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Marc Lee's Comment
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BOTH? (Not just the one you saw bail?)

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Great day's work Dude. Rest well!

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Jamie's Comment
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BOTH? (Not just the one you saw bail?)

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Great day's work Dude. Rest well!

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Nope! Both of them, I only seen one of them fall off, not sure what happened to the other. confused.gifrofl-2.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I only seen one of them fall off, not sure what happened to the other.

I don't know why they both fell off, but it's likely there was something wrong that you should have noticed during the pre-trip inspection. Either the bolts were loose, the mudflaps were ripping off the bolts, or something else that was obvious. Those mudflaps are tough as hell and they're normally held on with a series of bolts. They don't just fly off easily. That both of them flew off at the same time makes me think they were recently replaced and installed improperly, or you backed your bobtail against a curb and they almost ripped off, but hung on until you put them in the wind. It's something to think over.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Bobtail:

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jamie's Comment
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I only seen one of them fall off, not sure what happened to the other.

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I don't know why they both fell off, but it's likely there was something wrong that you should have noticed during the pre-trip inspection. Either the bolts were loose, the mudflaps were ripping off the bolts, or something else that was obvious. Those mudflaps are tough as hell and they're normally held on with a series of bolts. They don't just fly off easily. That both of them flew off at the same time makes me think they were recently replaced and installed improperly, or you backed your bobtail against a curb and they almost ripped off, but hung on until you put them in the wind. It's something to think over.

I cannot tell you if they were replaced recently or not since I just got the truck last week, but they aren't the normal ones that come with the truck. The whole bracket and mud flaps were different. But they were fine during my pre-trip, but that doesn't mean a lot when you went 600 miles down the road from where you started, anything can happen. but since both of them fell off, I assume they weren't installed properly if they was replaced recently. Because the whole mud flap bracket fell off with it.

It also wasn't related to me backing against a curb or anything either while bobtail, I can for sure tell you that.

Pre-trip Inspection:

A pre-trip inspection is a thorough inspection of the truck completed before driving for the first time each day.

Federal and state laws require that drivers inspect their vehicles. Federal and state inspectors also may inspect your vehicles. If they judge a vehicle to be unsafe, they will put it “out of service” until it is repaired.

Bobtail:

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

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jamie's Comment
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Just received my preplan for tomorrow, picking up a relay from our yard in Phoenix, AZ and taking it to Colton, CA. Sadly I have to wait until Monday to deliver it, since they aren't open on Sundys. But I'll be sure to go ahead and drive down there or close by to be ready to deliver first thing Monday morning.

PackRat's Comment
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BOTH? (Not just the one you saw bail?)

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Great day's work Dude. Rest well!

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Nope! Both of them, I only seen one of them fall off, not sure what happened to the other. confused.gifrofl-2.gif

I lost the right one on my 2020 Pro Star last week in Ohio. The bracket snapped right off at a lot I was visiting to grab an empty trailer. 52,000 miles!

Brett Aquila's Comment
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but since both of them fell off, I assume they weren't installed properly if they was replaced recently. Because the whole mud flap bracket fell off with it.

Impossible for me to say what happened, but it shows how many things can go wrong out there and why that pre-trip is so important. It may have been impossible to tell something like that would happen. I really don't know. But you can imagine what might happen to a car cruising along at 80 mph that suddenly has a metal bracket come flying out from under a truck and smash into their windshield. With the holidays coming, that's extra scary.

Jamie's Comment
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I'm currently in Flagstaff, AZ waiting for this towing company to open in order to get my chains. It's currently 7am and they supposedly open at 8am.

I have driven 439 miles today, I'm looking to drive the rest of the way to my delivery, or get very close to deliver it tonight and go ahead and get started on my next load. I'm only another 164 miles from the delivery.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jamie's Comment
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Well picked up the load going to Colton, CA a few hours ago but decided to shut down early since I'm really tired and the appointment isn't until Monday at 8am. I plan to drive the rest of the way after my brake, or to the closest parking area and take another break in order to get the most out of my hours tomorrow.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Jamie

How are your miles for the week and how many miles do you think you will have for this pay period?

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