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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Got lucky, only had 1 blow out while driving for Gardners south on I-5 at 205 split, sounded like a bomb went off ! Thought it was guy beside me in a Volvo lol And another tire went flat after 260 miles at Baker Calif. Mobile tire guy, was quick getting out and changing that 1.....@ CRST we used tirepass on every trailer, so no problems besides the tires my co driver blew out 6 times, and left me to find on driver swaps. Dude never owned up to any of his screw ups !

Rhino's Comment
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Front trailer right side inner tire. They replaced both tho. Never seen them use singles. Sounds kinda creepy lol.

Stevo: same here it made me jump a bit thought it was guy beside me I was passing but looked back n seen the cloud of dust. Pulled over asap. The tire guy got almost to me then had to turn back cuz he forgot something. Wow some people just want to watch the world burn smh

Which tire went?

I blew a dolly.tire once and since we use super singles it made it very interesting.

Super Singles:

A single, wide wheel substituted for a tandem (two wheel) assembly. The main benefit of a super single is a reduction in weight and lower rolling resistance which provide better fuel economy. The disadvantage is the lack of tire redundancy (or a 'backup tire' in case of a blowout) from which tandem wheels benefit. A tire blowout is more dangerous with a super single and can not be driven on.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Rhino, same for me with tire on I-5 they sent a tire guy from our shop a couple miles north of me. Finally, he arrives, to only have to go back, here brought an aluminum rim. Then in broken english tells me, I shoulda told em it was a steel rim???? I said really homie? since when have you EVER seen 1 of our trailers with Alcoa's on em? like NEVER lol.........I ended up having to follow him back to the shop, because I missed the mud flap bar twisited up, no mudflap, from tire bomb....Took em forever to dig up a steel angle iron. Then they roll around, and find a nail in like 4 other tires, then can't find extra wheels....Like DUHHH remove n patch guys, not rocket science lol they gave me a funny look, but it fixed the issue....

Ya kant fix stooopid wtf-2.gif

Stevo Reno's Comment
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P.S. Just to make known, I'm really not a smartazz, unless I'm dealing with morons, who are supposed to KNOW the trade fixin' stuff, then I try to refrain from being too much of a "richard cranium" if possible lol . Ya know the old "treat others how you wanna be treated" sometimes......It's really hard hahahaha

Auggie69's Comment
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We get paid hourly to sit.

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Same here👍👍👍

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About $32hr for me

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Unfortunately, NOT the same here👎👎👎☹

LOL! Yup. I think my best day ever was on a 600mile run. I ran out of hours due to accidents enroute about an hour out of my center. I sat waiting for someone to 'rescue me'. And sat. And sat. I sat there for 4 hours waiting to get rescued. So not only do they pay one to sit, they pay you TO RIDE BACK TO YOUR CENTER! I thought that was cool :)

Anyhow, I blew the big payday because when I got back, my 2d in command boss asked me if I was ok since I had been cranking for like 18 hours or so. I told him yes but even though my ten was going to be up about 3pm that same day, I asked for the day off. He laughed and told me to enjoy it.

So for that one 24hr period I made almost $700 between my mileage pay and sitting pay but taking the next day off cut it in half.

Rhino's Comment
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Some people just aren’t very bright lol or don’t think before they speak. Damn 4 tires with nails lol my kind of luck I would of got my tire fixed then blow another down the road. Glad that didn’t happen.

P.S. Just to make known, I'm really not a smartazz, unless I'm dealing with morons, who are supposed to KNOW the trade fixin' stuff, then I try to refrain from being too much of a "richard cranium" if possible lol . Ya know the old "treat others how you wanna be treated" sometimes......It's really hard hahahaha

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