My Poor Pitiful Truck.

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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My poor truck isn't gonna make it to the 550k mile mark at this rate. Seems like every time something is fixed, something else breaks. Over the last 6 weeks, she has had The check engine light problem, the bunk heater replaced, alignment fixed, she has new tires all the way around, and several minor issues fixed. Now the power steering pump has gone the way of the dinosaur. I only have 2 more runs and I will get back to the shop. I am heading from Bowling Green, KY to Fargo, ND for a Monday AM delivery, then I am picking up a sugar load in MN heading for Milwaukee, WI. I will either get routed thru the terminal during the sugar run or after.

But hey, on the bright side I am getting one heck of an upper body workout.

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.

Pete B.'s Comment
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I wouldn't think it possible to steer a truck equipped w/power steering, after the power steering went out. Good luck with that; you're going to be sore on Tuesday!

Old School's Comment
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Haha! I am so old that I remember when big trucks didn't even have power steering. They had these huge steering wheels to help you get some leverage. We still have pretty large steering wheels because of that, but not like the one I had on the old GMC class 8 truck I had back in the day.

Joshua J.'s Comment
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The bright side is at this rate, a few more repairs/breakdowns she'll be an entirely new truck sorry.gif

LDRSHIP's Comment
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While I am moving steering isn't bad. Bad bumps make me fight the steering wheel pretty good. The big issue is backing!!! Having to do a lot of maneuvering while going slow. It is forcing me to become very creative in my setups. I love doing 90 degree backs, but right now I am doing more 45s. I suck at 45s. So I guess this is forced training.

Good point. Maybe I should have them take a good look at the clutch while I am in for repairs. Oh and the minor oil leak as well. My clutch brake has sucked from the get go.

BillTheSlink's Comment
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Reminds me of a question put to us in philosophy class in university:

We have a wooden ship called "The Queen of the Seas." Every week two pieces of wood are removed and replaced until five years later every piece has been removed and replaced. Is this ship still the ship called "The Queen of the Seas?" Now, what if another ship was constructed out of all the wood that was removed from "The Queen of the Seas." Is this new ship "The Queen of the Seas" or is it a new ship entirely?

Joshua J.'s Comment
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Reminds me of a question put to us in philosophy class in university:

We have a wooden ship called "The Queen of the Seas." Every week two pieces of wood are removed and replaced until five years later every piece has been removed and replaced. Is this ship still the ship called "The Queen of the Seas?" Now, what if another ship was constructed out of all the wood that was removed from "The Queen of the Seas." Is this new ship "The Queen of the Seas" or is it a new ship entirely?

Youve gone from philosophy to quantum physics hehe, the new ship is both "The Queen of the Seas" and not "The Queen of the Seas" at the same time. In fact the act of trying to determine an answer and record a result changes said result =p

Superlejera's Comment
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That why I have a man truck he never have to go to the shop lol they last longer.

My poor truck isn't gonna make it to the 550k mile mark at this rate. Seems like every time something is fixed, something else breaks. Over the last 6 weeks, she has had The check engine light problem, the bunk heater replaced, alignment fixed, she has new tires all the way around, dancing-banana.gif and several minor issues fixed. Now the power steering pump has gone the way of the dinosaur. I only have 2 more runs and I will get back to the shop. I am heading from Bowling Green, KY to Fargo, ND for a Monday AM delivery, then I am picking up a sugar load in MN heading for Milwaukee, WI. I will either get routed thru the terminal during the sugar run or after.

But hey, on the bright side I am getting one heck of an upper body workout.

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.

BillTheSlink's Comment
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Haha! I am so old that I remember when big trucks didn't even have power steering. They had these huge steering wheels to help you get some leverage. We still have pretty large steering wheels because of that, but not like the one I had on the old GMC class 8 truck I had back in the day.

I remember Grandpa's truck and it had a giant steering wheel. It would put to shame the ones today. As a matter of fact the yellow school bus we went to school in had ano even bigger wheel that came straight up out of the floor. We had a few women drivers and one man over the years that wasn't able to control it over the back roads we went that were cut into the side of the mountain. Uneven road ways, Chuck holes, and sharp turns ended their careers in a day or two. One time one couldn't hold on and correct direction and we ended up with the front wheels of the road and the rest of the bus just a few feet from plunging down the hill to our doom.

I will say that manual steering gave Grandpa tremendous upper body strength. He only ever whipped me once and I deserved it. I got the revolver out from under his pillow and shot through the celing. I was plenty old enough to know better. I never did anything to get a spanking from him again.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Reminds me of a question put to us in philosophy class in university:

We have a wooden ship called "The Queen of the Seas." Every week two pieces of wood are removed and replaced until five years later every piece has been removed and replaced. Is this ship still the ship called "The Queen of the Seas?" Now, what if another ship was constructed out of all the wood that was removed from "The Queen of the Seas." Is this new ship "The Queen of the Seas" or is it a new ship entirely?

I think you've just constructed Schrodinger's ship.

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