Swift, no surprise there

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  1. Jslaven

    Jslaven Bobtail Member

    Jul 22, 2020
    Fired me for idling my engine in summer too much.
    My dl said Wednesday want you to be safe and comfortable but you need to shut the engine down more’
    It was in the mid-upper 90’s, no way in hell am I doing that
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  3. Gdog66223

    Gdog66223 Road Train Member

    Dec 30, 2017
    Coal Town
    you got another thread that says you were fired for 3 days idling while laid over but, now your saying you were fired for idling your engine too much during the summer. which one is it?

    Besides that who wants to work for a company that fires them for idling during a major heat index. I would never treat a driver that way and I wouldn't want to be treated that way either.
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2020
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

    Jul 7, 2015
    Can't believe people line up to work for #### companies like that.
  5. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    Had to be super high idle. I once got called for having an idle of 55%. Driver manager said not to worry, just that she was required to inform us. Also, at that idle I wasn't even in the top 10 on her board.
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  6. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    I'm sure he left out half of the story as to why he was shown the door, they always do when they come on here crying. :biggrin_2553:
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  7. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    Funny stuff..
    Our air went out in the drivers room last month and after a week of 90s plant technicians looked at it and finally called in a service company.
    Now if the office doesn't have air and temp rises 5 degrees they are all over the phones trying to find service.
    Some of these idle restrictions seem far fetched but mine would be 50 to 70, otherwise op feel fortunate and move on.
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  8. Ffx95

    Ffx95 Heavy Load Member

    May 18, 2017
    They seriously fire drivers for idling? WTF? Their trucks still don’t come with APUs right? Either you get me an apu, or a motel everyday with transportation, or I idle.
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  9. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    Swift wants you to go inside the truck stop and sit in the drivers lounge and be cool there, instead of idling the truck all day in the back row. Then at night, temps are cool outside and you need not idle much, right ?
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  10. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

    May 3, 2016
    Hot Springs, AR
    Don't lose any sleep over it OP. They did you a favor!

    p.s. I'm just going to put this out there without regard to who gets offended. Anyone that actually abides by these idiotic idling policies has the brain power of a gnat. I promise you the office staff doesn't turn the A/C off when the temps outside reach a certain parameter.
  11. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

    Dec 15, 2007
    Northern Indiana
    Just curious, Frank, does the warm air bother you when you're hanging upside down, unlaxing?
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