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Need a Class A or B Commercial Driver’s License.
You need to pass a Medical Exam.
Class A highly recommended.
Some roll off trucks are automatic, some roll off trucks are manual.
It is better to know both.
This truck has pushers. It can carry extra trash weight.
How to operate and drive a roll off truck.
How to pick up a dumpster.
How to dump a dumpster.
How to deliver a dumpster.
Sometimes you’ll need people to move their cars, equipment, and themselves.
Sometimes you have to back in to service a dumpster.
In Roll Off driving there is a phrase that describes your necessary driving maneuvers. ” S ” Turn. Forwards & Backwards.
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Aim high in steering. ( look ahead for hazards, dangers, drama, emergencies, etc )
Get the big picture. ( Don’t get surprised by a situation )
Keep your eyes moving. ( focus, don’t reminisce or daydream )
Leave yourself an out ( Keep a space around the vehicle your driving in case of an emergency )
Make sure they see you.
Also known as the Smith System Of Safe Driving.
Phrase that helps you remember this.
” All Good Kids Like Milk “
Your experience driving, operating, riding, cars, pick up trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, skateboards, shotgun in the passenger car with a good driver will help you.
Open driver’s door.
Throw your gear in.
Start by turning on hazard & headlamp lights.
If no power, look for a battery kill switch, some trucks have them.
Loosen the hood straps and tilt the hood if conventional.
Check hood latch isn’t torn and missing bolts.
” Spy Camera Charger “
Walk to the engine oil dipstick if a cab-over.
Check engine oil.
Turn on the truck if everything is okay?
check belts, belt tensioner, pulleys
While air builds up in air tanks for brake system, check tire air pressures in all tires, you’re employer will inform you of the necessary air pressure levels or maybe you have already learned what tire sizes need. As you walk around truck, inspect everything’s condition you can see. Belts, bolts, nuts, no cracks, no loose wires, no broken mirrors, d.o.t. tape in place, no fluid leaks, no non working lights,
check air pressure, lug nuts, hub cap, wheel, rim, wheel studs, tire tread
check tire for cracks, air leaks, check for wear & tear
3rd axle, right side tire was flat. Putting a block of wood at end of hoist,and raising hoist, will raise flat tire in the air.
a shovel. a long reach metal pole
missing a broom.
Some equipment necessary to use once in a while.
Stored behind cab in welded on holders to the auto-tarper’s two towers.
trucker chain, hand tarp, diaper, 17 bungi cords, rachet strap,
Best case scenario to pick up or drop off a roll off box is straight truck backed up to roll off box straight.
Fortunately, you will get this more, but every once in a while you will have to back up to a roll off box crooked or deliver a box straight but the truck will be forced to pull out crooked.
With day to day tasks you will reach this talent.
Sometimes we have to deliver a roll off box and set the wheels on wood.
Check for no air or hydraulic oil leaks.
fuel cap on? fuel cap not missing? truck fueled?
expensive ticket violation if not on.
when torn. remove & replace
You will learn the functions
It is faster to use the auto-tarper tarp, but the tarp is only tight at the front and at the end. It is best to secure loose coverage of the tarp with tight bungi cords, to hold loose garbage in roll off box.
Tip: Place heavy objects on light weighing, thin, loose garbage that can easily fly out of roll off box.
Some roll off box doors are assisted with cotter pins in the door pin. Replace if missing.
after dumping contents of this box, box will need repair
Careful with wheels and filters.
Roll Off Drivers service docks.
caution with ceilings.
take as many glances as you need to, to not hit the accessories.
left door popped open when roll off loaded