It Has Been One Of Those Weeks.

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Big T's Comment
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I delivered my load Wednesday morning and headed to our shop at the Walmart DC in Grandview, WA to get a BIT inspection done. It's not usually allowed because I'm an OTR truck, but I had been fighting to get it done all week and finally got put on hold so they didn't have much choice.

It took over 12 hours to get a30 minute inspection done. Understandable because I'm not a Walmart truck so I'm at the bottom of the priority list and top it off with the shop was slammed that day.

Then I went to pick up my load and as I was backing into the dock the high pressure valve on the reefer gave out. Which put me a day behind on this load.

Now im sitting at a TA in MT with a bad fuel filter they are guessing. No one is coming out till morning because of the extreme cold tonight. Of course im at the one TA without a shop.

Yeehaw boys and girls lol. My student thinks I should get a new truck, but as I pointed out, I'm in a 19 international. This stuff just happens sometimes. Especially when you're dealing with -15 temps.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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That’s the way it goes some weeks. Hope next week is a lot smoother.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Hey, you didnt hit anything, so life is good.

My FM just laughs at me no matter what. I could say "My truck was just stolen by aliens" and it would be "10/4 sorry lol"

but when i first started he would say "you got there early, didnt hit anything, and communicated with me your issues.You had a great day!"

It was -39 in WY and i blew a head gasket in my 2015. Drove it 300 miles to deliver then it died and never truly recovered. Some of.my bolts froze and broke from being brittle...even on my wheel covers.

Extreme temperatures is no joke and better to be sitting and safe than having parts fly off your truck.

And your student is still learning..how to get repairs, what life is like at times, what its like in severe temps, etc.

So great job Mr Trainer!!!

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Big T's Comment
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If you have the phone number for those aliens I have a "business venture" for them. Lol.

Hey, you didnt hit anything, so life is good.

My FM just laughs at me no matter what. I could say "My truck was just stolen by aliens" and it would be "10/4 sorry lol"

but when i first started he would say "you got there early, didnt hit anything, and communicated with me your issues.You had a great day!"

It was -39 in WY and i blew a head gasket in my 2015. Drove it 300 miles to deliver then it died and never truly recovered. Some of.my bolts froze and broke from being brittle...even on my wheel covers.

Extreme temperatures is no joke and better to be sitting and safe than having parts fly off your truck.

And your student is still learning..how to get repairs, what life is like at times, what its like in severe temps, etc.

So great job Mr Trainer!!!

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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