Profile For Wind

Wind's Info

  • Location:
    CA

  • Driving Status:
    Considering A Career

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  • Joined Us:
    4 years, 8 months ago

Wind's Bio

I am 26 years old and I love music. I was born and raised in Los Angeles, California and love it out here. I really enjoy nature, and great quality food. I have always loved travelling, and really enjoy hiking. Thinking about starting a career in trucking, and that is how I found myself here, but I just need to find the right answers so I can make my next move in life!

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Posted:  7 months ago

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Reefer trailer

Had a question. My reefer trailer light was green when I first turned it on, then I changed the set point from 30 to 32 degrees, and now the light that was green turned yellow. A yellow square of lights. Anyone know what this means or how to fix it...should I be worried? The reefer is running though

Posted:  8 months, 3 weeks ago

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Fridge/Electronics

I have a 2016 Cascadia Evolution. Does anyone know what kind of fridge i can put in there? like size/volts information would help.

Also, can i keep the fridge running 24/7?

Whats the max i can bring into the truck, electronics wise. I work for Swift.

thnx

Also, the first question is the most important. Thanks

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Idle

Thanks all. Regen warning and check engine light went away.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Idle

Regen is the process of cleaning out the particulate filter portion of the emissions system, to clean it out the engine has to idle high and increases the exhaust temp bringing the DPF (Diesel Particulate Filter) up to around 1000 degrees to burn off the particles that would otherwise clog it.

My regen light was on. I did a parked regen. The regen light went away. But now, a solid yellow engine light, without CHECK or Stop in it, came on. Do you have any idea what this means or what happened?

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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2017 freightliner problems

My 2017 freightliner had the malfunction indicator light (engine light that doesn't say check engine on it), which in the manual indicates an emissions related fault.

I notified road assist and they said just keep an eye on it since nothing seemed wrong. The light went off after a day or two and hasn't come back.

I'm still getting used to the auto. It's ok but I prefer the manual. I read in the manual how to activate the performance mode, but I think prime has it turned off on the company trucks. It is annoying when you need to do a speedy takeoff, like busy crosstraffic that doesn't stop. Manual shifts help a little bit, but not nearly as quick as I could take off with the 10 speed.

I'm having this issue right now. I just did a parked regen. The light went off but now the engine light came on. It's just a solid yellow engine light with no check in it. What should I Do? What does it mean?

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Idle

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I idle all I want to stay comfortable. Get messages saying to Idle less, but make sure to stay comfortable for proper rest. Hardly get that message either. Just keep an eye on the dash when you idle when on a 34 because you will probably need a regen after sitting with the truck running so much, that usually happens for me.

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What's a regen ? Sorry I'm new. First Week on the job.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Idle

I idle all I want to stay comfortable. Get messages saying to Idle less, but make sure to stay comfortable for proper rest. Hardly get that message either. Just keep an eye on the dash when you idle when on a 34 because you will probably need a regen after sitting with the truck running so much, that usually happens for me.

What's a Regan? Sorry I'm new. First Week on the job.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Idle

Question. If I was on my 34 hour reset, and staying in my truck, could I idle for the entire day and a half? Is there a swift rule against doing this? Would I get in trouble or even fired? Any official answers would be best! Can't seem to find anything on the swift portal or any info online. It's pretty hot right now. Do they expect us to hang out in the truck stop drivers lounge or Something?

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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2016 cascadia evolution automatic

I was wondering if anyone can give me information on my truck. Been in it for 2 days now. Want to know how many gallons it takes, miles per gallon, etc. Anything

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Coke Regional With Swift

I've heard it is a pretty good gig to get on. They run the inland empire and Arizona I think. I've talked to a few at Jurpa Valley and haven't heard any complaints so far.

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Does anyone know any information about this account with Swift? Coke regional (mostly inland empire)

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oh okay. Thanks. Do you by any change know the average weekly pay? I know its like .55 cents a mile, i heard 1200-1800 miles a week but i havent heard anything from anyone on this account, just heresay

Posted:  9 months, 2 weeks ago

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Coke Regional With Swift

Does anyone know any information about this account with Swift? Coke regional (mostly inland empire)

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Upgrade Test

Then upgrade in Phoenix. Better chance of getting a newer one. They only get new ones in JV if someone turns one in.

I think ima do Phoenix I'll post back here if my upgrade goes well. Does anyone know if they will check all my paper logs because I don't have some days down due to me running out of logs for like 3 days

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Upgrade Test

Automatic preferably but either is alright. I learned on a 13 speed but honestly I'm not sure what the best option is. I'll be upgrading wed at Phoenix or if jarupa Thursday. Just need to make the decision tomorrow cause I'll be at Phoenix

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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Swift Upgrade Test

Hey guys, I have a question I am about to upgrade to solo status with swift as I have finished my 200 hours. I have two options upgrade in Phoenix, Az or upgrade at my home terminal in Jarupa Valley, .ca. does anyone know which is better or which terminal assigns better trucks. Just any advice would be appreciated Those are my two options when it comes to where I can upgrade. Thanks

Posted:  10 months, 2 weeks ago

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Swift Passenger Policy

I was wondering if it was possible that my girlfriend from Canada come on my truck at swift as a passenger. She has a passport etc. Anyone know if that would be okay?

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Opt idle

Thank you very much now I can sleep in peace lol

They will be on as long as the Optimized Idle is engaged. Since the motor is cycling (running and then stopping itself), you don't have to worry about the batteries going dead.

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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Opt idle

So I'm in my mentors truck, he's at home asleep, and he showed me how to put the truck in opt idle. The engine is turning on and off and it's working but all the lights on the gauges are on. Is there a way to shut those off to preserve battery, I don't remember those lights being on when he put it in opt idle. It's a 2015 freightliner

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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I-70 Colorado mountains

Toward Denver, Colorado coming from California!

Which direction were you headed, Wind?

Posted:  11 months, 1 week ago

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I-70 Colorado mountains

Hey guys!

So today is my 3rd day of being out with my mentor! I got to drive through the rocky mountains through the vail pass. It was pretty intense! It was night time, raining, and a lot of steep hills! I was wonder if this route in general is considered a difficult route? Although beautiful scenery I'm not gonna lie my palms were sweating haha

Posted:  1 year ago

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Swift Transportation - Reasons To Be Sent Home?

Yeah, im just nervous about being sent home again because last time I got sent home for high blood pressure, i got a temp certification and a letter to give to my doctor to check me out. Im cleared on the high BP now, just a little paranoid maybe haha. Trying to make sure everything runs smoothly this time around and if i missed anything. :D thanks for all the responses guys.

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