Grabbed Wrong Trailer :-(

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Attila's Comment
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Rookie #2, grabbed wrong trailer and drove 500 mi before relised my mistake. Was running hard and getting tired, #'s started looking all the same lol. Company was cool about it, paid me the miles that I drove on the mess up and worked with me to correct problem with no drama. Double check those trailer numbers and then check them again :-P

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jerry R.'s Comment
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Opp's it happens Done it my self My dispatcher caught it Glad I was only 10 miles from yard got iy straightened out :) Please folks Mach ur papwr work the the trailer n don't forget to match seal n destination

Dispatcher:

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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That's the thing with trucking.....you're surrounded by important details all the time. Little things can make all the difference. I mean, just driving down the highway sometimes you'll notice a 4-wheeler glancing around at his mirrors a little too anxiously and you start thinkin, "I'm gonna back off this guy....he's up to something." Sure enough a few seconds later he'll make some crazy *ss move across three lanes and almost cause a pile up. If you had been glancing down at your gauges or following that radio talk show a little too closely you might not have noticed and wound up in a twisted pile of steel.

Tons of details....

- are you on top of all of the potential safety issues with your truck?

- did you remember to turn in the paperwork from your last load?

- are you sure that 4-wheeler is far enough away for you to pull out right now or should you wait?

....it never ends. It's all day, every day. Tons of details you have to pay attention to. Everyone misses things from time to time. We're all fatally flawed human beings doing the best we can. But I know I've gotten in the habit over the years of double and triple checking things an awful lot and that's from learning some lessons the hard way.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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