Fuel Pump Failure

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yeah, I got to work two days and now I’m down until at least Tuesday, and that’s probably optimistic.

The tow bill for 27 miles was $1400!

I’m glad I’m a company driver. Lol

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Interestingly enough, I’m currently waiting on a tow for my fuel pump.

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Oh no!!! That's a bad way to start the weekend. Sorry.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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So while I’m waiting for my fuel pump to be replaced, I’ll be shuttling trucks back to Wisconsin from Buffalo. One Wolding, one Britton Transport. I’ve never driven a Volvo, this should be interesting.

It’s going to suck not having food or coffee though. Lol

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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So while I’m waiting for my fuel pump to be replaced, I’ll be shuttling trucks back to Wisconsin from Buffalo. One Wolding, one Britton Transport. I’ve never driven a Volvo, this should be interesting.

It’s going to suck not having food or coffee though. Lol

I'd be dragging my little Dometic cooler, filled with tuna snack packs and bottled water, and of course those cute 12 packs of Folger's (or Maxwell House) instant singles; and shake for iced coffee!

Then again, I love my Pure Leaf Unsweet Tea, too!!

Make do; hope it works out for you. Sometimes those 'off the wall' weeks are actually kinda fun! Was for me, running w/Tom back in the day. Always something new~!

~ Anne ~

ps: Advise how it goes/is going/went, haha! good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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Interestingly enough, I’m currently waiting on a tow for my fuel pump.

Grumpy, just how big is that fuel pump? Lol

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Lol

Anne I can’t take a cooler because I’m flying back to Buffalo and grabbing the second truck.

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Interestingly enough, I’m currently waiting on a tow for my fuel pump.

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Grumpy, just how big is that fuel pump? Lol

BK's Comment
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This is way too strange to be true, but it is true. I just broke down again with the SAME symptoms as I had when I first started this thread. The bizarre thing is that it happened at the EXACT location of the first breakdown, at the SAME time of night and I’m parked at the SAME rest area waiting for a tow truck again.

What are the odds of this happening TWICE in a short time period? This is just too weird.

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.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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This is way too strange to be true, but it is true. I just broke down again with the SAME symptoms as I had when I first started this thread. The bizarre thing is that it happened at the EXACT location of the first breakdown, at the SAME time of night and I’m parked at the SAME rest area waiting for a tow truck again.

What are the odds of this happening TWICE in a short time period? This is just too weird.

Bermuda triangle phenom??

W o w !! Sorry, now what??

~ Anne ~

Lol

Anne I can’t take a cooler because I’m flying back to Buffalo and grabbing the second truck.

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Interestingly enough, I’m currently waiting on a tow for my fuel pump.

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Grumpy, just how big is that fuel pump? Lol

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Well darn!!

Airport Starbucks & Scones, it is !!

Bill the company, if they don't take COMDATA, lol !!

~ Anne ~

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.

BK's Comment
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Anne you are right about the Bermuda Triangle. I think that while they fix my truck AGAIN, I should go to Bermuda to investigate.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Anne you are right about the Bermuda Triangle. I think that while they fix my truck AGAIN, I should go to Bermuda to investigate.

Might as well; you'll now have the time on your hands once again!! rofl-3.gif

What about the ride along plans, tho ?!? confused.gif confused.gif

~ Anne ~

ps: Okay, I think your truck hit a 'time warp' .. or at least your fuel pump did!

"Some hypothesize that a parallel universe exists in the Bermuda Triangle region, causing a time/space warp that sucks the objects around it into a parallel universe. [24] Others attribute the events to UFOs.[25][26] Charles Berlitz, author of various books on anomalous phenomena, lists several theories attributing the losses in the Triangle to anomalous or unexplained forces.[12]" [Wikipedia.]

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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So my truck is repaired and I’m on the plane back to Buffalo after dropping off the second abandoned truck.

First time in a Volvo and first time on paper logs and no Qualcomm.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
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