Question about securing the dolly hook up when pulling doubles.

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by #1 Kenworth, Apr 6, 2021.

  1. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2011
    We’ve had pins pulled at the fuel island. Always check when you stop. For any reason. I even check when I’m at customs.
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  3. LPjunior1970

    LPjunior1970 Light Load Member

    Jan 20, 2019
    I do the same anytime I walk out of sight of my set. Even in one of our terminals
  4. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

    Jun 26, 2020
    South Texas
    Driver motioned to me, pointing downward at my truck. I pulled over and started looking. Finally found a small part of a recap coming off. Thought how in the hell did he see that at 70mph?? I didn't want to risk the cap coming off and killing someone, so I called mobile tire.

    After everything was good to go, I'm walking back to the truck and see my sleeper toolbox door wasn't shut all the way...
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  5. The Shadow

    The Shadow Light Load Member

    Jun 11, 2018
    When I’m training a new employee, I always tell them if you’re walking by your rig, look at your rig. No reason not to. If nothing else, at least lights, tires, and connections. You never know when something will break; but you can be sure that it will break.
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  6. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    About three months after I bought my first tractor and was leased on with a company pulling their trailers , I was at a busy intersection in one of the multiple left turn lanes .
    a car pulls up on my left and yells.
    And they tell me that the right turn is blinking on the trailer but the left turn is blinking on on the tractor.

    so when I get back to the terminal I check it and sure enough that’s true.
    Eh, some idiot company mechanic got the wires crossed On the trailer .

    so the next trailer I hitch up to Is the same way. The turn signals are reversed so I get my test light and check the pigtail on the tractor and the wires are backwards in it.

    injad been driving the truck for three months and never noticed because when I did the walk around with each trailer I turned on the parking lights and the hazards. Which blink both sides.

    i never once checked each signal separately since that required two walk around .....
  7. '88K100

    '88K100 Medium Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    YA,,funny how trailer connection, hitch and safety chains are bottom of the list on inspection.
    Pintle hook latch, safety chains and fifth wheel lock are most critical IMO
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