How dumb can truck drivers be?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Old Man, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    I think I mean steering wheel holders.
    Spent Monday in a TS wating for Tuesday unload.
    Noticed driver trying to slide tandem, in and out and back and forth many times, so I went to help,
    Brakes will not hold good enough to slide so driver has a chock block that is placed a few feet behind tires then locks down brakes and backs in to block to get tandems to slide.
    Driver said brakes weren’t very good and carried chock block in truck . Sad

    The rest of the story, truck is from Los Angles, woman driver and little English, I was in Manchester TN, she had come over Mont Eagle ior was going too.
    if you get a trailer that bad don’t pull it, the life you save may be your own.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Was she hot? Did you flirt with her?
     
  4. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    You got to be kidding.
     
  5. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    That's a legitimate question. Lots if women drivers get flooded by men drivers for issues like this
     
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  6. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    If the brakes won't hold.

    Adjust them up. Shouldn't be driving around with loose brakes anyways.
     
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  7. Buckeye 60

    Buckeye 60 Road Train Member

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    those are the parking brakes and sometimes they are out of adjustment enough to not hold sliding the tandems they should be looked at but in a pinch the hand valve should hold enough to slide tandems
     
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  8. idriveaholden

    idriveaholden Medium Load Member

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    trucking is full of the i don't care attitude
    I've seen trailers needing glad hand seals for months, but drivers are to lazy to change them. even when they use the same equipment daily and there's a box of brand new ones 50 feet away
     
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  9. OLDSKOOLERnWV

    OLDSKOOLERnWV Captain Redbeard

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    Sadly many have no clue how to change those seals.....
     
  10. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    That's a shame. Seals? Those are easy peasy, takes a minute or so and the benefits are immense.

    Now as for the dumb stupid stuff... *raises hand, been there done that. IF any one would trip over how stupid I have been it will be me. ha.
     
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  11. McCauley

    McCauley Medium Load Member

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    Go work for a company that does D&H at the border. You'll get so good at installing glad hand seals.
     
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