Lug Nuts Missing

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Ta R.'s Comment
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Is it safe to drive a semi with two missing lug nuts?

PackRat's Comment
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If these were torqued to 350 to 400 ft lbs, how did two suddenly just disappear?

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.

Ta R.'s Comment
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Haven’t check pre trip when we switch last night , I don’t know how just two missing

If these were torqued to 350 to 400 ft lbs, how did two suddenly just disappear?

If these were torqued to 350 to 400 ft lbs, how did two suddenly just disappear?

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.

G-Town's Comment
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NO NOT SAFE!!!

Knowing you need to ask this question is rather scary.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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NO NOT SAFE!!!

Knowing you need to ask this question is rather scary.

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Speechless, we are . . .

~ Anne & Tom ~

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Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Haven’t check pre trip when we switch last night , I don’t know how just two missing

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If these were torqued to 350 to 400 ft lbs, how did two suddenly just disappear?

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If these were torqued to 350 to 400 ft lbs, how did two suddenly just disappear?

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Ta R.;

No disrespect, but WHO didn't check?????

a.) Post trip.

b.) Pre trip.

c.) Repeat in reverse order.

How could some one not have known?????? There ARE arske hats at T/stops that wanna play.....

"Be Vewy Vewy Cautious!" NOT this: DON'T be Vewy Quiet!

Wish you the best; come here FIRST, not aft!

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: G'Town NAILED IT. YESSIR, as always.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Sorry Gang, this kind of thing epitomizes the sorry state of affairs this industry is in.

Drivers operating heavy machines they know absolutely nothing about. The younger generation would rather spend their freetime gaming then investing in becoming a student if their craft and understanding how their truck works.

Sad and very disheartening.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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I don't mean any disrespect to anyone but the focus of educational studies in our public schools has placed a great emphasis on math, sciences, writing, etc. with many vocational programs dropped. Many people don't even know how to add oil to their car. I lost our one and only farm employee two weeks ago at age 36, he had a spontaneous aneurysm. He was good in many aspects of farm work but not with mechanics and destroyed two of his own cars. We hired a second employee in January to be trained as a farm manager. It just didn't work out and his mechanical skills were even worse. He was late to his first day of work. Something was wrong with his hybrid car. He made the 50 mile trip to work and something went wrong with his charging system, he said. I went and picked him up 15 miles from the farm. He was trying to diagnose with his phone and internet search. No luck. That night went back and then he says his car showed low fuel before he left from work and he found out his housemate had driven his car some. He didn't think he needed to fuel up before leaving the town in which he lived. He was out of gas! About a month later he texts on Monday morning and says he will be late, needs to put on spare tire as he got a flat tire on Sunday. Waited until Monday morning to change it?? Then, two weeks later, he reports he's going to be late again, all of the lug bolts on that same wheel are now broken! There were other problems just with his regular duties but these other things alarmed me as to how he would treat his equipment.

In some countries people must learn how to make some car repairs before they can get a regular driver's license. Seems like it would be a good thing to require here also.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Well, though NOT safe to drive missing ANY lug nuts period. It's not the end of the world, Ta R, BUT you need to get them replaced/installed ASAP !! You WILL be put out of service if a DOT officer, or a trooper, those missing lug nuts!!

Working at WM, back in the day, we had an issue with the trash trucks breaking off, 2,3, even 4 FRONT STUDS, CHP busted a lot of them, BUT did let them drive to our shop, Immediately. Of course, they were maybe more relaxed back then. But it was a problem for quite awhile, maybe months finally we got threw that ordeal...We had a pallet 40" square, box 4 feet tall of replacement wheel studs.

We were replacing studs and lugs forever it seemed, multiple times/trucks a day. Well we had a fleet of over 120+ trucks. Turns out the studs were,......wait......wait for it..............Made in China !!

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.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ta R.'s Comment
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The reason why I come asking here is for advice , because the next truck service is at 62 miles and I ending up call mechanic. I know it not safe.

NO NOT SAFE!!!

Knowing you need to ask this question is rather scary.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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