Crete Carrier - A Year In Review - Fall 2013 Going Forward

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  1. RizenPhoenix

    RizenPhoenix Road Train Member

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    Got you beat, at Knight I once got a 5 mile load, plus 28 mile deadhead. Only load I got that day.
     
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  3. tucker

    tucker Road Train Member

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    Huh? I got a prostar with the battery pack apu, I can't use the auto start, but I keep nice an toasty
     
  4. volvo244t

    volvo244t Road Train Member

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    Same as always, bottom line.

    They cost more per truck, and they weigh more... less weight in the trailer = less $$$ per load.
     
  5. stungjoe

    stungjoe Road Train Member

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    The shop keeps telling me that if the load sharing isolates the batteries that the heater should keep working. When I lose battery power in the bunk(lights and outlets cut off) my bunk fan will keep blowing but the heater cuts off. It will blow cold air. For those with Prostar and the battery APUs, how does your heater function?
     
  6. volvo244t

    volvo244t Road Train Member

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    In mine the heat (and the cool, for that matter) worked until they hit their own cutoff voltages. My cooler would usually run for 2-3 more hours once the low voltage alarm went off, and I never did find out just how much longer the heater would run.

    That was a 2010, though.
     
  7. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    Starting a reset in Walton, Ky. Ran 3629 miles in 6 days. I'm pooped.
     
  8. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    Currently 42* here in Walton. Supposed to drop rapidly to -7* in KENTUCKY!!
     
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  9. 48Packard

    48Packard Ol' Two-stop Shag!

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    I'm supposed to be back at it Wednesday morning, but if there's ice here (Columbia, SC), they can faggetaboutit.
     
  10. supersnackbar

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    Crete doesn't tell their drivers things like that. If I had a guess it would be, cost, weight savings and unreliable Freightliner battery apu's. Since it appears that the majority of new trucks will be mid-roof Cascadias, the previous opti-idle gave them better performance and reliability than the battery apus that Freightliner offers.
     
  11. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    The last Prostar I had over there could go 15-18 hours on heat if I didn't over do the TV watchinging.
     
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