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Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by WrightTrucker33, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    Really feeling the love from the chicken coop on I-55 in Springfield Illinois, they just gave me 5 hundred and 30 reasons to run more out West! :mad:
    By the way before you guys kick my ### 4 things
    1. My wife already kicked it (badly).
    2. I know I’m a moron to be that heavy, Kraft has a lot of heavy freight and tandems all the way back is usually right on the money.
    3. Never assume scales are closed (Duh)
    4. I’m done rushing to make extremely tight deadlines.
    Thanking the Lord I have enough to take care of it and I appreciate this lesson, I need to be professional ALWAYS, I can’t cut corners to save time. I Just wish this lesson didn’t cost me 530 clams. Oh well..... 1CBC3F05-FD14-45B6-A366-57C2E760EEFB.jpeg
     
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Under gross!!! :(

    That's the ISP "training coop" always stacked up with smokey bears.
     
  4. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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    What seems to be the problem officer?
    You need some cheese?
    Then you gotta do this dance, They’ll think you got problems and run you off.

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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    That is absolutely pathetic they would give u a fine for that when ur way under gross.
     
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  6. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Guaranteed they still like grocery shelves stocked with their favorite cheese.
     
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  7. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    I’ll try that next time!! haha
     
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  8. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    It was a short 1day run too! I at least thought worst comes to worst I’d fix it and be on my way...boy was I wrong.
     
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  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    They obviously need money . Really pathetic they would do that, and not even let u fix it. Sorry for ur luck man.
     
  10. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Im a bit confused by this comment. " Kraft has a lot of heavy freight and tandems all the way back is usually right on the money." The tandems were all the way back and you had that much weight on them? I bet you also picked that load up already loaded and sealed. There is NO way to fix this if the tandems were all the way back. Remember you "chase" the weight when fixing the tandems. Just an educated guess here. I suspect they loaded this trailer and placed a VERY heavy pallet right in that last 6 feet! It's really pathetic shippers don't take more time to not do this!
     
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  11. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Just a question to the OP. If I’m reading your comment correctly I am inferring by you’re in a hurry comment, There’s a strong possibility you passed a cat scale. I won’t jump on you for that, besides you’re admitting that you made a mistake! Looks like a 500+ buck mistake. I don’t know what your experience levels are, but when you’ve been trucking for a while especially handling different types of freight you will come to learn when it’s safe to not scale and when you should scale until that time scale every single load! That cat scale ticket is cheap insurance that every company that I ever drove for reimbursed me for! As others have said I’m sorry that this happened to you! However, I hope you learned a lesson and I’m sorry that it was so expensive!
     
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