One Year Of Driving As Of Today

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BK's Comment
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My truck celebrated my one year mark by breaking down. Just my luck. Got towed 80 miles to the Frightliner shop in Ft Worth. Acted like a de-rate but turned out to be the fuel pump and filter. They say it won’t be fixed until “early next week”. So I have been in a motel for two nights and the company hasn’t communicated with me about what they are going to do with me, even though I tried to call my DM twice this morning. I had to check out of the motel at 1100 this morning and walked to McDonalds where I now am nursing a coffee and waiting for instructions from the mother ship. There is really no purpose to this post except to kill time

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PJ's Comment
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Congrats on the milestone. As said many never make it this far. Something to be very proud of!!

Sorry to hear your broke down again. That is always a pain. Hopefully your company has gotten you taken care of.

G-Town's Comment
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Nice going Bruce, we’ll done! Congratulations!

PackRat's Comment
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Last time I was at a dealership in the DFW area for a breakdown (DEF/DPF/Derate) it was for 5 days. Cheer up!

BK's Comment
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Last time I was at a dealership in the DFW area for a breakdown (DEF/DPF/Derate) it was for 5 days. Cheer up!

Today they said the fuel pump disintegrated and small pieces of metal went through the fuel system. They expect to have it fixed by next Tuesday, but I’m skeptical. Company told me to stay at the motel tonight while they figure out what to do with me. I think it will either be in another truck or a nursing home. Might come down to a coin toss.

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Last time I was at a dealership in the DFW area for a breakdown (DEF/DPF/Derate) it was for 5 days. Cheer up!

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Today they said the fuel pump disintegrated and small pieces of metal went through the fuel system. They expect to have it fixed by next Tuesday, but I’m skeptical. Company told me to stay at the motel tonight while they figure out what to do with me. I think it will either be in another truck or a nursing home. Might come down to a coin toss.

man I'm terribly sorry about that. what is the breakdown policy, do you still get payed? congrats on the anniversary.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations!

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