Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Man I was on night linehaul for 6 years. Got on day linehaul for a few weeks. Hated it. Driving long distances during the day seems like you’re going 30 mph. I did not like it. Still happy as a city driver now with less pay and I still can’t back into a dock to save my life LOL
     
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  3. jmz

    jmz Road Train Member

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    Hooking them is just building a set of doubles, then adding another dolly and trailer to the front. Driving them is similar, but it can get out of hand very easily. Any sudden movement you make up front will be amplified at the rear and takes longer to get it back in line. Also worth noting it takes a bit longer for air to get through the system. If you’re at a stoplight, you can’t just stomp on the accelerator and go when the light turns green, because there will still be air in the service line at the rear for 5-10 seconds after you let off the brakes.
     
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  4. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Road driver by me comes in Saturday morning and leaves his set hooked. Then he comes in Sunday in his pajamas and puts the trailers to the door. It’s all on camera WTF
     
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  5. FLHT

    FLHT Heavy Load Member

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    People do crazy things me included.
    Preforming work off the clock could be your final day of employment if you were to have a accident.
    Falsifying your logs if you were not signed in to your ELD.
     
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  6. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    Any of you city guys drive a newer Kenworth? Man I’m not taking one again. That front bumper sits way too low for city work. Can’t even fit a beer can under there.
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  7. Gearjammin' Penguin

    Gearjammin' Penguin "Ride Fast-Truck Safe"

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    Heck, where I ran, dang near any bumper was too low.
     
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  8. jmz

    jmz Road Train Member

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    At least you get a choice! Some of the city guys at my barn are rolling around in twin screws because those are the only trucks left for the later AM starts.
     
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  9. Digman943

    Digman943 Medium Load Member

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    My usual truck went in for service so it was either that twin screw KW or the #1 road drivers tractor that no one else drives. I didn’t want to get his truck all muddy on my city route plus he’s a nice guy and I respect his 27 years running road.
     
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    It’s nice having assigned equipment.
     
  11. jgarciajr40

    jgarciajr40 Medium Load Member

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    Im the only driver who hasn’t ripped off that bumper yet.

    freightliner does the same thing with their “evolution” package on the cascadia
     
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