Re-Training on how to load trailers

Discussion in 'XPO Logistics' started by WHO KNOWS105, Feb 11, 2016.

  1. draggin wagons

    draggin wagons Member

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    Yeah, the best laid plans of mice and men
     
  2. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    I feel for ya, blue! I saw that crap way too many times there. I was an extra-board city driver, and only had to make a night run to the FAC maybe a dozen times in my three years there. Way to stand up for yourself when they were clearly trying to pin it on you!
     
  3. Fly-by-night

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

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    Well if this starts happening at my TM I guess I'll dock everything. We are not a FAC but if they are going to get this pricky about it then I will dock all the freight I unload.
     
  4. Fly-by-night

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

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    I dare them to stop scoring the TM on the cube of all the trailer for one week. We will still use the decks and load to the work standard but drop the cube requirement for one week and see if the damages go down. I believe the FOS are the one causing most of the damages by have a dockwork cram it in to make sure they make there cube score
     
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  5. micshol

    micshol Member

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    No doubt cube causes a fair amount of damage. Unloading inbound trailers on our dock 90 percent of the damage I see is caused by improper loading, ie no strap, no decks, etc. Generally speaking the trailers I'm unloading, full and secure is better than loose and not.
     
  6. ConwayDSR

    ConwayDSR Well-Known Member

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    True and not true. I see many senior drivers load trailers like :shit: half-full and half-empty just so they can leave the FAC early and stop at the truck stop and get some food and sleep for a half-hour before driving on back home.
     
  7. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Let's say that's true. Out of all of the issues that get brought up on these forums , this would be the easiest to fix.

    When management WANTS to fix a problem they are very effective. They just have to give a damn.

    When the tractors were turned down we had some drivers "protesting" by making their run in a lower gear and showing up later than they should have to the FAC - the trucks' computer was checked and the drivers were let go and I've never heard of that problem again. EFFECTIVE.
     
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  8. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    It seems like it would be difficult to catch people destroying freight or improperly loading freight.......when the supervisors are busy riding around on a forklift, moving freight themselves.
    Just sayin'.
     
  9. catchTHErabbit

    catchTHErabbit PRAISE THE LORD!and pass the ammunition PLEASE!!!!

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    i would REALLY like to see video of that
     
  10. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Northern Flash , someone can correct me if I am wrong , but I'm reasonably sure supervisors going above and beyond and getting on a forklift doesn't happen much - I would say it's rare.
     
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  11. Northern Flash

    Northern Flash Piss on our Flag, get a boycott against you.

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    It might not happen everywhere, but I know for sure that it happens at some terminals. (on the outbound)
    If there is any honesty on this board, it will get verified by others.
     
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  12. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yep. Ours use to jump on a jeep and help get loads closed... Until a Dsr complained. Taking away work from the drivers. Couldn't believe it.
     
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  13. radman

    radman moving and grooving

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    We have a supervisor that rides a lift to. I always ask him if he was certified to operate that power lift truck which we both know that he was not.
     
  14. DSR86

    DSR86 Active Member

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    We had an FOS that would hop on a forklift and finish up loads during the FAC. He usually would if they were slammed and had limited help..so it was pretty rare but I still did a double take when I saw it.
     
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  15. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    I had a fos (still works here) hook my set for me one night when I first started. It was pouring rain, hooking a sleeper on a real short side. He doesn't have a cdl either!
     
  16. dalesr

    dalesr Well-Known Member

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    Only thing I see fos do on a motor is clean up dunnage. When they close a load, that's what they do, close the door!
     
  17. icuicp

    icuicp Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Sounds like a decent person. All I can say is only difference between POS and some FOS's is one letter. Some you can't work without and some you can't work with.
     
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  18. dalesr

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    The ones worth keeping usually don't stay, they get crapped on so much.
     
  19. vetran peddleman

    vetran peddleman FOR ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Yeah... you're right D. They usually end up going to our competitors... have lost many excellent FOS ers to Fed-Ex, and the like over the many years that I've been w/ this outfit. Maybe I should have moved on w/ them when they did.
     
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  20. Fly-by-night

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

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    That's one thing I think will be corrected are linehaul driver pulling over and sleeping on the side of the road. Our district VP told us the best night for on-time arrivals and departs at a FAC is a Frday night and one of our linehual drive said that's because they want to get home, Every other night they are sleeping on the side of the road.
     

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