Has this happened to you?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by femalecdla, Feb 10, 2020.

  1. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    Trucking companies are not known to accept "He did it. I did nothing" at face value.

    I remember one situation I pulled out of a Bus station after getting trapped in the area which I really should have known better. One idiot managed to make it about 1/3 of a mile all the way up to me before ramming the curb off a light.

    He claimed I cut him off. Pay him 500 for a new wheel etc.

    HAHAHAHA.

    My Boss questioned me carefully for weeks I laughed and explained carefully what happened. He did it to himself I cut no one off with that little hot car he had.

    From what I understand, in the end the guy had to buy hisself a entirely new wheel, tire, fender, front end etc etc etc after seeing visions of a big golden payout from our tractor trailer way up there on scam hill.
     
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  3. x1Heavy

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    You should have seen that horror show pile of store shelving and beams that refused to be tightened down in Jessup on a 17 mile move one day. The more you chained and bindered it the easier for it to squeak and loosen on every bump.
     
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  4. mrbamcclain

    mrbamcclain Light Load Member

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    Those hinges are made to break away. They're relatively cheap. If you pull that trailer type often, keep 2 spares.
    Hanging a door is simple. Check for a local trailer shop. If close enough, throw the door in trailer and go get in hung.
     
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    Mid-May Trucker Road Train Member

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  6. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Yep, done that. 16 or 17 years ago. I was backing in one of those places where the ramp is angled down and kinda steep. After getting half way in it's just a black hole can't see anything . Naturally no overhead lights. The door came unhooked and swung around , I couldn't see it and popped it right off the hinges.
     
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  7. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

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    How on earth did you over come that mistake??:eek:
     
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  8. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    Beg the safety director for forgiveness ,since it was such a life altering event... at least he acted like it was. o_O
     
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