Brakes Question

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Kat's Comment
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I am aware that brakes can freeze up during extremely cold weather, but what would cause that to happen when the temps aren't an issue? The last time I was home, my truck sat parked up under my carport (the rear portion...drives). Temps ranged from 40's to upper 70's. Truck was parked for six days. When we went to pull out of my driveway, all four drive tire brakes were frozen/stuck. I took a hammer and lightly knocked each one and was able to get them all rolling, but what on earth would cause that to happen??? Never had that issue before! confused.gif

Matt M.'s Comment
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Moisture, grime, rust, and what not can build up in the drums and then sitting for awhile can make them stick a bit.

I've always been able to fix that with reversing then driving though, never had to bust out the hammer.

Kat's Comment
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We did the reverse/forward thing a few times too! That's what finally broke the last stubborn one loose.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I agree with this.

Moisture, grime, rust, and what not can build up in the drums and then sitting for awhile can make them stick a bit.

Recently at our terminal in Joplin I was bobtail and went to sleep. While sleeping, an ice storm came through. In the morning breaks were frozen. Tried a hammer, no luck. Walked to the shop and asked them. Was told beat them with a hammer, you won't hurt them. When doining this, breaks must be released. So, use wheel chocks or have someone sitting in the driver's seat to hit the breaks.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

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.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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And. Hey Kat. Long time no see. Hope all is well.

Kat's Comment
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And. Hey Kat. Long time no see. Hope all is well.

I'm doing great! Staying really busy and loving being out here. I am in my second year with Prime now. Made the decision this year to give training a go, and my first student upgrades this coming week. I need to pop in more!

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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And. Hey Kat. Long time no see. Hope all is well.

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I'm doing great! Staying really busy and loving being out here. I am in my second year with Prime now. Made the decision this year to give training a go, and my first student upgrades this coming week. I need to pop in more!

Great to hear. Stop by more often. I'm sure you give them great training.

G-Town's Comment
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Kat wrote:

We did the reverse/forward thing a few times too! That's what finally broke the last stubborn one loose.

Set your differential lock when doing this. Power to both drive axles instead of one will help.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

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