Why do people needlessly idle ?

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  1. driverdriver

    driverdriver Road Train Member

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    One day I got out of my truck an noticed a truck idling and to myself I wondered why.

    Then I said ya know self what difference does it make its not my truck or fuel Bill and on top of that it's just none of my f@$#in business.
     
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  3. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    That (picture) is truly camping out!
    What no fire pit? :p
     
  4. bigjoel

    bigjoel Road Train Member

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    Because they can?
    Several good reasons to idle:
    1. Keeping outside noise to a minimum, by not rolling down windows.
    2. Security, not giving thieves a chance to break into truck with windows rolled down.
    3. Keeping out mosquitoes, bugs, wasps, etc., by not having windows rolled down.
     
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  5. Hulld

    Hulld Road Train Member

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    To those who idle all night long to sooth them to sleep.
    When you are at home to sleep do you idle you lawn tractor out side the window all night or do you just let your weed eater run all night so you can sleep?
     
  6. DsquareD

    DsquareD Road Train Member

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    Another good set of reasons. But then again, they're not exactly needless. And that's the problem with the OP, idling isn't always needless.
     
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  7. DsquareD

    DsquareD Road Train Member

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    A snoring wife usually fills the void nicely.
     
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  8. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    We have the themostat set at 68 but for me thats not warm enough,I use my portable heater all the time and that's set at 80.
     
  9. taxihacker66

    taxihacker66 Road Train Member

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    I know a driver that yes sometimes when at home and not able to sleep he would go out fire the truck up and go to sleep.
    His wife would joke about how he liked sleeping with his Peterbilt more than her.
     
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  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    The sound of the tv puts me to sleep at home. Some of us can't go to sleep in complete silence.
     
  11. Hurst

    Hurst Registered Member

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    No,.. because at home I do not need to drown out typical truck stop noise from those who have no consideration for people sleeping.

    At home I have the soothing warm body of my wife and my soft Egyptian cotton sheets on my pillow top king size bed. Nothing to wake me unless I fart too loudly in my sleep.

    This is trucking,. truckers idle,.. get over it.

    Hurst
     
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