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  • Harry's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 11:22 AM
    Grinding Clutch Problem — For 2 years, I have changed 2 clutches. Driving the first 50,000 miles, everything seems to be fine. After that, the problem starts with a grinding noise. First, it can be detected from the start and then when heavy, but later this noise is almost all the time, no matter if heavy, light or empty. What could be the problem? After spending alot of money the problem is not resolved. Answer: First, what shop changed the clutch? Do you use the clutch regularly? Is there a possibility the installed clutch could be the wrong one for the truck? The clutch installed could be too light for the work the truck is doing. It should be under warranty up to one year. Before the year is up, and if you’re over the 50,000 miles, the moment it starts to grind, take it back to the shop who installed it. They ought to figure it out. Of course, this shouldn’t be happening for every clutch. Something is clearly wrong. Loosing Rad Fluid — I’m having a problem with loosing radiator fluid, from my semi. It looses about a half gallon a day. The sensor was replaced and a leak was fixed at the shop, but every day I still need to add 3/4 gallon of fluid. The alarm also stays on. The truck is a 2010, with about 230,000 miles.The fluid disappears while the truck is shut down. I can shut it down in the evening successfully. WhenI wake up and start my pre-trip, I start the truck and low light is on and the coolant level is low. However there is no fluid on the ground.The rad fluid disappears when the truck is shut off. There is no sign of fluid on the ground. Answer: Check the oil when the truck is cold for signs of coolant on the dipstick. Many manufacturers set the low coolant sensor too high on the radiator. The rad has an overflow tube that could be draining the coolant to below the sensor level. This is more likely the case as your truck is relatively new. The coolant could also be escaping into the engine or evaporating. If there’s no coolant on the ground, and it’s disappearing when the truck is shut off, it’s most likely a head gasket. If it’s not leaking externally, it’s leaking internally. Take the truck to the engine manufacturer, like a Cummins or Cat shop or whatever your motor is, you didn’t say, NOT the truck dealer or just any dealer. ***IF the truck is an older model, this can be a sign of a head gasket needing attention. :Trucker:
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  • Molly's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 10:46 AM
    A proposal by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA) to begin a pilot program that would import immigrant drivers into Canada to help satisfy the need for more truckers has drawn criticism from Teamster’s Canada, the country’s largest transportation union. It calls the OTA’s proposal a horrific idea. “Trucking companies can’t move overseas, so they’re trying to bring cheap labor to Canada,” François Laporte, the president of Teamsters Canada, said in a news release. “Instead of trying to suppress wage growth, the Ontario Trucking Association should be looking at ways to give truckers a big raise.” In a recent interview with a news outlet, president of the Ontario Trucking Association, Stephen Laskowski, made the case for the need to import immigrant labor. “The driver shortage became more acute in 2018 due to the fact that we have a large percentage of individuals over the age of 55 driving… we’re facing older demographics, more retirements and, at the same time, more demand,” said Laskowski, who is also the president of the Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA). Link to article....https://www.canindia.com/proposal-to-import-immigrant-truck-drivers-receives-pushback/
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  • Molly's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 10:36 AM
    Molly started a thread Dear Winter in Joke Corner
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  • nate980's Avatar
    01-20-2019, 03:02 AM
    25 metres, or 27.5m with a permit. After that you need pilot carsPosted via Mobile Device
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  • Phantom Trucker's Avatar
    01-19-2019, 02:56 PM
    Well said @a2madmac & @nate980. Posted via Mobile Device
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  • liner's Avatar
    01-19-2019, 01:35 PM
    I couldn't agree more Nate.It's almost embarrassing to admit that I drive a truck anymore after observing the lack of skill and sheer ignorance of today's new breed of window licking steering wheel holders. It's getting downright scary out there now having to share the roads with a lot of these clowns.
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  • nate980's Avatar
    01-19-2019, 12:56 PM
    You know why young people aren’t motivated to join this career anymore? There’s no appeal to it anymore. No young kid grew up thinking Volvo’s were sexy or aero freightliners. Everyone young that I know that drives a truck drives for smaller company’s with nice equipment. They may make a little less but they enjoy there job on a daily basis driving something actually nice. I’m the same way. Triton has decent trucks atleast but can not find anyone younger to come work there. Just walking threw a TruckStop last night down in Hermiston Oregon I was just shaking my head at the quality of driver out there. I swear some were ready to lick the mirror in the washroom. Some hadn’t showered in days. Some literally looked homeless but were wearing company swag. Posted via Mobile Device
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  • Harry's Avatar
    01-19-2019, 12:55 PM
    Since 2 days her it comes down like greasy. All Highways in Indiana are closed. It the first snow this year and my snow blower is ready........but not me[smilie=real mad.gi:
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  • Harry's Avatar
    01-19-2019, 12:45 PM
    Harry started a thread Visiters in Roadside Cafe
    Well I live on a lake but still in the outskirts of the city. Yesterday around eleven I saw right in front of my living room by the bird feeders six deer. Now I know why my bird feeders are empty every morning. I did know that deer go on bird food:asking: Harry
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  • a2madmac's Avatar
    01-19-2019, 08:07 AM
    Its all good until your family member is under the wheels of a immigrant driver with a yrs experience. Then its truckers.....
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  • a2madmac's Avatar
    01-19-2019, 07:51 AM
    30% of their workforce? I don't want to drive with a bunch of stoners on my roads. Tell me again how its ok when we got 300 out of a 1000 that have a SUBSTANCE USE PROBLEM. Just like the alcoholic's a lot of those are going to be using while driving. I'll take my chances in the "land of rape and murder" at least some stoner won't hit me in the J parking lot. It will be Swift, Schnieder, Werner. But they won't be stoned.
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 05:29 PM
    The province is sending the bill to ICBC, with the auto insurer saying it will not be seeking restitution from the driver or the trucking company. So basically they are passing the cost on to all the other drivers in BC. Its possible the trucking company does not have the resources to pay but the precedence is very bad. The truck with over-height load crashed into Surrey overpass on Hwy 99 causing a structural problem with the overpass and disrupting traffic for months. The ministry says the driver of the truck was fined $115 by CVSE for not conforming with the required load dimensions to be on the highway. The driver is no longer on the road, the ministry says. "CVSE investigated the carrier as a result of the incident, found it to be non-compliant and recommended cancellation. Upon receiving the report and recommendation, the carrier decided to voluntarily surrender their certificate to operate as of Dec. 20, 2017." The RCMP says the driver also received a ticket for driving without due care and attention, with a fine of $368 and six penalty points on his licence. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/truck-crash-152-street-surrey-icbc-1.4983076?cmp=rss
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 05:09 PM
    A snowfall warning is in effect for the Coquihalla Highway, with 15 to 25 centimetres expected by Saturday evening. That and high winds will result in reduced visibility. https://globalnews.ca/?p=4863526&preview=true&preview_id=4863526
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  • Harry's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 03:06 PM
    Harry replied to a thread ???? in Drivers Union House
    I don't recall that we banned one but if so we will delete this forum.
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 12:17 PM
    Maxx replied to a thread ???? in Drivers Union House
    I recall they started their own forum because they got no love from the TruckStop Canada members. A couple of them were from La Belle province and liked to promote confrontations. Didn't one get banned?
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  • Maxx's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 12:02 PM
    I found this in a response to a news report on a Chinese lady who quit her campaign to run in a Burnaby bi-election then wanted to re-start it but was rejected by the Liberals. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/karen-wang-burnaby-byelection-1.4981998 I think it's right on target.
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  • Molly's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 11:13 AM
    Took this picture of the deer in our back yard
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  • Harry's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 10:27 AM
    VIDEO GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - Our neighbors to the north are visiting Green Bay this week for the 36th All-Canada Show. The All-Canada Show is Jan. 17-20 at the Radisson Conference Center. CLICK HERE for hours and more information. Experts will promote hunting and fishing trips to Canada. There will be free seminars and giveaways. The headliners are Hook & Hunt TV's Jim Crowley and "Sportsman's Journal" host Tyler Trampe. Watch the videos in this story to find out more about hunting and fishing trips to Canada. Source of article and more great articles click here
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  • Harry's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 10:23 AM
    Harry started a thread ???? in Drivers Union House
    It looks like we have no Union Members here anymore ????
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  • Harry's Avatar
    01-18-2019, 10:21 AM
    In recent weeks, the runaway success of truck convoys and protests drawing attention to Western issues has been powerful, as hundreds of semis and big trucks have rallied to draw attention to the plight of the oilpatch. In particular, the protests have focused on federal government policies like the carbon tax, delayed and cancelled pipelines, Bill C-69 — which will stall resource development — and the tanker ban off B.C.’s northern coast. Just before Christmas the idea was conceived of a huge national convoy of trucks leaving Western Canada on Feb. 15 and heading to Ottawa. At the same time, in support of the abandoned Energy East pipeline (pronounced by the Prime Minister to “have no support in Quebec”) trucks would proceed west from Atlantic Canada to the nation’s capital. Along the way, daily rallies will draw more trucks and, by Feb. 20, the convoy — possibly numbering 1,000 trucks or more — would arrive on Wellington Street in Ottawa outside of Parliament to bring the concerns of the West to Central Canada. In the same Ontario that spent days clutching its pearls over 1,200 future job losses at the GM plant in Oshawa, there has been scant attention paid to tens of thousands of jobs lost in Western Canada. In recent days, as the number of organizations supporting, organizing and raising funds for the national convoy has grown, public squabbles have erupted on social media. Now Alberta-based groups Canada Action and Rally4Resources have pulled out, concerned that the increasingly popular and numerous yellow vest protest groups might radicalize the rallies. Having met many local yellow vesters, who seem overwhelmingly to be hardworking, sincere and frustrated Western Canadians (and not generally people who take to the streets), the continuing media narrative of racists and radicals hidden in the midst of the yellow vest movement has been less supported by evidence than by innuendo. Like any protesters, the Ottawa Convoy trekkers would do well to root out troublemakers. But they are on to an issue that has captivated many Western Canadians. This rally is real and it’s going to matter. Source of article and more great articles click here
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