9 of 10.....safe!!

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Socal Xpress, Mar 10, 2019.

  1. SoCalRed

    SoCalRed Medium Load Member

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    Hey it happens you fix it when you have time or if DOT shuts you down before you had a chance to fix it.
    I don’t think it is a big deal, but that’s just me.
     
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  3. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Those rust trails are caused by loose nuts.

    Boss man saw you leaving the yard like that. He/She'd make you turn around to tire shop and have em tightened down. And cleaned up.

    They'll also get you pulled in to a scale for inspection.
     
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  4. Ridgeline

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    Wow I didn't know you didn't know what corrosion is.

    Oil on the studs?

    if the issue is the torque, the number threads don't matter,
     
  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Explain it please. It goes against what I know.
     
  6. Nukem

    Nukem Road Train Member

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    The only loose nut I see in that picture is the one that sits behind the steering wheel. :p
     
  7. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

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    I understand you being sarcastic in the cb forum, being a Ham that makes sense.

    However, starting off with sarcasm quoting my post and telling me its oxidation first, then corrosion second isn't necessary. To torque those lugnuts to spec would take, what, a whole two minutes?

    For someone who says they are a fleet owner and would bear a great deal of liability if that was your equipment that failed, especially a steer tire, you're certainly dismissive.
     
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  8. Ruthless

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    Rust trails out of the lugnuts are ceded as basics in cdl training- rust trail means stud is rusting because the nut is loose.
    Basic pre trip includes hand touching each lugnut, and looking for aforementioned rust trails as to indicate a loose lugnut.
     
  9. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

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    And 393.205 section C states lug nuts and bolts shall not be missing or loose. Looks like the DOT man was wrong.
     
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  10. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Medium Load Member

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    How many guys do you see actually do a pretrip ?
     
  11. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    There is a difference between rust streaks and just dirt/oxidation. @shogun is right by saying rust means they are loose. Now is that oil or rust Idk from pic. But the missing stud was over tightened.
     
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