Truck Stop Follies And Assorted Stupidity

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BK's Comment
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Rob, the picture of the tire you posted is shocking. It boggles my mind that ANY driver would:

1) Not know that the truck had a tire(s) in that condition

2) Know that they had a tire(s) like that and decide to drive regardless.

I don’t know which scenario is the worse. Yikes

Rob T.'s Comment
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Rob, the picture of the tire you posted is shocking. It boggles my mind that ANY driver would:

1) Not know that the truck had a tire(s) in that condition

2) Know that they had a tire(s) like that and decide to drive regardless.

I don’t know which scenario is the worse. Yikes

It boggles my mind why anybody would run allow that tire to get anywhere near that bad without addressing the issue ESPECIALLY WITH A STEER TIRE! I read through the comments and they said it was an Volvo sleeper pulling a van trailer with a load from Colorado en route to Wisconsin. Anytime I notice even just the slightest uneven wear I'm notifying our mechanics of it. Cheaper and safer to address the issue immediately. I have an advantage though parking at the terminal daily with on site mechanics. Regardless, at a minimum the tire should've been swapped out long ago. Anyone got any idea what would cause the tire to wear that way? I'd assume there's more to it than just bad alignment.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Wheel bearings, worn tie rods, kingpins worn. All three are probably worn OUT from that picture. There's a lot more than just kicking or t******* the tires required to keeping up with them. That tire was not a improper inflation issue!

PackRat's Comment
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I don't know why it did that with the term of "Thuummping"? (misspelled on purpose this time)

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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0037126001673392240.jpg do your pretrip!

It's TERRIFYING how stupid, and lazy some of the drivers are that we share the road with.

Michelin shows all kinds of different tire wear on the link below. Might want to save it to use in the future

Michelin Worn Tire Explanations

Laura

BK's Comment
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This happened at a delivery today. I arrived at the facility which I have delivered to a number of times before and am very familiar with the site and their procedures. I was behind a truck from a very large company, which I won’t name. The driver was creeping through the lot very slowly, which was fine. I thought it was his first time to that location. So I parked by the receiving office to run my papers into the office. It’s a 60 second procedure because I already got processed at the guard house. While I was on the stairs leading up to the office, this other driver had turned around and stopped. He laid on the air horn, opened his window and told me I was blocking his door and to get out of his way. As I was descending the stairs, slowly because of my knee problems, he called me a “stupid son of a b***h. That offended me because my mother was a fine woman. So, I got my phone out, got it on camera, and started taking pictures. I guess this driver was camera shy because he cowered in his truck. But it was ok, I just wanted his truck number, not his portrait.

Here is the funny part. He had made a mistake and I wasn’t blocking his door. His door was down the line. So I waited until he backed in, drove by with a healthy toot of my horn, a big smile and wave. Then I called his company and gave him a huge commendation for being such a courteous, patient and professional driver. I believe behavior like his deserves recognition.

My point? I got unloaded and for some reason he was still waiting at his door. So what was so urgent that he had to act like he was late for a funeral?

Please act like you’ve been there before and respect your fellow drivers.

Banks's Comment
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I finally got a work assignment. It snowed yesterday and there's more call outs on this days

I get to my truck and it's iced over. I turn on the wipers, hoping I'll get lucky and it'll scrape right off....nope. I have to get out to scrape it. I decide to leave my phone in the cubby by the gear shifter wear the cup holders are because if the charging port gets wet, it won't let me charge it.

After scraping off the windows and mirrors, I start driving to my trailers to hook them up. I drop my dolly in front of my tail, like I've done hundreds of times over my career and I proceed to go grab my lead.

I get under it and the fifth wheel won't lock. I pull up and back under it a little harder and still won't lock. I jump out with my handy-dandy hammer and I beat the life out of the fifth wheel. I stick the handle into the fifth wheel to clear out Ihe snow and Ice that fell inside.

After hooking my lead, I pull around to hook it to my tail. I back up until I'm close enough to hook it.

Now for the reason I'm in this thread. Once I'm close enough to hook, I put it in neutral and pop the red and yellow buttons. My phone is still in the cubby by the gear shifter and air supply valve hits it, cracking the screen. The crack affects the phones functionality and it's an expense I didn't need right now.

PackRat's Comment
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Effective today at the TA in Laredo. No more free parking!

PackRat's Comment
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Not my receipt, but I have never seen or even heard of a shower for $25!?!?!

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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Not my receipt, but I have never seen or even heard of a shower for $25!?!?!

Two people maybe?

Laura

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