Thinking About All Of This....

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Mik D.'s Comment
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First Im going down I80 from Ohio to Pennsylvania at night and my headlights shut off, pull of to the side of the road, and maintenance doesn't show up until its daylight and we move to the first rest area in Pennsylania....Maint guy is looking for the fuses, he gets a freightliner rep on the line and they point him the wrong direction...eventually he finds the fuses behind the panel where a glove box usually is...he takes the fuses out to take a look and puts the fuses back in and the headlights come on...His statement, " I don't know what I did but they work now".....

237 miles later, digital display says to shut down the truck within 60 seconds or it WILL shutdown, I pullover and am way to close to the rode...I get outside and my coolant reservoir did a dump, from the pattern, it had just happened(overheat shutdown), saw big pools of radiator fluid in parts of engine and on the ground, two belts had flown off, and machinery was broke, the radiator hose to the coolant tank had broke off...couldnt fix any of it this close to the rode, I got towed....

Headlights and coolant problem were within 2 days of leaving company terminal after BPM...?????

These two things were a week ago....just recently im at the TA in Gary, IN and doing a pre inspect, and say my blue glade handle line was broken in half, looks like it had been cut(similar incident in Waterloo, NY happened to me a year and a half ago, also at a TA), I was told it looks like it caught on something while turning at TA in Waterloo?? (caught in pre inspect). TA in Gary, IN, I was told it looks like it was cut.....

Then this afternoon, im driving along and get air alarms after leaving live load id been complaining about in another post for the delay, I stop and check and both glad handles were completely off there attachment....(didn't check them specifically before leaving customer), did short pre inspect but didn't directly look at the connections......

Don't know if im doing anything for these air line problems(****ing off other truckers, disgruntled employee, etc...), I can't think of anything....

Just my year and a half driving I hadn't really thought this airline stuff would be a problem.....


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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