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  1. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Who pays for the new coolant "of your choice" to recharge the trailer..?

    $189 is better but no gold mine.
     
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  3. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    At Superior its not always new coolant. At my terminals shop they have a pump mounted on a small drum where they pump coolant into the drum to drain a tank and reuse it to charge one.
     
  4. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    No way, I'm kinda picky who I exchange fluids with...

    i had intranst heat on my old truck back at chemical Leaman and the 3 loads that I did I never opened the valves to use it. Got the loads there in temp range without it.... Wow I made $75 for nothing.

    With the prices/ problems with the new engines I'd never agree to it......
     
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  5. wsyrob

    wsyrob Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I am sure if you were O/O they would use fresh coolant if you asked them provided the tank wasn't already charged. It wouldn't be an issue for the O/O guys who work out of my terminal anyway. Its all drop/hook or customer load/unload for those guys. Some don't even have pumps or air compressors on the truck.
     
  6. Irishman 67

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    Miller pays for the new coolant. If you are at a tank wash that charges, just give them a PO and have it done there. If you are out on the road somewhere, just stop at a T/s and grab a case of coolant and charge it yourself. They will reimburse you the cost of the coolant.
     
  7. Derailed

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    I guess that would make it a little more comforting knowing your dealing with new coolant. How many gallons does it take to recharge a trailer?
     
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    The heat pans take 5 gallons. So, if you stop and buy a case of 6 and charge it yourself you have an extra gallon left over. They will pay for the case and never ask about the extra.
     
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  9. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    What's the pay these days for a truck pump or compressor unload?

    I think that was $25 at the time also .....
     
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    I actually haven't done a truck pump in probably 4 months, or a truck air off either. I don't remember exactly, I think Miller charges $75 and we get 63%.
     
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