Someone's Day Is Always Worse

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Don's Comment
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Just when you think your day is bad, someone's day is always worse. Always check your fifth wheel.

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Wild-Bill's Comment
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Ouch, that’s rough. Makes me feel better about my day if waiting at ****s though

I know for my company that’s an instant termination. Is that also a trucking career killer or are there companies out there that would overlook a dropped trailer? Just curious.

Don's Comment
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The Consignee's Yard Dog dropped it. I don't know if that is an instant termination for all companies.

Ouch, that’s rough. Makes me feel better about my day if waiting at ****s though

I know for my company that’s an instant termination. Is that also a trucking career killer or are there companies out there that would overlook a dropped trailer? Just curious.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Rob T.'s Comment
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I haven't operated a shag truck, but it seems quite difficult to drop a trailer. I mean you have the connection right behind you and you should be able to hear it latch.

Before I started where I'm at we had a shag driver get fired for dropping trailers. However it was 3rd with the shag truck that did him over! My employer will keep us on after the first occurence with a week suspension without pay. I've been told my employer is more forgiving then many others though. For that shag drivers sake I hope that trailers empty!

PackRat's Comment
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If that had been a reefer trailer, that could have been a HAZMAT cleanup, after the tank was crushed.

I don't recall ever seeing a yard jockey visually verify the jaws being fully closed and locked prior to a trailer move. They are usually in a hurry, taking shortcuts.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Delco Dave's Comment
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Kind of surprising with all the technology built into the trucks that someone hasn't come up with a sensor system that tells the driver if they are hooked properly. Especially in the sleepers since theres no back window.

Don't get me wrong, I would still get out and check it visually but it would help prevent dropping the trailer if there was a warning system

Moe's Comment
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Yep, when I was doing the Amazon Prime runs (albeit short period of time) . I lost count of the number of drivers who would just grab their paper work, get dock number, pull up, slam into place, tug, attach airlines, raise landing gear, and go.

Wham,slam let's go ma'am. No looking at the connections, latch position, to say nothing of doing an actual pretrip before leaving the yard. Takes all if 10 minutes to do things the right way

Don's Comment
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Actually, he stated it was full. He was taking it to a dock for unloading when it happened. I overheard him mentioning to another yard dog that he "heard the fifth wheel latch."

I haven't operated a shag truck, but it seems quite difficult to drop a trailer. I mean you have the connection right behind you and you should be able to hear it latch.

Before I started where I'm at we had a shag driver get fired for dropping trailers. However it was 3rd with the shag truck that did him over! My employer will keep us on after the first occurence with a week suspension without pay. I've been told my employer is more forgiving then many others though. For that shag drivers sake I hope that trailers empty!

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Actually, he stated it was full. He was taking it to a dock for unloading when it happened. I overheard him mentioning to another yard dog that he "heard the fifth wheel latch."

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I haven't operated a shag truck, but it seems quite difficult to drop a trailer. I mean you have the connection right behind you and you should be able to hear it latch.

Before I started where I'm at we had a shag driver get fired for dropping trailers. However it was 3rd with the shag truck that did him over! My employer will keep us on after the first occurence with a week suspension without pay. I've been told my employer is more forgiving then many others though. For that shag drivers sake I hope that trailers empty!

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Bad day for 'that' hostler. How'd he fare in the 'aftermath?' Dang.

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ps: Is that Pep Farms?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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