Merry Christmas! I'm leaving the Reckitt Benckiser account on the 28th of December. I'm starting with a new company on December 29th.
When you open the loading dock door and see this, you know it's going to be a bad day. Cartage driver had a major problem with backing a rail trailer into the dock.
On Nov 8, 2005, a cartage driver brought in a trailer from the rail yard. He was advised to drop it in Door 24. The Manager heard a crash and went to investigate. She called me and when I got there, this is what I discovered:
Went to the International Truck Show yesterday, over in Anaheim. We drove over after work on Friday and stayed for the weekend. I saw some interesting displays and picked up a LOT of literature. I also picked up a couple of job applications for companies with terminals in the Phoenix area.
I know it's been a long time since I posted much to my journal. Here's a couple more new pictures. Hope you enjoy them!
Oops. MAKE SURE YOU VISUALLY INSPECT YOUR COUPLING TO MAKE SURE LOCKING JAWS ARE ENGAGED! Swift Driver forgot to visually verify (he says otherwise). He dropped his trailer in the middle of the yard, just out of his door.
I'm off to Fontana tomorrow to take my "Return to Work" drive test. How exciting (NOT!) It's been a long 6 weeks. Will I still remember how to back a trailer?
Recovering from knee surgery. I'll be off for 4-6 weeks. Beautiful time of year in AZ. Lousy time to have to use crutches or a cane to get around.
McKelvey driver picked up a trailer and drove out the gate without checking to make sure the tandem slider was locked in position. He didn't get very far before he slammed the tandems into the rear stops on the frame. The driver tried to blame it on me...saying that I must have damaged it by backing into the dock too hard. The pictures changed their tune real quick...once they saw the type of damage.
More pictures on Photo Page.
Swift came in this afternoon and pulled a trailer out of one of our docks. Without checking with the Shipping office. We had just finished unloading the trailer about 10 minutes prior when we noticed it go sailing by and out the gates. When I left, the facility supervisor was on the phone with Swift Safety and Security giving them the "what for." Dangerous game to play. Idiot driver.
Survived month end just fine. Sitting down tonight to post some pictures from this week.