Plastic flapping in the wind?

Discussion in 'Old Dominion Freight Line' started by Rocky Top, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Rocky Top

    Rocky Top Member

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    What is the purpose of putting a sheet of plastic over the freight on a line haul pup and hanging it out the door? Just curious see it all the time.
     
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  2. Freightsup

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    It's not supposed to hang out of the door very far. Just enough to hold it down. It keeps water out, especially useful in snowy areas.
     
  3. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Most of the time the plastic is hung wrong with wide side hanging down.Also,they are not tied good and they will just fall when door is closed.
     
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  4. Songremainsthesame

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    Yeah I've never understood why that concept was so hard for our dock personnel to grasp... I mean it's not like we're paying $10/hr, our dock guys get paid pretty well and I think we should be able to expect a certain level of competency...
     
  5. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Aren't trailers closed out by supervision? :poster oops:
     
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  6. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    Before long in today's society, each dock will be equipped with a safe space.
     
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  7. kenneth

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    Already Do.Called a bathroom stall.They have locks on them:emmersed:
     
  8. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Not there fault:hilarious:
     
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  9. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    I always pull on the overhanging plastic and stuff it in the icc bar if it has an opening.
     
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  10. kenneth

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    I just toss mine on the ground :hide::hilarious:
     
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  11. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    I took some once and tied it to the air horn and door of a tractor. Screw them if they can't handle a joke.
     
  12. Songremainsthesame

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    God help us I'm afraid you're right.
     
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  13. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    Now that's funny!!!
     
  14. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    Rain curtain
     
  15. Aladdin Sane

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    They already are. Haven't you seen those cute little yellow chains ?
     
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  16. Songremainsthesame

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    I'm guessing those are there to say "hey stupid you're about to walk off the dock!!" The ones we have in ATL couldn't stop anyone from falling, especially a 625 lb road driver...
     
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  17. flybynite

    flybynite Well-Known Member

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    There you go again. I'm a lazy 700 lb driver. I take my blade and cut it if it hangs out from the door. Then the motoring public can see my lights.
     
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  18. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    You have lights on your mobility scooter?
     
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  19. Songremainsthesame

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    I'm only a lazy 600 pounder, you got me beat...:17142:
     
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  20. 00mustang

    00mustang NO LTL 4 ME CAR HAUL ONLY

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    Yep all LED makes a chicken hauler look bad I have so many
     
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