Rookies mistakes happen take your time and breath

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  1. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    BA13F146-29B8-4ED2-878E-882E16FB101E.jpeg I’m never too proud to show my screw ups guys and only believe about 4% of those “perfect” drivers. I’m not saying they don’t exist but some just never called safety and told on themselves haha. Anyway just a light hearted post to show mistakes happen and it’s not always the end of the world. This happened at Coca Cola in Houston first day off of hometime. Bumped the dock and was told to slide tandems. I asked receiver/ secretary lady 3 separate times if it was safe she said Yes! very adamantly Start sliding tandems and forklift guy comes RUNNING out!:eek:. Y’all know the rest, lookie loos, people being Nosey it provides excitement for the day. At the end of the day forklift guy was given write up for not following safety protocol, he was supposed to lock my red line and I’d been in dock 30 min and his forklift was parked on the dock plate (wrong location)and most importantly my DAC remained safe! Keep it between the lines Rookies, Vets and lifers.
     
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  3. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Oh, don't kid yourself, we ALL had our moments, it's just there wasn't a camera in everyones pocket. Some doozy's the boss never found out about. Hey, at least you caught it before it hit the ground, a much bigger task. Next time, don't trust anyone, always look to make sure. Dock personnel aren't always the sharpest knife in the drawer.
     
  4. WrightTrucker33

    WrightTrucker33 Light Load Member

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    For sure! It’s one of those lessons you either learn the hard way or learn from older drivers while shooting the breeze.
     
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  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I can honestly say I've yet to drag a forklift off the dock.
     
  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i never "shoot the breeze", cuz that wastes ammo.

    i have (and still do) "break wind"....however.

    i luckily never had an errant fork lift driver screw up like that, but i have had at least twice that i can recall, have the forks go thru the trailer wall(s).

    as semi retired said, back in our days, there weren't any cameras, or even internet to spread those pictures around.
     
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  7. Opus

    Opus Road Train Member

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    never dragged a forklift off a dock, but I've done some other dumb stuff
     
  8. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    Maybe you just don't have enough ambition!
     
  9. thelushlarry

    thelushlarry Road Train Member

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    You got any good examples?
     
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    From the sound of it this wasn’t his fault though, assuming he’s being truthful about asking the idiot 3 times if it was safe.

    If I was this driver I would’ve been irate.
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    If it had hit the ground that could’ve been deadly. We’ve had at least one fatality that way.

    If tearing down low phone lines were notches in your trailer, I’d have about a dozen at least. :biggrin_25520:
     
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