I Finally Got My 2019 Back

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Susan D. 's Comment
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I can't believe I'm saying this but I got lucky and was finally able to pick up my 2019 from being repaired this morning. It only took 3 weeks lol.

So, the reason my cascadia decided it wasn't going to shift anymore, apparently there's a recall and mine had a fault/malfunctioned before it was officially recalled.

I actually missed my truck more than I thought I would. They had me driving a loaner that was going to be given to a new drivers.. one of our 2016 cascadia manual. As much as I had fun doing my own shifting for a change, I'm glad to be out of it. It was plagued with little and big problems that the previous assigned driver didn't report. So lucky for the next driver assigned to it, I made sure everything was reported to our shop and is being repaired and who ever gets it will have a truck without problems. The first couple days, I realized there was a short in the headlights so I had that fixed in Missouri, then it started throwing error codes and the dash was lit up like a Christmas tree. I was in Nashville and the shop couldn't find a dealer who could get to it soon enough. The dpf filter needed servicing, it needed a regen and wouldn't even allow a forced regen, despite the filter having been serviced in January. It wouldn't run do rough it sounded like parts were falling off under the hood. It never derated so they told me just try to get it back to Iowa but if it did debate th edn we would just have to get it towed., also the bunk ac wasn't working and Wednesday during a storm, the wipers decided they were done.. had a new wiper motor and switch installed in Ohio. Even with all that going in, I made every single appointment and even rescued a priority load. I was in a tornado yesterday in central Illinois. Was at a shipper trying to get loaded and we had to evacuate 2 different times.

All I can say is I'm glad to be home and glad to have my truck back even though it smells godawful since my fridge and freezer were full when it was towed and the freightliner dealer turned off all the power. Guess what ill be doing in an hour... food and shower came first since I'll probably be puking cleaning it out.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Wow with all that going on you still made all deliveries and rescued one, phenomenal efficiency!

I'm hoping to never give a truck up that has even a few of those issues for someone else to deal with. Quite rude and unsafe of your other driver there.

Thanks for sharing. Glad you got your beloved back. I'm waiting on my first truck now.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I think I would have cleaned out the fridge first, then had a shower. Glad you got your truck back finally and hope no more problems for at least 200,000 more miles.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I can't believe I'm saying this but I got lucky and was finally able to pick up my 2019 from being repaired this morning. It only took 3 weeks lol.

So, the reason my cascadia decided it wasn't going to shift anymore, apparently there's a recall and mine had a fault/malfunctioned before it was officially recalled.

I actually missed my truck more than I thought I would. They had me driving a loaner that was going to be given to a new drivers.. one of our 2016 cascadia manual. As much as I had fun doing my own shifting for a change, I'm glad to be out of it. It was plagued with little and big problems that the previous assigned driver didn't report. So lucky for the next driver assigned to it, I made sure everything was reported to our shop and is being repaired and who ever gets it will have a truck without problems. The first couple days, I realized there was a short in the headlights so I had that fixed in Missouri, then it started throwing error codes and the dash was lit up like a Christmas tree. I was in Nashville and the shop couldn't find a dealer who could get to it soon enough. The dpf filter needed servicing, it needed a regen and wouldn't even allow a forced regen, despite the filter having been serviced in January. It wouldn't run do rough it sounded like parts were falling off under the hood. It never derated so they told me just try to get it back to Iowa but if it did debate th edn we would just have to get it towed., also the bunk ac wasn't working and Wednesday during a storm, the wipers decided they were done.. had a new wiper motor and switch installed in Ohio. Even with all that going in, I made every single appointment and even rescued a priority load. I was in a tornado yesterday in central Illinois. Was at a shipper trying to get loaded and we had to evacuate 2 different times.

All I can say is I'm glad to be home and glad to have my truck back even though it smells godawful since my fridge and freezer were full when it was towed and the freightliner dealer turned off all the power. Guess what ill be doing in an hour... food and shower came first since I'll probably be puking cleaning it out.

Dang, Susan! That's a year's worth of adventure crammed into three weeks. You deserve a looong stretch of smooth sailing after all that mess.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Marc Lee's Comment
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Happy New (back to you) Truck Susan!

Pretty amazing 3 weeks!

Sounds like your Karma bank is now full!

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Rainy 's Comment
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UGH!!! change... i hate change. you are taking all this so.mich better than I did. lol

You are one tough cookie!

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