Here Is Why We Always, Always, Always Do A Pretrip Walk Around BEFORE We Leave Shippers

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Moe's Comment
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Good morning yall

Thought I would share my morning so far. Today started off well, after bobtailing out to the Loves at Exit 2 in Postfalls ID last night, I awoke on time and got myself ready, coffee food etc. Next was my pretrip which I always do. Everything was fine, no leaks from anywhere, lights worked etc everything.

I bobtailed it back ot my receiver here in spokane and arrived on time. My load was ready so I went and backed to the trialer and slid the back of the fifth well under. I got out to ensure that the trailer was flush on the skid plate before moving the truck further to lock the king pin into place.

At this point I took a cursory walk around inspection of the trailer and tractor and low and behold I see a puddle of black something underneath my tractor.

I said. Okay Moe that's a little odd. So I stopped a minute to observe. I couldn't tell if it was there when I arrived or from my...... then I saw the drip and splash. ****!! It's my truck.

I pulled out from the trialer and parked it nearby and went back to look at the puddle and verify what I was seeing. Finger swabs confirmed my suspicion. I sprung an oil leak somewhere from the truck stop to the shipper.

So now here I sit at the shippers truck parking absorbing pads and all underneath awaiting roadside assist.

Always do your pretrip and always pretrip again before leaving the shipper....

Hope that helps any new folks out there.

Bobtail:

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

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Yikes did they give you an ETA for when someone would be out to fix it?

Moe's Comment
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Hey Rob!

I am awaiting details as we speak. I'll keep it posted.

Yikes did they give you an ETA for when someone would be out to fix it?

Moe's Comment
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I mainly wanted to share this experience for new truckers as to why it's so important that we slow down, take our time and double, triple check equipment.

Yikes did they give you an ETA for when someone would be out to fix it?

PackRat's Comment
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Pop the hood yet, to see where it's coming from?

It may only be a loose filter or a hose fitting that has backed off. Half a turn with a wrench or Channelocks, and good to roll again.

Be proactive.

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.

Moe's Comment
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Its coming from the oil pan dude

Pop the hood yet, to see where it's coming from?

It may only be a loose filter or a hose fitting that has backed off. Half a turn with a wrench or Channelocks, and good to roll again.

Be proactive.

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.

Moe's Comment
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Verdict is a cracked oil pan. Volvo uses fiberglass in their oil pans.

PackRat's Comment
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GRRRRR!

That sounds like a trip to a shop or a dealership.

Moe's Comment
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Yep, which is where it went and I'm getting a replacement as we speak....err type.

GRRRRR!

That sounds like a trip to a shop or a dealership.

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