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Posted:  2 days, 8 hours ago

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Slipped up today

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Stuff happens sometimes. I really doubt they're bringing you in for your first event.

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I concur with that. However it’s still a viable learning lesson. Anticipating a light change, etc.

I understand that. Wasn't trying to shut that down, I was replying to Jamie's comment about possibly being brought in for extra training. As a former Schneider driver with some experience in being brought in to talk about hard braking events, I just thought I'd mention that I doubt it would happen for a first time event. I think it's repeat offenders who get a special invitation to visit the OC.

Posted:  3 days, 8 hours ago

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Slipped up today

Stuff happens sometimes. I really doubt they're bringing you in for your first event.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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So I just had a guy next to me knock on my door. Period.

Hey, the guy parked next to you, realized you had a reefer running so he asked if you needed it on, you said yes so he moved. Sounds reasonable to me.

Posted:  1 week, 3 days ago

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Upset Mother

I assume from the title that you're worried about your son. I don't know anything about Crete, but if the situation is that his trainer has threatened to leave him on the side of the road, it's most likely just talk. Like Spaceman said, tell us more about what's going on.

Posted:  2 weeks ago

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Looking For Feedback - Would You Guys Like To See Today's Trucking News Headlines? Give me some ideas

A lot of forums have the top thread of each forum on the main page. That way if you had a separate forum for news, we'd be able to see the latest news post on the top level page. And we'd be able to see when other less active forums had a new post without having to go in to each one. But I used to do some programming to customize forum software so I know that some of these things can slow down the site. Or maybe what I'm talking about already exists somewhere and I've missed it? Anyway, that's what I'd like to see.

Posted:  2 weeks, 3 days ago

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Tomorrow

So, are you going to take the GWB or 287?

Posted:  2 weeks, 4 days ago

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Troopers force truckers to climb on top of trailers during snow removal enforcement blitz.

This sucks. I can see that it's a safety issue, but they're making drivers responsible for something they can't control, except by refusing to move a trailer with snow on it.

Our company got a new Yeti snow remover, which is like one of those blades you drive under except that it has something like a snowblower on top. But it's been out of service a lot. You have to drive under it *very* slowly, and after having it a while they decided that it needs someone plowing the snow away from the bottom after each use, just like the blade kind.

Someone needs to come up with a good solution for this. Maybe there's some money to be made there.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Misunderstood?

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That sounds like an understandable mistake. Do you get dispatched on a qualcomm or something? I always get a route to my next destination on the qualcomm even if I've been there a hundred times, partly because I like the display of how many miles to go, but also because it shows me I'm heading to the right place and I didn't misread something.

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The problem is our dispatch will leave the final destination on the Qualcomm and not the destination you are dropping the load at.....and our navigation on Qualcomm aint the greatest and we were told not to follow it....

and as Brett said, this is my failure, I could have asked questions on the destination of the load if I had realized it was that close to the company terminal....

Well, just to clarify, you wouldn't have to follow the qualcomm gps route, but by having it up on the screen you can still tell if you're heading in the right general direction, and if you arrive at the right place. But if the qualcomm isn't set up to route you to your destination then I guess this idea doesn't work for you.

Also, I said it was an understandable mistake because you call your terminal 'Loudon' and the message said to drop at Loudon. But there's no question it was your mistake. I agree with everything Brett said. We all work to provide a shipping service and the driver is the last chance for QC before the load starts moving, so double check everything. The last thing I do before starting out is to turn around (or look in the mirror) and check the trailer number against the paperwork one last time. Anyway the qualcomm thing is just another "check" on myself that I thought I'd share.

Posted:  3 weeks, 1 day ago

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Misunderstood?

That sounds like an understandable mistake. Do you get dispatched on a qualcomm or something? I always get a route to my next destination on the qualcomm even if I've been there a hundred times, partly because I like the display of how many miles to go, but also because it shows me I'm heading to the right place and I didn't misread something.

Posted:  3 weeks, 2 days ago

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Bad First Day Back

Jamie, I'll bet that made quite a noise. I had a belt split on my car once, so that a part of it was flapping around, and it sounded like the car was falling apart or something. I think it does show why we should be opening the hood during pretrip and looking for things like that, but sometimes things are just defective or don't show any obvious signs of a problem.

Bruce, I know what you mean. How often do you see a hood open at a truck stop? When you do it's usually an O/O doing repairs or maintenance. Not saying it's OK not doing it, just that I think we have to conclude that many don't.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Brakes

...oh, sorry, just reread where you found a hole in the chamber.

Posted:  1 month ago

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Brakes

I'm not a mechanic or anything, but I think if you had air coming out the back it means that one of the diaphragms inside is leaking, and the brakes aren't being released completely. In that case plugging the hole will stop you losing pressure but won't release the brakes. But I've had that happen to me twice and the good news is that it only takes like half an hour to replace a brake can. Anyway, if it were me I'd keep going unless you are smelling hot brakes.

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Noticed my air tank hanging

Looks good. I think you're good until your next PM. ;)

Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Lowest Fuel Levels I've Had

That is pretty low. Is it cold there? It would suck if the bunk heater ran you out of fuel.

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Sorry......this made me laugh out loud

You mean I could lose 20 years and 40 pounds? Sign me up!

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Jake brake in icy conditions?

I think you also have to be careful when downshifting, for the same reason as the jake brakes. Use the brakes, they will spread the stopping force over all the wheels, and you also have ABS if some wheels lose traction.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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GPS issues

Lol. I know it is Wal Mart. I was frustrated when I sent the message.

Lol, just checking. Last time I had to type it in I couldn't remember how many L's it had. Anyway, I guess most things with a search function these days will find it as long as you get close.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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GPS issues

I haven't used a garmin, but you know it's "Walmart" and not "wall mart", right? Maybe that will make a difference.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Historic "Super Load" in Canada

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You know what would suck, is if you stopped for fuel and the Super Load was in line before you.

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Lol, I'm pretty sure that thing will not be pulling into any fuel island in the world, usually loads like that with multiple trucks powering it have a fuel truck traveling along with them for refueling.

Ha, ha, I was joking of course. But I did once pull in to a Pilot in Sturbridge MA and found a National Guard convoy in the fuel line. They were considerate enough to only use 3 of the 6 fuel lanes though.

Posted:  2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Historic "Super Load" in Canada

You know what would suck, is if you stopped for fuel and the Super Load was in line before you.

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