Comments By Charles K.

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Posted:  5 years, 3 months ago

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Freightliner cascadia question/problem

how to get this truck into auxiliary mode

Turn key COUNTERCLOCKWISE.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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My VN670's Holland 5th wheel has a block in the front of bracket, is it original?

fifth wheel extra slider stop

And this is mine, you can see the extra slider stop.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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My VN670's Holland 5th wheel has a block in the front of bracket, is it original?

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If it's what I'm thinking, it's a slide stop to keep from going too far forward where you risk the trailer hitting the cab on a turn.

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I figured, but the need of 1 or 2 notch forward can be compensated with cautious turning, no?

It looks identical to this one, [img]http://thumbs1.ebaystatic.com/d/l225/m/mdAwRISCMQuGlblTRGeM13g.jpg[/img] the only difference is in this picture, 5th wheel is in the most front position. Apparently mine isn't and couldn't.

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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My VN670's Holland 5th wheel has a block in the front of bracket, is it original?

If it's what I'm thinking, it's a slide stop to keep from going too far forward where you risk the trailer hitting the cab on a turn.

I figured, but the need of 1 or 2 notch forward can be compensated with cautious turning, no?

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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My VN670's Holland 5th wheel has a block in the front of bracket, is it original?

Got a load from California, but stuck with tandem overweight. After I figured a way to get out of CA, I found out that I could't slide my 5th wheel further forward because there is a set of blocks in the front of the bracket restraining the slider. Is this setup original? I can upload pics later. Thanks!

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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The Horn

The Horn

Check out this video by Mack Trucks that I think is part of most of our personal stories.

"This sound moves America, it just moves some of us a little bit more."

I might disappoint the kids when i saw them gesturing for a horn in the city. lol

Posted:  5 years, 6 months ago

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Trucker Path upgraded, Google Maps eliminated, AGAIN!

I was/am using iPhone and iPad to launch Trucker Path, but they tends to eliminate Google Maps as directional guidance every time they upgrade the app. Android version seems to be fine (you bet, they have Google Play to take care of this).

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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Engine no start, but pull-started?

These days my truck (2007 Volvo VN670, Cummins, 10 Spd) is doing ugly on me. For a couple times, it didn't start. Battery voltage from 12.4 to 13.3. Engine cranks, but along with odd noise during the cranking, and today, 13.3V just finished refueling the tractor, trying to start the truck with no joy! Have to get it pull-started.

Here are my concerns.

1. Why those odd noise like skidding gears? 2. During my trying to start the truck in the fuel island, two other drivers approached me saying "it sounds like a BLOWN FUEL INJECTORS"? What is that? Especially BLOWN? 3. If sth wrong with my fuel injectors, why pull-starting can start my truck back up?

Posted:  5 years, 7 months ago

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How DEF works in a Diesel engine

Fantastic video! And hey, that Professor got the Volkswagen pronounced correctly!

Posted:  5 years, 9 months ago

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I'll be on more often

Hey Daniel! Welcome back!

Btw, were you really in Stockton, CA yesterday? I was in Tracy, thought about going to meet you tho. lol

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Rookie driving car for the first time in a couple months.

It's funny how that works I have a little cat with a really short throw I found myself not wanting to push the clutch all the way as well. Kinda funny 3 days still felt weird got back in the truck was a little clumsy for an hour then it felt like home again may have to find something something bigher for my personal vehicle lmao

Nothing will be as big as a semi. Unless......it IS a semi! LoL

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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About the WIDE shoulder on upslopes in Oregon highways

I was running I-5 this week, saw a bunch of 4-way flashing trucks crawling over the shoulder, some are allowing the faster traffic to go by, the others are PASSING another 4-way flashing truck, you got it, FROM THE SHOULDER!

My Q is, is it what those shoulders designed for? Will that manuveur lead to a citation? 10/4!

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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How To Use A Bulkhead In A Refrigerated Trailer

I have just begun hauling refrigerated loads. I was given one demonstration on how to lift bulkhead doors and it seemed simple. However when I got to my stop I discovered that I did not know how to lift them correctly. I ended up having to tie and knot strings together and sometimes manually lifting the bulkhead so that the guys could unload the taller pallets. I have been looking all over the Internet for examples of how you lift them but have come up empty. Can someone explain to me how to lift them properly so that I don't make another fool of myself? Thanx :)

The rope is the ONLY TOOL to flip the bulkhead to the ceiling. But, mind a few things.

First, use your body weight. As inside the reefer, the roller for the rope may stuck due to lack of lubrication. Instead of pulling with the power of your arms, try to use the weight of ur body to aid the pulling, and try to do it with one shot.

Second, learn how to release the stopper BEFORE pulling bulkheads up, and how to engage it AFTER bulkhead's over the ceiling.(hint, rope angle)

Third, knot is good, but not that good. Try to round the rope along ur palm.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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What do you think -- time wise

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Location: Puyallup, WA, receiver

Appointment time: 0200

Bump the dock: 0215

Pieces of load: 3801

Unloading time: 45mins

Counting time: 2hrs.

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What is "counting time"? Do you have to count the shipment?

BTW, what this this load?

Errol, they do the counting to make sure what said on bills are accurate. Frozen Food it is btw.

I bet Daniel B. have had been here sometime before. Looks like a rookie checkpoint to me, lol.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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Mountain Driving/Inclines and Shifting

My advice is to write down everything you experienced with your truck, then hand it in by the service desk. The mechanics will try their best to maintain it to OTR ready.

Posted:  5 years, 10 months ago

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What do you think -- time wise

Location: Puyallup, WA, receiver

Appointment time: 0200

Bump the dock: 0215

Pieces of load: 3801

Unloading time: 45mins

Counting time: 2hrs.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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I'm training again

Going back to training a student through PSD and most likely through the TNT phase too. It's been a year since I trained Ken C. and I've had 130,000 miles since then to think about it and what could be improved.

I'm starting on the June 15th class.

Also, word on the road is Ken C. might also start training students on the same week as me.

Say if I jumped ship now and join Prime, I won't be a PSD correct?

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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I think I've found the sweet spot of my truck

Back from home time, the truck was shut off for 4-5 days, so Qualcomm performance page was all zero. then I picked up a dry load with 45k net, 78,900 gross. By the time I shut down, I reviewed performance, the MPG was 7.9! I used to get 8.5 when I deadheaded to location with my empty trailer attached tho. XDD

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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Truck simulator at Swift school??

Swift DOES have truck simulator, but it's.an AUTOMATIC, with an artificial manual shifter as decoration tho. At least from what I saw(& experienced) in Jurupa Valley.

But, they are not for student training purposes, more towards advanced trainings.

Posted:  5 years, 12 months ago

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Truck simulator at Swift school??

Swift DOES have truck simulator, but it's.an AUTOMATIC, with an artificial manual shifter as decoration tho. At least from what I saw(& experienced) in Jurupa Valley.

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