Not A Great Start To The Day

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The P&D guy wasn't back from his run so I had to grab one of the few remaining trucks it has 709k miles compared to the 309k mine has. Anyway I'm driving along everything is fine all of a sudden a alarm goes off and the stop engine light is flashing and the water temp is spiked, so I pull over truck has coolant but the belt came off.

Truck was just pmed a week ago and it looks like a new belt to, so maybe one of the pullies has locked up. Not sure yet so here I sit until roadside gets here.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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The P&D guy wasn't back from his run so I had to grab one of the few remaining trucks it has 709k miles compared to the 309k mine has. Anyway I'm driving along everything is fine all of a sudden a alarm goes off and the stop engine light is flashing and the water temp is spiked, so I pull over truck has coolant but the belt came off.

Truck was just pmed a week ago and it looks like a new belt to, so maybe one of the pullies has locked up. Not sure yet so here I sit until roadside gets here.

Crap, SORRY!

I'm awake; just got hubby home, LoL. Not sure what we could do... just dang.

P&D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Bring me a warm car to sit in its gotten cold in here lol

RealDiehl's Comment
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You get paid by the hour right? How does that work if you break down? Are you still getting the same rate?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I get mileage, will have to ask for break down pay. But if I was hourly I would be paid at my normal rate I believe.

Banks's Comment
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That sucks and I know it's really cold out by you. I'm hoping you get rescued quick.

John Miller's Comment
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You should be able to idle the motor without damage and run your heater just keep an eye on the temperature and shut it off if it starts getting hot

PackRat's Comment
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I'll bet the idlers assembly that adjusts the tension on the belt either locked up, or the bearings came out, and the belt fell off or broke. These seldom are replaced by the parts changers.

Banks's Comment
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I'll bet the idlers assembly that adjusts the tension on the belt either locked up, or the bearings came out, and the belt fell off or broke. These seldom are replaced by the parts changers.

I hear old dominion is selling a used truck with 750K miles. Runs good and PM just performed.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Took 4 hours but they towed me a truck from another terminal and I was able to make it to Indy and back with 45 minutes left.

Makes me want to become a owner Op.

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.

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