Phone lines...

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by MACK E-6, Jul 28, 2016.

  1. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    Yeah. We get $78/month extra if we don't have any form of preventable. It used to be $150 before YRC gobbled us up.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    At that rate you're doing better than I.
     
  4. BigTennOTR

    BigTennOTR Medium Load Member

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    I drop my trailer and bob tail the truck to the house while at home, theres a low cable line i hit every time i go down my road....waiting for the day i pull it down, I'll then park.the truck behind the garage
     
  5. Mark Kling

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    why not just call the phone company and report the line is too low? Why wait till you actually rip it down..
     
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  6. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Over a public road, they should have the foresight to put them up out of the way.
     
  7. Mark Kling

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    They are a required height... but they may have been put up a long time ago.. never hurts to let them know to move them up. I had to do that a few times over a busy road...

    If they are below the min height then it is on them if they get taken down.
     
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  8. road_runner

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    Our state code says utility and electrical lines going over public roadways have to be at least 16 feet above ground.

    Sounds kinda calous of me... But it is up to these companies to retrofit or keep their lines in compliance. I would be reluctant to play phone tag and try to figure out who is responsible for what cable and then trying to get a hold of their maintenance department.
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    ...And chances are the only way you're going to determine that is for a homeowner to tell you what now no longer works, at which point they'll also be very upset at the inconvenience and be wanting to make angry phone calls to your safety department.
     
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  10. Naptown

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    Vigilante justice!
     
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  11. rambler

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    I've downed probably 5-6 lines over the years.
     
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