Yard Jockey- Weather & Hurt Feelings
The weather is finally turning in NE Texas. The forums are starting to populate with winter weather advisories and are soon to become more interesting. Truckers see, and are sometimes involved in, some wild stories worth writing home about.
Us yard jockeys may not have a lot of interesting stories to share. But I can tell you this: I ain't looking forward to the cold weather. I'm stuck in a lil box all day that half the time
Hardly a day goes by that I don't miss driving a rig OTR.
Of course, that said, it's great being home every day.
You may have noticed that I've "sanitized" my previous blog posts. I've removed the name of the company I work for. I've had to start taking a little more care on Facebook as well.
I've not said anything that *I* think is bad; but I may occasionally have a gripe.
Recently my supervisor encouraged me to be mindful of what I post on
Not too often, but occasionally, we come across trailers that are completely unsafe. I mean to the point that DOT would put on the rubber gloves and invite the driver into the office because there's no good reason for a driver to not notice the problem. Below is a couple of good examples.
Above is a Pallet Logistics trailer. They take scrap pallets. Their trailers should be scrapped. The scrap yard is probably where they bought them.
Updated 3 Weeks Ago at 01.54 PM by Blank_Look
Since I've been working in yard management, shuffling trailers in and out of dock doors all day every day, I deal with many major carriers. The main carriers that frequent our yard are J. B. Hunt, Crete, Schneider, Swift, Werner, C. R. England, USA Truck & Arnold. Some companies seem to specialize in hiring weetards. Some companies seem to not care about the condition of their trailers. Many drivers, regardless of who they drive for, seem to not realize that the signs in the office that begin
Updated 4 Weeks Ago at 12.30 AM by Blank_Look
Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted on Truckers Report. Without checking I'm guessing it's been since around July 2012....?
Schneider had given me a new truck, Cascadia. It had some major issues with fuel getting into the coolant lines. The fuel would weaken the lines and blow them. I broke down twice from that issue; once about ten minutes leaving the house, the other time in Houston making my last run before my return to Dallas when I quit.
I left Schneider
Updated 2 Weeks Ago at 01.46 AM by Blank_Look
I have a 1998 Peterbilt 377. I don't have much storage space and I don't use the under bunk heater unit. So i would like to remove the unit.
Can anyone direct me to info on how to remove this unit? My pete manual covers a lot but not this heater.
My Experience with Prime - Sep 2011 to Sept 2013
So I'm about to go work for another trucking company. Not because I wasn't happy with Prime or the way they did business. Originally I had a local job lined up when I was informed about my lease term ending sooner than expected. But that fell through so I'm going OTR again till i can get moved up to GA where the freight is better. If I didn't have that lined up then I might have considered a lease again. I could go back with Prime but
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