engine runs 24 hours? rest 30 min?

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  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    You’re stopping for 30 minutes after every three hours of driving? Kind of defeats the purpose of running team doesn’t it?
     
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  2. x1Heavy

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    I was gonna say, like a solo who loves to pull into the odd truckstop several times a day.

    There is no point in being team.

    3000 mile loads would not make it in 53 hours or a bit less with that kind of resting.

    We actually were given orders by HQ to Dispatch to sit that truck half a day a week when we are both out of hours so we can allow the auto on it to dispose of the buffer. If it did not sit, it will brick and need a tow. And we would have the time to take care of we stuff like laundry etc. Otherwise just bolt washing and drying room on the back of the sleeper with a ocean of water etc for them.
     
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  3. "semi" retired

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    I always get a kick out of someone personifying a motor. Aw, the poor thing. It was designed to run, it doesn't need a rest. Some freight hauler trucks never get shut off. Fact is, shutting a motor off and restarting it, especially in the cold, is probably worse than 3 days of idling. Step it up to 1000 and hit the hay.
     
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  4. MBAngel

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    My problem with turning it off is that my partner is sleeping and I dont want to change the environment and wake him. No ac gets hot... no heat gets cold... no engine and restarting it wakes him.
     
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  5. buddyd157

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    engines are our slaves, take out the whips and chains..........uh....err.......wrong subject...my bad....
     
  6. Bean Jr.

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    Once again, a comment like that proves that TTR needs a "laugh" button, not just "like"!
     
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  7. buddyd157

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  9. MGE Dawn

    MGE Dawn Heavy Load Member

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    Problem's not running, it's idling. Ergo, if the truck is running night and day because it's not stopping except for fuel, food, pick up/delivery and driver change, then there's no problem whatsoever
     
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  10. PE_Trans

    PE_Trans Road Train Member

    I doubt there is a max time on continuously running the engine. However, the engine needs to be off to be able to inspect engine oil level, belts, and so on. It can also be dangerous to inspect engines while running.

    I know that many drivers don’t inspect their trucks. At a minimum visually check the tires for inflation, tread depth, and damage, and also look under the truck for leaks at least once a day. Water leaks from using the A/C are normal.
     
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