The rookie

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by meechyaboy, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    Right, but the hose doesn't know which compartment it's hooked to. If you set up to load a 2000 gallon compartment, but you've got the hose hooked to a 1800 gallon, you'll scully out.
    The other possibility is you didn't look close at the numbers and read 2800 instead of 2600, or whatever numbers look close.
    Was the compartment actually full, or did the scully malfunction?
    Hey, everybody screws up a time or two, figure out what happened and learn from it.
    The worst time is when you think you got it all figured out and then BLAM!
     
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  3. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    No my trailer is a 5 hole layed out out 4 2 14 2 4. I just talked to the terminal operator. We have the correct compartment right fuel amount and right arm. Talking to the operator he said the issue I had with the drain down hoses was a common one at that terminal. (Not the scully part but the slow draining) it’s a lot to explain but he said I hadn’t done anything out of the ordinary. Just to change the order of operations a little bit but that I was safe. He said if it was up to him I wouldn’t have been locked out. But the operator now is a tech guy and went through all the technical faults and found it. But they got me back turned on
     
  4. ErieMcDreary

    ErieMcDreary Medium Load Member

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    OK, well, hopefully there'll be no more issues.
     
  5. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    Bumping this thread to say: you’re quite a guy.

    If I got treated they way you did at orange, I would have left long before
    You did .

    I hope things are still going well dropping fuel.
     
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  6. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    Thanks for the kind words, I would say I learned 3 years of trucking in one at the big orange. Once I’d made it so far it was either finish out the year or find something really good. Cause if I left I still would’ve had to pay them about 1200.. I had the money but I wasn’t about to give em a red cent.. Currently I’m doing fine I think my company has one of the best schedules in trucking that’s not a mon-fri and outside of winter ive been pretty much writing my own check.. they just put cameras in our trucks company wide and they get a hard on for sending you videos of you just doing the job but other then that I’m all smiles.
     
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  7. meechyaboy

    meechyaboy Medium Load Member

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    Finally Figured it out about a month ago. The trailer I scully’d with wasn’t my normal trailer and I had to drive it about a month ago while my truck was down. Driver who drives that truck doesn’t have a co driver. So stuff only gets written up as he feels. The gauge works on the trailer so it still had pressure but the compartment that scullied has a malfunctioning fire valve that randomly closes.. only way to reopen it is to shut everything down unhook from the vapor close the load bar then re hook to everything.. Now I caught onto it the second time I used the trailer and it happened during my unload I seen my hose jump and trouble shooter from there. Now I’m guessing the day I scullied the valve shut when the compartment was low.. cause when I did my walk around at the terminal my compartments were hollow and I don’t think the valve fully opened under the rack to causing it to take forever to drain down with the hose.
     
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