Tipping the Big Chip Trucks! – Just Heavy Equipment, episode #26

Posted by on July 30, 2013 in Heavy Equipment Safety | 14 comments

An inside look at how those big wood chip trucks are emptied when they get to the mill. This footage was recorded at the Celgar mill, near Castlegar, in Dece…

14 Comments

  1. These don’t have the push rails in the trailer

  2. cool

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  4. Usa yeees

  5. We have to keep the equipment as light as possible,but strong enough to carry as much payload a is legally allowed. The cargo weight is heavier than the equipment. Also the loads sometimes stick especially in the winter. A hydraulic dump would be way too heavy and probably fall over when dumping. We do sometimes use ” Self Unloaders” in some situations. These flat floor trailers have a moving hydraulic floor that walk the payload off. I’ve been doing this nearly 20 years now

  6. Ill be going to work for chambers in a week or so..I head alot of shit about both arrow and chambers..im sure there are horror stories with all companies.. but i hope everything goes well.

  7. Thanks. Always to let each other in on these things. It helps.

  8. you were absolutely right, do not work for these assholes. If your experience is valid, there is 2 super heavy companies to work for out here, Arrow, and Bulk Systems, Chilliwack, both of these companies are straight shooters, if you got what it takes to do it right, the they got the Company to work with, absolutely no BS either, everything is upfront and clear. I know this is a few years old, but its still valid I bet…

  9. #5

    Almost forgot….

    The lost hour matters also, because they don’t pay by the mile, but by the run. And they don’t pay for runs they send you out on where you can’t pick up any chips; at least that’s how it was told to me by Mr. Company Driver.

  10. #4

    …got a real bad reputation.”
    So, for my part, I have nothing to say from experience with them, but it was enough to spook me so I figured I was better off writing off the hotel, fuel and meal costs off, and chalk it up as a nice winter trip with the missus to Castlegar for a couple of days.

    Just curious to hear what anyone who’s worked for DCT, or who know someone who does, has to say.

  11. #3

    and they send you back empty, ‘love letters’ from Chambers for going one or two clicks over 100 KM/H, even when you’re in a 110 zone, and various other niceties.
    So, he wouldn’t come out and tell me that he hated working there; only that he was ‘moving on’. But before the run was over, I knew there was no way I’d work for them. Funny thing was that while my wife waited for me in Castlegar, several townsfolk told her, “You don’t want your husband to work for them; they’ve …

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  12. #2

    …wage clawbacks, where they pretend to give you a ‘fuel bonus’ after first clawing back 10% of what they used to pay, only to pretend to give it back if you hit all the right ratios when shifting, so as to use less fuel, even while you lose an hour on a run because of it and the arbitrary 100 KM/H company speed limit, not getting paid for runs they send you on when the mill doesn’t have enough chips…

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  13. Just gonna throw in a comment to see who says what…

    I recorded this video when trying out for Danny Chambers Trucking. I had to make a run from Castlegar to Revelstoke and back. The company driver who was my evaluator/tester (not sure what to call it) basically talked me out of the job while we were on the road there and back. He was quitting in two months.

    It was weird – he was trying to make it out like they are a good outfit to work for, all while he’s telling me about…

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  14. We have to keep the equipment as light as possible,but strong enough to carry as much payload a is legally allowed. The cargo weight is heavier than the equipment. Also the loads sometimes stick especially in the winter. A hydraulic dump would be way too heavy and probably fall over when dumping. We do sometimes use ” Self Unloaders” in some situations. These flat floor trailers have a moving hydraulic floor that walk the payload off. I’ve been doing this nearly 20 years now.

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