Lost Driver's Side Hood Mirror

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Unholychaos's Comment
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While rolling south on US69 in OK, my hood mirror randomly just fell off! Sure did give me a minor heart attack... I pulled over and called emergency maintenance, I was told to head up to the nearest truck stop in Checotah 13m away and call back. I do so, then was told that, since that mirror is optional, its technically safe to drive; Schneider won't send someone out to fix it, but recommends I get to a terminal , closest is Dallas, to get it fixed.

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If there's anything I need to do any different other than keeping a sharp eye on my sight side, please let me know.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Vibrations caused that. The fasteners that retain the actual part in place most likely backed out over time. It's a poor design inherent on most of the newer model trucks. Only way to avoid it is to pop the cover off and check the torque of the fasteners each time a tractor is in for the scheduled maintenance cycles. I've never seen a technician perform this easy and quick procedure, though.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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I'd keep going. I wouldn't lose any miles over this and I'd get it fixed whenever convenient.

Diver Driver's Comment
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You could always say you're trying out for Stevens Transport. Their trucks don't have the driver side hood mirrors.

Dave Reid's Comment
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A lot of companies don't have driver side hood mirrors. I wish that I had one, but i don't. At least we have 'em on the other side....plenty of older trucks O/O's use don't have those either...maybe they have a little window in the bottom of the right door and that's it.

You could always say you're trying out for Stevens Transport. Their trucks don't have the driver side hood mirrors.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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