Little Stuff...

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by icuicp, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. NewChunks

    NewChunks Member

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    Did the school 6 or 7 years ago after getting my cdl (about 3 weeks in) ran full p/d runs for all but the last week on linehaul averaged 750 mi a week for 5 weeks

    Not sure if all locations are the same but they made sure we seen it all
     
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  2. icuicp

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    XPO/Con-way manufacturers it's own trailers. Why in the world do they only put ONE set of controls for the liftgate on the trailer.

    I wonder how many drivers have fell off the back trying to bend down and operate the controls for the liftgate?
     
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  3. Fly-by-night

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    Yes I said and meant it that way. This comes from witnessing and personal having it said to me. I was call out for just having my Bluetooth in I wasn't listen to music or talk on the phone, hell the phone was in the truck and I lost connection with my phone. A dockworker had ear buds in and listen to music had nothing said to them by this same FOS. I was not the only on this was done to we had to take it outside of our barn to get resolved.
     
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  4. Serene Gene

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    If you listen to the safety department, we're not supposed to ride it- only operate it from the ground. I've never seen someone do anything other than ride it with the freight.

    I don't know, but if you can't operate that switch without falling off the trailer it may be time to hang it up.
     
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  5. Serene Gene

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    The ones with the fiberglass sunlights or ceilings leaked like sieves. I liked the newer style with the little ones along the top of the wall, though.
     
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  6. Serene Gene

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    I think the bars would last a lot longer if people stopped using the lifts to raise them. The feet, on the other hand, should be replaced on some kind of schedule. After a few years just replace the whole set instead of doing it on the FAC dock when one falls on your head.
     
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  7. icuicp

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    Before it was XPO , it looks as if there was an effort to keep a schedule. Some trailers still have magic marker dates written on them from the last time they were maintenanced.
     
  8. icuicp

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    I have seen trailers in pooring rain woth the fiberglass tops that DID not leak. Drivers that were assigned these for peddle simply marked leaks with marker and when there was a PM the leaks were sealed , and problem solved.

    Stupid part is that even with no leaks , once the order came down the fiberglass tops were replaced with metal.
     
  9. icuicp

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    My point is the price of a switch placed were it can be operated SAFELY would be minimal. Also , you can easily be blocked from operating the switch by the freight.

    I have never witnessed or heard of any instance of someone being trained to only operate the liftgate from the ground. I would like to see this. But , it makes the placement of the controls understandable if true.

    The same people that potentially could fall off the liftgate are the same ones that need company issued ice cleats. These also are the same ones that CAN'T go under the skirts on a pup to check the fifth wheel hook on the kingpin.
     
  10. NewChunks

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    The new trailers we got last year have the 3 port Windows. I haven't peddled in this years yet.
     
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    Hey! I like the ice cleats! They save my but(literally) many times! And I always check the fifth wheel. Always.
     
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  12. icuicp

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    Is it possible to get brighter lightbulbs in the headlights? It's the twentyfirst century but it looks like candles in a jar with what is in front of the tractors now.

    Halogen. LCD. Modern , bright , clear. Not more expensive by much.
     
  13. highspeeds

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    I take my lunch at the last second trying to get as much done as I can before I have to shut down.
     
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    Smart phones are awesome. Remember paper maps and knocking on doors. Google maps shows you where to go 98% of the time. And if you can't find it. Type the business into a web browser of choice and the company website will show you where they are and have phone numbers if you want to call them. I can't ( won't ) do this job without a smart phone.
     
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    Some guys wear the ones with tubes in them so that they can still hear conversation.
     
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    Ain't heard from him in a long time. Might be dead ? Maybe he quit ? Naw, not Merdock. He has to be out there somewhere.
     
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    I hate the safety screen on the hand held. If I am going to a pick up. And the only information I have is in the hand held, how am I supposed to know the company name and address if all I see is a safety message ? When I click that stop and the safety screen pops up it should display that stops name and address. You know. So I know what the hell I am looking for.
     
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    Buy the ear plugs from a shooting supply store or academy. They have a diaphragm in them that allows u to hear a whisper, but blocks out noise above a certain decibel range. I have three sets and work great!!!
     
  19. Fly-by-night

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    I sure the rocket scientist that thought of putting skylight in the trailer roof is living in a mansion somewhere laughing his head off. The ones I see that don't leak have a ton of sealant around them, but have no fear they will leak again.
     
  20. Fly-by-night

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    What makes them hard to replace is that the stop screw on the bottom of the track gets all f--ed up and you can't get the screw out. They just need to not put those in and have bar in stock with the feet on them and then in only a few mins to replace. I bar I have replaced I don't put those stop screws back in just makes it easier the next time
     
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