Do you turn off reefer right as you dock ?

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  1. landlord

    landlord Bobtail Member

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    these guys are idiots...
     
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  3. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    I don't like having my reefer running anymore than anyone else, and I go by the receiver rules. So what are you going to do when they reject your load for a temperature issue? Target in Lake City Florida, will reject your load for temperature if you open your doors before being told to do so. So if you turn your reefer off while in the door, your load is rejected. And you will have an expensive claim.......
     
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  4. SteveScott

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    Completely agree with you that the reefer warms up faster with it running and the doors open. But you MUST do what the receiver wants or the load can be rejected. Report back to us when you have a rejected load of produce or frozen food because you turned off the reefer at the receiving dock.
     
  5. JoeTruck

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    When I hauled reefer I turned it off when I got the signed bills.
     
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  6. Tall Mike

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    Again, I ask the customer what they prefer...I'm not getting a load rejected because you dont approve of how I run MY unit..

    Go ahead and shut that unit off with a Schwans ice cream load, and let us know how that works out...
     
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  7. landlord

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    IT IS FROZEN ROCK SOLID been doing this for 10 years never had a problem.
    keep burning your fuel!!! why do you think thermo and carrier are putting door switches on...
    if the recv told you to keep your home refrigerator door open you'd probably do that too lol
     
  8. landlord

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    I ALWAYS KEEP MY DOORS CLOSED, PERIOD UNTIL THEY TELL ME TO DO SO ud be stupid to back up to a dock doors open then 3 hours later they want to start. lmao ppl do that and I think they are retarded.

    yesterday had a yogurt load 35 * in chi its 32-38 degree now. you think i had my reefer ON?? NOOOO checked the box temp periodically and stayed the ambient temp. let's use our common sense ppl!!!
     
  9. jason6541

    jason6541 Heavy Load Member

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    Leaving reefer run while doors open is hard on the compressor, well everything not a good idea. Reefer is only to maintain a temp not to cool product. But thermo king and carrier make a lot of money from broke units. Many companies put switches to shut reefers off when doors open just for the reason above.
     
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  10. landlord

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    I have exclusions during different seasons NO GREEN LEAVES NO BERRIES. why haul ice cream if they ARE NOT GOING TO PAY YOU HIGH VALUE RATE... IF ICE CREAM DONT PAY ME say 4k on 600 miles then I aint hauling it and yes I've gotten this # quite a few times
    keep. why do you think the mega companies are installing door switches...?

    i bet yall hauling high value loads for regular rates...
     
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  11. SteveScott

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    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a super trucker. I'll bet he works for SWIFT too.
     
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