Slipping bars

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  1. sucker666

    sucker666 Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else taking notice to th load rack bars slipping in the trailers ? You have to push a bunch of them up that have slipped down between stops .. not the end of the world but a pain in the ass never the less. It seems all the sudden its every other trailer or so .
     
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    That's because us drivers and dock worker are suppose to replace them. The feet on the end of the bars is wore out. New beam is needed. If you do attempt to fix it you cant find a beam or wrench as a result most everyone gave up many never even attempt.
     
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  3. sucker666

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    I know we don't have any beams and wrenches at are barn. You could probably spend a good part of the day replacing multiple bars per trailer even if we had them . I do remember them saying it was our responsibility. That doesn't seem to be a good way of utilizing drivers. There has to be a better way to maintain them that doesn't take away from servicing the customer.
    I had a customer backing out of a trailer a few weeks back that took one out as it slipped down behind his forklift . Could have been harmful had it hit him.
    I have had to use the straps up under them to hold them up in place to keep from slipping. I have been tempted to red tag a trailer because so many on one were failing.
     
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  4. squizz0825

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    No it's not. Plus at the fac fos's pull the door down on ya before you can pick up wood, sweep or whatever else needs done. Gotta turn those doors. It's the next guys problem to clean the mess in the trailer.
     
  5. highspeeds

    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    We could pay a crew 16 hours a day for a year to go through trailers in our yard replacing and repairing the broken and damaged deck systems. They would never run out of work. Broken beams. Missing beams. Bent or destroyed rails.
     
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    A guy out of my barn had a bar fall on his head causing some stitches, He got a letter no lie...
     
  7. sucker666

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    I get a kick out of the look on peoples faces when you tell them about those letter of instruction for injuries.
     
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    I was warned about saying "That's a letter" with a letter... True story, was told that it lowered morale. But, What I referred to was a letter.
     
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    I believe it .. seen that crazy kind of stuff first hand.
     
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    We had a CSR trip on a carpet in the office. Yep, she got one too! Almost all injuries are "ruled preventable"!
     
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    3 in 18 month rolling period and your out crazy stuff
     
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  12. Fly-by-night

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    Well gee FOS I can't strip or load that trailer its unsafe those bars look like they might fall
     
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    Remember the e-deck training we received. You are supposed to go into every trailer with a load bar and check both sides of every single beam before doing anything else. There was a whole list of :shit: actually. Wasn't it like 20 minutes worth of " pre tripping " a trailer before you were allowed to enter it with a forklift ?
     
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    Have always been surprised that TMs didn't incur more injuries from giving those letters.
     
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    Had it happen to a guy on the FAC. He drove in. Put a skid on the deck. Strapped it in. As he went to back out, the trailer shook a bit, and a bar near the back fell down on one side. He hit it hard with the motor. Snapped it clean off the wall. Tell me if you are a customer and that happens even one time on your dock. This deck bar comes shooting out across your dock or even worse hits somebody when it does. Tell me what the result would be ?
     
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    Back into a customer's dock with empty pup and all of the bars have fallen down. You go in and push them back up and tell the customer "It's alright , come on in with the freight"

    Trying to get the customer to come in the trailer with the freight is like trying to get your kid to come to you when they KNOW they are in trouble.
     
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    That's before loading and after unloading driver! I think most trailers would need some fix up help before reloading! Sometimes I think it's a wonder we get anything done on the fac's! I did that training and as I've said before, flavor of the month. I think the best "program" was the one where all forklifts were outfitted with a strap to help move tall freight. It was started when a weights and measures inspector was killed. I think it was a good idea in light of that tragedy, but not practical in our business.i trained people on that one too.
     
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  18. Serene Gene

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    I remember thinking how ridiculous that bump test for each beam end was, until they started to wear out and fall on your head just by looking at them funny.

    Too bad good beams are impossible to find- I could go through a good sized pile of them just about every night.
     
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  19. Serene Gene

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    I would argue that if you collect 3 lost time injuries in 18 months, maybe this isn't the right job for you.
     
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  20. icuicp

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    The closest I ever came to being knocked out in my life.

    Walking through a pup raising up the beams...BAMM!!!!
    Hit by a slipping beam...legs wobbly...seeing stars...then I looked around to see if anybody else was there because I didn't know what happened for a few minutes...after I figured out what happened it was funny.

    Not funny when you almost get knocked the frack out. I do things a little bit different now.
     
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