Day by day adventures of a new solo OTR driver

Discussion in 'Schneider' started by dieselfuelonly, Feb 22, 2013.

  1. stevep1977

    stevep1977 Road Train Member

    Dec 23, 2010
    Chicago, IL
    Ambient heat coming off of the idling truck will make the sensor read a higher temp than actual. It would have to be about 10-12 degrees for the temp sensor to read 20 degrees.

    Same held true in summer. Couldn't idle below 70 but the sensor wouldn't drop below 70 degrees until around 60-62 degrees outside temp.
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  2. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2010
    That would imply that our engineers are both devious and competent.
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  3. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

    Nov 24, 2011
    on my 30 min break
    made worse by downward exhaust getting caught under the kingpin plate. makes absolute sense to mount the sensor inside the frame rail near the near drive axle.
    Usual fuel stop. kwik stop? xt 28 I94 wilson, wi just outside of minneapolis. -5 degrees. truck wouldnt idle. uncouple, run the risk of losing the hood. 5th wheel grease gets REAL stiff overnight, VERY difficult to couple in the am. jaws wouldnt close.

    not sure what qualifications are needed to be an engineer for sni.
  4. Old - School

    Old - School Medium Load Member

    Dec 18, 2011
    There were several drivers on TTR when I first started keeping up with this Schneider thread I enjoyed reading about. DFO was one of them. Like everything, things change and he moved on. For those interested, I ran across DFO on YouTube. He has a few videos. Nothing fancy just some of the stuff he's doing. Just thought some of you might want to know. Search DieselFuelOnly.
    No I'm not a stalker. At least I don't think so. (smiley face here)
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