Why do people needlessly idle ?

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by bzinger, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Sittin here at Salina ks for the day doing laundry and relaxing... It's like 45 and people just keep coming in to eat etc and leave they're trucks running ..why ?
     
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  3. Fajo

    Fajo The Dark Knight

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    Just to piss you off ? Last I check its their truck they can do as they please. This is kind of whats wrong with the world is everyone is so worried about what someone else is doing then them selves.
     
  4. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Yeah you are right fajo ! ..I own my truck also and know the guy next to me does too ..I'm sure he could afford more chrome if he shut the noisey sob off tho !
     
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  5. Pedigreed Bulldog

    Pedigreed Bulldog Road Train Member

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    Cheaper than a service call if it doesn't fire back up. I've had a battery less than 6 months old explode at a fuel stop when I hit the key to re-fire the engine, and I've had a 2 month old battery call it quits causing a large enough drain on the other 2 batteries to cause a no-crank situation.

    Sure, it doesn't happen very often...but it CAN'T fail to start if it wasn't ever shut off to begin with.
     
  6. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Hmmmmmm...ok lmao ..it's hysterical that some of you cry about being broke ...cant shut the POS off when it's 45 and into the 20s at night ? It probably don't belong on a public highway.
     
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  7. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    These are also the same guys complaining about fuel costs I'm sure
     
  8. AModelCat

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    Only time I shut my truck off is when I fuel up, I'm back at the shop or parked in town. Other than that its running. Sometimes I'm 50 kilometers or more out into the bush. Not taking a chance with my only way home not starting.
     
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  9. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Boy some of ya must run some junk !
     
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  10. Cat sdp

    Cat sdp . .

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    Maybe they need electrical power or heat ....
     
  11. Straight Stacks

    Straight Stacks Paper Cha$er

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    I don't idle my truck since I pay for my fuel...and maintenance...

    that's what my TK TriPac is for.
     
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