Dock workers touching your trailer air lines

Discussion in 'Shippers & Receivers - Good or Bad' started by Brywayne, Nov 4, 2022.

  1. Brywayne

    Brywayne Bobtail Member

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    So this has happened to me a couple of times and I’m curious if it has happened to you.

    On a few occasions, I have docked into a dock and set my tractor breaks but not my trailer breaks. I do this daily out of habit but sometimes the dock workers go to my trailer to unplug my trailer airlines.

    At first they are scared and confused because a bunch of air just gets released and it’s extremely loud. Then they get pissed because they expected me to have set it.

    All I can say is don’t touch my trailer without permission and just ask me to set my trailer breaks.

    I don’t understand how some people can be so arrogant. Imagine if I messed with their vehicles breaks. That’s a lawsuit, I’m not sure what is legal and illegal in this case.

    Are they allowed to do that?
     
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  3. Brywayne

    Brywayne Bobtail Member

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    *Just realized that I used the wrong “Brakes”. My bad
     
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  4. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    door slammer problems!
     
  5. Brywayne

    Brywayne Bobtail Member

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    I set my parking brake but not the trailer air supply, I was taught that way.
     
  6. Brywayne

    Brywayne Bobtail Member

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    Will do now, but shouldn’t they ask me to set it rather than messing with my airline?
     
  7. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Plenty of places will put a lock on the glad hand to prevent you from moving. Mainly the one's that have had drivers pull out with a forklift still in the trailer.
     
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  8. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    Not to be snarky, but if this is the biggest issue you have consider yourself blessed beyond measure. I mean, really.
    They’re driving a forklift into and back out of your box, loading or unloading freight, careful not to punch holes in the unit, and you’re offended by someone touching your air line?
    God help this industry….
     
  9. slim shady

    slim shady Road Train Member

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    I get the air line thing alot in tankers.
    But I'm always asked if I can remove it them.
     
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