The only thing I've purchased from Diesel Boss was a so-called "reefer broom" he used to sell (and may still). Half the bristles were long and the other half short, with the idea being the long bristles would reach down into the floor troughs and thus sweep the entire floor instead of just the top level.
Knowing what I know now, I'd say the broom's unique bristle design was more marketing gimmick than anything else. It didn't sweep reefer floors any better than one of those ordinary brooms they sell at Pilots and TA's (for about half the price if you catch one on sale) and may actually have swept worse.
The reefer broom also had a fatal design flaw: the broom part was way too bulky and heavy for the thin and flimsy handle to manage. After very little use (three or four trailer sweeps at the most), I sent the broom a little too close to the trailer's wall with a little too much angle for it to survive the impact with the wall: to my great dismay, the handle snapped off at the base.
If I'd contacted the Diesel Boss about it maybe he'd have sent me a new broom at no charge, but I was so unimpressed with the broom, I just tossed both pieces into the trash, went out and got myself an ordinary truck stop broom.
This was way back around 2000 or 2001. The Boss and I had a pleasant chat over the phone when I ordered the broom. I was driving for Marten at the time and he too had once been a Bluebird.
By the way, my current trailer-tidying tool is one of those corded blowers they sell at Walmart. About the only time I ever use a broom anymore is to sweep up the debris left behind if I have to blow out the trailer in a place where its uncool to just leave the remains scattered all over the pavement.
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Had a good run with the GPS last night.Does anybody know how to turn SPEED WARING off???man the got old really fast going down the road.It really only sent me kinda out the way one time to get to a stop.Could have taken bus 17 coming out of jacksonville nc to get to orden but instead was sent on hwy 17 to only come back down and around.Oh well this thing will come in handy when i delivery to the bojangles up in washington dc at the train station.I did it with a my car GPS a couple of times
Select how far away you want to be warned (or shut the warning off entirely) for the following:
- Sharp curves
- Steep grades
- Engine brake prohibitive
- Narrow roadways
- 8 hours driving without a break
- 11 hours driving in a day
- 14 hours working in a day
- 70 hours working in 8 days
- State/Province borders
- Time zones
- Toll booths
- Weigh stations
- Construction areas
The last one says "Speed." Use that one to set how many miles over before it warns you, or to turn it off entirely.LGarrison Thanks this.
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