Comments By Eric K.

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Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Silly Question - Webasto heater runs on electricity or fuel?

It was my first night in the truck after it was assigned to me. I don't know how long it sat before I got it, so that and the cold could have contributed to the batteries being low.

I am not sure if I left anything plugged in, but it's possible that I left my phone and satellite radio tuner in.

I have been idling at night and while no one has said anything it seems wasteful. I'll try again when I have some flexibility in the morning in case I need a jump. I'll be sure to unplug everything too.

Posted:  6 years, 4 months ago

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Silly Question - Webasto heater runs on electricity or fuel?

First night in my truck, I left the heater on all night and the battery was unable to turn over the engine in the morning. I thought the Webasto heaters ran off the diesel fuel. Was this just coincidence or something else? I am paranoid to run the heater!

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Upgraded to solo with Swift...truck assignments...

Got issued a 2014 Freightliner with 310K on it. No smoke smell.

They did detail it and did a pretty good job. New mattress too and I didn't even have to ask. The guys in Lathrop did me right.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Upgraded to solo with Swift...truck assignments...

Didn't know I could do that, but I certainly will now.

Thanks!

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Upgraded to solo with Swift...truck assignments...

I don't even know if there are trucks here in Lathrop for me. I assume that they would have sent me to West Valley on a bus if not since there are a ton of trucks there judging from my last visit.

I do plan on keeping it clean. Make a good impression, right?

I can clean it if need be, but smells are what worry me. I just can't stand the smell of cigarettes.

I have a CPAP so hopefully I can take a peek - and a whiff - at what's available.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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How big of an SD card for dash cam?

The 8 GB card is good for bout 3 hours at 720P resolution. I looks like it can take up to a 32 GB card.

Posted:  6 years, 5 months ago

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Upgraded to solo with Swift...truck assignments...

Been lurking a while to soak it all in but now that I have finished with my mentor and have upgraded to solo I am have a ton of questions about what's next. I upgraded Friday but there was no one in driver services to assign me to a truck so I am stuck in Lathrop CA for the weekend making up things to worry about with my free time.

Should I be afraid of the condition of the truck I am going to get? I'm not expecting new, but I've seen some drivers' trucks and they are horrifyingly filthy. I can't imagine the smell. I am not a neat freak but it's going to be my home so I am interested to know what others have been assigned and what condition they have been in.

Thanks!

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