Animals and truck stops

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mototom, Jul 20, 2019.

  1. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Man there is nothing worse than doing some work outside or walking in to take a shower and come back to a hot truck. I know,when im out securing freight my truck idling. When i go take a shower my truck idling. Go into take a dump my truck idling. I still lock the doors. If somebody wants to get into it they will whether its idling or not.
     
  2. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Medium Load Member

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    Is it just a regular old shaped key? If so, why not just go to a regular old key maker. Have them cut one from it so you can lock the doors while it's running..

    My truck came with one key. Got 2 copies made for $4 bucks total..
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I hope you get him a buddy so he's not an only kitty.

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  4. MrEd

    MrEd Road Train Member

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    I think they do that because they figure we can leave the truck and go find AC somewhere. In the truckstop or at a hotel. The pet can't leave. The pet can't even say "screw the fuel bonus, fire this bad boy up".
     
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  5. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    I’m in a daycab now doing construction and I still never shut the truck off until I’m done.

    When I slept in the truck I NEVER shut it off. Even when I left it in the yard I’d idle it in the winter because it was just easier and I worked for a fuel company...
     
  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    I do. My dogs (past and current, only one at a time) have always gone with me everywhere, be it tricking or running errands or whatever. If it is too hot or too cold for them to be comfortable my vehicles run. I always have spare keys so I can lock the doors while it’s idling. And she’s about 60 pounds and sits in the front seat of my vehicle or the passenger seat of the truck and waits for me to come back. She wouldn’t hurt a fly but passers by don’t need to know that.
     
  7. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    Do you only have one key for the truck??? If you have more than one key, leave the truck idling and lock the doors... If someone really want to steal a truck it wont matter if you are in it or not... Just increases the charges they get when caught.

    There are 4 keys in existence for my truck...
    #1 NEVER comes out of the ignition as company policy.
    #2 is ALWAYS on my belt.
    #3 is the shop copy
    #4 is the office copy.
     
  8. jammer910Z

    jammer910Z Road Train Member

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    I'm glad you said it.. cause I was reading all of this saying, "leave the truck running and lock the door with the spare key".

    Idk. Maybe I'm missing something.
     
  9. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    ms kitty can handle the heat. she maybe a little sweaty, but she can handle it.
     
  10. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    thats why you get a tiger instead of a kitty. let them steal the truck then.
     
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