Snatched airlines off dolly

Discussion in 'Old Dominion Freight Line' started by IbleedOd, May 7, 2017.

  1. IbleedOd

    IbleedOd New Member

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    I accidently left my airlines from dolly hooked to rear trailer, pulled off and snatched the airlines off. I had a preventable accident dec 2015 and about 2 non preventables in between. Do I need to be worried about my job?
     
  2. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Just put the gear back in the pool like most drivers do...let the next driver figure it out!

    Trying to be sympathetic here, but if you worried about your job before hand you wouldn't have 4 accidents/incidents in 2 plus years. And yes..you should be worried about your job. Anytime you damage equipment you should be aware of the consequences.

    2 nons will help, but they all add up. Good luck!!
     
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  3. Dlinniy

    Dlinniy Active Member

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    Bummer!!! Those deer and elk are trying to get me fired.
     
  4. gomer2969

    gomer2969 Active Member

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    If you don't report it and they find out you're done so I'd say be honest and own up to it...
     
  5. DMT

    DMT Well-Known Member

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    Yep, not reporting it will definitely get you fired
     
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  6. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    That's at-will employment for you. I hope it works out or you hand.
     
  7. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't worry.Now if you had 4 or more in a year then you would be looking for another job.One thing with OD they are very understanding on things like this.
     
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  8. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Ahhh...he'll be alright. It's nearly impossible to get caned by OD. Everyone is right...do the right thing and you've got nothing to worry about. Slap on the wrist and a 5 minute video and he'll be as good as new.
     
  9. ConwayDSR

    ConwayDSR Well-Known Member

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    How did you manage to leave the airlines hooked to your kite?

    It seems like such a weird thing to forget. Did you not do your normal routine? What caused this?
     
  10. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Many of our drivers are in a hurry and talking on their phone while breaking and hooking. I don't know his situation, but stuff happens some days.
     
  11. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Were you working extra for the weekend? You should be ok as long as you told someone.
     
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  12. ConwayDSR

    ConwayDSR Well-Known Member

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    I don't get why anyone would be in a hurry to hook when your paid by the minute/hour. Safety first.

    Take the time to do it right the first time or you'll spend more time dealing with the issue then if you would have done it right the first time.
     
  13. IbleedOd

    IbleedOd New Member

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    Needless to say but yea I've been out for about 4-5 weeks and I normally stay out 5 days. Been doing 600+ mile days. Still no excuse but I'm just ready to go home
     
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  14. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    Respect the fact you're taking responsibility. Most drivers come up with some b.s. story and want people to feel sorry for them. You're a stand-up dude and someone I can share the road with!! Now just remember to do a proper post trip and incidents like this will never cause you grief again. We've all done something similar, if not worse.
     
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  15. IbleedOd

    IbleedOd New Member

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    Thanks man. Will make sure to be more careful from now on
     
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  16. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    They are not paid the same as you CON-WAY DSR. It is so much per drop / hook. Flat rate.
     
  17. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Some days just like that.Don't worry about it.Hopefully learn the next time.I changed my routine year's ago.I pull my 5th wheel latch last.I do landing gear first then hosed&elect cord then lastly pull after I know everything else is complete.
     
  18. IbleedOd

    IbleedOd New Member

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    Thanks ken! ☺️ I'll be using that technique from now on.
     
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  19. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Keep your head up.It will get better
     
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  20. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry,I wrote it wrong.:6817: I unhook my airlines and elect cord,landing gear,then pull 5th wheel.When I dump the bag's I alway's pull out just a little and double check all my air lines & light cord.Also,this gives you a 2nd chance to make sure trailer is staying up.You never know you may have a defective leg or you forget to roll gear down.Also,never get in a hurry..:1036316054:
     
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