How dumb can truck drivers be?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Old Man, Mar 5, 2019.

  1. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    May 4, 2015
    I'm guessing no one has the handy Snap On brake adjustment tools. I do, but I'm in the communist state atm.
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  3. GypsyWanderlust

    GypsyWanderlust Medium Load Member

    Jan 1, 2018
    Companies can now purchase brand new trucks with no trolley valve for the trailer service brakes. I’m not sure how it is legal since you can’t test the trailer brakes but hey the company saved a few hundred right?
  4. do you know what a winter front is?
    do you know how long it takes on snap one on
    it's 65° out in your driving down the road with one still snapped on.
    any questions??
    nuff said
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  5. Lumper Humper

    Lumper Humper Road Train Member

    Nov 23, 2018
    Colorado Springs, CO
    You have to be pretty dumb to be a steering wheel holder. Real drivers steer with their knees.
  6. PacoTaco

    PacoTaco Light Load Member

    Apr 16, 2016
    South Texas
    Saw a truck in Laredo earlier today with cardboard covering the grill. In his defense 40 degrees is chilly here.
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  7. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    Well, my Peterbilt has a switch on that dash that flashes all the lights in cycles.
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  8. Trucking in Tennessee

    Trucking in Tennessee Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2018
    Volume had such bad worn out trailers you couldn't slide them. I put on 44k and knew I had to move them. Not only had a bill of lading but went over a digital scale when I left. Tried everything I knew to move them. Nothing doing. Called dispatch and got no answer twice. Tried to get back to Conyers but a weigh in motion got me. He told me they pull in any truck over 70k and go fishing, looking for too much weight on tandems. Sure enough I was 2,600 over and got a $143 ticket. Never heard a word about until I left a month later and they pulled it from my last check. Very low rent company.
  9. Tombstone69

    Tombstone69 Road Train Member

    Dec 20, 2018
    Jersey shore
    Or someone else's.
  10. um..kinda irrelevant. point of topic laziness as I simply cited example for the question adressed
  11. gokiddogo

    gokiddogo Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2012
    Ontario Canada
    One of my favorites I watched in the ta in Ontario ca. Team drivers are trying to slide their 5th wheel. Without putting landing gear down and dumping the air. BANG all the way to the back it goes. BANG all the way to the front. Repeat that a few times and give up lol...
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