Over The Road Repair Shop Guide

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Cybergal, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. Eskimo6804

    Eskimo6804 Heavy Load Member

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    I totally agree with you Bricky. The T/A normally has a bunch of kids light on experience, requires a lot of time even for minor repairs, and SEVERELY overcharge for the level of skill they possess/service they provide.

    I also agree that as a small businessman, I would prefer to patronize other small businesses (provided they do quality work at a fair/competitive price).

    I am going to do a shameless plug for a shop that I used this weekend. I was referred to them by a friend who had them do an in-frame on his truck. They did a complete inframe on a Detroit motor and also replaced all 6 injectors for my friend at a price of $7300 out the door. I had them replace a rear main seal in my W900 and since they had the tranny and clutch already out to replace the rear main, I also had them throw in a new clutch. I got to their shop at 11:30 am on saturday morning, they started it about 1:00 pm and stayed until 9:00 pm to complete the job. The total bill was $1187.78 out the door.

    I would and will recomend Gilbert and his crew(brother,son,nephew) at Total Truck Repair in Dalton,GA. They are located at exit 326 off I-75 just east of the Pilot truckstop about 1/2 mile east of the interstate. If any of you guys/gals are passing through north Georgia, give them a try. You won't be disappointed. They are "Good People".
     
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  3. n4mgr

    n4mgr Light Load Member

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    I saw something last month I hope to never see again. A driver pulls into a shop and his truck smells like something is burning. Well, turns out he only gets it serviced at T/A shops and the last few times it was serviced, they failed to check and fill the rear-ends. The smell was burnt 90w and the guys rear end is toast. You could smell this for days after, even when they tried to clean it off. The guy had to have a u-joint, new gears(I believe) and I think something was messed up elsewhere back there. All this because T/S don't double check their "mechanics" work.
     
  4. lionman

    lionman Light Load Member

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    I have a really good n reasonable tire repair guy at the ILL-IND state line on I-70 at Marshall ILL ex . It's Fred's Tire Shop in Marshall ILL he does road service as well and he will change a tire for 20$ at his shop and has truck parking !!! Call him if you need some help in that area 217 826 2522 .. I've know him for about 20 years n he has allways treated me well !!! Tell him this idiot from Baghdad, Iraq sent you !!!
     
  5. Carolina_Beaver_Teaser

    Carolina_Beaver_Teaser Light Load Member

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    If youu need repair work done in the Charlotte,NC area
    I can highly reccomend Modern Fleet Maintenance, Located beside the Volvo dealer and behind Southeastern Freight off of exit 40 I 85
    Tel#704-232-9307
    These guys do excellent work, and are extremely honest. Plus add on great rates, and its a no brainer.
     
  6. RAG

    RAG R.I.P.

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    the folks at total truck repair are great
    good timley service and fair priceing
    it was a 70 mi dead head for me each way and well worth it
    they deal mostly with o/os
    without a doubt i will go back
    as eskimo said they are off exit 326 on 75 in dalton,ga past the pilot on the left
    ph#706-275-9911
    cell#706-483-9381
     
  7. 2fuzy

    2fuzy Road Train Member

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    D&L in Limon CO did a tranny for me 2 weeks ago got right on it the price was fair and a little hicup later showed they stand behind thier work
     
  8. lionman

    lionman Light Load Member

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    So what kind of a trans was it and what kind of a price ????
     
  9. ric1jud

    ric1jud Light Load Member

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    I use B and B Truck Service for my hometown mechanic. They are located in Ardmore, Ok. Phone #580-226-8811 I have used them for 7 years now and have been happy with their work. They are a small independent garage about 2 hrs north of Dallas.
     
  10. markster57

    markster57 Bobtail Member

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    when you need a big repairs ,like engine repairs i go to the dealer , they can get the parts as quick as they can and they have techs that have been trained , i live boise and i take my repairs to nwe /volvo /mack/ dealership, they are good!!!!!!
    ps, they do trailer repairs also
     
  11. 2fuzy

    2fuzy Road Train Member

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    13 and around 4,400 not a killer deal but not vultures broke on a friday back on the road mon late
     
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