ALMOST Dropped My Trailer!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Thank you Anne, no worries I'm not even close to offended . I make jokes about the vasectomy quite a bit with guys at work but it's best I not repeat those here lol.

In regards to the mental health issues at home it's not necessarily anything new but we atleast now have a diagnosis to help us better understand it and how to minimize the impact/triggers on them. In the grand scheme it could be much worse and medication prescribed is a low dose. That's what makes everyone unique, how boring would it be if we were all the samesmile.gif


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pianoman's Comment
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Good save lol. I made it over four years without dropping a trailer but didn’t quite make it to five. When I was still working for System I dropped an empty one time. I was doing a simple drop and hook but in flatbed you also have to drop some equipment with the empty so the shipper has something to secure and tarp it with. I was still new to flatbed and did my process out of order and dropped my equipment before fully uncoupling. I always point and say out loud “lines, landing gear, fifth wheel” before I get back in the cab but I forgot this time. Thankfully I pulled away slowly enough it dropped really slowly and didn’t do any damage but it would’ve been a different story if it were loaded. A couple people saw it but since there was no damage no one reported it thankfully.


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.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

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