Well, My Day Is Just Dandy So Far!

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Dave H.'s Comment
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So...where do we begin?

Normally I drive an 06 KW T600. I love that truck...its had issues, but at 900+k miles on it, its been pretty good to me. But ever had a day where nothing goes right at all?

To start, when I pretripped, I found a flat on my trailer. The shop was closed (smaller company), so I called for an after hours tire replacement. That I waited 4 hours on. Tough pill to swallow, but I have enough time to run my route. BUT...

...I find a huge puddle under my bonnet after I found the flat. My power steering reservoir cracked, and now I have no power steering. Bummer. So I dropped the trailer, since we were fortunate enough to have a truck on hand that was unassigned I could use as a loaner. BUT...

...I go to park my tractor to discover the service brakes locked in the engaged position. 40psi on the service brakes, no pressure on the pedal, but the brake lights are on and they wouldn't release. Mind you, I haven't even left the terminal yet. I drag the tractor out of the way and park it for repair while waiting for the tire on the trailer. Hey, I get to drive the new 'shaker though, so it can't be all bad, right? I have barely enough time now, but I can make it now that I just got a new tire on the trailer. BUT...

...I get to the pilot to fuel and fill the tanks in the new truck. Engine cranks but will not start. So now I'm waiting for a tow, in the fuel island at the pilot.

...all I can do is laugh.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

RebelliousVamp 's Comment
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Laughing sometimes is better than crying....specially when sh*t happens and it's out of your control.

G-Town's Comment
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Some days you are the bat,...and some days you are the ball.

Hudsonhawk's Comment
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Some days you eat the bar and some times the bar eats you. Sounds rough day.

Errol V.'s Comment
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