Roll off truck for a new driver? Whats it like?

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  1. street beater

    street beater Road Train Member

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    Well theres more than one "bin" thats a cable truck, there is a clevis at the end of a cable, you tip up the rack, line up to center of dumpster, get close, hook the clevis onto the dumpster (there is a hook welded onto it.) Then draw the dumpster up the rails of the truck. All of the "what if's" you will learn about over time.
     
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  3. Grumppy

    Grumppy Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    There are no auto tarps on the trucks in either pic.
    The hook is kinda sorta built into the mechanics of the boom & cant be seen from either of the angles in either pic.
    A truck with a cable will be attached to the cylinders built within the boom & will then run the length of the boom... laying on top of teh boom & cant be seen from either of the angles in either pic.
     
  4. street beater

    street beater Road Train Member

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    Gotta be a cable, no A frame for hook hangers....
     
  5. Goodguy88

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    Goodguy88 Medium Load Member

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    I think that was a stupid question. I could tarp it before I pull it the bin on the truck
     
  7. Goodguy88

    Goodguy88 Medium Load Member

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    What
    What did you like about it considering you did it for 8 years
     
  8. street beater

    street beater Road Train Member

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    Well its physically not that tough of a job, there are some days when ya gotta climb and dig crap out of the dumpster. Or shoveling trash when you swap a receiver (doesn't look like you will be doing that) you (at least i did) get left alone, just get it done. Not to smelly or gross, the trash boys have it worse... good hours exc.. just not a bad gig at all with the right outfit
     
  9. street beater

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    Right between the 236 and the 2000 you can see where the cable hooks on, and the scuffed up parts right between the vertical supports is what rides up the rails....
     
  10. Goodguy88

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    Ok so here is what happen


    Met boss today, told me to throw away resume doesnt need it. First thing he said im a old school guy, new school doesnt know anything

    Get in truck

    Was explaining to me what he was doing as he was driving, basics.... How to shift without clutch, etc didnt really seam all that complicated

    They have their on waste yard for garbage with guys that unlock doors for you to let you dump, and a transfer yard down the street for scrap metal...there you have to unload on your own, which showed me to stay the hell away from doors, and their own shop for fabrication and truck repairs

    2 mechanics
    1 parts guy
    2 fabricators
    20 drivers
    3 in office
    3 in transfer

    We went for a run downtown, came back

    Spent about 5 hours with him, someone showed up... Went to meeting... So I left because I was waiting forever


    No paid training.... But I dont think anyone else will teach me manual and how to roll off bins
     
  11. street beater

    street beater Road Train Member

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    Well, call him up and ask if you have a job. If yes, go, drive.
     
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