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47p2

775 posts

41 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Once these trailers become mainstream every day objects they will be the bain of every truck drivers life. Smart assed transport managers sitting behind a desk telling the driver lies that it has been at 'such and such' several times and managed to negotiate the limited access or worse sticking another 4 pallets on because there 'was space' and knowing the weight limit was already topped out before the extra pallets were loaded.



Slightly off topic but relevant to the weight scenario I brought up above.

I remember picking up a load from the Eurocentral terminal, an open-top container which had came through the chunnel so at the time was allowed to run 44 tonnes (38 was the norm then) I had been warned the load was grossing at 57 tonnes but out of one yard into the adjacent yard where they would remove a few pipes bringing me down to 43.5 tonnes. I sat in the cab with the paperwork and counted up the weights, and with the pipes off it looked like I was still 3 tonnes over. Called the transport manager and was told it was my counting as he had checked and it most certainly was 43.5 tonnes. I left Eurocentral and went to the nearby weighbridge, sure enough I was grossing at 47 tonnes. Called transport manager and was told it would be ok to take to Brechin. 30 minutes later I arrived at the yard and told him that if he didn't lighten the load it wasn't getting delivered. Talk about the s**t hitting the fan, transport manager's name wasn't Billy liar for nothing...

Jimbo.

2,790 posts

69 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
4key said:
I would want more money if I had to undo all of those bloody straps down the side. Look at that kp trailer, you would be claiming overtime by the time you did both sides hehe
Ugh. Many an unhappy, cold, wet hour wrestling with the horrid things. Usually covered in grease and/or just plain broken too frown

chilistrucker

2,136 posts

31 months

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Sunday 14th October 2012 quote quote all
Jimbo. said:
4key said:
I would want more money if I had to undo all of those bloody straps down the side. Look at that kp trailer, you would be claiming overtime by the time you did both sides hehe
Ugh. Many an unhappy, cold, wet hour wrestling with the horrid things. Usually covered in grease and/or just plain broken too frown
and you normally get the worst of this trailer, in the high winds.

philmots

3,075 posts

140 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
I hope our lot don't cotton on.. They physically wouldn't fit into half of our yards!

4key

7,038 posts

28 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
You know who else are going to be on these, recycled/scrap bulkers normally bulk out before they hit weight. Soon to be laying on its side at a roundabout near you rolleyes
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ZR1cliff

17,955 posts

129 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
4key said:
You know who else are going to be on these, recycled/scrap bulkers normally bulk out before they hit weight. Soon to be laying on its side at a roundabout near you rolleyes
Normally just before the Dartford crossing somewhere, resulting in a 4 junction tail back. frown

leggly

562 posts

91 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
We have them on trial but they seem completely pointless to me as we have to put less in the roll cages to hit maximum load without going overweight. I'm sure somebody somewhere thinks they're a good idea but I'd put good money on them not being a driver.

Edited by leggly on Tuesday 16th October 16:38


Edited by leggly on Tuesday 16th October 16:39

4key

7,038 posts

28 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
Im now wondering how we are going to drag them back if they do go over, if they do enough damage its going to take a while as the overall length with a unit will be too long for our flatbed.

john2443

2,541 posts

91 months

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Friday 19th October 2012 quote quote all
Now on Stobart trucks, channel 5.

Although the wheel formation does keep changing between OO O and O O O , so they must have at least 2 variations!

Edited by john2443 on Friday 19th October 20:22

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