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

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    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

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    No. I would ask politely.
     
  3. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    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

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    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

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

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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  7. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    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

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    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

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    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 tired..lol.
     
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  10. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    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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