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Rob T.'s Comment
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Decided to take an extra load out today, real easy 8ish hour day 1 stop to Rock Island Illinois. Well, that ain't gonna happen. Everything was going great until I heard a beep, followed by the word "CHECK" illuminate and then transmission air supply low. I look at my pressure to find primary at 90 and secondary around 75. I keep a close eye on them and plan to make it to the next ramp rather than sitting on the interstate. 1 Mile before the ramp I began slowing down by coasting to the point I was around 50 as I got off. Used ONLY my engine brake (to save my air) until i was going slow enough to get on the shoulder and safely come to a complete stop. I had a similiar issue with one of our trucks a few months ago which was an air valve not operating correctly. Apparently we're having issues with our newer Volvos having this problem. For those wondering its a 2021 truck with only 143k. I only point this out to show new drivers that just because you have a new truck doesn't mean you won't have issues.

It could be worse, truck still runs so I can stay warm and there's a small truckstop just a short 30 yard walk from where I'm at. Roadside called with an ETA of 89 minutes. What sucks is there is a wrecker and mechanics here but our roadside service is sending someone from 40 miles away

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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Whenever Rob says

Decided to take an extra load out today, real easy 8ish hour day

It goes bad. Rob, stop saying that rofl-3.gif

I'm glad you're staying warm with amenities within walking distance.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Whenever Rob says

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Decided to take an extra load out today, real easy 8ish hour day

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It goes bad. Rob, stop saying that rofl-3.gif

I'm glad you're staying warm with amenities within walking distance.

No kidding! Wife wasn't too thrilled I was going to work today but I told her I'd be home by lunch. Well...... rofl-1.gif

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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For those wondering its a 2021 truck with only 143k. I only point this out to show new drivers that just because you have a new truck doesn't mean you won't have issues.

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22,566 miles on Bess, my new 2022 FL. Adjusting screws on the valve cover I think is what they said. Factory put them in backwards. $250 tow job for 10 miles. I'm home doing a reset and my truck has just shy of 49000 miles, so doing a wet service. Don't want to do it on the road because it has to be done at a Freightliner dealer. Apparently, when they take the oil pan cover off there's a screw that gets stripped and they have to replace the whole unit! WTF! I don't understand all these issues with brand-new trucks.

Laura

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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It happens to "vintage" trucks, too. They all break something, some time. My only tow was for a blown radiator.

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Roadside ended up showing up a little early got a new purge valve thrown on. I ignored Banks advice by saying "atleast that wasn't too bad" and the new one started leaking again. rofl-3.gif After the mechanic muttering several words I won't repeat here he realized that when he removed the old one the seal stayed on. Got that removed and it worked like a charm. Total time down 3:05. I had immediately called the store I was headed to and let them know I was broken down and would give a call back when I'm rolling again with an updated ETA. When I finally arrived at 9am there were 5 store employees eagerly waiting to unload me. Full trailer came off in 14 minutes and they sent me on my way. Usually I have to do it alone and walk it across the store taking about an hour so it was a nice change being told just drop it in the backroom so I could get rolling again.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Scott M's Comment
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A+ advice Rob. I’ll remember this one if I’m losing air pressure, or it’s low.

Decided to take an extra load out today, real easy 8ish hour day 1 stop to Rock Island Illinois. Well, that ain't gonna happen. Everything was going great until I heard a beep, followed by the word "CHECK" illuminate and then transmission air supply low. I look at my pressure to find primary at 90 and secondary around 75. I keep a close eye on them and plan to make it to the next ramp rather than sitting on the interstate. 1 Mile before the ramp I began slowing down by coasting to the point I was around 50 as I got off. Used ONLY my engine brake (to save my air) until i was going slow enough to get on the shoulder and safely come to a complete stop. I had a similiar issue with one of our trucks a few months ago which was an air valve not operating correctly. Apparently we're having issues with our newer Volvos having this problem. For those wondering its a 2021 truck with only 143k. I only point this out to show new drivers that just because you have a new truck doesn't mean you won't have issues.

It could be worse, truck still runs so I can stay warm and there's a small truckstop just a short 30 yard walk from where I'm at. Roadside called with an ETA of 89 minutes. What sucks is there is a wrecker and mechanics here but our roadside service is sending someone from 40 miles away

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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