rreschran Posted October 8, 2020 Share Posted October 8, 2020 (edited) I'm stuck in-between a career tow operator and his company owner, both being A-aggressive personalities and having an argument about. "Who has responsibility to check dolly bearings? File this under, "Are you kidding me," I personally think the tower should be hte "hands-on person", as they are the one's using the equipment frequently. It's as simple as giving the visual inspection and the, Rocking Test" (hands on the tires of loaded dollies rocking them back and forth). Because dolly bearings are wear items, it's easy to determine if dolly bearing are bad or need to be services. Besides, how many drivers take time to actually check dolly bearings? The driver says, "I ain't no damned mechanic", yet the owner says it's part of the inspection. While both of them are technically correct, I tend to side with the owner asking the driver to step-up and be more proactive. That's the kind of driver I want on my team. The driver's pulling the, "That's bullshit card", but, I feel there's time for him to do so, especially when equipment's being supplied to him. I believe towers are responsible to do more than just look for cracks in tires and check tire pressure. If it means preventing a really nasty and potentially deadly accident, it makes good sense to check the dollies more than during the annual highway patrol inspection. What's your take? R. Edited October 8, 2020 by rreschran 1 Quote Randall C. Resch Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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