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Hope the link works. The door was opened at dock and smoke poored out. Switcher seen it and snatched it to the yard. :clap: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2010/05/14/news/local_news/doc4bebfe29510c6964741286.txt


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Hope the link works. The door was opened at dock and smoke poored out. Switcher seen it and snatched it to the yard. :clap: http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2010/05/14/news/local_news/doc4bebfe29510c6964741286.txt


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[/quote]Ah, a little Duct-tape needed and it can be on the road the very next day. Think that's bad? You should of seen some of the Roadway pups we had to drag across the toll roads as triples. It looked like the trailers came out of a war, either Afghanistan or Iraq. It took a vendor 4 1/2 hours at the GAX/MO-4 to patch up all the holes, just on one of the Roadway trailers.
 
Way to go Brother (switcher). Your quick thinking saved the company a lot of extra complications and expenses. You truly are a professional. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
 
Kudos to the switcher!! BTW, was the trailer placarded? I tried to expand the video, but couldn't. Operator error, I think :dance:
 
[quote author=vwaggs link=topic=80177.msg829855#msg829855 date=1273879672]
Way to go Brother (switcher). Your quick thinking saved the company a lot of extra complications and expenses. You truly are a professional. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Thats true but if whatever was on fire was explosive, it could have killed him too...
Thank God he was not hurt or worse
 
[quote author=Kennesaw Kid link=topic=80177.msg829865#msg829865 date=1273881444]
Is it just me....or do any of you see corrosive plaqards on the trailer?
I do not see them.....KK
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Good eye KK......... But here in Charlotte/653 Us switcher's are told you take all placecards off when putting a load to the dock, Even a H/L that's gonna stay on that trailer........ We asked every question that 50 or so switcher's could ask. Everytime same answer from management.......... It's all in the computer!
 
Taken from above article : Pontiac Fire Deputy Chief Brad Riggs said the call about a trailer fire was received just before 7 a.m. at the Holland trucking plant near Walton Boulevard.
 
[quote author=vwaggs link=topic=80177.msg829855#msg829855 date=1273879672]
Way to go Brother (switcher). Your quick thinking saved the company a lot of extra complications and expenses. You truly are a professional. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Luv Ya man but disaggree on this one. What if the "switcher" would have caused an Explosion and got someone or himself Hurt or Killed,How would YRC regard that? Fired? Letter?
Your life or the lifes of others have no $$$$ amount.
Let it burn.
 
I believe Holland moved out of that terminal and now YRC occupies it. Just because there batteries doesn't make them a hazardous material. The question here is, should solid batteries be shipped as a hazardous material?
 
[quote author=Renscout link=topic=80177.msg829932#msg829932 date=1273900060]
[quote author=vwaggs link=topic=80177.msg829855#msg829855 date=1273879672]
Way to go Brother (switcher). Your quick thinking saved the company a lot of extra complications and expenses. You truly are a professional. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
[/quote]

Luv Ya man but disaggree on this one. What if the "switcher" would have caused an Explosion and got someone or himself Hurt or Killed,How would YRC regard that? Fired? Letter?
Your life or the lifes of others have no $$$$ amount.
Let it burn.
[/quote]I wonder who was the one that loaded the trailer? Then again, YRC never had the time to give safety speeches to their employees yet, either.
 
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[quote author=Renscout link=topic=80177.msg829932#msg829932 date=1273900060]
[quote author=vwaggs link=topic=80177.msg829855#msg829855 date=1273879672]
Way to go Brother (switcher). Your quick thinking saved the company a lot of extra complications and expenses. You truly are a professional. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
[/quote]

Luv Ya man but disaggree on this one. What if the "switcher" would have caused an Explosion and got someone or himself Hurt or Killed,How would YRC regard that? Fired? Letter?
Your life or the lifes of others have no $$$$ amount.
Let it burn.
[/quote]I wonder who was the one that loaded the trailer? Then again, YRC never had the time to give safety speeches to their employees yet, either.
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Hey we have to wear Seatbelts on Forklifts if that Helps. :kicking:
 
[quote author=Renscout link=topic=80177.msg829939#msg829939 date=1273900989]
[quote author=Italian Style link=topic=80177.msg829936#msg829936 date=1273900843]
[quote author=Renscout link=topic=80177.msg829932#msg829932 date=1273900060]
[quote author=vwaggs link=topic=80177.msg829855#msg829855 date=1273879672]
Way to go Brother (switcher). Your quick thinking saved the company a lot of extra complications and expenses. You truly are a professional. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
[/quote]

Luv Ya man but disaggree on this one. What if the "switcher" would have caused an Explosion and got someone or himself Hurt or Killed,How would YRC regard that? Fired? Letter?
Your life or the lifes of others have no $$$$ amount.
Let it burn.
[/quote]I wonder who was the one that loaded the trailer? Then again, YRC never had the time to give safety speeches to their employees yet, either.
[/quote]

Hey we have to wear Seatbelts on Forklifts if that Helps. :kicking:
[/quote]It is obvious that something was stacked on something that shouldn't have been, or there were safety bars weren't adjusted correctly inside the trailer. Management is supposed to check the trailer before it gets sealed.
 
[quote author=Italian Style link=topic=80177.msg829941#msg829941 date=1273901635]
[quote author=Renscout link=topic=80177.msg829939#msg829939 date=1273900989]
[quote author=Italian Style link=topic=80177.msg829936#msg829936 date=1273900843]
[quote author=Renscout link=topic=80177.msg829932#msg829932 date=1273900060]
[quote author=vwaggs link=topic=80177.msg829855#msg829855 date=1273879672]
Way to go Brother (switcher). Your quick thinking saved the company a lot of extra complications and expenses. You truly are a professional. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
[/quote]

Luv Ya man but disaggree on this one. What if the "switcher" would have caused an Explosion and got someone or himself Hurt or Killed,How would YRC regard that? Fired? Letter?
Your life or the lifes of others have no $$$$ amount.
Let it burn.
[/quote]I wonder who was the one that loaded the trailer? Then again, YRC never had the time to give safety speeches to their employees yet, either.
[/quote]

Hey we have to wear Seatbelts on Forklifts if that Helps. :kicking:
[/quote]It is obvious that something was stacked on something that shouldn't have been, or there were safety bars weren't adjusted correctly inside the trailer. Management is supposed to check the trailer before it gets sealed.
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At OKC?531 Supervisors DO NOT inspect trailers before closing. I close most Satellite Trailers on Swing shift Supervisors are not around. We only have 2 on the shift some nights only 1.
And you are right load bar prob fell over and Arc'ed the terminals of the batteries.
 
From what I understand, the supervisors and their borg friends(roadbots)were having their weekly cookout when the overloaded grill began to flare up from all the steaks and shish kebob, then spread to the rusted out hulk at the dock called a trailer. The fire chief said he was amazed at the professionalism of the bots, how they manned the grill throughout the chaos! He added there was only 1 injury when they had to use the jaws of life on a supervisor's butt to get a bot's nose unstuck and he would have liked his guys to at least been offed a steak!
 
[quote author=TurboJ link=topic=80177.msg830007#msg830007 date=1273934124]
From what I understand, the supervisors and their borg friends(roadbots)were having their weekly cookout when the overloaded grill began to flare up from all the steaks and shish kebob, then spread to the rusted out hulk at the dock called a trailer. The fire chief said he was amazed at the professionalism of the bots, how they manned the grill throughout the chaos! He added there was only 1 injury when they had to use the jaws of life on a supervisor's butt to get a bot's nose unstuck and he would have liked his guys to at least been offed a steak!
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I thought i s posted this untill i saw the name :clap: :duel:
 
Just to add to the info they were Lithium batteries and and there were many questions about required placards. And It was a Yellow legacy man switching so I guess we Rdwy guys were wrong. Some Yellows can make a decision on there own. :biglaugh: :duel: :stir:

Ps. I/S I think its funny as all get out that Yellow had way more junk trailers than Big R. Then again being a Road driver you never opened a junk door 23 times a day. The holes you patched let in the sunlight so we could see easier. Guess beauty is in the eye of the beholder. :dance:
 
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