Tri-axle Any combination of three axles grouped together. Placard A sign showing the type of hazardous materials loaded on the vehicle, placed on all four sides of a trailer. Axle A structural component to which wheels, brakes, and suspension are all attached. Low Boy An open flatbed trailer, where the main body of the trailer is very low to the ground so that it can haul oversize or wide loads; often construction equipment, or other extremely bulky or heavy loads. Prior to making a purchase, the driver must contact the trucking company to specify the transaction amount for the purchase in question. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood. Dock Lock A safety device that hooks to your trailer's bumper when you're backed to a loading dock.
Most drivers prefer this because there's no waiting, sometimes for hours, for your trailer to get unloaded or loaded. In other words those blank checks they gave him at orientation are worthless, until each one has been called in for a specific expense or advance, and the company has done what they need to do to make it payable. I actually like doing the pay thing this way. These programs give you credit or cash back for each gallon of fuel you purchase. When you need a cash advance, you tell your dispatcher how much money you need, and he gives you a code to place on the check. Jackknife When the tractor is at an extreme angle to the trailer. Aggressive profanity directed at others will get you banned.
Posts that don't include them won't be visible! Mini Any shipment which is under 100 pounds. The Performance path is more complicated but can result in substantial savings. There are two types of for-hire carriers, common carriers and contract carriers. Johnson Bar The trailer hand valve, commonly used to test the brakes after coupling the tractor and trailer. Otherwise, the check will bounce, meaning that you will have to pay fees.
In addition, emergencies occur with some regularity. Ekotrope software supports the Performance path. When truck drivers are on the road, often far from home and from their home base of operations, they often need to procure essential supplies such as fuel, and pay governmental fees , such as scale fees. For-Hire Carrier A company that provides truck transportation of cargo belonging to others and is paid for doing so. Content Disclaimer Information posted in this community regarding construction and detailing is for informational purposes only and does not replace the judgement and designs of a qualified architect or engineer. Used by a great number of trucking companies who want to save on fuel expenses, and limit accidents.
Domestic containers are up to 53 foot long, and are of lighter construction; these are designed for rail and highway use only. Ryan Recorder A monitoring and recording device which is placed inside of a temperature controlled trailer. This and additional context should be included in the title or, if space does not permit, in the comments section. You have to understand those comchecks have no value, until the company authorizes that check for a specific application. Typical Code Structure A prescriptive code requires that each component is built to a certain standard, e. A professional level of civility is expected. She said not to put the authorization number where we always have, we wanted to deposit the check not cash it.
Tandem Axle A pair of axles grouped closely together; either the drive axles on the tractor or the tandem axles of the trailer. The air brake system on tractors consists of air lines, valves, tanks, and an air compressor. Interesting that you're opting the route of having comchecks rather than direct deposit, and your reasoning makes sense. When the tandems are spread to 8 or 9 feet, each axle is weighed independently, with each allowed up to 20,000 pounds or 40,000 pounds for the combined tandem weight. Fifth Wheel The coupling device attached to a tractor or dolly which supports the front of the semitrailer and locks it to the tractor or dolly. Overage Extra freight which shouldn't have been shipped.
The axle can be raised or lowered by an air spring suspension system. If you're unsure how to behave like a proper adult, refer to. Containers are transported on public roads on a container chassis trailer pulled by a tractor. It provides a convenience and flexibility to monitor driver spending. Spotter A yard driver who moves and parks trailers in a terminal yard In some places, they're known as a 'yard dog' or 'yard jockey'. This doesn't comply with the intent of the International Energy Conservation Code. We always call in and get an authorization.
A truck driver who is issued Comcheck can use full amount of Comcheck or can use partially depending upon his needs. It also serves as a contract of shipment, and a receipt for the goods. Rider Policy The company's policy regarding allowing passengers in the truck with the driver. Truck drivers can use Comcheck for their trip across the country. Note: These trucking definitions are simplified. Interaxle Differential On tractors with tandem rear axles, the interaxle differential allows each axle to turn independently.
So now when I take it to the bank today, they need to call for auth. Dry Freight Freight that's not refrigerated. This assembly is equipped with the fifth wheel for coupling. The Forwarder does assume responsibility for the cargo from origin to destination and usually does take possession of the cargo at some point during the transportation. Working his pay this way also allows me to leave money on the card for him to access, instead of him having to always do advances. Sleeper A sleeping compartment situated behind the tractor's cab, behind the driver's seat, or an integral part the cab. Air Spring System The system in which the container and plunger are separated by pressurized air.