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    IA

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    2 years ago

Junkyard Dog's Bio

Christian conservative, love my girls, college football, opening a new chapter.

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Posted:  7 minutes ago

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I freaked!

Donna, last week I delivered to a place in Omaha that was absolutely insane. I wish I could figure out how to screenshot Google Earth to show you the situation. I parked on the street because it was almost impossible to make a right turn into the facility. There was one truck in front of me and I was wondering what the heck is he doing because on the right side of the driveway the road did a 90 degree turn to the left. He went to that left side of the road and then did the Blind Side back into the facility. He went over the curb barely missed a light pole and a sign and backed in. I walked up to the security Shack and the guard told me I had to back in. Trust me four or five months ago there is no way I could have done this. I even wondered if I could do it this time? So I try to emulate the previous driver but I didn't want to drive over the curb and hit the pole so I stay to the left. This is where it gets crazy... So to avoid going over the curb on the right side I'm cranking my front wheels over the left curb. When I look down to my left there is rebar out of the concrete sidewalk bent toward where I was backing. In other words if I had to pull forward I was afraid I would puncture my front tires. I thought to myself how in the hell did anyone Design This?. That's why the previous driver went over the curb and barely avoided the pole. After many goals I got backed into facility. Only to find out I had to back another 300 yards and then do a Blind Side into the last door. This is the kind of stuff that goes on in the East Coast. Never expected it in Omaha BTW I did do a Google Earth and thought there was enough room for me to turn around but they had trailers along the fence that were not there before. In all it took me about 45 minutes to get into the dock. But I didn't hit anything and I was still 15 minutes ahead in my appointment. Guess what I was sweating like a dog when it was over... like I said before I could never have done this a few months before.

Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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My satanic fifth wheel

Damn voice texting meant to say I spray it everytime I unhook it.

Posted:  1 day, 3 hours ago

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My satanic fifth wheel

I spray it with a lubricant every time I unpack all over the damn thing. Hopefully I get back to the terminal soon... So I can get it looked at again. But I swear it's possessed. Like I said it will work fine the next 10 times I unhook it.

Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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My satanic fifth wheel

So I just got done switching a load and I still couldn't get the fifth wheel unhooked... I did the switch when it didn't release... Gladhand I don't know what's going on with this fifth wheel? I was trying to release it before he got here he called me head of time. Again I tried everything... the way we got it on hooked I dropped my airbags and as they were going down he got it unhooked. Crazy thing is this is two straight times this has happened. Just watch the next unhooks will go without a problem... I'm out of ideas

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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Fifth wheel release tool

And doubles as a "Legal"protection device dancing.gif

That's why I thought it would be perfect for rainy... And I'll bet she has some ideas how she could use it in her dungeon also...

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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Fifth wheel release tool

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Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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Fifth wheel release tool

I don't know how many of you guys know anything about farming but I've seen drivers use "Hay hooks"... I have a lot of trouble posting pictures on here but just Google it. Some places can get them as cheap as $4. If you Google it you will see that it's the kind of tool/weapon I think rainy would love to have....

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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Fifth wheel release tool

Was on my way to Ohio and got a call from a dispatcher to switch loads at the I-80 in Walcott so we can get a driver home... I'm about 2 and a half hours from home wish he would have called me earlier since I don't meet the other driver till later tonight. Could have had Easter dinner with my girls went through Des Moines early this morningconfused.gifwtf.gif

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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My satanic fifth wheel

Doesn't it have a button in the cab? Our 2018 Kenworth daycab has one. It's under a red cover button that you lift up, then there is a little lever you lift up. Releases it Everytime, noticed it was tough to pull when doing it manually.

Thank you brother the button is hidden behind the Qualcomm. It does lift up so I'm going to try that next time. I'm surprised the guy at the shop didn't say anything about that?thank-you.gifthank-you-2.gifconfused.gifembarrassed.gifdancing-banana.gifdancing-dog.gif

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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Fifth wheel release tool

Too funny Bruce... I literally just started a thread about this? I also do the back and forth thing like you do

Posted:  1 day, 12 hours ago

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My satanic fifth wheel

My 2019 Kenworth has a Holland fifth wheel and every now and then I will have to mess with it sometimes as long as an hour to get it to release. It was really bad when I first got the truck went to the shop and they put some kind of spring machine on it I guess to loosen it up? I keep it lubricated with spray, and 95% of the time it works just fine. Went did a drop and hook the other day and I could not get it to release. I think I know all the tricks, make sure you back up take the pressure off, I've even used the dollies to take the weight off. But the damn thing releases when it wants to. I fought with it for over an hour went and sat in the truck to cool down as it was over a hundred degrees on the cement . Went back out and it released on the first try? One time I was at a Walmart DC during a downpour. When you live unload there you're supposed to Dolly down, unhook and pull out from under your trailer. Fought with it for 45 minutes finally went in and talk to the safety guy and he let me stay attached. Went back out to the truck and thought I'll try it one more time and I'll be... It released... after I was soaking wet. Any suggestions other than it's possessed? I really love my truck other than this issue. Every time I have to release it I pray... usually the big guy answers...

Posted:  2 days, 17 hours ago

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We bare all!

There's also free parking and free showers I believe it's on two of the rest areas on the Ohio Turnpike. Haven't use the showers yet there but I don't think there's anything ominous going on... LOL

Posted:  3 days ago

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Yo Rainy

No biggie just would have loved to met you. Things ended up great for me today. Dispatcher called me and said there was an empty so I dropped and hooked went down to Springville and I'm headed to Streetsboro Ohio I love those runs. Almost 2,000 miles delivery early Monday morning. I got to bust my butt. These are the runs I love... didn't pick up my trailer till noon but I just got parked... Got my 600 miles in.

Posted:  3 days, 14 hours ago

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Gotta love waiting at shippers!

I agree it's really frustrating. You bust your butt to get somewhere and then you sit for hours...

Posted:  3 days, 14 hours ago

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Yo Rainy

Was hoping for a drop and hook but we don't have a trailer at the receiver. I hope they send me East after this love those long runs. But the weather is perfect here and it looks like the east is dealing with severe weather. Be safe.

Posted:  4 days, 2 hours ago

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Yo Rainy

I'm at the Flying J, off 201 in SLC...see you are in town. My delivery is to Americold tomorrow at 1800 but going to try to see if I can drop and hook if we have a trailer there.

Posted:  5 days, 15 hours ago

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Carriers claim financial benefit of putting up drivers in hotels

It would be nice to have a night in a hotel once a week or so... But I agree with turtle and the others I love my bed in my sleeper. I actually prefer my sleeper to the apartment I share with my room mate.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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Lumpers: Highest You Had To Pay

Just outside of Boston I paid $360 for four pallets. What really made me mad about that was I was supposed to deliver the previous morning. I was stuck behind an accident so I called the receiver and told them I'd be late. He said they would be leaving by 11 a.m. this was on a Saturday. I pulled on to the cul-de-sac they were located on at 10:45 and I saw two car loads of guys leaving and they were laughing when they saw me. Guess what it was them and I had to wait another day.

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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My rant!

Invoke defensive driving techniques...it’s a must necessary to preserve your mental and physical wellbeing.

Whenever you see a large RV, pickup with trailer or a Uhaul Rental in your side mirror slow down just a bit in anticipation of their less than skillful driving skill. Expect the unexpected.

Situational awareness...it’s up to you to manage the space around your truck.

At CDL School our classroom instructor constantly stressed that RVs and rental trucks are some of the biggest safety threats to us because they are not used to driving those vehicles. Reading your post I thought I was sitting there listening to our instructor

Posted:  1 week, 4 days ago

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You might be a trucker if......

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When you drive your POV and it has 0 degrees of steering wheel play, but you're all over the road, because through muscle memory, your moving the wheel right and left anticipating wheel movement from road conditions.

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This x100. We managed to get to our terminal i park at after my first 3 weeks training for one night. We headed out for a good meal and i was terrified. I drive a kia soul! It felt like a pink barbie motorized car. I swear i almost turned into the curb on my first right turn.

I mentioned this in a post when I first started driving I drive a Silverado and I felt like I was driving a Barbie car first I got back into it. Move the steering wheel an inch and it feels like you're going three lanes over

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