You can get an air cutoff saw for like 30 bucks at Menards and I've used the heck out of mine. The cheapest good battery grinder I've seen is like 200 bucks with a couple batteries and a charger, but I wouldn't buy one that isnt Milwaukee or Dewalt so that has something to do with it.
Anybody have trouble with bolt seals?
Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by SteveScott, Aug 15, 2019.
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MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member
- Sep 19, 2005
We didn’t ‘refuse’ it. The driver just wouldn’t do his job”.gentleroger, FlaSwampRat and SteveScott Thank this.
dumptruck89 Light Load Member
They make battery operated angle grinders now. Get a few cut off wheels as spares and your good to go.
LoneRanger Road Train Member
I was asked to cut the seal of a trailer once, that same receiver always cut the seals but it seamed that they wanted to transfer that responsibility to the driver.
They brought out the big boy heavy as #### cutters, I took one look and said “sorry I’m not strong enough to use that”.
The millennial guard then realized I’m not going to be his ##### and ended up cutting the seal himself. To this day that guard sees me and cuts the seal and now opens the doors as well.
I ain’t here to do their work and these guards the cool ones will talk to you let you know things. Like how they get drivers to do things that they are suppose to do.
My job is pick up and delivery. Open doors and back up. You put the seal on you take it off.
The other reason I give is. My company requires me to witness the seal being cut off and receiver needs to verify and cut themselves.
Stop working for free.
tinytim Road Train Member
- Oct 29, 2007
Geez, I've been doing it all wrong. I never considered that removing the seal and opening the doors wasn't my job. I'll have to try that next time I get to deliver to the place where that nice, small, older lady has to witness the seal removal. I'll make her do it.
I guess I can understand the reasoning against it but it sure seems like a mountain/mole hill thing to me.
Be prepared, get a good pair of cutters.gentleroger Thanks this.
scottied67 Road Train Member
- Mar 14, 2010
rabbiporkchop Road Train Member
- Feb 9, 2012
Brandonpdx Road Train Member
- Dec 27, 2007
Sometimes they could be a pain in the butt on those containers I used to drag around if they were up high on the door latches instead of down at chest level in the loop on the bottom cleat.
Hauling pharmaceuticals, I deal with a lot of bolt seals. Usually the receiver cuts them... but sometimes the receiver hands me the bolt cutters. Having had a partially torn rotator cuff, SLAP tear, and dislocated shoulder less than 2 years ago, I understand the struggle.
A place I go to often has a pair of ratcheting bolt cutters. They work great with only alittle effort. But they are costly...
If I have to use a regular pair of bolt cutters, I usually put one handle against the truck and use my arms and chest to press the other handle towards it. Takes alittle practice but doesn’t hurt my shoulder.
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