What Is Your Trucking Pet Peeve?

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PackRat's Comment
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I have a large Folgers coffee can I keep in the side box. It's full of hardware I find on the ground. Sometimes I use these for putting stuff back together, or for a temporary fix on the side of the road.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Major pet peeve....when you pull in at 6:30am and have non-reefers on both sides then you go to sleep and within 2 hours they both leave. They're replaced by a Prime Inc with a busted a** reefer unit and an oversize hauler with a dirt mover who starts to do heavy repairs (air compressor, generator, heavy banging etc). Come on people, do your repairs at a place designated for truck repairs! People are trying to sleep here in the Pilot parking lot!!!!!!!!!

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A refrigerated trailer.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Major pet peeve....when you pull in at 6:30am and have non-reefers on both sides then you go to sleep and within 2 hours they both leave. They're replaced by a Prime Inc with a busted a** reefer unit and an oversize hauler with a dirt mover who starts to do heavy repairs (air compressor, generator, heavy banging etc). Come on people, do your repairs at a place designated for truck repairs! People are trying to sleep here in the Pilot parking lot!!!!!!!!!

If an oversized load pulls in at 0830 to do repairs (especially on the trailer and loaded) chances are very good they don’t want to be there and a truck stop is possibly the only place to do it if it won’t fit in a bay. Not to mention, it’s daylight and running time with travel restrictions, they really don’t want to be stopping when they need to be running.

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A refrigerated trailer.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Major pet peeve....when you pull in at 6:30am and have non-reefers on both sides then you go to sleep and within 2 hours they both leave. They're replaced by a Prime Inc with a busted a** reefer unit and an oversize hauler with a dirt mover who starts to do heavy repairs (air compressor, generator, heavy banging etc). Come on people, do your repairs at a place designated for truck repairs! People are trying to sleep here in the Pilot parking lot!!!!!!!!!

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If an oversized load pulls in at 0830 to do repairs (especially on the trailer and loaded) chances are very good they don’t want to be there and a truck stop is possibly the only place to do it if it won’t fit in a bay. Not to mention, it’s daylight and running time with travel restrictions, they really don’t want to be stopping when they need to be running.

Perhaps but no less irritating to the guy trying to sleep next to him.

He nosed in and was working under the hood. Did an oil change and a few other repairs all on the tractor. Replaced a tire as well hence the need for the generator, air compressor and the air powered impact tool. I guess I should be glad he nosed in so it wasnt all directly beside my head.

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A refrigerated trailer.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I have a large Folgers coffee can I keep in the side box. It's full of hardware I find on the ground. Sometimes I use these for putting stuff back together, or for a temporary fix on the side of the road.

So I’m not the only hardware hoarder

Mikey B.'s Comment
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When you're having a great day, delivering on a drop and hook delivery with a great preplanned load and there are no empty trailers. Argghhhhhh.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Or there is an empty trailer, but the last driver left this for you to handle:

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This was my morning in Topeka.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Or there is an empty trailer, but the last driver left this for you to handle:

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This was my morning in Topeka.

Ooooo I feel you there!!! This is from a walmart DC a few weeks back. 3 empties.

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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What is WRONG with the tire fools this past week ?!!?!? Tom had to stop by the house Tuesday to air up an inner tire because his 'IP' hub is on vacay this week, and the yard was closed. It was low enough to need 'help' but not off the bead. Just low air lazy, no damage. Sheesh.

Just stopped by, topped and verified 'em all. Home was closer than the nearest Pilot. (I got to 'play;' checked pressure and depth on all 18; that was fun for me, haha!)

Brake week starts Sunday; these tires y'all been showing aren't gonna fly either, methinks!

Carry on, drivers.

Thanks for sharing, as always.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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Tom had to stop by the house Tuesday to air up an inner tire because his 'IP' hub is on vacay this week, and the yard was closed. It was low enough to need 'help' but not off the bead. Just low air lazy, no damage. Sheesh.

that makes me so happy that both places I've driven for have had the inflation system for the trailers

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