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    AR

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    Rookie Solo Driver

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    7 months, 2 weeks ago

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Posted:  16 hours, 55 minutes ago

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Brakes

Well they're going to let me drive the 210 miles empty for my home time, very thankful as I know it's only costing them money for fuel,etc. Just excited to finally be heading back, been out since 1/6/19 which isn't a long time for most truckers, but it's the longest I've stayed out so far.

Posted:  17 hours, 45 minutes ago

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Brakes

Starting to feel like I'm not meant to go home. rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif

Posted:  19 hours, 39 minutes ago

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Brakes

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Not the news I was hoping to see after being delayed so much already, but at least they were nice enough to send me a message a minute after my next available time. Just excited to get home, as today is my wife's birthday! dancing-banana.gif

Posted:  20 hours, 13 minutes ago

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Brakes

Just another update: I did get back on the road yesterday morning and still delivered the load within my appointment window. Although I felt paranoid about my brakes, even stopping at rest areas multiple times to check them out. rofl-1.gif

Everything seems fine now, no problems. Thanks to the shop at our Charlotte OC!

Now I'm waiting to get a pre-assignment so I can head home, my DBL already extended my home time to make up the difference of being delayed.

Posted:  1 day, 4 hours ago

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Parking

I've paid for quite a few spots, its less stressful when I'm rolling in late at night where it'll be a big gamble being low on hours and hoping for a free spot.

Posted:  1 day, 5 hours ago

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Parking Shortage Blamed on Truckers

56 minutes? I literally just delivered the load I was delayed on for two days with truck problems. Took me like 30 seconds to choose the truck stop and a few minutes to drive here and parked quickly. wtf.gif

Posted:  1 day, 19 hours ago

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Brakes

Jamie I just wanted to say you're handling this very professionally. I'm sure you're frustrated especially with how its affected you getting home on time but it doesn't seem you've allowed it to get you upset. Great job!

Oh yeah, I was very frustrated and it got a little worse when I have had it looked at multiple times and the problem still wasn't fixed, got delayed by 2 days almost and going to be a day and a half late to getting home.

But I didn't let it upset me, nor did I get mad and yell at anyone, etc. Kept it professional and explained my problems everytime, and waited my turn for the shop. I understand not everything goes as planned no matter how good you are at trip planning.

My wife was upset since she really wanted me to get home on time since tomorrow is my her birthday and Sunday is our anniversary. I believe she was more upset because it seems everytime I'm going home something seems.to happen to delay me, shippers, receivers, truck problems, etc.

My home time will get extended to make up the difference, still hoping to make it back by early tomorrow morning, assuming they fix the problems. Which I called the shop, and the guy said it has about two hours of work left.

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Brakes

Maybe also double check tires when you get your tractor back to back sure those didn't suffer too much damage. I believe we had a driver who had the same issue and ended up blowing his super single tire.

Yeah I'll be sure to check them out, they never fully locked up lucky. But it'll be worth checking to be completely sure before I leave the OC.

Posted:  2 days, 4 hours ago

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Brakes

What's the update now?

I made it to our OC in Charlotte, NC, the guy at loves said my brake shoes and drums need replacing and they couldn't do it until the morning. But they adjusted them, and not even 20 miles into my trip they started dragging again. So I finally made it to the OC about an hour ago, and talked to the shop. They'll work on it tonight, Schneider setup me up in a hotel room for the night.

I'm hoping they'll get it fixed, as once I dropped my trailer to check my truck on, it was really dragging bad. I'll keep you guys updated!

Posted:  2 days, 7 hours ago

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Brakes

Update: Yeah my brakes aren't really releasing at all. The shop at Loves had me release them and he got under the truck, and asked if I released them since they aren't back there.

Posted:  2 days, 10 hours ago

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Brakes

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Of course. wtf.gif

Called Schneider and they told me to keep going and just keep an eye on it, since it's still sealed.

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Do you carry industrial strength HVAC duct tape (looks like aluminum foil with an adhesive back)? How about heavy-duty cable ties in different lengths and thickness?

Those two things have saved me countless hours of downtime and have been used to temporarily fix a myriad of minor problems, just "well-enough" to get me back to the safety of the Mothership (the DC).

Yeah I have something like that which I used. I'm now sitting like 15 miles down the road at a loves, since my brakes are still dragging pretty bad and has a lot of rolling resistant. I explained to the shop what happen for the past day and a half. Such as having the brake chamber replaced, TA checking it out and said how the brakes were a bit tight, but still they are dragging and I don't want to risk damaging anything more then it is now.

I was a little frustrated, but I did talk to my DBL and my home time will be expended to make up the difference from being delayed.

Posted:  2 days, 13 hours ago

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Brakes

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Of course. wtf.gif

Called Schneider and they told me to keep going and just keep an eye on it, since it's still sealed.

Posted:  2 days, 15 hours ago

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Brakes

Only my tractor haha

Yeah it was my tractor and not the trailer. Yeah,I still had problems after getting the brake chamber replaced but the shop here at TA in mocksville North Carolina, said the brakes were a little tight.

I'm leaving out in an hour and a half, so I really it fixed the problems. Because I'm already like a day behind!

Posted:  2 days, 16 hours ago

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Brakes

Update, the shop at TA said my brakes were a little tight and they loosened them up a bit. So I'm hoping that resolves the problem. Just goes to show no matter the planning anything can delay you in trucking. rofl-1.gif

I kept my cool about it, never getting mad at anyone, although it was frustrating considering I had to call back multiple times for updates on what Schneider wanted me to do, etc.

Posted:  3 days ago

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Brakes

Well the TA road squad said they couldn't make it here until 8am... Hopefully I hear an update or something soon on if I'm going to be waiting here not... So I can go to sleep or something.

Already been here 3 and a half hours, supposed to be home today but probably won't happen. Still got 450 miles to deliver this load, then another 211 miles to where I live. So I'd have to take another 10 hour brake if I have to wait until the morning.

Posted:  3 days, 3 hours ago

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Brakes

Well after yesterday waiting a few hours to have a brake chamber replaced as it was leaking more air then my air compressor could make.

I'm still dealing with my brakes not releasing correctly and it's heating up my drums. I called Schneider to see what they wanted me to do, so currently sitting on an exit ramp waiting for roadside assistance, since that's what Schneider wanted me to do. Literally just started my day like an hour ago, and instantly had problems that seemed resolved yesterday.

Posted:  3 days, 15 hours ago

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Brakes

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Felt it on my right side, I also noticed this plug:

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This was unplugged also on the right side, I got it back into the slot. Not sure when it happened since I didn't notice an air leak tight away, maybe it was loose before it came all the way out?

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As OS wrote, that is just a dust cover for access.

Good to know for the future. However in my case, there was air coming out of that plug. rofl-1.gif

The brake chamber had an air leak on the end, seemed to have fixed it. But I only drove about 25-30 miles to a TA, so won't know for sure until tonight.

Posted:  3 days, 18 hours ago

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Brakes

Just as I posted that, I got a follow up call. Everyone is saying you call back after 7am local time,another 18 minutes. I only have 5 hours on my 14 hour clock.

Posted:  3 days, 18 hours ago

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Brakes

Already called Schneider, waiting to hear back from whoever is supposed to call me. Usually it's either the company they contacted or a mechanic to follow up with me.

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