Why do people needlessly idle ?

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

  1. blsqueak

    blsqueak Road Train Member

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    Probably because they want them in 2-3 days, not 2-3 weeks. Have you noticed also that as far as rail that you hardly ever see car trailers on a train anymore and I remember long time ago a flatbed company that pretty much, all that they hauled, rail car axles. I am pretty sure that they are still around since I think that I saw one of their trucks the other day.
     
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  3. Al. Roper

    Al. Roper Road Train Member

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    Read and understand first, then you may speak!
     
  4. DsquareD

    DsquareD Road Train Member

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    I just saw one the other day with rail tracks permanently installed for hauling rail car axle/wheel sets.
     
  5. Evomalo

    Evomalo Road Train Member

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    What is a swamp cooler?
     
  6. jerezxp7

    jerezxp7 Medium Load Member

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    I'm home every weekend sometimes I get bored so I come in here and annoy you super truckers. But now I'm bored of this as well.
     
  7. jerezxp7

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    There is a small tank of fresh water between my truck and headache rack the unit takes the water filters it over something while air is blowing thru it the water keeps circulating and cool air keeps blowing. Again this does not work in Phoenix when it's 110 these cooling units and bunk heating units do not cost much a few less chrome skulls and these drivers could buy them but they would have to change their old habits
     
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  9. Mudguppy

    Mudguppy Degenerate Immoralist

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  10. Evomalo

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    I didn't know they made anything like that for trucks. I'm just a company driver though. The most I can buy is a portable fan for the sleeper. The fan works great for when it's not hot enough to idle.
    Last time I was in Arizona even idling the truck didn't keep it very cool. Next time I'm there I'll try to be smart and keep the curtains in front closed.
     
    jerezxp7 Thanks this.
  11. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Well I have an espar in mine and I check the low for the night when I park and I draw the line at 15 degrees and then I'll idle ..keepin in mind tho I take care of my batteries and keep an eye on my voltage and run it a bit before I go to bed .
     
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