Random LTL Rants (all are welcomed)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by road_runner, Jun 21, 2013.

  1. misterG

    misterG Road Train Member

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    After Riffraffs days. Mine seems mild. Shoot, it was 28 degrees sunny and less than 1.3 miles from the shop I needed to be at for service.
     
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  3. nmill

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    Daaaamn! That is definitely a scary situation. Did you find out what was wrong with the truck? How old is it? How many load straps warm up a truck driver (for science).
     
  4. Riffraff37

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    No idea what as wrong with it, no fuses were blown, batteries seemed fine according to tow truck driver. Even he said it was the weirdest thing he's seen.

    For the sake of science, I still frozen.my ### off, had like 4 straps . Needless to say I've invested in an emergency thermal blanket and a satalite phone.
    had I been caught in that situation during a snow storm, which isn't uncommon for me to run through during this time of year, I might of ended up on the news.
    Definitely wasn't a pleasant time.

    In regards to the truck a age, let's just say it had a 7 digit odometer reading
     
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  5. HiramKingWilliams

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    Good lord, that’s horse-####. Glad you’re okay!
     
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  6. nmill

    nmill Light Load Member

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    Where do you get a satellite phone? How much does that run?
     
  7. Riffraff37

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    I ordered ons on amazon, but the cheapest amazon has is like almost 600 bucks
     
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  8. HiramKingWilliams

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    I’ve been looking at the Garmin In-Reach Mini. It’s $350. I don’t think it’ll make calls but it’s a personal locator and can send texts too.
     
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  9. nmill

    nmill Light Load Member

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    Definitely a good investment if you run in remote areas
     
  10. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    Who makes a living running remote areas and doesn't carry basic supplies like warm clothing?
     
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  11. Riffraff37

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    I'd say thermals and a carhartt count as warm clothing. Yet sometimes what you think is enough ends up not being enough. #### happens. We've all been caught off guard at one time or another.
     
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