to all end dump haulers...

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by leo319, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

    791
    2,121
    Sep 16, 2016
    0
    Not heard from anyone in here for a while. How ya all doing and where are ya at. Got a nice load out of wisconsin going to dayton myself.
     
    motocross25 Thanks this.
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

    1,836
    4,039
    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    0
    Sorry for being quiet just not a lot going on. Me and my buddy at work who I always run with are still on this auto fluff job to the landfill. 2 weeks of dumping 40’ trailers and KNOCK ON WOOD have been keeping them upright. Not without some close calls tho. I found this little guy whilst poking at trash at the landfill and brought him along for the ride as a copilot.

    203829A1-B4F4-4785-BB7D-0B7FBC2ACB2D.jpeg

    Junkyard Frog

    And speaking of copilots, @Trashtrucker1707 do we dare ask how the new guy training is going?

    @Arctic_fox hows the truck running? Did they get your after treatment woes figured out?
     
    RockinChair and kylefitzy Thank this.
  4. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

    791
    2,121
    Sep 16, 2016
    0
    lol niiiice. Wonder how long he will last? and ehhh we will see. I had a TON of work done this last breakdown and it SEEMS to be holding but it did the last few times too.
     
    motocross25 Thanks this.
  5. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

    1,836
    4,039
    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    0
    Wel hopefully it’s all squared away. Where are you at and what you been hauling?
     
  6. Trashtrucker1707

    Trashtrucker1707 Medium Load Member

    507
    956
    Dec 30, 2017
    0
    Training went so so, as expected I guess. I'm a driver of habit, I have the same routine daily and do my best to hustle along the way, so having to rearrange my schedule and procedure to coincide with someone else is probably something I won't be doing again. With that said, after a week with me he shadowed me today on some local lime rock runs and did surprisingly well, a lot better than he was giving himself credit for. I'm not sure where his thoughts are moving forward but I hope he sticks it out because at least he's got a respectful approach to the trailer and the realization of how quickly things can go bad.

    I'm empty for the weekend but will be loading some sand Monday morning heading up to TN, about 2 hours west of Nashville. Nice little change of pace for me, when are you going to be in P-cola @motocross25 Our customer closed up shop there and relocated their operation to Tampa, so I'm not sure how much of the panhandle I'll be seeing in the future.
     
    motocross25 Thanks this.
  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Heavy Load Member

    791
    2,121
    Sep 16, 2016
    0
    @motocross25 Delivered a load up to ohio then grabbed a load of sand heading to kansas for this week.
     
  8. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

    1,836
    4,039
    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    0
    Leavin in a few weeks. Taking off from KC June 5th to be exact. I’m ready man. Hopefully the weather is decent I’m ready to lounge around and do nothing! Sounds like your training didn’t go horrible. You’re right it’s good he understands how bad things can go quickly end dumping. We have had a few of those that don’t listen. Tell them make sure you’re level, don’t start moving til you see the front gauge drop. “Yep. Got it” Few weeks later ask whatever happened to em and it’s usually “oh they laid one over and quit”.
     
  9. Trashtrucker1707

    Trashtrucker1707 Medium Load Member

    507
    956
    Dec 30, 2017
    0
    @motocross25 thats a good tip about the pressure on the bags before pulling forward, although I follow that rule of thumb with some product, I failed to mention it so that’s something else I will share with him first of the week. You don’t realize how’s sketchy this job is until you try to show someone the ropes for the first time, there’s a lot of factors going on all at once. We should all be paid more for the job we’re doing :)
     
  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I thought you were supposed to dump your bags before you start going up. My old boss told me that keeping the bags aired up can cause them to pop when the suspension unloads.
     
    motocross25 Thanks this.
  11. Trashtrucker1707

    Trashtrucker1707 Medium Load Member

    507
    956
    Dec 30, 2017
    0
    I only dump trailer bags unless I’m in some sure as heck sketchy situation, ive been doing frameless for 5 years and have only ever dumped tractor bags maybe 3-4 times.
     
    motocross25 Thanks this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted