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  1. Rattlebunny

    Rattlebunny Medium Load Member

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    You're probably right. My best suggestion for the future is a long set of jumper cables. If your battery box is on the driver's side you can just reach the battery in the refer. Get it started, then set it to run in continuous mode until the battery is charged or they replace it.

    Good luck.
     
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  3. Big Rigg

    Big Rigg Medium Load Member

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    WTF

    We had some time between loads and were asked to do a re-power so we went over to get the trailer Nevada and were supposed to take it to the terminal in Fontana. Hooked up to the trailer went to weigh it and it was 81,500. Not only that but the tandems were all the way back not even CA legal. Told the DM no thanks we can't take this and got another load. Do drivers not weigh the load before they go?
     
  4. mama mia

    mama mia Medium Load Member

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    Big Rigg, short answer, no. We have picked up a few loads where the person dropping it knew they would drop it, so they scale it to get where they drop it, not the final destination. Also, consider that the trucks vary in weight. We have the lightest full truck in the fleet (those baby prostars aren't full trucks). Also, if they had a local/daycab pick up the load, the weight will be way off. We weigh, include the scale ticket with specs on our truck, fuel level, etc. Of the loads we have picked up only 2 have ever had the same thing in the box with the bills.
     
  5. nomadtrucker

    nomadtrucker Light Load Member

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    I used to ##### about the load weights when I got the mac11 instructions. I have learned to get the load, scale it and then see what reality really is. I am scheduled to get one that is 44,140 in Pittsburgh tomorrow. If it really weighs that much, they will be taking some product off. My max is about 43,900 with 1/2 on fuel tanks.
     
  6. nomadtrucker

    nomadtrucker Light Load Member

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    According to the "manual" they pay for overweight tickets on preloaded trailers. It won't get your CSA score any lower though.
     
  7. Lady K

    Lady K Road Train Member

    I know with us - when dropping - if the load is heavy and we are close in weight, we will leave a copy of the scale ticket w/the bills... we have also been given a load that we had to wait at the Henderson yard for another truck to bring back because it was to heavy for them - as if our truck would be SO much lighter - we gave it the old college try, but would have had to stretch out the tandems so far that we wouldn't have been legal... needless to say, that load STAYED in the yard - and our time was wasted (again)...
     
  8. ChromeDome

    ChromeDome Road Train Member

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    No points on CSA for over weight. But gives them a reason to inspect. They took the points out months ago, since they decided it did not lead to extra crash risk.
     
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  9. John Patrick

    John Patrick Light Load Member

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    Hola all, greetings from conoly, i was wondering is there a list of central drop yards??
    Drop yards are everywhere but i need a list if anyone knows of one.
    Klingon and lady k congrats on the truck, considering no hos concerns with 2
    drivers 5000 miles should be a minimum, not an average
     
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  10. John Patrick

    John Patrick Light Load Member

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    YESS, found loads to be scaled to the drop yard only,LOL, i was furious
    a time or two because i knew the driver said screw it, i get paid to here
    so i'm scaling it too here, some times ya got to work a lil magic in this
    business
     
  11. FozzyBear

    FozzyBear Heavy Load Member

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    Some of us have an attack of stupid. I did that once in Champaign, il at the Kraft place, load from hell, landing gear all the way up, backed under the kingpin, pouring rain, 6-8" on the ground, running out of my 14. Got hooked up finally and just made it to a rest area as my clock ran out. Slept, got up and hit the nearest TS, scaled out and got legal in like the 13th hole, totally spaced on the CA destination. Made it to the west side of AZ and they had someone repower me. He ran it across the scale and brought it back to me. All I could do was apologize to him, dispatch and then run around the scale into CA. Made my delivery a day late(dispatch reschedulued). Only one I was late on that was my fault.
     
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