They want me to block and brace a shipment of fork lifts?

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  1. Nukem

    Nukem Road Train Member

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  3. Powder Joints

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    Securing of the load and making sure it is secure is the drivers responsibility, always has been. If theres a problem its easier to blame the driver than for someone to chase the loader down
     
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    I backed trailers into docks for years before I got my license, not the same as securing loads at all.
     
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    Well year of driving tell me that no, the guy loading your truck is probably not going to know how to secure your load correctly.
     
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    Well its not the first, If I'm drop n hooking to a seal trailer, I not on the BOL Sealed upon arrival, take a picture(s) of the trailer showing the trailer number, license number and the seal, because this gives me legal proof with a time stamp it was seal upon arrival, next is hook up check my suspension gauge, and head for a scale to weight it, and yes a CAT scale is worth the extra effort, I have had them pay for over weight tickets when they were wrong.

    If all scales out I send a message stating p/u trl#1234 Sealed upon arrival seal # 1234, axel set at CA, Tanden wgt, drv wgt str wgt gross wgt. to the person I answer too, sometimes its a dvrmgr, or a dispatcher, I also included loaded and sealed by the shipper on the BOL.6
    This does not total protect you by at least it gives you something, if the load is damaged, not your problem....Not secured properly not your problem,Skatebaords are a totally different thing altogether.
     
  7. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    You can say that again .
     
  8. x1Heavy

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    Since when do we complain about our jobs?
     
  9. HopeOverMope

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    Here’s the thing OP. In hauling something delicate as fork lifts in a van, it would be in your best interest to be out there, asking questions, asking for ideas/help, and ultimately finding a way to brace, block & imobilize those lifts...

    Here’s a quick story. While driving out of Lexington, KY on the bluegrass, the opposite side had a large back up. What was the delay? Driver had a forklift through the nose of his trailer, dangling against the truck cab Over the catwalk.
     
  10. DL550CAT

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    Since we stared driving.
     
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  11. Happily Retired

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    I try and answer all questions, no matter how simple the answer may be, and I'll give the driver the benefit of never hauling forklifts, but securing a load has always been the drivers duty. Once the freight hits your trailer, it's your baby.
     
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