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  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    "Your partner is correct only 85% of the time, don't know where that leaves me"
     
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  2. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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  3. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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  4. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Tennessee University Investigating Possible Research Misconduct in Glider Vehicle Testing

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/tenn...wYmpxZDRNbjJKdWJsazJDQ0w2RTV0UmVvb0dKNThTeiJ9

    "EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has argued that gliders are not new trucks and therefore should not be regulated by EPA. But in a Nov. 17 EPA proposed rule, the agency noted that the Tech study supported a petition by glider makers Fitzgerald, Harrison Truck Centers Inc. and Indiana Phoenix Inc. because it “showed that remanufactured engines from model years between 2002 and 2007 performed roughly on par with OEM-certified engines,” and “in some instances even outperformed the OEM engines.”

    However, that conclusion seemed questionable to some members of the university’s faculty, including Holly Stretz, a professor of chemical engineering and member of the faculty senate, who called on the university president to initiate an inquiry."
     
  5. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    The reasoning behind this, I believe, is that engines of that era have had the time for the bugs to be worked out of them. You can get aftermarket EGR coolers that are better manufactured to withstand heat-induced cracking, among other things. So they can perform better than they did new.

    At least they are arguing that gliders are the rebuilds that they are. Hopefully that sticks.
     
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  6. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Paccar recalling nearly 2,000 Kenworth, Peterbilt tractors for transmission issue

    https://www.ccjdigital.com/paccar-r...a3c973&utm_term=newsletter-2-daily-position-1

    "Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. Paccar says the transmissions display either “D” for drive, “N” for neutral and “R” for reverse, along with the actual gear the transmission is in. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move."
     
  9. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Setting max speed: Cruise or throttle?

    http://www.fleetowner.com/ideaxchan...m=email&elq2=634a57605dad4464b33462d9fd1e06d4

    "There is a lot of talk in the industry about if it is unsafe for a driver to spend too much time in cruise. The concern is that drivers using cruise will get drowsy. The good news is that collision mitigation technology can play a big role in mitigating that risk. Most early versions of these systems are only active when the vehicle is in cruise control. Newer versions and soon to be released models may make the system active either in cruise or foot throttle mode, but for the most part, collision mitigation systems on the road today only work when cruise is active."
     
  10. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Report: Truck driving one of the deadliest jobs in the U.S.

    Rephttp://www.fleetowner.com/driver-management/report-truck-driving-one-deadliest-jobs-us?NL=FO-01&Issue=FO-01_20180222_FO-01_279&sfvc4enews=42&cl=article_2_b&utm_rid=CPENT000003329934&utm_campaign=17068&utm_medium=email&elq2=985be49920af45ccb95af0d3ad8f7ba4ort: Truck driving one of the deadliest jobs in the U.S.

    "BLS data indicated that “driving” is the deadliest profession in the U.S.; a category that includes travelling sales jobs and truck drivers. In 2016, there were 918 fatalities from driving occupations, the agency noted."

    So, SAFETY is most critical to survival, in this industry...
     
  12. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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  13. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    I wonder how much tax money was pi$$ed away for the BOL, to determine this is a dangerous profession?
     
  14. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I don't see much danger in sitting in a truckstop talking about how fast em trucks will go, solving every one's legal problems
    or griping about a 15% pay cut.
     
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  15. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    (AP) Cedar Rapids,IA.
    Coop Dispatch announces a third location to council drivers on issues...
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  16. Big Dave

    Big Dave What?! A low bridge and boardwalk at same time?!!

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    AP Cedar Rapids: Fire broke out in mega carrier Coop Dispatch's yard today. Apparently a "rogue" lightening bolt struck a trailer that the carrier uses to "council" drivers in after one of their drivers, Wong Way, entered it. Coop spokeswoman, Donna, was too broken up to comment.
     
  17. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    We have "rogue waves" down here on the coast, not sure that lightning bolt was not aimed! "here's your sign"
     
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  18. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Owner of Patel Hat And Canvas LLC.

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    http://www.livetrucking.com/
    Coop driver goes through 3 Ton bridge. Driver said he thought he was on a boardwalk....
     
  19. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Thefts Down but Crooks Turning to LTLs

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/thefts-down-crooks-turning-ltls

    "Cornell and SensiGuard see crooks shifting their efforts from truckload targets to less-secure categories of cargo, such as less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments of mixed retail loads that offer opportunities for quick fencing of the material. These smaller thefts may be of too low a value to spur an owner to file a police report or insurance claim.

    SensiGuard categorizes this as pilferage, where crooks break into a trailer carrying high value merchandise, steal a pallet or two, then slink off to watch what happens at the trailer in the following days. This is “intelligence gathering while obtaining cargo,” according to SensiGuard."
     

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