Trailer Tales

Driving for a large company often means hooking to a different trailer from one load to the next. It can even be rare to pull the same trailer for more than a few days before swapping it for a different one. #Trucking

Hooking a Loaded Trailer, Scaling It and Replacing Lights – Hermiston, OR to Camas, WA Part 3 [Video]

Sunday, July 30, 2017 This video shows what happened once we arrived at the shipper, as well as some trailer maintenance I performed after hooking the loaded trailer during this drop and hook operation. This video is part three for this drive from Hermiston, Oregon, to Camas, Washington, and then back to Oregon. If you missed parts one or two; you should watch them first: An Oregon Scenic Drive Along the Columbia River – … [Read more...]

Trailer Sweep Out and License Plate Light Replacement in Groveport, OH [Video]

After making a delivery of pallets to Columbus, Ohio, the trailer is a mess! Before going on to the next pick up, I'll have to sweep out the trailer. Fortunately, Schneider has a terminal in the southeastern suburb of Groveport. We'll head there and back up to a dumpster that is there for just that reason. I hope you enjoy this video; I recommend viewing it in full screen mode. If you … [Read more...]

Neelys Landing, MO to Houston, TX Day 1 – The Trailer Chase Game [Video]

Ride along with me as I spend a good chunk of my morning in search of an empty trailer in Edwardsville, Illinois, across the river from Saint Louis, Missouri. After delivering nearby the night before, I spent the night at our terminal in Edwardsville. The place I delivered to didn't have any empty trailers last night, so I called it a day expecting there to be an empty trailer available in the morning. Our next stop is in … [Read more...]