Just About Ballistic Over A Safety Issue

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Chief Brody's Comment
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Prime pays a driver $25 whenever we fix something on our tractor or trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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Prime pays a driver $25 whenever we fix something on our tractor or trailer.

That's a good idea and a great incentive. I would have an extra $2500 each year if I saw that from the names I've driven for.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Prime pays a driver $25 whenever we fix something on our tractor or trailer.

That's interesting because many companies do not want drivers attempting any fixes or installations. For instance, some companies insist you bring the truck to the shop just to install a power inverter because trucks have burned to the ground for improper installation.

I like Prime's incentive, and it's nice they'll pay their drivers for their efforts.

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Now that I paid close attention on exactly HOW the roadside guy did it, I'm pretty sure it's something that I can handle.

It was a pretty frustrating week. (PSA: Make sure you don't accidentally turn of your fridge the day you put $245 in groceries in it) and this was the THIRD trailer with an air leak, from a location that has yet to have a load leave the shipper without me having to get something repaired on the spot.

I get it, air leaks happen, stuff goes sideways. The rage came in, with the "advice" to zip tie it. We all know that if I had done that, and it failed, I wrecked and killed someone, I'm the one facing the charges.

Prime pays a driver $25 whenever we fix something on our tractor or trailer.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

PackRat's Comment
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Next week is going to be your best week!

Say that out loud to yourself several times.

BK's Comment
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Who told you to zip tie it?

You may be confusing zip ties with hose clamps. Two very different things.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Who told you to zip tie it?

You may be confusing zip ties with hose clamps. Two very different things.

Road Assist sent that in a message shown in her first post.

Who's confused, Bruce?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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I'm hanging on to that by a thread! In addition to "at least I'm not in CA, at least I'm not in CA....."

💩🧲 Saga continues. Amber Check engine light. Belts, fluids, all ok. Nothing splattered anywhere under the hood, no decapitated ducks spinning in the fan..... Per today's RA? Are you sure the check engine light is on? 🤦‍♀️

Next week is going to be your best week!

Say that out loud to yourself several times.

PackRat's Comment
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Ignore that light unless it turns red, the engine derates, or it starts blinking. It could be an errant electrical pulse, a filter that needs changing, dirt on a sensor, etc. I've had that light on and off on every single truck I've driven and all were nothing major or sidelined the truck. Many times these will go away by themselves. Could go away in an hour or it could be on until you get through the terminal shop. I call these "Electrical System Gremlins".

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Do you know how to check which codes are triggered by the check engine light being on?

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