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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Good, then you will fixed up soon enough, relax while you can since you're gunna be waiting a bit

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Harvey, I totally agree.

Our kids (as your son) have taken the path towards physics, math, and the impartialities in between. Our SMALL county is TOTALLY TRYING to implement CDL training (or simlar) as Knox county (a town away) has.

Daughter runs a CNC and makes as much as a driver (yeah, ikr?) and is in the USAF reserves via ROTC, heavy machines. She aspires to GET her CDLA, and by golly, she will. As she chooses, and KNOWING.... from Tom.

Son is the iT guy, and is writing/editing code, as he sees fit. Still has MAD respect for the 80k unit in our driveway; for all his years on this earth. All of them. Tom raced home (as T/A allowed him) for many 10's, 34's, and his subsequent birth.

Both of ours have grown UP around big rigs, of all kinds. When Tom drove for Transport America (Yep, Big Scott's subterfuge or whatnot) He'd back the rig in, mommy (me) would ArmorAll and do all kinds of fun stuff to prep the interior for daddy (sheets, et al...) as the kids would play (riding big wheels, etc...) in the empty trailer. I'd clean it the next day/morning. Great things about TFI from this household.

Sadly, NOT ALL KIDS are born into ANY education, regarding such. I homeschooled my youngest.. Jamie (the daugher) eked by... when life wasn't yet so crazy/bad.

TL;DR ... as I'm famous for. . . point being, the kids in the yard, would 'notice' such an 'error' .....!

Best to all.

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: Efficacy is our word of the week at my house, and YES, we still do those. G'Town is an exemplar of such.

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.

O/P, hang in & hang on for roadside repair, as StevoReno (who IS a Diesel Tech) recommended.

In hindsight, PLEASE... be more 'proactive' and less 'reactive.'

My diatribe was mostly for Harvey & G'town, but you could learn something! I assess that you are probably young, and that's not a bad thing; it's just that 'Sense & Sensibility' went by the wayside, in education, as of recent. I'm going to hate myself for this comment, but... delete as you see fit, my mods!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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I’m not concerned with offending a professional driver who needs to ask this type of question. Pre-trip 101. What I find offensive is sharing the road with many who would ask the same question. At least the OP performs a pre-trip.

Harvey although I understand your point, I’m not completely on-board with it. I’m a comp-sci major, 30+ year veteran of technology. I don’t think this has anything todo with math and science, but an overall superficial understanding of the truck as being acceptable in many circles.

Not saying we need to know how-to fix a problem but be aware of one that is unsafe to the point it needs to be addressed immediately. Kind of skirts the common-sense boundary.

Like I said… sorry, but this post struck a fundamental nerve.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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I’m not concerned with offending a professional driver who needs to ask this type of question. Pre-trip 101. What I find offensive is sharing the road with many who would ask the same question. At least the OP performs a pre-trip.

Harvey although I understand your point, I’m not completely on-board with it. I’m a comp-sci major, 30+ year veteran of technology. I don’t think this has anything todo with math and science, but an overall superficial understanding of the truck as being acceptable in many circles.

Not saying we need to know how-to fix a problem but be aware of one that is unsafe to the point it needs to be addressed immediately. Kind of skirts the common-sense boundary.

Like I said… sorry, but this post struck a fundamental nerve.

The point I maybe failed to make is on the trend to focus only on studies that education administrators believe have a future in improving society and drop vocational programs completely. I only had one computer programming course in college but also chemistry, soil science, irrigation engineering, accounting, personnel management, business law, etc. and all of those are important but I also had a few mechanical courses at the university level as well as four years of auto shop and wood shop in high school and a couple of years of welding. That was on top of spending part of summers in the shop helping my dad's farm mechanic. I think kids miss out in having access to many of those things for the past decade or so. We need people with skills in all areas even if they only specialize in one area.

On top of that, our vehicles have become "smarter" and have allowed everybody to get by being less smart. Why check the oil? The car will tell me when it needs oil, right? My late farm employee destroyed one car of his by putting motor oil in the transmission. I think it's okay if someone doesn't know how to fix a problem but they should know what the impact of these problems can be and maybe what caused it.

Dm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Davy A.'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.

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NO NOT SAFE!!!

Knowing you need to ask this question is rather scary.

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Im guessing there is a bit of a language barrier here as well. But if you "Know it not safe" then why ask for advice? This brings up another issue, you could just have phenomenally bad typing skills (or a lack there of), or, you may not be fluent in English, which is a very large problem. If you are not fluent in English, I would suspect that you had a hard time passing Pre Trip, as its written in English. Assuming you went through a reputable CDL school, or are currently in one, the first thing they should have given you was an English Competency Test, to verify that you can read signs and communicate with DOT officials in English.

So theres a possibility of a couple issues. One, doing Pre Trip is not just memorizing terms, you need to actually know what the parts of the truck are, what they do and what they look like when they are cracked, damaged, bent or broken, and or leaking, torn and frayed and most importantly, missing. Issue number two is that you need to have a reasonable working knowledge of the English language in order to operate the truck. Our signs and communications are all in English here.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Correct Davy, I totally agree, with your reply. Our problem in the US, is the DMV's across the country provide the study guides they give away, in EVERY language you can think of ! Then they let testing drivers use translators!! WTF?? Hypocrits of our rules, regarding english knowledge.

I witnessed this at the CDL DMV , here in Fontana, a bunch of Koreans, were there trying to pass the pad tests, and had their own translator along... And the latest generation has very little, if ANY, common sense now too. I pity the country if we have this younger generation in leadership roles. As is evidenced by AOC, Omar, the Somalian refugee idiot,and many others pfffft

My buddies son is in his early 30s. We have worked on his car when he comes to visit. Did his brakes 1 time, I tried to show him how. He's ain't dumb, just lazy. I said "ya know, me and your dad won't be around forever, you should learn to do the basics on your car" His reply, "Why?, I'll just pay someone to do it then" Hell, back in my early days of VW's I paid shop by me $160 to replace my clutch. I wasn't making a lot and that hurt paying the bill, I was like 19-20. Said I ain't EVER paying someone to do, what I can do myself, and never did again lol

Day Trip, Off to Az DOT , register my astro van, so can sell it soon.....Have a great day/night, peace !

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Dm:

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.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

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