An old man's career goes flat, Snackbar moves to open deck

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by supersnackbar, Jul 27, 2022.

  1. krupa530

    krupa530 Light Load Member

    Dec 3, 2014
    Orem, UT
    Strictly speaking no because there is no wll on it but they do have the Aussie equivalent on it. I have 4 of the chain chokers and 4 of the 2” strap chokers. #### superb bit of kit. Got my father in law to bring me them over one time. I just cover myself with wll and then add one or two of them as supplemental. #### ain’t going nowhere with them on.
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    The problem isnt with the trucks, but with the "mechanics" who work on them.. If you ever owned a old fleet truck and decide to fix the problems yourself. you run into so many hack jobs it makes u wanna throw up. My truck has 630k miles on it and haven't had any problems with previous repairs needing repairs again since I've been working on it.. Not a coincidence.. Mechanics especially fleets and dealerships are going to do things the quickest way to get it out of the shop.. They could care less, if in 3 months itt's back in the shop because their half ### repair broke. They ain't the ones that gotta fix it again. And the driver is the one that gets screwed with that . But it just part of the game at the end of the day. No matter if equipment is new or old. Everything breaks.
  4. jethro712

    jethro712 Medium Load Member

    Aug 31, 2014
    welp, on a positive note......put on a richard simmons sweatin to the oldies video & get a workout in. cant hurt. hope they get ya rollin PDQ.
  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

    Aug 19, 2007
    Your Town, USA
    Well, they did get it partially diagnosed. They believe it is the DEF doser injector. However they cannot remove it to test it for sure because they don't have the replacement gasket to put it back together so I can idle because they won't be able to finish it today if it is bad, and they don't do repairs on the weekend, so if they disassembled it, it stays in the shop until Monday and SPD doesn't want to put me in a hotel all weekend. And they hesitated to disable the idle because it may not be regen'g right, and that much idle time might soot the DPF and put me in a derate condition and I might be limping it back Monday morning. I can see it now, told to idle over the weekend to save some motel cash, then break down on the way back to the shop and have to pay a wrecker to tow me in...did some of Creaffer's management quit and move to Arlington WA?
  6. ncmickey

    ncmickey Road Train Member

    Jun 21, 2013
    Durham NC
    2 nights in hotel $200 and a ‘happier’ driver
    48 hrs idling will burn??? What? I’ve heard a gallon an hr… so at $5.00 a gallon it’s $240? Plus added DEF issues that are possible…

    Is my math wrong??
  7. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Evansville, IN
    I have no idea of how SPD deals with breakdowns, but hopefully they will one keep you financially whole and two try and actually fix the truck. I always thought the musical trucks thing was crap with Creefer. Hopefully you’ll be back at it soon, mil lights often aren’t big things with Paccar’s, they’re weird that way.
  8. Ralph4159

    Ralph4159 Medium Load Member

    Sep 17, 2008
    Albuquerque, New Mexico
    This seems to be happening more & more industry wide. What I wonder is who is absorbing all these losses? - the mfg's or the carriers? Someone must be going bankrupt.
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  9. Bumper

    Bumper Road Train Member

    Feb 8, 2008
    Kingsport, Tennessee
    In 2017 I moved into 13 different trucks when I worked for Lexmar. I know how SSB feels....
  10. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    Well now.....
    This is how you keep a thread interesting and readable.
    No one cares until the journey becomes unpredictable.
    Keep on trucking w your ample readership in mind.
  11. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Evansville, IN
    For a larger fleet with purchasing power it’s a negotiated settlement often, for the small fleets, well I’m sure it’s to their detriment.
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