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Rob T.'s Comment
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Papa, how often do you get to a store in the middle of the night and feel creeped out? From what I've seen in numerous states these dollar type stores aren't in the greatest of areas many times. Personally, I get a little creeped out at some of the stores I deliver to. That could also be many having heavily wooded areas on the backside of many stores and listening to forensic files on Sirius all night smile.gif

Papa Pig's Comment
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Rob T . Sometimes i get creeped out. Especially if I dont have cell service. Most of the time I am so tired once I do my post trip, I ratchet strap the doors together and pass out. I still prefer to park at stores. I rarely park at truck stops. Getting there at night reduces traffic in the parking g lots and helps me maximize (massage) my clock the next day.

Shawn's Comment
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Awesome thread man! I've been pushing Rolltainers for a little over 4 years now. It looks like you're killin it. Drive Safe.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Thanks Shawn. Wow 4 years? That’s a long time for slingin freight! Doesn’t seem to be a lot of us on here. What dc do you work out of?

Shawn's Comment
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I worked out of Bethel PA for about 2.5 years, and now I'm working out of Ardmore. Been there since February of last year.

Thanks Shawn. Wow 4 years? That’s a long time for slingin freight! Doesn’t seem to be a lot of us on here. What dc do you work out of?

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.
Papa Pig's Comment
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Sheesh I am TIRED!!

Started this morning in northern Alabama and unloaded at 2 stores . About 1500 pieces at each store. It was cool out but so humid you could cut the air with a knife but I managed to get the load off rather quickly. Headed back to the Dc. Hit major traffic Picked up my new load and the registration box was completely missing so I had to get that fixed. Headed to Mississippi. Had time to get some fuel , grub , and a shower. Made it to my first store for tomorrow. Was getting ready to shut down and they came out and asked if I wanted to unload tonight. Ughhhhh. So I took off my driving crocks and put the work shoes back on ( there went the benefit of my shower lol.) 25 rolltainers and 8 u-boats Of toppers later I was done . 1.5 hours! Not bad at all. Another 30 minutes to load up 26 rolltainers of dunnage and off I go. Now I’m at my second store for tomorrow. Feels good to be ahead of the game but Lawdamercy I’m beat lol. They open at 6 am..👀🤦🏻‍♂️🤷🏻‍♂️ But that’s how it be sometimes. Gotta hustle.

Just realized I was lazy last week and have to scan in a weeks worth of BOL’s if I want to get paid on time for last weeks work. We have till noon on Tuesday. Hope y’all are staying safe and keepin the greasy side down.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Well today started out ok. Got my last store off in good time and made it back to the dc super early. My load was ready and I was looking forward to a stress free drive then boom... Trailer DOT inspection ran out on the 3rd.. I’m truly hoping that it had been down for maintenance and was just an over site when they put it back in rotation. I really don’t want to think that multiple people have been sorry enough to roll with it for this long. So here I sit waiting for the inspection. I just hope I can make it to my fuel point before the showers start getting busy lol. I’m funky.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Rob D, look I’m a baby flatbedder !😂 Who knows what I’m doing with these?! Not you rat pack I think we already talked lol

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Tortuga 's Comment
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Used to raise your trailer height when backing to a tall dock? confused.gif

Rob D.'s Comment
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Or to balance the trailer when you have uneven surfaces.

FYI, I don't know about vans, but our flatbed trailers tend to swing right through that area where you have them strapped.

I actually have gouges in my catwalk from where the trailer corner swiped through.

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