Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

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

  1. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    I know you prefer the longer wheelbase to the tail swing, but when curbs are buried and not visible sometimes that shorter wheelbase is nice.
     
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  3. MACK E-6

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    True, but when your dealing with snow in a single screw, you need every bit of traction you can squeeze out of it.

    On a side note, that will also have an effect on the range of motion of your liftgate as well.
     
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  4. ACH1130

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    Here’s my rant. During the snow storm Thursday I went to go winch out a tractor trailer on the thruway. Get there and it’s an ODFL with a set. He was empty so no wonder he needed help. Got him out and pulled up the hill.

    Next day i decided to do some service calls with one of the mechanics so I can make extra money. We go to one at a rat stop for a fuel freeze up and it was the same guy from the day before. I actually felt bad for him
     
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  5. LoneCowboy

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    don't they carry chains??????
     
  6. ACH1130

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    Different region most people don’t know how
     
  7. road_runner

    road_runner Road Train Member

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    I see it all the time in Montana. People pass through from areas that don't have or require chains. When I run Butte (a town built on the side of a mountain with 9%+ grades) I run a single rail on one side just to help me through town.

    I've had people actually wave me down at stops asking me how I put mine on.
     
  8. road_runner

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    I have ascended the Meat Mountain for the sixth time!

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  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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  10. road_runner

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    Best thing Arby's sells
     
  11. Naptown

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    Does anyone remember a thread about weighing doubles at a CAT scale? I recall reading one, but I've searched off and on for a couple of weeks and can't find it. I don't remember if it was a stand alone topic or mixed in with another discussion, but I would like to refresh my knowledge.

    I did a relay the other day with a new driver. Both of his trailers were over 20k, and he didn't weigh out. I planned to scale it when my break was up, but someone hit a power pole out on the frontage road and knocked the power out to the truck stop. Oops.

    I ended up weighing the set at a terminal on my route home, but I'd like to know I can do it right at a CAT scale if I ever need to.
     
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