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PackRat's Comment
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October for me:

13 lights replaced

7 mud flaps replaced

6 flat trailer tires

3 batteries replaced

2 drive tires replaced

20 wild goose chases for empty trailers that didn't exist.

Every day seemed like a challenge. Most were a challenge due to poor maintenance, poor upkeep, and drivers leaving the problem for the next

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How many Glad Hand Gaskets had you replaced in those manuevers?

Those GH seals are so minor a swap, I don’t even keep track of them. I keep a big handful in the door pocket. I would bet I replaced more lights than seals last month.

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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October for me:

13 lights replaced

7 mud flaps replaced

6 flat trailer tires

3 batteries replaced

2 drive tires replaced

20 wild goose chases for empty trailers that didn't exist.

Every day seemed like a challenge. Most were a challenge due to poor maintenance, poor upkeep, and drivers leaving the problem for the next

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Copy that.

How many Glad Hand Gaskets had you replaced in those manuevers?

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Those GH seals are so minor a swap, I don’t even keep track of them. I keep a big handful in the door pocket. I would bet I replaced more lights than seals last month.

Is it just me? That seems like an insane number of things for one driver to fix in one month!

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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.

PackRat's Comment
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October for me:

13 lights replaced

7 mud flaps replaced

6 flat trailer tires

3 batteries replaced

2 drive tires replaced

20 wild goose chases for empty trailers that didn't exist.

Every day seemed like a challenge. Most were a challenge due to poor maintenance, poor upkeep, and drivers leaving the problem for the next

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Copy that.

How many Glad Hand Gaskets had you replaced in those manuevers?

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Those GH seals are so minor a swap, I don’t even keep track of them. I keep a big handful in the door pocket. I would bet I replaced more lights than seals last month.

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Is it just me? That seems like an insane number of things for one driver to fix in one month!

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Ya think? confused.gif

I felt the same way, and got tired of being the free mechanic in addition to my driving role. My managers were not concerned enough, and this was another straw that broke the camel’s back between us.

This is one of the major reasons I’m starting orientation this morning in Taylor, Michigan (where I’m seeing my first snow of the season right now).

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.

Marc Lee's Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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Here’s two examples of my October trailer issues. I’m pretty sure neither the corded tire, nor the trailer unbiblical receptacle Duct Tape repair happened after these two trailers were left for the next guy (me).

Marc Lee's Comment
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Here’s two examples of my October trailer issues. I’m pretty sure neither the corded tire, nor the trailer unbiblical receptacle Duct Tape repair happened after these two trailers were left for the next guy (me).

Oh come on PackRat!

That could have EASILY happened to a parked trailer!

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PackRat's Comment
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Well, one of the good things about CFI is that I can send a macro in about any trailer problems I encounter instead of getting on the phone and then being on hold for quite a bit sometimes.

Bird-one's Comment
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I haven't encountered a tire quite that bad yet. Plenty of ones with chunks missing out of them. I have encountered the trailer unbiblical receptacle duct tape job. And in addition to that the primary air trailer glad hand was busted in half. Not sure how you manage that. Pretty impressive. I certainly feel your pain Packrat. I'm alittle luckier because the yard I pull from always has a mechanic on duty. But that mechanic typically makes it clear he is unhappy I am taking time away from his 8 hour break.

Rob T.'s Comment
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But that mechanic typically makes it clear he is unhappy I am taking time away from his 8 hour break.

rofl-1.gif last week I noticed the coolant was below the minimum line for the truck I was taking for the day. Drove it over to our shop onsite and 3 mechanics were standing around BSing and seemed quite displeased I asked for coolant. They have the big 55 gallon drum of it and I had no problem refilling it they just needed to pump it as its stored in a restricted area. Cheaper for the company doing it that way than buying a jug on the road and waiting to be reimbursed. I have nothing but a ton of respect for mechanics, it looks like hard work most of the time and everyone loves to complain that they take too long.

Victor C. II's Comment
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I certainly appreciate the mechanics a lot but I am also thankful for the truckers who choose to help out and fix whatever they can fix. I want to go to school and get a certificate in Diesel Mechanics so that I can just fix the truck myself instead of waiting around for a day or two. Maybe thats impatience, on the bright side it would/will save a lot of money.

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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.

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