Murphy Came To Visit Me This Morning.

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Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I started today knowing I was 76 miles from my delivery. I planned on rolling at 05:00 to be there at 07:00. Start the truck for my pretrip and Murphy was here. My ABS lights would not go out. I would have jusf rolled if it wasn't for the yellow light on the side of my trailer that says "pull me over". After trying several things, I determined it was the truck and at about 05:10, I said screw it and started rolling. Before I got out of the truck stop the trailer light went out. A few feet down the road the light on my dash went out. Then I figured I could make up time before I got to the DC beltway and traffic. Hello Murphy. A truck decided to wreck on I 70 just after the weigh station. Ha ha ha. I called Ops/dispatch to tell them I was running late. I got here about 10 minutes late, which means no detention pay for me. Thankfully their were other trucks in my way to p*** the customer off more than me running late. Sometimes no matter how well you plan it can blow up in your face just that quick. Yes, I could have planned to roll at 04:00. Ha ha on me. Thanks for the visit Mr. Murphy.

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Turtle's Comment
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Murphy.

I hate that guy...

G-Town's Comment
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Not trying to relish in your setback Big Scott,...but if he paid you a visit and seems to be hanging-around your truck, maybe he'll leave me alone today! Good luck....just another day.

Eric G.'s Comment
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Murphy was with me on my last load. Left Walmart in Paul's valley, OK around 11:30 pm. I had 4 hours of 14 time left. I got my next load in ft worth, did all of my planning to get there. Realized I needed to stop do an 8/2 split so I could roll in the morning and make my 1030 appt. woke up around 0630, knee I didn't have time to get to a truck wash, all of the ones along the way were closed in Sunday's. So I picked up the back, started rolling as soon as I could. Even stopped bought a broom and swept out the trailer. I was running about 45 minutes early. The route I was taking was not included on the trip messages we get in our QC. I was coming down I35, and the only directions were from 287. Anyways I took the route I planned for. Truck route, no low clearance, no restricted routes. And as soon as I get to my turn, bam road closed fir construction. Took me 25 minutes to get turned around. Ended in 7 minutes late.

At the receiver I goofed. I thought for the life of me the appt time was 1100. I woke up early, rolled about 0830. I had 90 miles to go to get there. Ran into traffic as I expected. Found out my appt time was 1000. And I checked and it was . I was 15 minutes late. All I had to do is leave when I woke up.

#RookieProblems

Cornelius A.'s Comment
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Hey Maybe Mr. Murphy saved your behind lol could have been you in that wreck rofl-2.gif

I started today knowing I was 76 miles from my delivery. I planned on rolling at 05:00 to be there at 07:00. Start the truck for my pretrip and Murphy was here. My ABS lights would not go out. I would have jusf rolled if it wasn't for the yellow light on the side of my trailer that says "pull me over". After trying several things, I determined it was the truck and at about 05:10, I said screw it and started rolling. Before I got out of the truck stop the trailer light went out. A few feet down the road the light on my dash went out. Then I figured I could make up time before I got to the DC beltway and traffic. Hello Murphy. A truck decided to wreck on I 70 just after the weigh station. Ha ha ha. I called Ops/dispatch to tell them I was running late. I got here about 10 minutes late, which means no detention pay for me. Thankfully their were other trucks in my way to p*** the customer off more than me running late. Sometimes no matter how well you plan it can blow up in your face just that quick. Yes, I could have planned to roll at 04:00. Ha ha on me. Thanks for the visit Mr. Murphy.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Not trying to relish in your setback Big Scott,...but if he paid you a visit and seems to be hanging-around your truck, maybe he'll leave me alone today! Good luck....just another day.

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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It's odd that things tend to go wrong, or go well, in bunches. I've always laughed about that.

It's like, you can go six months without seeing the inside of a shop and suddenly your truck breaks down three times in a month.

Or you'll go six months completely under the radar, no one even seems to notice you're around. Then suddenly you get two DOT inspections and a random drug test all in one week! You start looking around on the outside of your truck like, "Did someone put a sticker of some sort on this thing? Did I just get put on the terrorist watch list or something?"

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DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Shaun C.'s Comment
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I know how you feel. Given a load that takes 10 hours to do and only have 9:53 left on my 11 hour, then pull I to a Petro and a trailer tire blows. Gotta love murphy

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I hope everyone is getting a good laugh at this thread. I posted it to laugh at myself. Sometimes life happens and all you can do is laugh at it.

Gladhand's Comment
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Got to roll with the punches. In December I got put out of service by AZ in Yuma and hit another trucks mirror, a day later get out out of service again by CA. Then a few weeks later get sick and have to stay off for 3 weeks. Been doing good lately, just hope it stays that way haha.

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