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SafeKing's Comment
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Im writing this from the sleeper of my prostar today is day three. Friday breakdown always the worst. The clutch sank to the floor as loading completed , just as I called dispatch to tell them i was headed back no start... My company pays 50 a day for breakdowns and per diem here is about 50 bucks a day not much..umm anyone know a good mechanic in cascade locks oregon?? 😀

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Bud A.'s Comment
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Im writing this from the sleeper of my prostar today is day three. Friday breakdown always the worst. The clutch sank to the floor as loading completed , just as I called dispatch to tell them i was headed back no start... My company pays 50 a day for breakdowns and per diem here is about 50 bucks a day not much..umm anyone know a good mechanic in cascade locks oregon?? 😀

It sounds like you need a tow to a shop. Will your company arrange that?

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

Turbo Dan's Comment
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I don't know about Pro Stars, I was a truck mechanic on Macks, whiched used a cable to actuate the clutch fork. When the cable breaks, the clutch peddle goes to the floor and can't dissingage the clutch.

I've seen drivers start the truck in gear and float the gears to get back to our local shop. This is just an FYI option, not a recommendation.

Float The Gears:

An expression used to describe someone who is shifting gears without using the clutch at all. Drivers are taught to "Double Clutch" or press and release the clutch twice for each gear shift. If you're floating gears it means you're simply shifting without using the clutch at all.

SafeKing's Comment
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So the company mech showed up on monday turns out it was the clutch rod and the knuckle the rod itself was already welded what looked like x2 and the knuckle was completely unusable as it turns out since I was stuck in gear uphill 13speed with a 60k trailer *I did* need a tow truck just to unwedge me from the trailer went to britaain international in portland OR talk about a sweet outfit 365.00 for new rod knuckle combo installed and from pullin up to pullin out since they had all the parts in stock were talking 2hrs tops they even have a decent driver lounge to wait in went back grabbed my trailer and got my load home spent a night with the fam and dropped it this morning early with my new appt time ...next XD

SafeKing's Comment
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Good advise both of you were right...and if its an international within range of portland OR I highly recommend britaain

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