Brakes

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Bird 's Comment
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I had second thoughts after I mentioned slack adjusters that is could of been a brake chamber. I've never blown one on a trailer... Only my tractor haha. But had basically the same symptoms your were describing.

Jamie's Comment
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Only my tractor haha

Yeah it was my tractor and not the trailer. Yeah,I still had problems after getting the brake chamber replaced but the shop here at TA in mocksville North Carolina, said the brakes were a little tight.

I'm leaving out in an hour and a half, so I really it fixed the problems. Because I'm already like a day behind!

Jamie's Comment
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Of course. wtf.gif

Called Schneider and they told me to keep going and just keep an eye on it, since it's still sealed.

G-Town's Comment
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Of course. wtf.gif

Called Schneider and they told me to keep going and just keep an eye on it, since it's still sealed.

Do you carry industrial strength HVAC duct tape (looks like aluminum foil with an adhesive back)? How about heavy-duty cable ties in different lengths and thickness?

Those two things have saved me countless hours of downtime and have been used to temporarily fix a myriad of minor problems, just "well-enough" to get me back to the safety of the Mothership (the DC).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tractor Man's Comment
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Do you carry industrial strength HVAC duct tape (looks like aluminum foil with an adhesive back)?

I carry a roll. Quick fix for "Daylight" in the trailer. (Some shippers have a guy get in the trailer while another guy closes the doors and latches them so the guy inside can look for light.) Wont do much good if the hole is in the roof or high on the trailer. I don't carry a 16 foot extension ladder. Nor would I recommend climbing to fix it!

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Jamie's Comment
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Of course. wtf.gif

Called Schneider and they told me to keep going and just keep an eye on it, since it's still sealed.

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Do you carry industrial strength HVAC duct tape (looks like aluminum foil with an adhesive back)? How about heavy-duty cable ties in different lengths and thickness?

Those two things have saved me countless hours of downtime and have been used to temporarily fix a myriad of minor problems, just "well-enough" to get me back to the safety of the Mothership (the DC).

Yeah I have something like that which I used. I'm now sitting like 15 miles down the road at a loves, since my brakes are still dragging pretty bad and has a lot of rolling resistant. I explained to the shop what happen for the past day and a half. Such as having the brake chamber replaced, TA checking it out and said how the brakes were a bit tight, but still they are dragging and I don't want to risk damaging anything more then it is now.

I was a little frustrated, but I did talk to my DBL and my home time will be expended to make up the difference from being delayed.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jamie's Comment
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Update: Yeah my brakes aren't really releasing at all. The shop at Loves had me release them and he got under the truck, and asked if I released them since they aren't back there.

PackRat's Comment
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Get a roll each of the metal HVAC, duct, clear Gorilla, and Flex Seal tape. A fix for most anything.

Bird 's Comment
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Well I really showed my "behind" on that one lol for some reason I thought you were referring to trailer that's what I get for rushing through post when I read them. What's the update now?

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Only my tractor haha

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Yeah it was my tractor and not the trailer. Yeah,I still had problems after getting the brake chamber replaced but the shop here at TA in mocksville North Carolina, said the brakes were a little tight.

I'm leaving out in an hour and a half, so I really it fixed the problems. Because I'm already like a day behind!

Jamie's Comment
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What's the update now?

I made it to our OC in Charlotte, NC, the guy at loves said my brake shoes and drums need replacing and they couldn't do it until the morning. But they adjusted them, and not even 20 miles into my trip they started dragging again. So I finally made it to the OC about an hour ago, and talked to the shop. They'll work on it tonight, Schneider setup me up in a hotel room for the night.

I'm hoping they'll get it fixed, as once I dropped my trailer to check my truck on, it was really dragging bad. I'll keep you guys updated!

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