we need electric pallet jacks!!!!

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  1. mothertrucker

    mothertrucker Member

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    Has anybody asked their terminal manger if they could buy or rent electric jacks for moving heavy frt instead of killing ourselves. It only seems like when its brought up in meetings the issue its always skirted
     
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    I remember this being brought up so many times at my barn. I actually thought they were letting us buy one. Instead we bought a 53' lift gate...
     
  3. ABFer

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    Nothing beats a shiny new 53' to navigate the neighborhoods. Does it have extra armor on the right front corner?
     
  4. newshoe

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    Nope but there's a heater on it to absorb those low trees
     
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    That's how we roll
     
  6. Jumbo101

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    I laughed out loud at this.
     
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    You can either laugh or cry at some of the decisions being made. I always go for the laugh.
     
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    That's a good one!!!!!!
     
  9. Local_Driver

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    don't forget that pallet jack........
     
  10. xeastend

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    C'mon local......sure you can "forget" an elec jack in the trailer.
    You got distracted while loading it
     
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    The Safety Limit to pulling freight is around 750-1,000lbs. I do believe OSHA has a standard on the weight on a pallet that can be pushed or pulled, without Injuring yourself. Like blowing out your back, shoulders, or knees. Look into it, and take pictures like I do.
     
  12. ABFer

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    If you find a link to that in your travels could you share it? I'll see what I can dig up on it.
     
  13. meathead32

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    when it comes to rock salt liftgate del, we were told to take mt skids along and break down the 2500# skids to make them lighter. fun,fun,fun. then they would have to be plugged in, who gets them, ect ect ect..
     
  14. ABFer

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    After a cycle of paying us to manhandle all that freight ABF would let it go as it would not be profitable.
     
  15. mothertrucker

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    i would love to see our great leaders come out to one of the trailers in the morning and see if they can move it or we have so many stops that you have time to break skids down :tribehasspoken:
     
  16. newshoe

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    Most ltl companies are in the same boat. It's just how the industry works.
     
  17. mothertrucker

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    yeah but just think the MONEY companies could save on lost time and injured employee's we have had a couple guys get hurt already one in WC term tore his knee up :6799:
     
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    This just in Mothertrucker you have a helper on monday
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    :nono_h4h: don't let the terminal mngr see that he might send out e mail to his buddies about that :LMAO:
     
  20. Local_Driver

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    This just in..... supervisors are responding to memos about unauthorized use of pallet jacks. blondes brunettes and redheads will not be allowed to use pallet jacks unless certified,,

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