mercer transportation

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by kw12, Jul 21, 2012.

  1. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    If anyone ever figures out what causes it to come on in the first place let the rest of us know. That's gotta be worth a steak.
     
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  3. Lyle

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    Well thank yall, I was wondering if it would once I start driving. I check fuses and relays in the cab. Also tried my spare light cord. So when I move tomorrow hopefully it goes out. You know I think there is a curse here hahaha. Came through Nashville the other day and all of a sudden when I let off the throttle, terrible banging noise from the transmission. Thought I was done for. Limped it into Rush peterbilt on i24. Found out it was the ride height busted and dumped the air out of the suspension. Bound up the u joints, they got me. 390 dollars I was mad I climb under the truck on the shoulder to see if drive shaft was busted, or if the trans had come apart. Didn't even notice the airbags had deflated. Could have fixed it myself. Happened right by that T/A on 24. I would have walked there gotten the part and been done. But noooo, oh well something new I have found out.
     
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  4. Redrider

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    Mine's done the same thing try moving and see if it goes out,mine went off
     
  5. skateboardman

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    Ok, I like ribeyes. Here's what solved that problem for me. It began to come , randomly when traveling and the brakes hadn't been applied. I searched every connection every sensor , after unplugging and plugging cord back in . as soon as I got to 5 mph it would go out. It continued to do this until i bought a set of small round wire brushes, I sprayed the pigtail holes with brake cleaner and then scrubbed them out with the small wire brush, then I sprayed it out again with brake cleaner, let dry . sprayed the trailer prongs also. Hasn't occurred since. If the power get lost for a split second it throws the code.
     
  6. skateboardman

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    Folks, roshea was a tester of the keller system. He got the recap deal added. He knows the system probably better than some of the folks at keller, and most in log dept. Might pay to take his advice
     
  7. spyder7723

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    That's not it. I've kept my plugs both male and female clean. And never comes on when moving. Only when parked and trailer air dumped.
     
  8. CJndaTruck

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    I will say that it's finally getting to the point that rates can start rising again. Not there yet but getting there. How can I say this? Tuesday 6pm when to get a few gallons of fuel before going home at the FJ in Phoenix. 20+ parking spaces open. I haven't seen more then a few in the last few years there.

    Thursday afternoon I park at the petro in Ontario. I couldn't count how many spaces where open. The lot didn't come close to filling all night. Just a few months ago you couldn't get a spot after 3pm.

    Yesterday I pass the RB auction lot north of Sacramento, it's full of trucks going up for auction. Last time I saw it even close to that full was in 2008. In fact the last time it was so easy to find parking was 08.

    Now I'm not saying we are at the bottom yet. I think that's months away. But we are getting closer.
     
  9. spyder7723

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    I've been noticing a steady uptick in rates for a couple months. Still way down, but it's been a steady improvement.
     
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  10. CJndaTruck

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    Rates seem to be down more out west. Way lower than a few months ago. Well I say that but I really can't prove it. I'll know better next week. I've been just doing some good LTL work so far.

    Out east rates where moving up. But slow downs always hit out here pretty hard. We shall see.
     
  11. Razorwyr

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    I think on general rates are back down again. I could be wrong, but it seems like even in the east they've dropped about 20 cents in the last 2 months.
     
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