Running Doubles

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G-Town's Comment
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Hey Anne, take a closer look, when moving the dolly with a tractor, there is no need to attach the chains, electrical and airlines. They are all hung on the dolly. Just hook it and move it.

This whole thread IS HUGELY educational.

Kinda seemed like a 'waste' of time (or something?) to hook up the lines & the socket, just to scootch it close, and then 'Disassemble, Stephanie!' but .. NOW I GET IT!

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Thanks, ALL~!

~ Anne ~

(Momma Anne, y'alls biggest fan, HAHA!) << TRUTH, tho.

James H.'s Comment
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Hey Anne, take a closer look, when moving the dolly with a tractor, there is no need to attach the chains, electrical and airlines. They are all hung on the dolly. Just hook it and move it.

I always hooked one of the chains when moving a dolly. Maybe overcautious, but a loose dolly rolling across the yard might not have a happy ending.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Banks's Comment
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I hook both. That's how FedEx wants it. Doing 1 brings aggravation that isn't worth it.

G-Town's Comment
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Thank you Banks. Best practice...quick adoption!

I hook both. That's how FedEx wants it. Doing 1 brings aggravation that isn't worth it.

G-Town's Comment
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For 30 seconds of effort... ? Even though it’s only me and the local wildlife in the remote yard, well worth it. Thank you.

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Hey Anne, take a closer look, when moving the dolly with a tractor, there is no need to attach the chains, electrical and airlines. They are all hung on the dolly. Just hook it and move it.

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I always hooked one of the chains when moving a dolly. Maybe overcautious, but a loose dolly rolling across the yard might not have a happy ending.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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A few more pics to chew on...

Under the trailing unit during pretrip... Checking fifth wheel and kingpin lock on the dolly.

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Emergency line valve; once everything is hooked up the valve is opened allowing the air to charge the dolly and trailing unit. The dolly typically jerks when this is done. Our trailers are all airbag suspension so many times this step will reveal leaks and loose connections. Last step is to open and close the emergency line valve in the trailing unit to confirm the air gas charged the entire system.

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A closeup of the two 9-pin electrical sockets on the dolly. This is where I plug-in the green cables Anne.

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With both kids in tow; I’m ready for the 90 mile trek north to drop the empties and retrieve the first round of loads.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

David W.'s Comment
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G-Town's Comment
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Man of few words.

David W.'s Comment
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David W.'s Comment
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I wasn’t doing it right the first two comments. I’ve been hauling doubles for 12 years. 0983561001640189161.jpg

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Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

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