Mixed Feelings On Helping

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Matthew P.'s Comment
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I really don't mind trying to help. I am not going to enable. Help though. Sure thing. It is a duty to society. Just wish more people had that thought. Seems we are competitive to an extreme today and willing to throw one another under the bus. I like it when you see the connection being made by someone. It is a cool thing.

As for the OP. Who knows? You may have let that guy vent enough to prevent him from being distracted and driving. He might have felt a little better, recollected his thoughts and focused on what he needed after you were done. You'll never know. Busy lives, busy times and all you can do is hope you did the right thing.

Painful at times. Hell to the yes. I was in a helping profession. There were days I felt drained after work. Depleted.

Matthew P.'s Comment
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G Town. Can you help me slide the spread axle on my trailer? I've been trying for months and the damn thing won't move.

This here…

…happened to me when I saw a driver on the scale in a tiny TS in DE running a 53’ dry van with the tandems set all the way to rear. He was headed south… this setting is not legal on the East Coast.

His total gross weight? 45,000lbs. He’d “scale” legal no matter where his tandems were set. He picked up the trailer from a shipper and didn’t want or know how to move his tandems. I tried to explain the ramifications if he hit an open scale running like this… didn’t register to him. Said he wasn’t in Cali (no sh__) Offered to help him move the tandems… not interested.

I walked away, waved and wished him luck. Whatever.

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Good on you for helping.

I like to help also and often do help newer drivers that ask me for help in person or call me with questions. BUT if you ask me for help and then want to argue for 30 minutes or don’t want to take my advice and put in the work you can go **** yourself.

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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".

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.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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G Town. Can you help me slide the spread axle on my trailer? I've been trying for months and the damn thing won't move.

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This here…

…happened to me when I saw a driver on the scale in a tiny TS in DE running a 53’ dry van with the tandems set all the way to rear. He was headed south… this setting is not legal on the East Coast.

His total gross weight? 45,000lbs. He’d “scale” legal no matter where his tandems were set. He picked up the trailer from a shipper and didn’t want or know how to move his tandems. I tried to explain the ramifications if he hit an open scale running like this… didn’t register to him. Said he wasn’t in Cali (no sh__) Offered to help him move the tandems… not interested.

I walked away, waved and wished him luck. Whatever.

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Good on you for helping.

I like to help also and often do help newer drivers that ask me for help in person or call me with questions. BUT if you ask me for help and then want to argue for 30 minutes or don’t want to take my advice and put in the work you can go **** yourself.

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Tom says (a)'bump a curb' (b) or 'ask Paul/Pianoman' IF O/S is too..'um' non answering... (c) ... at the end of the day.. ROFLMAO!

Well.... DID ANYONE ask Turtle and/or Chief Brody?!?!?

Sheeshwilickers!

~ Usn's ~

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".

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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