Stuck In Effingham

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Big T's Comment
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If anyone finds themselves at the TA in Effingham coffee or other non alcoholic beverage of choice is on me.

My truck is in the shop till Wednesday so i have a little time to kill lol.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I was just at the Flying J a few hours ago. Too bad I didn’t see this earlier. I would of took you up on the offer as I had more than enough time to kill

Big T's Comment
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I can see the Flying J from my hotel. Be careful. It looks like you're heading into a mess no matter which direction you are heading.

I was just at the Flying J a few hours ago. Too bad I didn’t see this earlier. I would of took you up on the offer as I had more than enough time to kill

PackRat's Comment
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What’s keeping your truck in the shop for so many days, Big T.?

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I’m already at the Love’s. Been here for an hour or so.

Big T's Comment
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A bracket on the exhaust stack failed and the pipe fell off. They had to order the part and it won't get here until Tuesday night because of the holiday. There is a recall on those brackets apparently.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Yikes! Never want to mess around with exhaust fumes. I had a leak one time for three weeks. How did I know? I had a headache every day for three weeks.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Big T's Comment
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That was their feeling as well. They werent comfortable with me driving it up to one of our terminals and they didnt want me to stay in the truck with the temps in the 80's because when I idled the truck it would be dumping the fumes right under the cab.

When it happened I was on a stretch of US 50 where there wasnt a shoulder or any safe spot for me to pull off. I stopped quickly to check to try and figure out what happened but I didnt even think to check the stack. Once I got shut down and was able to do a thorough inspection I found it. Swift's claims department was able to figure out where it happened because he could see that I had slowed down at a certain point which was cool.

Yikes! Never want to mess around with exhaust fumes. I had a leak one time for three weeks. How did I know? I had a headache every day for three weeks.

Terminal:

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.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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