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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Ok, I gotta stir the pot here just a little because I used to build trucks for a living and repair trailers of all types. Aluminum hinges are not used because they will break free and save the door (I don’t know where folks get that information) The inner door skin is made of galvaneal with the outer skin being a lightweight aluminum. Aluminum hinges are used because they’re lighter, cheaper and don’t rust. Technically, they’re stronger than the old flat steel hinges used years ago.

PackRat's Comment
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Ok, I gotta stir the pot here just a little because I used to build trucks for a living and repair trailers of all types. Aluminum hinges are not used because they will break free and save the door (I don’t know where folks get that information) The inner door skin is made of galvaneal with the outer skin being a lightweight aluminum. Aluminum hinges are used because they’re lighter, cheaper and don’t rust. Technically, they’re stronger than the old flat steel hinges used years ago.

I'd never thought of that. Mechanics in the trailer repair bays have always told me what I posted about these breaking before major damage to the door itself.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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You also run the risk of corrosion if you mount stainless hinges on an aluminum skin.

PackRat's Comment
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You also run the risk of corrosion if you mount stainless hinges on an aluminum skin.

Definitely will see dissimilar metal corrosion.

CM59's Comment
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If anyone’s wondering repair was $564. No repairs needed to the trailer frame hinges. In line with what I thought. I had to get two hinges replaced on a trailer that a shipper damaged for $260.

Vanguard trailer

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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Trailer hinge mounts*

CM59's Comment
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Truck was turned down from top 65 to 61 today for 30 days. Definitely deserved, but honestly is making me feel even worse.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Truck was turned down from top 65 to 61 today for 30 days. Definitely deserved, but honestly is making me feel even worse.

WHAT ?!?!? That's a punishment that does NOT fit the crime, sheesh. That'll cost the company money, again, theoretically... in MY opinion.

Dang, sorry to hear that. I personally would rather have paid half the repair, were it me. Laura would probably have paid the whole thing, given a choice. That would be castration to IDMtnGal.

Thirty days will be gone in a blink; especially this upcoming season; stay positive.

~ Anne ~

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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
CM59's Comment
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That’s what I thought but policy is policy. I offered to pay in full as well. It’s not a big deal, but went into effect right after waiting 4 hours for a flat tire on a loaded trailer I was picking up.

There’s something every week lately going awry with them or the broker. I grossed 48k in 2021 and this year is looking much worse.

Eh now I’m just complaining. It’s not their doing

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