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

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    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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  3. gentleroger

    gentleroger Road Train Member

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    That would imply that our engineers are both devious and competent.
     
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  4. mickeyrat

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    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.
     
  5. Old - School

    Old - School Medium Load Member

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    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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  6. kingodawg

    kingodawg Light Load Member

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    REALLY enjoyed reading this as someone who is heading to Scheider Academy this Sunday, keep it coming .
     
  7. Truck Norris

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    Where ?
     
  8. mickeyrat

    mickeyrat Road Train Member

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    the OP has moved on to other things. 3 or 4 years now. search the other ic threads for more.
     
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  9. moosc

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    He went local. Long long long time ago..
     
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