Something that has always bothered me about reefer trailers

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by TruckRunner, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    That doesn't explain why no-one pulls forward at the ones with plenty of room and there are lots of those out here too.
     
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  3. Shep Shiloh

    Shep Shiloh Medium Load Member

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    To make sure you're not running "off-road" diesel?
     
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  4. Blu_Ogre

    Blu_Ogre Road Train Member

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    Correct.

    It is legal to run off road (red) diesel in the refer though (cheaper because no road fuel/IFTA taxes). So they keep the hoses short enough that you can't fuel the refer tank with the road diesel hoses, and the red diesel can't easily be put in the tractor. Assuming of course the fuel stops still have red diesel....

    A properly built fuel stop will have Road Diesel where the truck parks and a separate pump back by the refer. Kinda a rarity now.
     
  5. High Seas

    High Seas Light Load Member

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    "A properly built fuel stop will have Road Diesel where the truck parks and a separate pump back by the refer. Kinda a rarity now."
    if that had that today that reefer pump would last 2 hours before it was run over
     
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  6. Dick Danger

    Dick Danger Medium Load Member

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    I used to pull reefers that had the tank mounted under the unit. Had to climb up there and open the doors to fuel the reefer. I don't think the average truck stop diesel hose would reach these days.
     
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  7. aussiejosh

    aussiejosh Road Train Member

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    Quite possibly it could come down to weight distribution cause you''ve got your fridge motor plus the trucks fuel tanks then you'd have your reefers fuel tanks. I didn't have a big issue having to pull forward or i'd make sure i'd fuel up in a spot where it wasn't a big hassle.
     
  8. JTAN

    JTAN Light Load Member

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    By gawd I think you got it ..safety and weight distribution is right on the money IMO...funny that I've never really thought about it before..
     
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  9. Blackshack46

    Blackshack46 Road Train Member

    Well if i had red panties yesterday, black panties the day before and running blue green panties today..... that means my wife is now down 3 pairs of panties. Hmmm
     
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  10. Senior Management

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    They are checking for Farm Diesel usually purple in color
     
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  11. Tlauden

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    Waiting to pull up for reefer fuel doesn't bother me, and honestly I probably dont pull up far enough for the guy behind to get reefer fuel either. If I would do that, my hood would be ripped off by guys trying to turn out of these tight ### truck stops. What pisses me off is when guys dont pull up far enough to even let me fuel my tractor....
     
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