14 hour rule

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  1. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    I'll pull a trailer with a broken door or non-safety issue, but that's about it. I was asked to pull a m/t with half a tire missing to a shop 15 miles away and I simply said no. No problem. Someone else might, and they know it, just not me.
     
  2. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    I have refused to pick up dangerous (top heavy , unstable) freight before and by the time I've returned to the terminal , some other driver has picked it up and it's sitting on our dock.

    Sooo , yeah , if you won't do it and it's a safety issue or legally it shouldn't be done , someone else will , unfortunately.
     
  3. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    As far as l know the drivers have not pulled any of this OOS gear. My statement was in a way sarcastic to Gene post about the legal, compliance, and safety dept..
    Write up a fithwheel and a tow truck shows up. Write up an exhaust leak and be ask to drive it up.
     
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  4. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya driver! I made a delivery at a bed & breakfast and damaged a flagstone wall. I restacked it so no harm, no foul, but I did tell our csr's not to send anyone else up there. Sure enough a "super driver" made a delivery there and damaged a light post. Foul!! Unfortunately, some drivers use this as an excuse to not do their job.
     
  5. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I love going some place small like that with a 53' and having some lady tell you to back down the driveway because everyone else does. Yeah, no. Not happening. You get a pick up truck out here to the road or we can try again tomorrow and you better have a pick up truck out here by the road or you are going to be coming down to the terminal to pick it up yourself.
     
  6. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    I ask this guestion and did really get a straight answer. The employee handbook states. That the truck needs to be legally park and if it isn't then I'm at fault for the accident if one should happen. So where do I park to make a residential and there driveway is not built for the weight of my vehicle
     
  7. Serene Gene

    Serene Gene Well-Known Member

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    You can probably park on the street legally in a residential neighborhood. Parking in a travel lane of a 4-lane highway, not so much.
     
  8. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    I don't put any faith in that CCX handbook. It's outdated. Has never been updated. And is from three companies ago.

    If the road is some back woods farm trail. I'll park wherever. Them boys go around in the ditch no problem and give a wave. If it's some yuppie neighborhood I need to be sure there is clearance, for some idiot in a going twice the speed limit in a way to expensive car, to get around without hurting me or anyone else.

    Common sense ain't all that common. So, I trust past results. Experience, if you will.
     
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    I have pulled off in the shoulder and waited for a clear moment to blind side back in off a four lane divided highway. Got passed by another Con-way/XPO while I was waiting. Mutha trucka called me to make sure I was okay. If I needed any help and if I had broke down. I told him what I was doing and he just laughed so hard. I'm like. Dude. This is a shitload of u-line. I am going to need to be closer to the door than this.

    Another stop. Different highway. This one is four lane with a fifth lane down the center for turning. It's a golf course. No access for the big truck at all. I gotta call the pro shop and they come down to the road with a tractor with forks where the bucket goes. Park there on the shoulder. People whooshing the truck not even getting over. Good times.

    Those examples are about as far as I am willing to go. Sketchier than that and I am sorry. We will have to look into another way to deliver this. Most people would understand and meet me at a nearby Wal-mart or similar large retailer.
     
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  10. Fly-by-night

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    I do believe that if you were rear-end while making that deliver the company will find you at fault and make you up for a preventable accident
     
  11. Fly-by-night

    Fly-by-night Only when you care to send the very best

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    The last time I read it, it was update with a date of Aug 2016, don't quote me on that
     
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    It is subject to change at any moment they need it too.
     
  13. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Everything is the drivers fault. Including coming to work. Just being here is your fault, driver.
     
  14. highspeeds

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    Policy is what ever some idiot demands you believe policy is, until you call GO and then all of the sudden policy is you don't call GO. :hysterical:
     
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    At our barn the running joke is that policy is written with pencil and on loose leaf paper. Erasures and rewriting wears the paper so they get a new sheet. That way policy is for the situation at hand.
     
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    The moment I hear the word policy in any discussion I just turn and walk away. As soon as you hear that word, it's clear the person speaking has no clue and just wants you to believe them any way. Finding policy is like chasing a ghost. If you are ever asked to do anything illegal or immoral, call GO. Otherwise. Just do what ever. If you don't want to do it. Fail at it spectacularly. Doesn't really matter if you do well or not. They will pay you for your effort and even lack there of.
     
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  17. Fly-by-night

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    Yup they sure love that word POLICY, until you use it against what they want you to do. The safe policy is a good one for that.
     
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    Great idea HS. I wished that I would've thought of that the other day when I had a delivery at a residence out in the woods. I had a delivery ,about 250 pounds off a liftgate , to bring up this person's 200 yard driveway at about a 40° incline. I stopped about three times on my way up that driveway hill to get my breath and my old hernia began acting up. What a fool I was. next time I'll do what you suggest, get another driver to help, have the consignee get a pickup truck at the end of their driveway, or have them pick up their freight at our terminal. Great advise , great post.
     
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    I really do not mean disrespect or be of other ill intent, I cannot believe you did this. Think man, they ordered the stuff and you are only
    one human man! They can receive it. Your job ends at the back of the truck!
     
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  20. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    I had a similar residential (a customer that got a delivery every couple weeks or so) that I always backed into their driveway. One time the driveway had a small amount of ice on it and I couldn't back in. She wasn't happy that I refused to haul her 2,000 lbs of books up her driveway so she had her husband come down with his quad and haul my pallet jack up to her garage. Worked for me!
     
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