The last time I wrote, I was headed to the house for a couple of days before delivering in Iowa on the 22nd...I ended up at the Freightliner dealer in Dubuque, IA after I unloaded. Same issue as before with the check engine light. There were bad main wires going into the ECM. Got those … Continue reading What a Week
I got up at 0145 this morning and headed 90 miles out of my way to Greer, SC to look for an available skateboard. I was able to find one and was back on the road headed to Huger, SC in 30 min.So glad I decided to do that too as when I got to … Continue reading It’s confirmed yet again…I’m a dumbass
I unloaded right when they opened this morning. Ran past the Pilot to scan the BOL so I get paid and than came back to the same truck stop I was at last night. Pilot was still packed.My DM sent me a message around 4 asking what I was willing to do. She had been … Continue reading Been sittin all day, but have a pre-plan
I loaded at AK Steel in Rockport on Monday. The last time I was there I picked up one coil on a skateboard. This time I picked up 3 coils on a step-deck. On a regular skateboard there is a mark on the deck where your center point is. Or if that is worn off … Continue reading Yet Another Lesson Learned
I am at the TA in Denmark, TN. It's about an hour east of Memphis. I am here until Sunday and than head to Rockport, IN again to get loaded Monday morning. I am staying here till Sunday for two reasons; 1) There isn't a major truck stop in Rockport and 2) I will have … Continue reading Seriously Dude?!?
Sure is a good thing I decided to check my Hotmail from my computer to clean out the Junk folder. For some reason I actually glanced through them before just selecting all and deleting.Well, one of the emails was this:----------------------------------------------------------------------------------Ty,Thank you for entering our Photo Contest on Bed In A Box truckers site. We are … Continue reading I Won a Contest!!!!!
The truck won't be done until tomorrow. They are replacing all the injectors, which they had to order. I am also getting a new DOC and DPF which are key components to the Aftertreatment System (ATS). I think said ATF earlier. OoopsHere is a link to understand it all more. http://www.detroitdiesel.com/emissions/epa2007/aftertreatment.aspxThe mechanic had a feeling … Continue reading In Texarkana for the night
It seems I have a competent mechanic this time. Just talked to him and he sent the logs to Detroit for review. He said the ATF system is messed up as the temp is only reaching 600 degrees when it should be 1,000 to 1200 during the regen process.Detroit wants him to do a few … Continue reading Shop update
Before I get into the whole dealer thing, I need to toot my own horn for a bit. I normally don't like doing that, but to me, this was awesome.I was headed south on 55 and I heard a couple of guys talking on the CB. The one was talking about how he had been … Continue reading Another day, another Freightliner dealer
So that load going to Chicago right, well the planner knew I was not going to make it there for the original delivery time of 1000 on the 4th. I told him I would be there by noon on the 5th. Which I would have been had i not had to regen my truck twice … Continue reading Planners piss me off