Idle policy

Discussion in 'Central Refrigerated' started by Safari Joe, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. Safari Joe

    Safari Joe Light Load Member

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    Do they honestly think that people can stay below the 30% threshold In the summer months?? Opt idle is garbage and they shun you for bringing up an apu in a idle discussion. Smh.
     
  2. Wanderingaimlessly

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    I always idled away and just said ok boss will try. I found that if unplugged my Qualcomm (when parked only) and idled they couldn't see the actual percentage. Not sure if it has changed or not though.
     
  3. Safari Joe

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    I got away with inactive driver for awhile, might try that. I've only heard if the qc is disconnected in the prostars and alarm goes off.
     
  4. Wanderingaimlessly

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    Not sure, it has been many years since I had answer to an office jockey about idle time. I have gotten to the point where I won't play that game about what temps I should be comfortable in. I can sleep in Wyoming dead of winter with no heat, but can't when it is sunny and 65 outside. That's just me though.
     
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  5. Safari Joe

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    Office jockeys don't really see where a driver is coming from, in the winter I'm fine with or without the bunk heater. But summer time is a whole new ballfield. Sweating and freezing are not an option
     
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  6. yessir

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    i don't know why companies are really strict about the idle policy but i will just idle whoever company truck that im driving because im not sleeping in a 110 degree or a 20 below i did idle all company i drove and if one day they talk about it i was just gonna tell them im out since they care about fuel percentage and all kinda stupid thing but they don't care about how comfortable need to be to get a good night sleep, even a dog wouldn't stay in a 20 below why they expect truckers to do it. i will just idle all the time and some of you guys just don't want to get fired because some of you are homeless, living in a company truck lol
     
  7. Wanderingaimlessly

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    The only other option you have is to get to a carrier that has an apu or actually cares if the driver get proper rest in a cool dark place. There are some places that just don't care if you idle when you need to.
     
  8. Safari Joe

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    no, I'm not going to idle and have 500.00 deducted out of my check because some genius in SLC decided apu's weren't worth having. They figured they'd let the drivers suffer because there daily fuel bill is out of whack.
     
  9. Safari Joe

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    I know, an yet my search continues for such
     
  10. Wanderingaimlessly

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    Check out prime they start new guys at a better rate then you are getting now, along with apu's.
     
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