Extreme Makeover

Topic 26999 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
PackRat's Comment
member avatar

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.


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
member avatar

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.


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.

Andy Dufresne (a.k.a. Rob's Comment
member avatar

Hope you have better luck at CFI.good-luck-2.gifgood-luck-2.gif

Jamie's Comment
member avatar

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
member avatar

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

Don's Comment
member avatar

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

Junkyard Dog's Comment
member avatar

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

PJ's Comment
member avatar

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.


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

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More