You Know You Need More Coffee When...

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Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Just for fun, let's have a thread of some mildly stupid things we've done (not dangerously stupid though) early in the morning. Here, let me start.

This morning I'm delivering to the Albertson's DC in N. Salt Lake. I was assigned my door, but I couldn't back all the way in until I got a set of bolt cutters from the lumpers to cut the bolt seal off. So I get the cutters, break the seal, and back the rest of the way in.

Have you figured out where the "need more coffee" comes in yet? Yes, it's true, I forgot to open my trailer doors, and I didn't even realize it until the guy who's unloading me came out and told me. rofl-3.gif

Oh yeah, definitely need more coffee.

Woody's Comment
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A couple of nights ago I was the majority of the way through my trip. I look in the mirror and see the side marker light for my rear trailer but can not see the marker light for my lead trailer. Losing the lights on the rear trailer happens from time to time if the power cord works lose but it makes no sense to lose the lead and not the rear. I think great I have a problem and start to look for an exit to pull over. After a couple miles it finally dawns on me that I am pulling a long box and not two trailers embarrassed.gif

Woody

6 string rhythm's Comment
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A couple of nights ago I was the majority of the way through my trip. I look in the mirror and see the side marker light for my rear trailer but can not see the marker light for my lead trailer. Losing the lights on the rear trailer happens from time to time if the power cord works lose but it makes no sense to lose the lead and not the rear. I think great I have a problem and start to look for an exit to pull over. After a couple miles it finally dawns on me that I am pulling a long box and not two trailers embarrassed.gif

Woody

As a fellow linehaul driver - that's rich!!! I'll be thinking of that one for a while Woody rofl-3.gif

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Woody's Comment
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As a fellow linehaul driver - that's rich!!! I'll be thinking of that one for a while Woody rofl-3.gif

I thought you might enjoy that LOL.

I was trying to figure out if I would own up to it on here or not. But once I saw the title of this thread I knew I had no choice.

Woody

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Fatsquatch 's Comment
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I was trying to figure out if I would own up to it on here or not. But once I saw the title of this thread I knew I had no choice.

Hey, if I can admit to something like forgetting to open a trailer, that let's pretty much everyone off the hook. smile.gif

Dm:

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.
Woody's Comment
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Hey, if I can admit to something like forgetting to open a trailer, that let's pretty much everyone off the hook. smile.gif

I did that on my very first solo run. Had backed between two trailers with no room out front so I had to pull pretty much all the way out at an angle and do it all over again LOL.

Not opening my doors didn't make me feel too bad. Pretty much every driver on the road has done it at one time or another. Now forgetting what kind of trailer your pulling might be another story rofl-3.gif

Woody

Dm:

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.
Eckoh's Comment
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I keep forgetting to push in my spring breaks...

Snappy's Comment
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Those mornings when I would wake up early, get dressed... start working, stop about three hours later when nature finally calls. I start searching for the fly on my boxers and finally figure out that I put them on backwards. I've done that three times in the past year! Wasn't even with it enough to dress myself, lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
RedGator's Comment
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You know you need coffee period when you try to order your usual at Dunkin Donuts but your at Starbucks or when your giving your ETA for tomorrow saying Saturday but its only Tuesday or you try to drop your trailer but forgot to lower the landing gear or your trying to upshift to 7th but your in 5th and your range selector is down..........yep you need coffee! PS no trailers where hurt in the forgot your landing gear thing but by golly you damn sure have to be real creative when your trying to crank 42000 in the air off your drives.

Turbo Dan's Comment
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One time in the middle of MN while pulling out of a snow covered hotel parking lot at 5:00am with my tanker I got to the street ( 100' to 200') and woke up real fast when I realized I had'nt pushed in the trailer brake Button...........

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