Game: Name Something Funny Or Stupid That Happened Recently

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Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Last week after I parked, I heard a knocking coming from my engine compartment. At first I thought someone slapped my truck with their hand. Adam and I were on the phone and he said he once had a bird stuck in his engine.

I looked and looked but found nothing. Tonight the noise returned. Again i looked and looked.

Someone explained to me it was the transmission air settling the same way the trailer brakes do. When they gave me the keys to an automatic they should have told me stuff like this!

DUH!!!! I was looking for a trapped Ricky the Raccoon or something.

Now its time for the rest of you to embarrass yourselves lol

RealDiehl's Comment
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If you know me, this is not a surprise. Absent mindedness is the bane of my existence. I think they call it adult ADD these days. Everything in MY truck has a place. That way I go through the same routine when getting out of the truck to fuel, check in at a customer or run into the truck stop store.

Since I've been with my trainer I have gone to the counter in a truck stop store, with my items, only to realize my wallet is in the truck, 4 different times.

I can't count how many times I've stepped out to fuel and approached the pump only to realize I left my fuel card in the truck.

Since my trainer keeps fuel receipts I need to go in and get them after fueling. The first few times I couldn't remember the truck number and of course I forgot to look at it before I went in. So I had to walk back to the truck to get the number.

Just tonight i called in a load after picking up. I was asked the temperature on the bill of lading. I told him there was no temperature listed on the BOL. He said there must be. I scanned the small print on the BOL up and down and side to side. Finally I told him, I don't see it. He said I'd have to go inside and check with the customer. As I set the paper down i noticed in big, bold letters TEMPERATURE 70.

Oh, well...

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Hint....under My Prime Portal on the app... then My Truck

it has the truck and trailer number plus all of the maintenance schedules and license plate numbers.

That app is awesome and you cna get your weekly mph and net fuel costs and how you compare with the fleet. Theres tons of info including your safety and service awards,, as well as fuel stops. and many many training videos.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Another good example of missing the obvious...I check out the app all the time for messages and load info and have overlooked the other available tools. Thanks, Rainy!

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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When I was sleeping in the rest stop in PA the other night, my trailer kept making weird noises, almost like someone was banging their hands on the sides. Never did figure it out until yesterday when I had the window down and heard it again and realized it happened when gusts of wind blew. The wind was causing the sides of the trailer to ripple. Lol

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Got up at 2 this morning go pick up a load at Nestle's in Anderson Indiana. Easy deal drop the empty and pick up the full. If any of you ever been there sometimes you have to wait for the line of trucks to get processed no matter what time of the day it is. So I got there two trucks were ahead of me and I never went off driving to on duty... Didn't realize it until I'd already drop the empty and was picking up my load. Cost myself an hour of drive time today because of waiting for the other trucks... At least I got to North Little Rock to the Petro and there was plenty of parking but I still crossed myself that time. Thank God traffic was good still got 626 miles but I wanted to get closer to Fort Worth. This was the stupid thing I used to do when I first started solo. First time in months I made that dumb mistake...

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Grumpy, every now and then I get what I call is a possessed trailer. I'll be setting taking my 30 or be parked for the night and all of a sudden I feel the trailer jump. I have literally got out of the truck with a hammer in my hand thinking someone is trying to break into my load. I mentioned this to a couple other drivers and they told me sometimes it has to do with the Air Lines. Whatever I get one of these trailers I just want to get rid of it. But it never fails I'll go a week without a drop load and I'm stuck with it...

Splitter's Comment
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If you know me, this is not a surprise. Absent mindedness is the bane of my existence. I think they call it adult ADD these days. Everything in MY truck has a place. That way I go through the same routine when getting out of the truck to fuel, check in at a customer or run into the truck stop store.

Since I've been with my trainer I have gone to the counter in a truck stop store, with my items, only to realize my wallet is in the truck, 4 different times.

I can't count how many times I've stepped out to fuel and approached the pump only to realize I left my fuel card in the truck.

Since my trainer keeps fuel receipts I need to go in and get them after fueling. The first few times I couldn't remember the truck number and of course I forgot to look at it before I went in. So I had to walk back to the truck to get the number.

Just tonight i called in a load after picking up. I was asked the temperature on the bill of lading. I told him there was no temperature listed on the BOL. He said there must be. I scanned the small print on the BOL up and down and side to side. Finally I told him, I don't see it. He said I'd have to go inside and check with the customer. As I set the paper down i noticed in big, bold letters TEMPERATURE 70.

Oh, well...

If you download the pilot-flying J app, you won't need your fuel card either. You can enter all your info once, your com-card number, truck number, trip number & trailer number, the app stores it until you change it. Was great when it was -20 outside.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Great advice. use the CAT scale app too. create an account and add your comdata card

yeah the jumping trailers is the air settling. It is chemistry, molecules warm.up.and bounce around. When ut cools they slow. the transmission does the same, i just wasnt expecting it. This truck has a seperate transmission air tank. smh...so.much to learn all rhe time lol

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Dan67's Comment
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This was kinda funny to me.. I was driving on a back country 2-lane highway out in North Carolina the other week and I remember moving over to miss a possum in the road. Well about 5 hours later I heard a loud bang on the back of the sleeper. I pulled over when I could to do some investigating. Apparently when I moved over, the possum got stuck between drive tires and got slung out on the back of the sleeper. Helluva mess, good reason as any to hit up the next truckwash.

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