Please add to the list:
8. Forgot license in Evanston Wyoming after refueling and drove all the way back oblivious.
9. Slept in trailer last night due to the heat and woke up at 4 in the morning freezing my balls off.
10. (Weirdest one) The truck had an issue before where it was not pulling equal amounts of fuel from the two tanks causing one to empty while the gage still registered plenty of fuel. The result was an airlock in the fuel line causing the truck to shut down. I had it fixed but yes, it happened again. I had not intended to stop as I was only 100 miles from home but I pulled into a truck stop as I was dying of thirst (no a/c and windows only partially cracked) to stock up on a few Gatorade's. To let you know how hot it was, I drank 2 bottles of water, a bottle of grape juice, 2 diet cokes and a Gatorade over a 13 hour period and did not piss once.
The weird part:
This is absolutely the last truck stop to Chicago before Wisconsin (We prefer Peter Ilyich to Peterbilt) If I had not made the last second decision to pull into this stop(A sharp incline that caused the fuel to run to one end of the tank and the airlock) I would have carried on for another 20 miles and financial screwage would once more manifest itself.
As the engine ceased and I took on the task of pulling 79,940 pounds to the side of the road with the now manual steering, the electrical all miraculously started to work. With one hand on the wheel, I seized the opportunity to lower the windows all the way down for some welcomed air circulation. Once done, the electrical again quit. Now on level ground, I was able to get some fuel into the empty line and start her for the 60 foot drive to the fuel island.
As I was fueling, giddy over my good fortune, this very familiar face came up to me and in a heavy Polish accent said, "Remember me?" I had met him at my neighbor Andy's Harvest Bible Chapel - Andrzej Krupinski
daughters reception, and as a trucker of 35 years tried to dissuade me in my choice.
He said, "I saw you passing me about 10 miles back going 30 mph over the speed limit and I said a prayer for you, I hope everything is alright?"
Originally Posted by deathrattle
Lucky you have a spare truck, eh?
Yes and no. It's being driven by a very experienced driver and is actually making a little money. Don't think he'd be very happy if I started yanking parts to cover my foolish fawww pawwws