1) City Horn Malfunction. 3) Cracked Windshield

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BK's Comment
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Two things. Today I was cruising down the highway and my city horn went off all by itself. Startled the heck out of me. Went on for about a mile and then stopped. Is there any explanation for this other than it’s a Fright-liner? I’m glad I wasn’t in much traffic at the time.

2) got another stone to the windshield. 3rd time in 116,000 miles. Is this normal or am I just unlucky? At this rate, I seldom have to clean the inside of my windshield. It just gets replaced.

Harvey C.'s Comment
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You're special. In about 300k miles Michael hasn't had a cracked windshield.

ID Mtn Gal's Comment
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The truck I got in December now has 88,000+ miles and two Rock chips that I'm going to get repaired in a couple weeks when I'm home again. There's a local guy that does it cheaper than what the company pays and they just said to turn in the receipt.


Greg M.'s Comment
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Christmas season 2020 I worked for a small USPS contractor. One night last trip I get ready to back into my dock when the city horn in the old 2000 Volvo did the same thing. Just started blaring on it's own. Funny thing was that I was right by the area where the USPS employee yard jockeys hung out while waiting for their next jobs. They tended to be pretty grumpy and did not particularly care for non-union contractors.

So here am blowing my horn at them the entire time I'm backing in. One finally came over and wanted to know what my problem was. As I started to explain it finally stopped. Actually got a laugh out of him when I explained it.


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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Nope BK u aint speshul hahaha. My mentor friend at CRST they pull freight for a contract with R&L, they went thru over 15 windshields last year ! 1 time they had a new 1 break in days, then 3rd glass too.

Tech figured out there was something in the rubber causing it, fixed it. But down the road like bi-weekly it seemed, they were getting a break in the glass, needing a new windshield yet again lol. I told em dayyyum ya'll have some bad luck with glass ! Dunno whats hitting there windshield, running back n forth from Fontana Ca. to Dallas.....

The 5 FL's I drove, 2 for CRST, 2 at Gardners, and last 1 with Legends, I NEVER got a rock chip or broken windshield running OTR all over! lol Hell, Only got a single (passed) level 1 inspection, when I was new with CRST, in New Mexico, and 1 level 2, in NM also, with Legends in my 3 years total driving.


Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Winter of 2014, e/b on 180 near Quad Cities Airport, bebopping along at night. All of a sudden a big hunk of white stuff, oval.shaped and looked about 2' long comes hurtling into my lights and smacks my windshield. Driving a split screen old fashioned FLD, thank God. Impact was on that steel piece, indented th driver side glass about 1/2", passenger side about 1/4". At just above eye level. I shudder still at what might have happened had it been a continuous screen, without that reinforcing. Was able to piece it together later, high tension lines cross over the highway there, and the chunk must have been ice collected on the lines.

Pianoman's Comment
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I’ve had to get my windshield replaced like 3 or 4 times this year which is crazy. I never have to get my windshield replaced normally. I have a different windshield in this truck though and it’s not nearly as thick as most windshields I’ve had so I think that’s the problem. I’ve also been running a lot of two lane highways this year so I’ve gotten rocks flung at me from incoming traffic more than once. One was so bad it made a crack the size of a baseball


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