Comments By Mik D.

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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Another accident I encountered

I was parked two spots from exit where this happened...

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Another accident I encountered

Was woke up at Mt Vernon IL TA by the sound of a crash and I felt it, thought something had hit my truck. I was parked by exit of TA across from the Pilot, got out and found this...

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Found out he had started pulling out and didn’t look properly😳😳 Guy that hit him was delivering behind the pilot to the Pepsi beverage place and was almost done with his day😔😔

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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11000 lbs one piece

Made it all the way safely, no damage, went super slow around all bends and babied other bumpy parts of drive. I’ve already told my FM I’m not doing a load like that again, I’d refuse it if I found it like that at customer. Was wrong when I thought it was good to go, the customer I delivered to can’t unload it because it is not a flatbed and said customer in Wisconsin should know better. They have to get a rigging crew to come out and unload from trailer Tuesday or Wednesday at earliest, $1500-$2000 which they are billing to customer in WI. I dropped the trailer and bob tailed to my next load at fedex in Memphis.

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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11000 lbs one piece

Mik, where did you pick up that load? We have a Reynolds Transfer & Storage in Madison, WI.

Thats who loaded it for the customer I picked up from in Fennimore, WI......the customer has had previous machine loads go out in Dry Vans, I believe one similar to this...

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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11000 lbs one piece

Think the hills in Chattanooga are fine to go over? I’m in MT Vernon, IL right now on a 34, loads not due til tmrrw?

Never mind, spacing out there, don’t go through chattanooga😜😜😜😜😜

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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11000 lbs one piece

Think the hills in Chattanooga are fine to go over? I’m in MT Vernon, IL right now on a 34, loads not due til tmrrw?

Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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11000 lbs one piece

The forklift is rated to 35,000 lbs, this moving company also has one rated to 100,000lbs. They were hired to load my trailer by customer, all customer forklifts only go up to 5,000lbs

Load was 11,000lbs... Forklift could not enter trailer, to heavy.. A question, think going through Chattanooga be good, been thinking about that? With load on the rear end, it’s going to Huntsville..

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Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Would this be a non preventable?

So I'm descending a %7 grade today and I'm doing about 40 mph in I think 7th. It's just a two lane at this point. I'm loaded at probably 75k gross and inexperienced at mountain driving so I'm taking my time getting down. This other truck comes flying around the bend behind me and I just swore he was gonna hit me. He ended up slowing down enough. But my question is, was I in the wrong or was he/she going too fast? Where does the fault lay? And would it be a preventable?

Did u have ur flashers on? I would say the other guy was going to fast and fault would be on him..

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Found independent Truck Stop

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Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Found independent Truck Stop

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I was gonna stop for a 30 and continue on a load where I started the day in Chattanooga, TN. FM called and told me they needed a repower done, so now im doing a 10 and sitting down for at a counter for a sit down meal, they also have a subway(competing with Starbucks to take over the world) and a small store. It looks like it is pretty much the only thing close by the exit....Decent size dirt lot...

1095 RTE 45, Neoga, IL, 62447 (I also updated my location)

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Meal is at restaurant at stop..

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Are you at the Marathon in Neeoga?

It’s in Neooga and nothing else around, sign says Auto Truck Fuel Mart with subway, restaurant, and convenience store. Sub and res close at 9pm, building closes at 10 pm reopens at 5am, for access to bathroom...

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Found independent Truck Stop

I was gonna stop for a 30 and continue on a load where I started the day in Chattanooga, TN. FM called and told me they needed a repower done, so now im doing a 10 and sitting down for at a counter for a sit down meal, they also have a subway(competing with Starbucks to take over the world) and a small store. It looks like it is pretty much the only thing close by the exit....Decent size dirt lot...

1095 RTE 45, Neoga, IL, 62447 (I also updated my location)

Meal is at restaurant at stop..

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Found independent Truck Stop

I was gonna stop for a 30 and continue on a load where I started the day in Chattanooga, TN. FM called and told me they needed a repower done, so now im doing a 10 and sitting down for at a counter for a sit down meal, they also have a subway(competing with Starbucks to take over the world) and a small store. It looks like it is pretty much the only thing close by the exit....Decent size dirt lot...

1095 RTE 45, Neoga, IL, 62447 (I also updated my location)

Posted:  1 month, 4 weeks ago

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Latest Load

21,000 lbs of SCOOBY DOO snacks, yea..mmmmmm tastes good..

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Posted:  2 months ago

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Tight TA Lot

TA commerce GA😵😵😵😵

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Posted:  2 months ago

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What Are The Best Truck Stops, And Why?

I like the Petro at Waterloo NY

Had my airline cut at Waterloo, which is strange, didn’t even talk to anyone there😯😯😯😯

Caught it on my pre pre-inspect(before starting clock) for any major things like flats, leaks, bad air lines..

Posted:  2 months ago

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Six days at freightliner

Trucks been at freightliner dealership since Thursday morning(company got me hotel), they tell my company truck is ready and it’s taken out of shop status but I have to wait on paperwork. I went to service department and they told me I had to wait on paperwork and just dismissed me with a real ****y attitude to go to drivers lounge and wait. I bit my tongue while thinking to myself don’t tell my company truck is ready and not have it ready because of paperwork. 2nd time in 3 weeks truck is down for six days with it not being fixed 1st time....🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬🤬

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Tractor down again

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. Gremlins No. Minions yes.

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I need to fire the minions😁😁😁😁

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Tractor down again

Was down two weeks ago for six days in the morning Wisconsin and am now down again for same problem..regen won’t complete and truck dashboard lights up like Christmas tree with warning lights truck warning to shutdown in 2 minutes and speed limited..1st freightliner dealership replaced MCM and same warning lights popped on again 2 days ago all the warnings and speed limits, maint came out cleared codes forced a regen and drove for 2 days and am warnings came back on and back at dealership..they mentioned having to replace a harness a knock sensor and something to do with fuel to mass ratio and the def sensor is flashing also...engine shutdown, check engine, def warning light, and warning all going off..:: I’ll be here in Chester VA til Monday in hotel...

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Split 10

Once my eight is done I can finish out the 5hrs 47 min I have left on todays driving....do a two hour break and have a full clock again, correct?

Never have done a split 10...

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Miles this week

Going for my first 4,000 mile week, tonight at midnight I start out on a 717 mile load and as long as I transflo docs by very early wed morn I’ll have it.. pay week wed-Tuesday with govern speed 68mph... Except for getting caught in one rush hour which wasn’t that bad, Charlotte, everything has gone great while running the loads...downside my recaps after tonight/tmrrw suck, so will have to do 34..

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