Accident w8ting 2 happen

Discussion in 'Marten' started by slimgoody, Jul 15, 2006.

  1. Craftsman

    Craftsman Bobtail Member

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    I've yet to drive OTR and have this question on scaling a load. When you leave the shipper, what if the nearest scale is 50 miles away, you scale your load, and despite sliding axles and/or 5th wheel, you cannot make your load legal. You need to go back to that shipper and have them adjust it, so you don't get cited @ the chicken coop, right? The aftermath would be driving 50 miles unpaid back, use up more fuel(goodbye bonus), more hours driving/not driving on your log, and another 50 miles to make it back to were you where. Is this how it is done? How can this be avoided?
     
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  3. Craftsman

    Craftsman Bobtail Member

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    Hey Dazed, what type of applicator would be used to apply the 50/50 solution to the sliding rail/pins? Just a spray bottle should do the trick, aye?
     
  4. pounce691

    pounce691 Bobtail Member

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    Yeah that is how it is done but it can be avoided by knowing your equipment what you way empty, how much you can put on each axle, how much you can slide the weight, use your air gauges to determin what the shipper is putting on is acurate to the weight the bills say, and knowing how to have them load it. If you aren't sure if you are having the shipper load a load right ask a more experienced driver at the dock most will give you friendly advise if asked. The more you deal with each situation the easier it will become.
     
  5. Wonder_Woman

    Wonder_Woman Bobtail Member

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    My husband is trying to get hired on at Marten. Can anyone tell me how they are now? He is trying to get the regional run as a company driver.
     
  6. girlgonetruckn

    girlgonetruckn Bobtail Member

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    :biggrin_25516:
    :biggrin_2551:Oh yes but we all know that anyone that works in the office and then goes back in the truck is in the good old boy club and of course you get all the best loads because oh that is so and so who was in office or they already know you:biggrin_25511: so I guess you are loving it MR.:biggrin_25510:
     
  7. broncrider

    broncrider Road Train Member

    wow

    someone is bitter!

    my buddy in indy was a fleet mechanic for martin....no way in hades would i ever drive there
     
  8. pathfinder

    pathfinder Medium Load Member

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    Was that for "Martin" or "Marten"? I thiought the WI co. was supposed to be one of the "good" ones?:biggrin_2551:
     
  9. Pine

    Pine Light Load Member

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    Are you still driving for Marten? And do you know Robert?
     
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