Is it doing too much to ask a yard dog to pull a trailer for you

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by DAX_, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. DAX_

    DAX_ Medium Load Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    If the trailer is in a spot that may damage your truck by trying to get it, is it doing too much to ask a yard dog to pull it for you.
  2. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    No. I would ask politely.
  3. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

    Sep 2, 2011
    Winfred, SD
    I wouldn't think so. Especially if it was that yard driver who put it there. But I'd expect you'll have to ask nicely and maybe be a little patient until he gets to it.
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    i did it all the time, especially those times when the rummy who dropped it, did so in either a snow bank, or puddle deeper than a 747.

    of course. like anything else in life, a polite way of asking is in order.
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

    Dec 9, 2017
    Wave a 20 dollar bill around and I'm sure they would.
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  6. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

    Sep 17, 2011
  7. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

    Mar 13, 2014
    Meanest people on earth:

    1. Greyhound bus driver,
    2. Yard jockey.

    Ask real nicely. These guys are always
    Pissed off about something.
    I don't think I ever seen one smile come
    To think about it.
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  8. Lennythedriver

    Lennythedriver Medium Load Member

    Feb 14, 2020
    I was wearing a Dallas Cowboys jacket one time in a yard jockey came up to me and pointed to the dumpster and told me to take that trash off and throw it in the dumpster on the way out. I was in Atlanta. I laughed and was waiting for him to indicate he was joking, he wasn’t joking. The guy was ready for a fist fight because I was wearing a sports team jersey that he didn’t approve of. Yeah I’m going to approach someone like that and ask them move a trailer around.

    these are guys that will purposely drop the trailer too high so you have to stand out there and handcrank 44,000 pounds while they laugh.
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  9. stillwurkin

    stillwurkin Road Train Member

    Dec 2, 2017
    IMO anyone that "red" about a sports team probably jealous of you because he isn't smart enough to legally drive a big truck on public highways. Yeah I know what you mean about dropped to high, no one has a fifth wheel that high. Just glad it doesn't happen often. Thought about opening a can of whoop ### on him, but after all that cranking i was to
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  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    I've seen them do it.
    He backed it in, got out and cranked it all the way up, then dropped it.
    These were heavy loads of wood chips.

    I have also seen drivers crank it down when they drop, ant they put some force into getting a couple more inches out of it. Then they leave the handle in the cradle, so it is often even more difficult.

    Inconsiderate people on both sides, all too often.
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