Ever Feel Like You Just Can't Win

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Georgia Mike's Comment
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After a weekend of trailer chasing in ga I get assigned to a trailer in repair yard in College park ga heading to Huntsville. I shut down at the flying j in temple. When I do my pretrip I swear only one of these problems is there from my eye. It is possible I missed one or two things but I do fairly 30 minute trip around the trailer. Im in a podunk town in Bama and I stop for a potty break and I find these.

Georgia Mike's Comment
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Sorry hit the wrong button and there is not an edit button. Take two. Here is what I find one tire is flat. One tire has the tread ripped off. One has very little tread and another has a huge bulge in it. When I go to contact breakdown on my app I realize I have no service. So I send a breakdown macro the Qualcomm and one to my dm both informing them of the issue with the tires and phone. My dm sends a email to breakdown as well. I ask my dm if i should drive to the safest place I would have service at or stay put. I dont here anything from him so I stay put. Four hrs later after a nap and binge watching offline ( thankyou disney+) he tells me to move to a place where I will have service only because he hasn't heard anything from breakdown either. So we get everything squared away and loves comes out and as hes trying to change the one coming off the rim the guy from loves tells he can't change it because one of the stud is broken inside of the rim. So now I have to wait until morning for that to get fixed. From the CAC hose to the water in gas,body work, dead battery from last week and now this i just start laughing and say you have got to be kidding me. I know i can't control it its not my companies fault. Griping at them won't help so Im not mad. Im a little frustrated but I am very blessed he found the broken stud because that could have been bad.

And now you know...the rest of the story

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Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Wow ! and the last driver left it that way huh jeeeze......I tire pass ,every trailer we haul. Has saved us a bunch of times too!

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Sorry hit the wrong button and there is not an edit button. Take two. Here is what I find one tire is flat. One tire has the tread ripped off. One has very little tread and another has a huge bulge in it. When I go to contact breakdown on my app I realize I have no service. So I send a breakdown macro the Qualcomm and one to my dm both informing them of the issue with the tires and phone. My dm sends a email to breakdown as well. I ask my dm if i should drive to the safest place I would have service at or stay put. I dont here anything from him so I stay put. Four hrs later after a nap and binge watching offline ( thankyou disney+) he tells me to move to a place where I will have service only because he hasn't heard anything from breakdown either. So we get everything squared away and loves comes out and as hes trying to change the one coming off the rim the guy from loves tells he can't change it because one of the stud is broken inside of the rim. So now I have to wait until morning for that to get fixed. From the CAC hose to the water in gas,body work, dead battery from last week and now this i just start laughing and say you have got to be kidding me. I know i can't control it its not my companies fault. Griping at them won't help so Im not mad. Im a little frustrated but I am very blessed he found the broken stud because that could have been bad.

And now you know...the rest of the story

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Just be happy YOU found them before DOT could.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Georgia Mike's Comment
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Ya thats why I wonder when it happened be a every scale house I passed was open and I'm at 77500 pounds so I definitely didn't get to bypass any of them

G-Town's Comment
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Mike B wrote:

After a weekend of trailer chasing in ga I get assigned to a trailer in repair yard in College park ga heading to Huntsville. I shut down at the flying j in temple. When I do my pretrip I swear only one of these problems is there from my eye. It is possible I missed one or two things but I do fairly 30 minute trip around the trailer. Im in a podunk town in Bama and I stop for a potty break and I find these.

My suggestion is to slow-down, focus more attention on your tires. Use your hand and flashlight, look over all of them carefully. Take your time.

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

PackRat's Comment
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Most trailer tires fail due to being under-inflated. Under-inflation causes an excessive build up of heat. Heat kills rubber tires.

The tires that contribute the most to fuel mileage? Those same trailer tires.

The tires that get overlooked and neglected the most? The trailer tires.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Navypoppop's Comment
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Your pictures show the reason why a good and proper pre-trip is a requirement and it can save a breakdown or your or someone elses life. The driver that left that trailer in that condition should be severely reprimanded if it wasn't reported to dispatch or breakdown dept. One tire would be bad enough but not 4! Oh, and by the way, get rid of those so called footwear. They are shower covers at best.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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