Landing gear

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Lostmykey, Jun 14, 2021.

  1. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Light Load Member

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    Got swapped onto me. Unless I’m trying to find the best trailer, I had only been inspecting after getting under them or checking the height if it felt off. Road breakdown said it can wait until after delivery; is it a violation to roll with it?

    Other driver dropped it loaded and took off with my good one.

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  3. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

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    As long as you can get it rolled up, you're good to go.
     
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  4. Jaebo74

    Jaebo74 Medium Load Member

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    If not, make somebody fix it.
     
  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    That crack looks to be a bit old. I would run with it, my last few years of driving I remember yanking many trailers with bent and cracked landing gear. I may be wrong, but I don't think this is part of the CVSA OOS criteria.
     
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  6. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    Roll with it
     
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  7. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    You better check with the delivery customer and make sure they’re not like Wally World and make you drop the trailer in the door and pull your truck out from under it.
     
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  8. nredfor88

    nredfor88 Heavy Load Member

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    IMO, you did the right thing, notifying your road service department. They said run with it. Run with it unless you want to lose a days pay messing with getting it repaired.
     
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  9. Milkrun

    Milkrun Light Load Member

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    Not really a hard fix. Easy to get to and just a bead weld after some persuasion.
     
  10. Lostmykey

    Lostmykey Light Load Member

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    Yep, I’m well aware that some places require dolly down and pull forward. None of the stops on my current trip do.

    I had notified after hours dispatch; I then mentioned it to my day dispatcher and he wants me to keep rolling and pickup my next preplan. I told him that breakdown explicitly told me not to drop it until at a shop… he said they would make other arrangements if needed.

    It’s all on the Qualcomm so I hope it covers my ###.
    Is it ok to fix while attached to tractor or is it preferred to drop it? Can welding mess with the tractor’s electronics?
     
  11. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Some drop and hook shippers and receivers inspect landing gear before accepting a trailer. Hopefully your next stop is not one of those.
     
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