Has Anyone Ever Picked Up The Wrong Load ?

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Squidly66's Comment
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Security inspected the trailer, even went so far as to change the seal on the paperwork , and nobody caught it. Thankfully it was at least headed the same direction.

mountain girl's Comment
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Iiiiiyep. Been there, done that. Picked up the wrong trailer in the yard and I even went so far as to have a tandem replaced before I left. I drove it across town, swapped it with an empty at the customer's yard and brought it back.

What's worse is that the trailer I left in the customer's yard was guaranteed freight meant to go somewhere else. The trailer numbers were similar. I found out about it a week later when I got a verbal reprimand.

Last thing I want to do is make my company look badly. It s****d.

I double and triple check now.

Incidentally, why do you have to sign a document for a verbal reprimand?

-mountain girl

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".

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Incidentally, why do you have to sign a document for a verbal reprimand?

A verbal warning is still official so it needs documentation that you received it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Back in the day I worked for Gainey and one of the teams pulled a trailer from Atlanta to Seattle and discovered it was the wrong trailer when they arrived. Had to take it all the way back!

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Brian M.'s Comment
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Not yet thank heavens but I did I have transposed a number on a trailer before. It was an empty at a walmart dc. Would not have been so bad if not the fact the trailer that I put in the Qualcomm was also at the same yard. Didn't figure it out till I tried to fill the reefer and it wouldn't let me. Night dispatch was ****ed because of the extra work I created but they took care of it and never heard another word about it.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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Luckily not. However I did pickup a trailer and drive it to the destination. A good 1800 mile run. I showed up to the receiver and they rejected my entire load.

Yeah, apparantly the load was cancelled during transit but no one told me.

Bud A.'s Comment
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I went to a plant once and my trailer was already gone. Someone else took it. There were two other loads going to the same place, so dispatch gave me the one that was there and ready to roll. It was a really tough load to secure, lots of odd shaped aluminum pieces. Spent a long time on it. It cut up my tarps.

Got to the receiver at a job site and there was my trailer. The guy asked me if the third load was coming. Turns out he decided to take what was my load because "they're all going to the same place, what's it matter?" What mattered was that what was supposed to be my load was a bunch of crates with hardware - really easy to secure. He got there first and decided to take the easy one, even though it wasn't assigned to him.

To make it worse, he started to tell me about other times he'd done the same thing.

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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Got to the receiver at a job site and there was my trailer. The guy asked me if the third load was coming. Turns out he decided to take what was my load because "they're all going to the same place, what's it matter?" What mattered was that what was supposed to be my load was a bunch of crates with hardware - really easy to secure. He got there first and decided to take the easy one, even though it wasn't assigned to him.

To make it worse, he started to tell me about other times he'd done the same thing.

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I have had the same thing happen to me. If I was you, report the driver (just because there obviously is a pattern here) to your FM. Sooner or later this will come back to bite this driver in the rear. But that's just me. Right is right, wrong is wrong, period. No gray area's for me on something like this.

Ernie

Fm:

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.
Michael S.'s Comment
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To make it worse, he started to tell me about other times he'd done the same thing.

I hope you mentioned this to your company.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Luckily enough I have always grabbed the right trailer. Maybe luck or just laziness. I don't want to have to bring the trailer back if I got the wrong one, alot of extra free miles and work, so I make sure to grab the first one every time.

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