Want to override qualcomm on Idle time

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Harley Mike, Aug 9, 2009.

  1. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2009

    Yeah really go get a room for that price!
  2. Flatlander

    Flatlander Bobtail Member

    Jun 10, 2010
    Davis, CA
    Add fuel to the truck, report the milage and let them try to figure out why, with idling, you are getting better milage than without.
  3. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

    Sep 25, 2007
    Rosamond, SoCal
    green and green/black is used for data, thats all I'm going to say but I would not mess with there equipment it may prevent you from getting your next job, after they find out you've been altering there truck.

    Set your trailer brakes, then set your cruz upto about 900 rpm's, they will find out but you will be able to sleep.

    Get a job with a company that cares about its drivers.
  4. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Near Nashville TN
    You don't report the mileage. They get it without touching the truck via Qualcom.
  5. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Near Nashville TN
    One shop supervisor cut a wire on a Freightliner so the driver could idle it. This was to circumvent the auto shut down.

    When I was in Indianola MS the other night a fellow Swift driver told me his Prostar didn't idle. I asked how he survived the desert heat. He told me he has a window piece from the idle air folks, has a 12V 14 inch fan, and puts on a T shirt and soaks it down with a spray bottle of water.

    I looked at him in disbelief and told him there is no frikken way I would do that.

    The DOT book on 392.?? says it is unlawful for you to drive fatigued, and unlawful for them to expect you to drive that way. Can't sleep because you are in a puddle of sweat and your brain is cooking? You need the rest. I will not sleep with my windows open, not even a crack in a truck stop!

    Something like that. It's out in the truck and I am not going to get the book tonight.

    If someone was to pull into the scale house and say "I am fatigued, here is the reason why." And show the messages that they send out some companies tail bones would be in a sling.
  6. chalupa

    chalupa Road Train Member

    Jul 22, 2010
    All good but when they pull up the map...there's supposed to be a blue line between where u are and where you were. You can hide from it but when it see's again it will show all this. ( no line frm Alanta to LA )

    Also, if you unplug the ant....it can't use GPS to track you ( good ) but it also can't do your logs.....what chu gonna show the bear?? ( bad )
  7. DJ trucker

    DJ trucker Light Load Member

    Dec 23, 2009
    Columbia, SC
    yes each truck manufacturer has a different fuse for monitor, engine must be off when removing or replacing said fuse.

    but beware- tampering with truck electronics stays on file forever
  8. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

    Jun 22, 2007
    Charlotte, NC

    THAT is the best idea I've heard EVER!!! :biggrin_25514:
  9. Lowbed

    Lowbed Light Load Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Edmonton Alberta
    All they have to do is hook up a computer to the ECM and it will show the idle time.
  10. Rug_Trucker

    Rug_Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 7, 2009
    Near Nashville TN
    Some shops don't take the time. If your fuel mileage goes in the toilet they might check.
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