20th February 2022 The new TIV is on the road.

Goodaye all, missed you all last week as picked up new truck, had an electrical problem, finally sorted, that’s the trouble with electronics, good when it works, but often hard to find the problem. Seems when it was built and the engine fitted, the ECM harness got a tug and or the clamp was pulled wrong or something and the 5 volt wire which controls many of the ESC, ADblue and Active Cruise was down to only two strands.

The few times I had it looked at, there were no codes, so in the end I had to try and get it to Kenworth at Shepparton without resetting it, and that meant no accelerator except on cruise and that made the trip there quite interesting. But once there and with codes still active, they were able to trace the fault and it has not missed a beat since.

When I had previously taken it up from Wagga to Brisbane for all the gear to be fitted up there, the trouble started and I said to all who gave me a hard time, that was the only time it would give me trouble. It did happen briefly coming back out of Brisbane and it was checked there and calibrated in Dubbo and then when I actually got it on the road, it happened worse, though others who shifted it for me either had no trouble or it simply did not move and play up.

So it was the same problem all along and I stand by my wish, hope, prayer, claim and comment, it will not let me down again!! There is still more to do to complete it and then the interim trailers and then a new set and I am set for the next five years to take passengers and go to shows and to try and get some more stuff done to improve our lot.

I was re-elected as President of NRFA yesterday at our AGM, the conference and truckies breakfast we had planned for Toowoomba has been deferred due to covid till July 9th and we look forward to as many of you as possible attending. So if you want to make a difference, join up, take part and help me achieve more. I am still happy if you want to join any other transport association, just join one and push to make a difference.

Getting ready for work now, was going to Perth last week but their rules keep changing, so did a change over in Port Augusta instead, but now planning to head over for a visit, till next week, Safe Travelling, Rod Hannifey.  

By truckright

An Australian truckie aiming to improve both how the road transport industry is seen and understood by the public and to improve road safety for all.

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