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  1. NorthernBill

    NorthernBill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    MT, headed for Carlisle, PA. The formerly trusty Espar will not fire. Dang I hate the thought of going to a Thermo King for the fix......
     
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  2. OntarioVanMan
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    OntarioVanMan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Looks like back to Rapid City...:)
     
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  3. ntimevan

    ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Empty and headed back to bed .... what 30° .. perfect sleeping temperature..

    another day .. another bowl of Popcorn
     
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  4. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Does anything happen rapidly there ?
     
  5. ntimevan

    ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Not since Family Dollar hired a New Stock Boy ...

    another day .. another bowl of Popcorn
     
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  6. ucfd608

    ucfd608 Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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    U ain’t gonna need no shorts in ga it is cold


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  7. ntimevan

    ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Got woke up.. preplanned load for 9pm... 25 mile dh .. back to sleep

    another day .. another bowl of Popcorn
     
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  8. ucfd608

    ucfd608 Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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    U r about a hour from the house an it is starting to spit snow here


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  9. OntarioVanMan
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    OntarioVanMan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Yep the doctors finally releasing juju :)
     
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  10. Hummer53

    Hummer53 Expert Expediter Driver

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    That's great news.
     
  11. Hummer53

    Hummer53 Expert Expediter Driver

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    IMG_7798.JPG Hope you're on the mend.
     
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  12. FlyingVan
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    FlyingVan Moderator Staff Member Owner/Operator

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    Tuesday morning I got back in service and since here at the house it was about 5 degrees I decided to give the truck a try to see if it would start. I never started it in that kind of cold so I was curious. I have to say that it started right away which I was quite pleased with. I let it idle for a while to get the juices flowing and all of a sudden I hear an explosion under the hood followed by a quite loud ruckus that I have never heard before. I shut it down quickly and I found the air line from the air compressor busted. The hose is attached to the connector with a crimped piece of metal. This piece was rusted all the way through and the hose came right off the fitting. So it was time to put myself out of service again. A call to the Freightliner dealer revealed that they have the air line in stock for about $70 so I went to pick it up. By the time I got back with the hose it was too dark to attempt to replace it.

    Today I waited until the temp got up to 25 degrees to attempt a repair and all went great. I have to decide if I want to get back in service today or wait until next week. I really don't feel like going north in these temperatures.

    So I really started the year great. Can you imagine if this would have happened somewhere on the side of the road instead of my driveway? I would have needed a tow and who knows how much for the repair. Easily over a grand. I am happy I got it fixed for only $70.

    It's interesting that whenever I call the Freightliner dealer for a part they always have it in stock. I am used to my vanning days when about 50% of the time when I would need a part they would need to order it.
     
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  13. Hummer53

    Hummer53 Expert Expediter Driver

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  14. in-Transit
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    in-Transit Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Cincinnati to Flat Rock!


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  15. ntimevan

    ntimevan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Woke up at 4pm... to find out first load had canceled while i slept ...
    Now loaded . Buford ,Ga. to Bowling Green , Ky...

    another day .. another bowl of Popcorn
     
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  16. OntarioVanMan
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    OntarioVanMan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    And WE are home!
     
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  17. BlindSquid
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    BlindSquid Active Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

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    FV couldn't agree more, came home. Tired a sitting & freezing for nothing.
    Forecast says Monday warmer
     
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  18. in-Transit
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    in-Transit Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Well good Ol’Ford closes at 1430 for door 1... Applebee’s before the gym perhaps? Too cold to sit in the van tonight !


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  19. Ragman
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  20. Worn Out Manager
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    Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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    Please let her rest tonight, plenty of time for Judy to vacuum tomorrow
     
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