Listen up Corperate and SERCTR Directors, we into T/L need to have TOP NOTCH trls to do our jobs! That is the late model 9xxx,10xxx,11xxx,12xxx,13xxx,511xxx,512xxx, and 517xxx swing doors. If you need trls to STORE RACKS,CARDBOARD,freight and pallets, how about using the 533xxx,8xxx and early 9xxx trls! The same can be said for P&D use. I highly doubt that you have ever had to slide the tandems on a 40k+ load, in the rain ,at night, in a mud parking lot, by yourself! We have many customers that require trls without holes in the roofs or wood walls.
The trls that have the inflation systems are very desirable as they reduce blowouts. MR maintenance GURU at Corperate....you should DIRECT your shops to reconnect these systems as we have many trls missing them. How about directing the YARD JOCKEYs to connect the electrical cords when moving a trl at night, that way the chances of damaging equipment when backing in are greatly reduced. How about having the P&D guys set the axles on their trls to the 41ft mark before putting them into the dock.
No one is going to think about what age the trailer is that they store stuff on, the yard or dock guy just threw it on the empty that was there and available and then off to do the next task. In the "averitt world" they think every trailer and honestly each trailer should be mechanically operational to do the task or in the shop. That's just a part of the job that wont change.