Swapping trailers on the truck stops . . .

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  1. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Heavy Load Member

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    Alot of the fleets use the same spec'd tractors, what's good for one is usually good for the other weightwise.
     
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  3. Life on Wheels

    Life on Wheels Light Load Member

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    Bingo. They make no attempt to be quiet. And some of their trucks have back up beepers
     
  4. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    The drivers will also swap the Bill of Lading for the load in the trailer. The BOL will have the cargo weight. As a rule most companies will have rule that a scale ticket must also be provided for the swap.
     
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  5. Tama Mai Hawaii Nei

    Tama Mai Hawaii Nei Light Load Member

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    If a truck is coming from the east and another is coming from the west they'll usually swap trailers saves sending 2 trucks across the country and gets the drivers home
     
  6. Kitty40

    Kitty40 Bobtail Member

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    I scale out anyway. His fuel may have been low and mine is full or he might not care or not know how to slide his tandems properly. Better safe than sorry.
     
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  7. TravR1

    TravR1 Road Train Member

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    Don't forget to lean on your city horn when exiting your truck to have that loud conversation.
     
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  8. skallagrime

    skallagrime Heavy Load Member

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    Dont worry about it, english is one of the worst languages, more exceptions than rules it follows.

    And then theres regional specific phrasing.

    My wife stands "on line" in the grocery store to check out, I stand "in line" she's from new york city, i am not
     
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  9. skallagrime

    skallagrime Heavy Load Member

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    Thats just a straight up lie there.
    Most companies will let thwir drivers eat the ticket if it becomes an issue because they will ALLOW them to scale it, but few (if any) actually require it
     
  10. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    You might not want to assume things. The company I work for requires you to scale every load. So yes, when we swap trailers we do give them the scale ticket along with the BOL.
     
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  11. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Don't know what companies you worked for, but when I was at Swift and CRE they both required a scale ticket for any load over 34k for a swap or T call.
     
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