what happens in the truck stop stays in the truck stop

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Qbf594, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Light Load Member

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    so both airlines (on my friends truck...lol ) were completely pinched thru from too tight a turn after moving the 5th wheel.
    is that the sort of thing a company would put on a psp or dac?
     
  2. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

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    Anymore man I'd be afraid to breathe.
     
  3. I glide 47

    I glide 47 Road Train Member

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    Probably not good lesson to learn from best of luck,
     
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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    LOL. I seriously doubt it
     
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  5. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    Wait.....this happened IN the truck stop???

    Go back inside, buy new air lines and a wrench, come back out, rightytightyleftyloosey, "installation is the reverse of removal", and BAM! Like it never happened.
     
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  6. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Light Load Member

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    yep pretty much what happened only the replacement swivel kit and some teflon tape and borrowed longer channel locks from the tire shop guy ... just in case it would have gone on some official report somewhere...
    learned a couple good lessons from the whole thing...my friend did. another day above ground all in all a success.
     
  7. mover man

    mover man Road Train Member

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    On your next inspection, you notice air lines appear rubbed and pinched. Call maint to get permission to have truck stop replace them while your there. Good thing your a professional driver who does a good pre and post trip insp. Other wise that could have been a road call.
     
  8. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    The takeaway from this is:

    "Fix what you can.
    What you can't fix, blame on circumstances beyond your control."
     
  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    I don't think a company cares if I broke say a axle with my last employer. Maybe I did maybe I did not. It just broke. No one is going to make a federal case of it. /snarky.

    I will try to explain where i am coming from with that statement. Things break for a good reason on trucking. And if it is a honest break, it gets fixed and nothing more said about it. We should not be living in fear of some PSP or whatever the hell databases are out there fixing to remove you from being employable due to a couple of airlines breaking. In winter I break the plastic based air lines when it gets cold enough say -35 on down, turn too tight and snap, no more airlines and in a few moments no more go as your brakes lock down. (*There are workarounds but outside of this subject)

    I would prefer my airlines to be based on rubber or some other natural substance that does not care how cold it is. It will take a lot to snap them. However you have to check them now and again, they get old enough they rot off.

    Don't be afraid of some database marking you up as a poor driver for breaking stuff. Just don't be breaking stuff so much. HA...
     
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