Shipper/receiver telling you to turn off your truck to get loaded

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  1. DAX_

    DAX_ Medium Load Member

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    why is this?
     
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  3. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Local ordinance or company policy.
    Just keep a spare key always, if they want that to.
    It may be safety policy also. If you have an Apu that will help.

    NEVER MOVE FROM DOCK UNTILL, you get green light, paperwork, or you are told to leave.
    Sometime you unhook from trailer, sometimes you drop and hook.
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    standard procedures at many docks.

    air polution, noise polution, city/town ordinances on idling, safety, so that the truck doesn't get knocked into gear and roll away..



    when at the docks, FOLLOW thier policies....simple.
     
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  5. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

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    I load/unload inside buildings frequently. Can't get loaded if the crane operator is passed out from exhaust fumes.
     
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  6. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    I have not been able to confirm. However, I have been told it is an OSHA rule to protect the person operating the forklift. I personally know 3 people that have had serious accidents caused by drivers pulling away. There are several ways this is done. Most docks want engines off. Tandems slid back and a glad hand lock before they will unload.
     
  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    exhaust fumes, crack, jim beam, wha da diff..????

    j/k
     
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  8. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    NOT MOST, but a lot of docks want engines off.
     
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  9. Canadianhauler21

    Canadianhauler21 Medium Load Member

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    Never ever been to a dock that told me to turn my engine off. I must be lucky.
     
  10. Zeviander

    Zeviander Road Train Member

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    People have driven off with a forklift AND it's operator still inside.
     
  11. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Didn’t they notice them when they closed the doors?
     
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