About Leaving Your Car at a Terminal - safe or not?

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  1. dave01282000

    dave01282000 Medium Load Member

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    I park my car at the company terminal as well...been kinda living OTR for a while and using my brother's address with my stuff in storage. No problems in the past 4 months.

    Another advantage to not taking the truck home is having the shop take care of servicing needs while you're on hometime = less interruption while you're out running.
     
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  3. REO6205

    REO6205 Road Train Member

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    A lot of newer cars have quite a bit of parasitic drain on the battery. A battery cut-off switch is easy to install . The main downside is losing all your presets...radio, seat position memory, climate control, stuff like that.
     
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  5. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

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    i have a security system in my older car that would drain the battery in the month I was out.
    The NOCO works great for getting it started, but the battery would soon fail altogether. Too many times being fully discharged is hard on a battery.
    I started disconnecting the battery between home times and have not had to jump it in nearly a year.
     
  6. NewTruckerGuy

    NewTruckerGuy Bobtail Member

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    That was actually my thought... to disconnect the battery on home time. Any downsides to doing this?
     
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  7. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    Keeping a compressor in your car seems unnecessary when the shop and your truck both have air.
     
  8. BM 58

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    You are best for at least your first six months at any mega to leave your vehicle at the terminal in case of termination or you decide trucking just isn’t for you.
     
  9. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    best to rent a car, drive to the terminal..Enterprise can pick up the car from the terminal

    you most likely will be taking the truck home.

    another thing to, you will always be parking your car at your own risk.

    so have plenty of insurance, cuz if you car catches fire, and it damages other cars?

    you are on the hook.
     
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  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Depends whether of not the shop will even operating at that time, and even then you’d be wise not to expect them to help you.

    That leaves the truck, but then you’ll need your own hose.
     
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  11. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

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    Which you should have anyway, becaue you can't count on truck stops to always have their air hoses in good working order.
     
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