Idle policy

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

  1. Trygg

    Trygg Light Load Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    The West
    If I have to sleep in the truck then there at the terminal, do they have food nearby? Maybe a restaurant? I think I heard you mention a walmart nearby, is it within walking distance? Or are we talking blocks and blocks over and maybe across a highway or two where lugging bags of groceries back might be more of a workout than it's worth.
  2. Wolfyinc

    Wolfyinc Road Train Member

    Apr 21, 2013
    Salem, or
    the walmart is like half a mile maybe? Also you can order food to deliver, usually can find menus in the drivers lounge like most terminals. He also mentions walking distance since they do not allow any trucks to park on the premises. You will see the walmart when your heading to the terminal since you pass it right before your turn. If you want to get a cab you can go to the mall and find plenty of restaurants and the cab ride was around $10 when I went for the way back, I walked there but it was a long tiring walk.
  3. Moosetek13

    Moosetek13 Road Train Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Burnsville, MN
    Last time I went to the Denver terminal that road was closed.
    I had to take the first left after coming off Quebec and follow it around to the left in front of the Double Tree (used to be Red Lion) and around to Swift.
    Be very careful taking that road. It is REALLY narrow around those sharp turns.
    Anyone know if that detour is still in effect?
  4. Trygg

    Trygg Light Load Member

    Feb 11, 2014
    The West
    Yup, just took it. Wasn't too bad though.
    Moosetek13 Thanks this.
  5. reuter19

    reuter19 Light Load Member

    Dec 17, 2013
    Wow reading some of your idling problems really make me glad to work for prime. Got an apu and inverted installed on every truck and when my apu broke I didn't hear 1 peep about my idle time
    Buckeye91 Thanks this.
  6. Buckeye91

    Buckeye91 Road Train Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    Midwest, USA
    Thats one good thing prime has going for them.
  7. tangerineGT

    tangerineGT Road Train Member

    Aug 26, 2013
    Red Lion , PA
    My idle percent is 51 right now because my load got cancelled. Lol
    260 miles today. Over 8 hrs of engine time . Hahahaha
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