12 minutes to dock a truck WTF!

Discussion in 'European/Other Countries Truckers Forum' started by halfgear, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. rodzilla

    rodzilla Light Load Member

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    It doesn't mean he's extremely dangerous. It could mean Justlearning. And almost doesn't count. If it did, half the drivers on the road today would be out of a job
     
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    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Seems it might have been more productive, not to mention a hell of a lot more professional to put the #### camera down, and give that rookie driver a bit of help. You were a rookie at one time yourself.:biggrin_25513:
     
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    Oh ?? And you were there watching us NOT help the driver? Why didn't you get out.

    First and foremost. He isn't set up right. The dock area is NOT that tight. And the truck is NOT in his way. He might as well have been trying to back around the block and hit the dock. Would have been just as easy....for him.

    He is either improperly trained, or has never backed a truck....at all.

    Had he been trying to back between 2 trucks. I could have seen why he was leaving his ### 100 feet away from the dock in his set up. :biggrin_2552:
     
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    Been out here 34 yrs. It isn't my job to help you! Don't wait till you have to back up to learn. Maybe while your sitting around doing nothing you could find a place to practice your backing. That is how you learn. And while your at it ,get your chains out and learn how to put them on. Do it in the fall and check your links. I am tired of drivers who don't have a clue thinking I will help put their chains on in a freaking snowstorm. You want to be a trucker, then do what it takes to learn the job and stop whining that no one will help.
     
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    I sat on the side of the road, chaining up. Just as I'm finishing up, a guy wearing shorts approaches me and asked if I could help him chain.

    I said sure. Then I walked around the truck (bedbugger) and seen his other 2 buddies, also wearing shorts.

    ....got in my truck and drove off.

    This would have been 3 dumb ######s watching me chain their truck. :biggrin_25516:
    Wasn't gonna happen.
     
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    I have nothing to do with the video, it was shot by a french driver, and of course i have been a rookie myself, i was thrown on an 18 wheelers after only 4 days together with an older driver. I was never nearly as bad as this guy, and most of all i spent the first few months practicing whenever i could, i used to put empty bottle in the parking lot and i practiced for hours, sometimes i went to my company on my free days to wash the truck and practice backing up. And i am the first one to help drivers in need,last week i stopped to help a guy i had never seen in my life to change his tire. But i would never help somebody that hasn't got a clue like this guy,it would be useless do you really think that standing behind telling him wich way to go would make a difference? The only way to help him would be telling him to get down and back up his truck. But i repeat,people like this should not be driving. 2 years ago i was docked in a really tight place and i was inside the warehouse watching what i had to load when we heard this loud noise and my truck shaked, well a guy like this one brought away half of my cab,another truck had to came to pull my trailer and i had do do deliveries with a small van for 2 weeks waiting for the truck to get fixed.
     
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    Big Don "Old Fart"

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    Whether or not that driver SHOULD be there, for whatever reason he IS there. Perhaps he is having a ridiculously bad day, perhaps he lacks training, perhaps he is to sick to be driving, perhaps his mommy didn't love him enough when he was a suckling. Doesn't really matter. The fact is that he is where he is.

    Seems to me that a driver with any compassion would give him a hand. Sure he needs to work on his backing. Like maybe right from the beginning nobody ever worked with him at all.

    Maybe he is just a half wit. Or maybe, just maybe, he is somebody that with the right direction and encouragement, might make a good truck driver some day.

    No, it isn't our job to teach another driver anything. But it sure as hell wouldn't HURT anything.
     
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    WELL IF HE PULLED A FLATBED HE WOULD HAVE A DANG GOOD REASON FOR NOT KNOWING HOW TO BACKUP:biggrin_2559:
     
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    Sounds like truckers being jerks is an international thing
     
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    Personally, I'm tired of the "Drive yours and I'll drive mine" and "Shut stupid" comments.
     
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