Food Safety Modernization Act

Cargo Commando

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#21
Unfortunately that is not in my scope as a shunt driver or as a Moderator:D
For myself I have made it very clear to my boss that my pay rate is not worth the work that I do. I just got a raise about a month a go and I am expecting another one very soon.

Open your mouth and say something You don't need a trucker strike or anything, Just a majority of drivers grumbling to the company about their pay scale.
But they don't. I don't know why it's tolerated. My guess is that trying to corral truckers is akin to herding cats.
 

Rigjockey

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#22
But they don't. I don't know why it's tolerated. My guess is that trying to corral truckers is akin to herding cats.
Sometimes they do. The last place I was at the drivers were all grumbling about the rates and prospective drivers would walk away because of the CPM and then a raise was anounced.

Same thing at this place with current drivers and trying to attract new drivers and our hourly pay is not all that bad in the big picture, But talks of a raise is coming from the main office.
 

Injun

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#31
As I do. I recently worked w/ a carrier that required you to be on dock checking the temp on all pallets. Funny thing was I had been to the shipper w/ other carriers - never a problem. My carrier chose to operate crap trailers and were attempting to spread the blame. Also, I always did a washout of my trailer after visiting slaughter houses - kinda hard to miss the blood dripping from forklifts... The point is that I've survived just fine w/o the mandated washouts for A&B. I think a lot of you will resent it as your not compensated to seek them out and then wait for them. Want a washout in Charlotte? Good luck.
It's all stuff we've been doing all along. Well, most of us, anyway.

Sheesh! You're not supposed to drive through a lake for a washout.

:D
Rain and condensation get into the engine compartment. I had to fix a trailer for some customer once.. It had been dropped a few. days prior. When the Prime driver dropped it, it was running fine. Customer went to load it and it wouldn't start. Code on the unit was "door open." So I pulled the in-line fuse, dried out the connection with contact cleaner and q-tips, then wrapped the connection protector thing with electrical tape without the fuse. Unit ran fine. All I did was disable the door open cutout. But that was 2009, 2010. The design may have been updated since then.
 

ironpony

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It's all stuff we've been doing all along. Well, most of us, anyway.


Rain and condensation get into the engine compartment. I had to fix a trailer for some customer once.. It had been dropped a few. days prior. When the Prime driver dropped it, it was running fine. Customer went to load it and it wouldn't start. Code on the unit was "door open." So I pulled the in-line fuse, dried out the connection with contact cleaner and q-tips, then wrapped the connection protector thing with electrical tape without the fuse. Unit ran fine. All I did was disable the door open cutout. But that was 2009, 2010. The design may have been updated since then.
Door open alarms are usually something to do with the switch. They just disable it via satellite link these days.
 

mndriver

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#33
Door open alarms are usually something to do with the switch. They just disable it via satellite link these days.
Not all trailers have door switches or satellite hookup.

I've had some shipper/receivers insist on having equipment run and others insist on it off.

Seneca has told me to not even come in precooled. Creates more safety issues from the condensation freezing on the floor and making things slippery and sliding bot on foot and forklifts.
 

ironpony

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Not all trailers have door switches or satellite hookup.

I've had some shipper/receivers insist on having equipment run and others insist on it off.

Seneca has told me to not even come in precooled. Creates more safety issues from the condensation freezing on the floor and making things slippery and sliding bot on foot and forklifts.
The regulatory language isn't couched in "shalls," so there's wiggle room for variation each operation.
 
#40
Unfortunately that is not in my scope as a shunt driver or as a Moderator:D
For myself I have made it very clear to my boss that my pay rate is not worth the work that I do. I just got a raise about a month a go and I am expecting another one very soon.

Open your mouth and say something You don't need a trucker strike or anything, Just a majority of drivers grumbling to the company about their pay scale.
I agree that reefer pay should be higher than dry van. We run both and they're paid the same but it seems 90% of my loads are reefer. Sweeping out a reefer is difficult and takes me an hour or more including proper disposal of debris. Finding a truck wash and waiting in line takes the same time if not more. I love your idea about many drivers complaining about pay