Dropping Jack

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by alim, Aug 13, 2020.

  1. alim

    alim Bobtail Member

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    Hi Everyone, Does anyone drop their hand jack back wheel off when you are doing a delivery and is their any safety concern when doing this? As the company I work for are trying to fire me as I have done this on certain delivery?
     
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  3. McUzi

    McUzi Road Train Member

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    I do it when needed, but not happy when I have to do so and take it excessively slow to not lose/damage the freight or hurt myself...

    What happened to get you on safety's radar for this?
     
  4. jmz

    jmz Medium Load Member

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    Firing you over just that seems a bit excessive as long as you aren’t damaging anything, hurting anyone, or continuing to do it after they told you not to.
     
  5. Texnmidwest

    Texnmidwest Light Load Member

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    Some of the larger LTL carriers will fire you over a door ding.
     
  6. alim

    alim Bobtail Member

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    It scared the customer even though they were in no danger as they were far away. I have to do one some deliveries.
     
  7. alim

    alim Bobtail Member

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    Yes they never told me not to do this. I have asked other drivers and they all do it as well.
     
  8. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    What are you doing? On a delivery with no dock, if you were lucky enough to have a pallet jack, I'd bring it to the back, turn it around, and drop it on the tail. Where are you "dropping" the wheel off of?
     
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  9. alim

    alim Bobtail Member

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    This is a video of what I mean
     
  10. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Okay, yeah, I wouldn't do that either. I'd put the whole pallet sideways on the tailgate, and if it was too tall, I'd take some off. I'd be worried that wheel would catch under the lift gate. I know, I sound like a boss, but I did a LOT of tailgate delivery, and that's how I did it. HAND UNLOAD??? GET YOUR MAMA TO HAND UNLOAD,,,,kidding, I did a LOT of that too,,
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I’ve done that, but I don’t like it.

    I only save that manuever for things to big to spin inside the trailer.
     
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