Check Those Doors!

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Chris L's Comment
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So this past Monday night I was waiting to get unloaded at the plant in Middletown and there were two Dry Van lolin the open docks getting loaded with cans. The shipping and receiving docks are inside the building so you back up through the overhead doors to the dock. When the warehouse guys finished loading the first dry van the driver proceeded to pull away from the dock and out of the building. Only one problem he failed to "Watch his Wagon" (H/T 2 G-Town) and proceeded to rip his right rear van door completely off the hinges. He was very lucky that the pallets of empty cans in the trailer didn't fall out. Needless to say he lost allot of money that night ( I'm pretty sure he was an Owner operator ) lost the revenue from the load and the repair to have that door re-attached. A simple glance in his mirrors could have saved allot of greif...

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
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