Brakes

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Bird 's Comment
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Maybe also double check tires when you get your tractor back to back sure those didn't suffer too much damage. I believe we had a driver who had the same issue and ended up blowing his super single tire.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jamie's Comment
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Maybe also double check tires when you get your tractor back to back sure those didn't suffer too much damage. I believe we had a driver who had the same issue and ended up blowing his super single tire.

Yeah I'll be sure to check them out, they never fully locked up lucky. But it'll be worth checking to be completely sure before I leave the OC.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Rob T.'s Comment
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Jamie I just wanted to say you're handling this very professionally. I'm sure you're frustrated especially with how its affected you getting home on time but it doesn't seem you've allowed it to get you upset. Great job!

Jamie's Comment
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Jamie I just wanted to say you're handling this very professionally. I'm sure you're frustrated especially with how its affected you getting home on time but it doesn't seem you've allowed it to get you upset. Great job!

Oh yeah, I was very frustrated and it got a little worse when I have had it looked at multiple times and the problem still wasn't fixed, got delayed by 2 days almost and going to be a day and a half late to getting home.

But I didn't let it upset me, nor did I get mad and yell at anyone, etc. Kept it professional and explained my problems everytime, and waited my turn for the shop. I understand not everything goes as planned no matter how good you are at trip planning.

My wife was upset since she really wanted me to get home on time since tomorrow is my her birthday and Sunday is our anniversary. I believe she was more upset because it seems everytime I'm going home something seems.to happen to delay me, shippers, receivers, truck problems, etc.

My home time will get extended to make up the difference, still hoping to make it back by early tomorrow morning, assuming they fix the problems. Which I called the shop, and the guy said it has about two hours of work left.

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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Just another update: I did get back on the road yesterday morning and still delivered the load within my appointment window. Although I felt paranoid about my brakes, even stopping at rest areas multiple times to check them out. rofl-1.gif

Everything seems fine now, no problems. Thanks to the shop at our Charlotte OC!

Now I'm waiting to get a pre-assignment so I can head home, my DBL already extended my home time to make up the difference of being delayed.

Jamie's Comment
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Not the news I was hoping to see after being delayed so much already, but at least they were nice enough to send me a message a minute after my next available time. Just excited to get home, as today is my wife's birthday! dancing-banana.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Starting to feel like I'm not meant to go home. rofl-3.gifrofl-1.gif

Jamie's Comment
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Well they're going to let me drive the 210 miles empty for my home time, very thankful as I know it's only costing them money for fuel,etc. Just excited to finally be heading back, been out since 1/6/19 which isn't a long time for most truckers, but it's the longest I've stayed out so far.

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