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Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Welp lost my breakdown virginity about 30 minutes ago, coolant hose let go of the block. Waiting on return call from PACCAR.

I hope you all have a great day!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Sorry to hear... I read PACCAR as pace car. I am like NASCAR is coming to get you? lol. Hope ur on the road soon. My son his first truck about 2 weeks ago, and less than a couple of hrs later his check engine light came on. Then the entire dash lit up like a Christmas tree. Made it is Destination and back to the terminal. I reminded him it’s all in the experience.

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.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Roadside tech came, doesnt have the part. Checked around no one has the part, wrecker on the way. Going to Buffalo in a wrecker.

Old School's Comment
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Haha! You really did get your cherry popped! Best of luck to ya!

Army 's Comment
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So question, does your company send a bobtail out to grab the trailer? I guess I am asking because my thought goes to what about the load, temp sensitive, time sensitive etc.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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So question, does your company send a bobtail out to grab the trailer? I guess I am asking because my thought goes to what about the load, temp sensitive, time sensitive etc.

CFI would have the tractor and trailer towed. If the load needs someone to get it, the driver coming to get it brings an empty. This is most cases.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Army 's Comment
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Scott, bringing an empty makes sense. Thanks.

Old School's Comment
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Army, that's a great question. The answer varies. If it's not a critically time sensitive load it may get towed to the repair facility until the repair is complete. If it needs to be delivered pronto, they will just send another tractor out to get it.

I've been dispatched several times to grab a load that was hooked to a broken down tractor. One one occasion he couldn't start the engine, but the wrecker wasn't coming for several hours. I was there and needed to get the trailer. He was hooked to it with no way to pull out from under it. I just hooked my securement chains to his tractor, pulled him out from under the trailer and parked him in another spot of the truck stop he was at. Then I got hooked to his trailer and kept it moving.

This stuff happens. There's usually a solution for it. I remember one time we couldn't deliver to a location in Tennessee because they had an issue with a water main bursting under their parking area where they unloaded the flatbed trucks. They had the whole area dug up for the repairs. We had three trucks routed to them for that day. Our dispatcher made arrangements for the three of us to drop our trailers at a nearby yard and dispatched each of us back to Louisiana to grab other loads so we could keep moving and being productive. Once they had the water main and the lot repaired, our dispatcher sent one tractor over there to shuttle back and forth delivering all three trailer loads and bringing one trailer back with him. In a few days he had other drivers grab those empty trailers and get them back to the plant they were dedicated to.

Dispatcher:

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Roadside tech came, doesnt have the part. Checked around no one has the part, wrecker on the way. Going to Buffalo in a wrecker.

Buffalo Power Group?

I have a drip at the top radiator hose connector on the radiator. No big deal until I climb 6 mile hill in Massachusetts. Then I lose about a gallon.

Plus I have to regen once a week, sometimes twice. I feel for you

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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OS, that sounds like coordinated chaos. Thanks for the additional reply. I don’t drive yet and not sure I will... but I definitely try to pass along what I read to my son. Not sure if he is still on TT but I keep reminding him of the value. He finished his upgrade process as should get his first solo “mileage” dispatch today. He hasn’t been home since the begging on February.

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