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Zach 's Comment
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Went to go drop my load off this morning and couldn't bump the dock to save my life. Itnwas small dock with no lines to follow there was about a 2 foot puddle of water infont of it but indimt feel like that's an excuse. Took me an hour to get in the door, the reciever was ****ed I held them up, I got my ass chewed out they took down my truck number and banned me from the place. I got my truck in the hole just fine, I just couldn't bump the dock straight everytime I was a couple inches off. I ended up sliding my tandems back to the front and had a very nice million mile driver from Knight came over and gave me a hand getting it in, and it took a few times even then to get it bumped straight. I had trouble the other day bumping a dock straight too, I don't know what's going on with me I'm usually way better then this.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tammy A.'s Comment
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They banned you from the place because you took too much time backing up? Are you serious? OMG id cry11

Went to go drop my load off this morning and couldn't bump the dock to save my life. Itnwas small dock with no lines to follow there was about a 2 foot puddle of water infont of it but indimt feel like that's an excuse. Took me an hour to get in the door, the reciever was ****ed I held them up, I got my ass chewed out they took down my truck number and banned me from the place. I got my truck in the hole just fine, I just couldn't bump the dock straight everytime I was a couple inches off. I ended up sliding my tandems back to the front and had a very nice million mile driver from Knight came over and gave me a hand getting it in, and it took a few times even then to get it bumped straight. I had trouble the other day bumping a dock straight too, I don't know what's going on with me I'm usually way better then this.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Zach 's Comment
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They banned you from the place because you took too much time backing up? Are you serious? OMG id cry11

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Went to go drop my load off this morning and couldn't bump the dock to save my life. Itnwas small dock with no lines to follow there was about a 2 foot puddle of water infont of it but indimt feel like that's an excuse. Took me an hour to get in the door, the reciever was ****ed I held them up, I got my ass chewed out they took down my truck number and banned me from the place. I got my truck in the hole just fine, I just couldn't bump the dock straight everytime I was a couple inches off. I ended up sliding my tandems back to the front and had a very nice million mile driver from Knight came over and gave me a hand getting it in, and it took a few times even then to get it bumped straight. I had trouble the other day bumping a dock straight too, I don't know what's going on with me I'm usually way better then this.

Yeah I think what was a bit extreme but at the same time we are professional drivers expected to be competent at our job and not hold things up.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tammy A.'s Comment
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Ya well if they make me more nervous by putting me down i think id flip out lol

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They banned you from the place because you took too much time backing up? Are you serious? OMG id cry11

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Went to go drop my load off this morning and couldn't bump the dock to save my life. Itnwas small dock with no lines to follow there was about a 2 foot puddle of water infont of it but indimt feel like that's an excuse. Took me an hour to get in the door, the reciever was ****ed I held them up, I got my ass chewed out they took down my truck number and banned me from the place. I got my truck in the hole just fine, I just couldn't bump the dock straight everytime I was a couple inches off. I ended up sliding my tandems back to the front and had a very nice million mile driver from Knight came over and gave me a hand getting it in, and it took a few times even then to get it bumped straight. I had trouble the other day bumping a dock straight too, I don't know what's going on with me I'm usually way better then this.

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Yeah I think what was a bit extreme but at the same time we are professional drivers expected to be competent at our job and not hold things up.

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Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Zach 's Comment
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Ya well if they make me more nervous by putting me down i think id flip out lol

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They banned you from the place because you took too much time backing up? Are you serious? OMG id cry11

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Went to go drop my load off this morning and couldn't bump the dock to save my life. Itnwas small dock with no lines to follow there was about a 2 foot puddle of water infont of it but indimt feel like that's an excuse. Took me an hour to get in the door, the reciever was ****ed I held them up, I got my ass chewed out they took down my truck number and banned me from the place. I got my truck in the hole just fine, I just couldn't bump the dock straight everytime I was a couple inches off. I ended up sliding my tandems back to the front and had a very nice million mile driver from Knight came over and gave me a hand getting it in, and it took a few times even then to get it bumped straight. I had trouble the other day bumping a dock straight too, I don't know what's going on with me I'm usually way better then this.

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Yeah I think what was a bit extreme but at the same time we are professional drivers expected to be competent at our job and not hold things up.

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It sounds to me like you might not be in a truck yet, if that is the case you are going to deal with alot of nasty shipper/ receivers other drivers etc mad at you, you can't flip out every time it happens.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tammy A.'s Comment
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No not in a truck yet but 35 years ago i would ride with my ex and everybody was nice. Just wondering how much has changed.

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Ya well if they make me more nervous by putting me down i think id flip out lol

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They banned you from the place because you took too much time backing up? Are you serious? OMG id cry11

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Went to go drop my load off this morning and couldn't bump the dock to save my life. Itnwas small dock with no lines to follow there was about a 2 foot puddle of water infont of it but indimt feel like that's an excuse. Took me an hour to get in the door, the reciever was ****ed I held them up, I got my ass chewed out they took down my truck number and banned me from the place. I got my truck in the hole just fine, I just couldn't bump the dock straight everytime I was a couple inches off. I ended up sliding my tandems back to the front and had a very nice million mile driver from Knight came over and gave me a hand getting it in, and it took a few times even then to get it bumped straight. I had trouble the other day bumping a dock straight too, I don't know what's going on with me I'm usually way better then this.

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Yeah I think what was a bit extreme but at the same time we are professional drivers expected to be competent at our job and not hold things up.

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It sounds to me like you might not be in a truck yet, if that is the case you are going to deal with alot of nasty shipper/ receivers other drivers etc mad at you, you can't flip out every time it happens.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Old School's Comment
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you are going to deal with a lot of nasty shipper/receivers other drivers etc mad at you

Tammy, you are going to find that there are basically two types of drivers out here. There are drivers who are calm and cool headed. They are almost like monks. There are also drivers who constantly have drama filled days. They are always finding something to make their days difficult. In eight and a half years driving I have never seen anyone banned from a shipper/receiver for not being able to back very well. Nor can I really say I have seen shippers/receivers that are "nasty." I may not always like the way they do things, but that is a big difference from them just being downright disagreeable. There is probably more to this story than we are being told.

In trucking we cooperate with the protocols at each individual place and usually things go fairly well. My career has never had the level of drama that others seem to think there's produces. Don't let this particular incident formulate too many expectations in you mind. You can determine how your trucking career goes, and it does not have to be all drama.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Zach 's Comment
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you are going to deal with a lot of nasty shipper/receivers other drivers etc mad at you

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Tammy, you are going to find that there are basically two types of drivers out here. There are drivers who are calm and cool headed. They are almost like monks. There are also drivers who constantly have drama filled days. They are always finding something to make their days difficult. In eight and a half years driving I have never seen anyone banned from a shipper/receiver for not being able to back very well. Nor can I really say I have seen shippers/receivers that are "nasty." I may not always like the way they do things, but that is a big difference from them just being downright disagreeable. There is probably more to this story than we are being told.

In trucking we cooperate with the protocols at each individual place and usually things go fairly well. My career has never had the level of drama that others seem to think there's produces. Don't let this particular incident formulate too many expectations in you mind. You can determine how your trucking career goes, and it does not have to be all drama.

I couldn't get squared up with the dock, what more would you like me to tell you? They were mad I held things up for over an hour and asked me to not come back,I don't know why that's so hard to believe.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

CM59's Comment
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I was at a small warehouse in South Florida. Looked at the fence and the dock and was like, yeah that’s not gonna fit. It took their driver working with me for 35 minutes to hook the angle just right. I felt so stupid but they were pretty cool about it.

Truck was well beyond 45 to the trailer being in dock. We are never going back there though. Banned them, ha.

Papa Pig's Comment
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Yeah that sucks. I think we all have those days that the trailer won’t do what we want it to. I might add that if it was already in the hole and you just had to get it straight with the dock , I “personally” feel that having the tandems back will give more control than having them forward. But we all have our own way of doing things.

Glad to see you stuck with it the past few months and are still driving. Stay safe Driver.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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