Good Night From II

Discussion in 'Swift' started by scottied67, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. biker dave

    biker dave Medium Load Member

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    thanks
     
  2. biker dave

    biker dave Medium Load Member

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    thanks
     
  3. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    Pilot in Kramer junction.
    After delivering that target load in woodland went and parked on the street for abit. Had a 1300 live load appt for next pickup a mile away.
    Sat about a half hour b4 deciding to drive over to see if I can get in early.
    While sitting outside target I had windows open till I noticed alot of black flying bugs got in my truck. So closed windows and proceeded to kill all I could find. Killed more driving here
    Got to the shipper and load was preloaded. Nice.
    Thought I was going to make it to jurupa terminal but was to close on time and didn't want to run out fighting Friday traffic
    So stopped here
     
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  4. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Road Train Member

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    Trucker & flys. Possibly bigger enemies than cats and mouse.
     
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  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    I'm about 20 miles south of Beckley, WV on I-77 on the side of the road.

    As I was coming down a steep grade the stop engine light came on with a warning about very low engine coolant. Then the engine shut off leaving me with no power steering.
    I got it to the shoulder safely, although my brakes were smoking by the time I got it stopped.
    There is a leak on the left side of the engine about half way back, but I couldn't see exactly where it is coming from.

    It will be about 2 hours for a tow truck.
     
  6. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    T/a in Coachella ca.
    Delivered that load to Wal-Mart dc in buckeye az.
    After sending empty Call, did my 30 minute break to see if I get load.
    Got o e pretty quick. Pick up tomorrow nite at 10pm and goes to San Diego at 7am the next day.
    No thanx.
    Drove over to the loves for coue of hours.
    While eating dinner got sent another one. Deadhead to jurupa terminal. Sent a direct message to the planner that sent me asking why am I being sent there. Still waiting for an answer.
    Drove here so I can get a shower.
    They wanted me to send in a Mac 22 since it said they knew I was running late.
    I'll get there sometime early tomorrow morning. Probably 8.
    My dm on Friday said that they had alot of loads. Guess not lol
     
  7. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    2 hours...

    I called on-road at 1400 and they said about 2 hours.
    6.5 hours later the repair truck finally showed up.
    He determined where the leak was and it could not be fixed by him, so a tow truck was called.
    I was towed back to Beckley to the shop, but they will not open until Monday morning. I am to call on-road at that time to set up the repair. And the part has to be ordered because it is a special part.
    It is a coolant line that runs back behind the batteries to the DEF tank. It is pre-formed so it can not just be fabricated by a shop, it has to be ordered.

    My truck was finally disconnected from the tow truck, the paperwork done, and back in my truck at 0215.
    I started my clock at 0615 yesterday morning. It has been a long day.

    It also looks like I will be stuck in the truck until Monday morning because there is a music festival this weekend and all the hotels/motels are booked solid.
    So I added some water to the tank to get the level above the sensor so I could idle the truck when needed, otherwise it shuts off after about 45 seconds. And I do not care if it leaks out when I am idling, since nothing will be damaged.
    I'm fine with being in the truck for now. A least my cold food won't go bad, and I can eat it. Come Monday there should be rooms available until it is fixed.
     
  8. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    Jurupa terminal.
    As I was leaving the t/a this morning got a preplan.
    The nav was acting goofy so I had pulled off an offramp to reboot the q/c. Didn't work lol. Started working fine once I got on the 60.
    Anyways, preplan was a local that was late. Misread the delivery date. Thought it said today. So ignored it.
    Then o.ce I got here, they resent it and saw it delivered tomorrow at 10am I fontana. It was the shipper In Redlands that was late. Suppose to have been licked up Friday.
    So went and got the load and came back here. Got lucky and found a slot to park in.
     
  9. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    As I was getting parked another preplan
    Pick up at Michelin in San Bernardino anytime tomorrow and going to spokane valley on the 6th. Declined.
    Have a couple doc appts next Monday and tues. And pretty sure I wouldn't get back here.
     
  10. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    They resent that Spokane valley load again.
    After thinking about it I accepted it.
    Have what's left of the 6th to work and 3 full days to get down here.
    Will be running recaps but pretty sure it's doable
     
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