a trailer.

Banks's Comment
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What if your improperly taught what to look for... I've dropped one trailer because i didn't realize the locking jaws on the Peterbilt looked different then the freightliner I trained on

Did you do a tug test as soon as it hooked and push in the handle to make sure it's all the way in?

You're lucky it dropped and didn't make it to the interstate by resting on the fifth wheel.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Bird-One's Comment
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Hey Laura, I’m assuming you were in Rockford when this happened? That’s Maggio towing territory. Those guys aren’t cheap either. I was in Rockford this morning. Where did this happen?

Someone had a whoops day!

Laura

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Crimped fuel tank, putting a hole in it 0762981001619634217.jpg

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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That’s Maggio towing territory. Those guys aren’t cheap either

At least it wasn't O'Hare! They'd have to take a bank loan to pay for that.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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That’s Maggio towing territory. Those guys aren’t cheap either

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At least it wasn't O'Hare! They'd have to take a bank loan to pay for that.

The amount they charge varies based on who's signing the check. It's like road side assistance. If my insurance company is paying them they'll charge for tow based on distance, storage and every other fee they can throw in. If I'm paying out of pocket it'll be a flat fee based on distance and they'll call it a day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If my insurance company is paying them they'll charge for tow based on distance, storage and every other fee they can throw in. If I'm paying out of pocket it'll be a flat fee based on distance and they'll call it a day

While that's true, around here no matter who's paying it is going to hurt Chicagoland tow companies are notorious for it.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Hey Laura, I’m assuming you were in Rockford when this happened? That’s Maggio towing territory. Those guys aren’t cheap either. I was in Rockford this morning. Where did this happen?

Close....I delivered at Americold in Rochelle this morning.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Joseph L.'s Comment
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I did a tug test, I was very lucky no damages to the freight or trailer. Just shredded air and electrical lines. My TNT trainer fixed them while cranked a 40k load off the ground.

When I look at my freightliner the locking jaws go all the way across the kingpin. On that peter the first goes across the second only goes out a few inches. So it was in position but not fully locked.

I triple check every time now

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What if your improperly taught what to look for... I've dropped one trailer because i didn't realize the locking jaws on the Peterbilt looked different then the freightliner I trained on

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Did you do a tug test as soon as it hooked and push in the handle to make sure it's all the way in?

You're lucky it dropped and didn't make it to the interstate by resting on the fifth wheel.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14¢ per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

Bird-One's Comment
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I wish it was that simple. But those guys are known for overcharging. That’s why we don’t use them even though they are in our area. Get stuck in a ditch and they’ll send 3 wreckers when you barely needed one to get out. And you’re paying every penny for it. But like Bobcat said. It’s always been that way out here.

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That’s Maggio towing territory. Those guys aren’t cheap either

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At least it wasn't O'Hare! They'd have to take a bank loan to pay for that.

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The amount they charge varies based on who's signing the check. It's like road side assistance. If my insurance company is paying them they'll charge for tow based on distance, storage and every other fee they can throw in. If I'm paying out of pocket it'll be a flat fee based on distance and they'll call it a day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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