forklift to transfer a load to another trailer

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by DLJ, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    OMG, there are trucking companies that will use their docks (I know this is flat bed stuff) to do what is called Cross Docking, they have what you need and will do it for a small fee, as long as there is no crap needed like drivers showing up late.

    YOU can call the local trucking companies and see who will do this for you. NO renting equipment, no having to prove to the insurance company when there is an accident that the driver of the forklift was certified to do so and so on.

    We do this often, almost weekly now.
     
  2. windsmith

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    The trailer can't be moved.
     
  3. Just passing by

    Just passing by Medium Load Member

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    I would think a local towing company can at least give you an idea of what your options are. I am sure they've seen this before.
     
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  4. Ridgeline

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    Crap, sorry, I am tired, didn't get any sleep thanks to an idiot driver being arrested, but anywho ... the info can help someone else.
     
  5. InTooDeep

    InTooDeep Heavy Load Member

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    Call equipment rental and just rent a streetable forklift as plenty are street driven
     
  6. Ridgeline

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    Sunbelt rentals, they will deliver and they are in Tennessee.
     
  7. Tombstone69

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    No offense, but how dumb do you have to be to operate a forklift, up, down, forward, backward, tilt. Or, forget about the forklift and just call Axle Surgeons, mobile axle repair, nationwide, you need to repair the trailer anyway and they're very reasonable.
     
  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    In places you do need a forklift license. lol I had never heard of one when a lawyer ask if I had one, I thought he was pulling my leg and just told him of coarse I did. lol
    I told the plant manager that the lawyer had ask me, he laughed and gave me one. lol
     
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  9. Tombstone69

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    Sailboat fuel.
     
  10. p608

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    A good place to start would be a lumber company, I have used them in the past.
     
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