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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I often have pictures etc that don't really fit any pre-existing categories so I'm gonna put them here. Feel free to add your own if you wish.

0709665001607573708.jpg This is the passenger mirror, makes me wonder if the previous driver was an unhappy trainer

Pilot shower..

0663596001607573829.jpg."You only had ONE job man"

0569612001607573906.jpg Saw this with a support vehicle at a Pilot.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Caught this this morning. Inside of rear drive tire. What causes this kind of damage or is it just from aged rubber? Still holds air somehow.

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Baron T.'s Comment
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Maybe this?

Caught this this morning. Inside of rear drive tire. What causes this kind of damage or is it just from aged rubber? Still holds air somehow.

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PackRat's Comment
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Could be. A couple months ago I ran over an engine block with the trailer tandems just south of Buffalo, NY. It cut one tire, and destroyed one tire and its wheel. I made it to the Home Depot delivery, then called road service when it was docked.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Could be. A couple months ago I ran over an engine block with the trailer tandems just south of Buffalo, NY. It cut one tire, and destroyed one tire and its wheel. I made it to the Home Depot delivery, then called road service when it was docked.

Almost looks to me like a 'knife' .. or somesort of pokey thing . . . IN the photo ... IDK~! (Re:^^^ the tire.)

Also, Mikey . . . that 'hotshot' car hauler set up ... man is that really 'legal,' or does that guy have to have a CDL? (re: GVWR >26k?)

The ts/shower . . . did the 'cleaning person' just not mop, or . . . (NVM?)

MOST IMPORTANT one .. first one.. that tractor. Did somebody peel off the AL part of the stickers for the fun of it, or ?!?!? G.O. (get out... that's cruel!)

Have a great week, guys & gals. Stay safe on the eight....and EVERYWHERE~!

~ Anne ~

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

GVWR:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GVWR is the maximum operating weight of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, minus any trailers.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Could be. A couple months ago I ran over an engine block with the trailer tandems just south of Buffalo, NY. It cut one tire, and destroyed one tire and its wheel. I made it to the Home Depot delivery, then called road service when it was docked.

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Almost looks to me like a 'knife' .. or somesort of pokey thing . . . IN the photo ... IDK~! (Re:^^^ the tire.)

Also, Mikey . . . that 'hotshot' car hauler set up ... man is that really 'legal,' or does that guy have to have a CDL? (re: GVWR >26k?)

The ts/shower . . . did the 'cleaning person' just not mop, or . . . (NVM?)

MOST IMPORTANT one .. first one.. that tractor. Did somebody peel off the AL part of the stickers for the fun of it, or ?!?!? G.O. (get out... that's cruel!)

Have a great week, guys & gals. Stay safe on the eight....and EVERYWHERE~!

~ Anne ~

Haha, no the one job...notice the pool of water is beside the drain. The drain is supposed to be at the low point of the floor, the water bypassed the drain and puddled beside it. The guy that installed it failed.

Yeah, I assume the previous occupant peeled the A. L. and and look off. Maybe a bitter trainer.

I dont know about the hotshot, he was with another pickup but with an enclosed trailer. They were all branded, part of a racing team so they may not have to follow the weight system since they were not a commercial vehicle? Idk for sure.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

GVWR:

Gross Vehicle Weight Rating

GVWR is the maximum operating weight of a vehicle as specified by the manufacturer, minus any trailers.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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So I have two questions here, first, this is the first dry van trailer I've noticed with one axle raised. I've seen dump trucks and oversized trailers like that but how does that get raised, is it always that axle or can you alternate for even tire wear? I'm assuming it's only legal while empty? This was a Kroger 53' trailer. Second, how many of you would swap that bent rim out for a good one or would you feel safe/legal with that one? Personally I'd replace or repair that as I'd always be concerned about it losing seal.

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Rob T.'s Comment
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I can't speak for the way Kroger has their equipment setup but we have a handful of 2016 Volvo tractors that lift the front drive tires off when we're empty or extremely light. I don't typically drive those due to choosing the run the newer trucks we have (i guess thats a benefit to slip seating??) but as far as i know its always the front axle (on tractor). It automatically lifts but you have the option to drop it back down if you feel the need. I'd heard the reason is fuel economy but we only have a handful. I'd think if it was that great all of our newer tractors would have it. Its hard to gauge how badly damaged it is off a pic but I'd possibly run it assuming its holding air and no damage to the tire. I'd then write it up upon return to the DC to have the shop look into it.

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.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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I was at an International dealer in South Carolina a couple days ago and saw this. Talk about government generosity! And to think some politician got paid to dream this up and spent tax dollars ramming it through into law, probably added it as pork to something else and was proud of his accomplishment. Brother, if your still driving at 85 or older they should not charge ANY tax.

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PackRat's Comment
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I was at an International dealer in South Carolina a couple days ago and saw this. Talk about government generosity! And to think some politician got paid to dream this up and spent tax dollars ramming it through into law, probably added it as pork to something else and was proud of his accomplishment. Brother, if your still driving at 85 or older they should not charge ANY tax.

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I'll try and remember that place in 2040 if I'm still driving.

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