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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Rock from an old pickup pulling an old camper. About a dozen spots was chipped down to the metal.

Tues: The Shop in Miles City, MT got the window at 10 a.m. the box said left side window and when they opened it a right side window was packed. The shop called Freightliner of Reno again, told the manager what happened and said to double-check before shipping. I got to spend a second night with a friend that lives outside of Miles City.

Wednesday The shop got the window at 10:40 a.m. Again the Box said left window but upon opening it was the right side window. So they called and raised Cain with Freightliner of Reno and I had him call the office to explain what was going on. The shop suggested that the window be put in without the gasket. It could not be opened and he didn't know how it would travel. The office had him do that and I took off for Freightliner of Fargo, where they had a left side window. It was a draft, noisy 465 miles!

Wednesday night late/Thursday early a.m. Pulled into Freightliner at 2:30 ND time. Got out to do a walk around and walk my puppy dog and found that my outside trailer tire on the right side was shredded. Climbed back into the truck and got a couple hours sleep before they were to put the window in.

Thursday a.m.

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Baling Twine??!!! The cab was so noisy with the window not fitting tight, I never heard it blow, if it did. Could have baled a bunch of 80 lb bales with that. Fired up the truck and the MIL engine light is on again. It went to Freightliner in Jerome ID last week for that.

Heading out to Portage, WI. Let's hope there's no more incidents.

Laura

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Nice round of luck lol. My last couple days have been similar. Yesterday I went to load a drill rig for pilings only to have them re work the machine twice on the trailer and couldn’t get a proper balance. After that, I came over to our shop to get a sensor replaced and noticed a leak in the bottom of the radiator. I spent the day with our mechanic taking out the old radiator, putting in the new one, only to find out after filling and running it up that the brand new one was no good. I’ll be taking another truck in the morning to go get loaded and hopefully my truck will be ready to go when I get back.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Rob T.'s Comment
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How did the rest of the week go for you? Hopefully it got better!

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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With the truck, it's doing fine. The MIL engine light went out about 30 miles down the road and has not come back on. Got my delivery off Friday night, ran 70 miles to the shipper and picked it up yesterday morning. Deliver in Idaho at 0400 on Tuesday. Then I will run the right side window to the yard and should get a load right back out from the area.

Since the MIL light went out, I really don't count that as the third thing to be an issue. So on Wednesday I get an automated call from my credit union. This is the second call in a month. They want me to check my last four or five purchases. So I listen to the voice and there is one that I don't recall making so I do not accept them as being done by me. I then call the credit union directly and sure enough last month I had an $875.09 purchase made by Wales Surfing League! I told the credit union lady I don't do water... my brothers tried drowning me when we were growing up, so I steer clear of water over my ankles. This last charge was $39.95 for some kind of help in my office. I laughed and told her my office was my semi I was sitting in, that I drive Long Haul. So my account is not charged, but they close down that debit card. Fortunately, I have a debit card dedicated for my meals, so I put extra money on it for other purchases that I will need to make. I figure that's my third issue and I should be good for a while, I hope.

Laura

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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