Backing trailer with Dolly, WHY?

Discussion in 'UPS Freight' started by Nitetrain, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. Nitetrain

    Nitetrain Member

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    It shouldn't be a feat (Noun: an achievement that requires great courage, skill or strength) to be safe? Do you get out of the truck and check for obstacles before the back? Do you wear that seatbelt even when putting around the yard? do you back off that guy who constantly cuts you off in traffic? are you constantly scanning your horizon for dangerous situations, driving defensively ? Are you using 3 points of contact? using the legs to lift instead of your back? There are hundreds more. Not a super hero, but I do pride myself for over 30 years safe driving and it does require a certain amount of feat to not get into accidents or injuries.
  2. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I have read enough of your theories to last a lifetime, ....and they are all wrong!
    The proper and only way to accomplish this deed, is upon arrival, punch the clock, sit on your butt, have a city guy, dock worker
    or switcher do your drop and hook, do your pretrip, punch out and leave.
    The only chores a line driver should have are, talking on the CB, flirting with women, sitting in truck stops, answering any legal
    questions one may have, shooting pinball machines and talking about how she wiggles when she walks and how fast em trucks will go.
    BROWN22, coondogg, Big Dave and 2 others like this.
  3. BROWN22

    BROWN22 Active Member

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    Yep, company policy to use tractor to move dolly

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