Extreme Makeover

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PackRat's Comment
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Here’s a poor sample of an extreme makeover, truck stop style. I was at a TA in OH10 Wednesday, parked for my 31 minute break. I went inside for a pit stop for maybe 15 minutes. When I leave the truck for a break, I walk one side when I depart, then the opposite side returning. I’m doing a quick look at tires, lights, mud flaps, road debris, anything out of the ordinary. So, before going inside this time, I eyeballed the passenger side; on the way back, driver’s side. Nothing appeared strange. Continue the mission.....

About 40 miles later, I’m hailed on the CB, something akin to, “Hey Knight! What did you hit with that passenger side?”....Hmm. Guess I’ll take a look. Thanks for the heads up.

Imagine my surprise, shock, bewilderment to view this new mod some hit-and-run professional driver left me with while I was out of the truck.

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65,000 miles at that point on my 2020 International. I was sick! Luckily, she still drives fine, no leaks, nothing but cosmetics and Big $$$ to fix all that damage.

Ironically, that was already scheduled as my final trip for Knight. I also start my own orientation on Monday morning in Taylor, Michigan with CFI. What a way to go out.

Old School's Comment
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I guess they didn't leave you a note with their phone number?

Dang PackRat. I've been looking forward to meeting you at one of the Knight Terminals. I guess that's not gonna happen. Now I've got to start peeking in all the CFI trucks I see.

I hope everything goes great for you at CFI.

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.

Rob D.'s Comment
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Hope you have better luck at CFI.good-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gif

Jamie's Comment
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This is exactly why I check both sides of the truck out whenever I am away from the truck, in case someone hit one side while I was inside, etc.

PackRat's Comment
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No note left, no witness, no flowers.... I would think a driver would feel that when the trailer struck something.

Don's Comment
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That truly blows. Too many drivers with no integrity and who don't give a crap.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Man that's a hit and run... Good way to lose your license.

PJ's Comment
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Ouch, that is horrible sir. I was parked bobtail at a T/A in Zion IL and had someone bend the daylights out of a mudflap hanger. And yes it was a cute one with lights in it. Cost me a few bucks on that one.

Bobtail:

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

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