Broke My Truck And Other C**p

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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 In my experience, it’s at least two hours of hard work.

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Takes me like 5 minutes, 2 if I don't move my CB

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Obviously you don’t live in your truck.

And you travel light.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Man, I feel your pain, especially with the changing trucks thing. What a chore. It should be a two man job, but usually no one is available to help.

Get through this and hopefully it’s a nice downhill drive going forward.

The company should supply a moving helper!! I also HATE moving. I've moved into 4 trucks in the last year. One with last company and 3 with current. Since I went LP I should be good for a LONG time though. I had to do with with the help of my dog, but she's obviously lazy and just got in the way...lol.

It always takes me at least 4-6 hours or so to swap.

Pianoman's Comment
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The funny part is I told my dispatcher “gimme 30 minutes” last time I switched trucks and genuinely thought it wouldn’t take long 😂 It probably would’ve taken more than two hours but I parked the trucks so close to each I could walk from one right onto the other on the top step

Dispatcher:

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Yeah Mikey B, changing trucks is gruesome. I love driving but hate changing trucks. My company had me in a truck I liked but it kept breaking down . But it had an APU and an inverter. The other truck had no APU or inverter. You can give a driver an upgraded truck with an APU, inverter and fridge and he gets set up for that. But to knock him back down to no 110 v power is cruel and unusual punishment prohibited by the Federal Constitution of the United States of America States.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Kandyman's Comment
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Alls I can remember is my first and only truck with Stevens. I would have given my first check for someone to clean it out. No trash but just dirty. I worked on it every time I shut down for the nite.

Papa Pig's Comment
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That sounds like a rough week man. I almost got my truck stuck in my yard once. Thought the ground out back was solid enough but I was mistaken. I left the big rut there as a reminder for awhile lol. It be like that sometimes Just remember that we truckers are like a good fishing bobber. We might get pulled under from time to time but we always pop up again. I hope the next few weeks gives you some relief. Drive safe brother.

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