Nastiness

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B Y 's Comment
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There's a thread titled "recover a truck" that got me wondering. What is the nastiest thing you've encountered when getting into a "new" truck that had been assigned to another driver before you? The truck i was assigned was fairly clean but smelled like cigarette smoke. I don't smoke so i try to drive with windows down to help air it out. Any horror stories you'd care to share?

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I'm curious, did you have the opportunity to request a truck that wasn't used by a smoker?

Rainy D.'s Comment
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My truck had been jackknife by prior owner.... it was fully detailed so no nastiness. My friend was told to recover a truck that would be his after repairs..... he got there and there was moldy food and roaches in it. He messaged dispatch "this vehicle is condemned and unfit for occupancy. Since you are my landlord...please fumigated it." Hahha could u imagine sitting in an office and getting that message? I saw the pics.... gross.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Mine was in excellent condition and very clean. As far as any smells... Febreeze should help but i also love the airwick or glade plugins.. Use them all the time and love my sweet smelling truck :-)

C. S.'s Comment
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The fridge in my current truck was pretty bad when I received it. Very moldy, and something inside in a ziploc that may have once been a sandwhich. The previous owner must've had a dog because I found pieces of kibble in every possible nook and cranny. Other than that it was fairly typical, definitely nothing as nasty as some trucks I've heard about.

Btw, if your truck still smells like smoke try "ozium" brand spray. Runs about $5 for a little can at Walmart or any auto parts store. Plan to use it on a reset as you'll want to spray it gratuitously and then leave for a few hours (not good to breathe it in). It smells vaguely like rubbing alcohol at first but then dissipates. You can also try stuffing dryer sheets in the air vents, although that will only do so much.

Pianoman's Comment
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Mine was in great condition. I didn't found out my mattress was dirty until later...someone had just flipped it upside down. It still wasn't a big deal. Whoever had it before smoked--it starts to smell after leaving it in the sun for a day or two.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I'm curious, did you have the opportunity to request a truck that wasn't used by a smoker?

The guy in charge of Tractor assignment for Swift in Jarupa Valley, CA. had a great response for Drivers that requested Trucks that had not been smoked in. "It would be easier if you just start smoking". LOL

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Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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I'm curious, did you have the opportunity to request a truck that wasn't used by a smoker?

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The guy in charge of Tractor assignment for Swift in Jarupa Valley, CA. had a great response for Drivers that requested Trucks that had not been smoked in. "It would be easier if you just start smoking". LOL

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B Y 's Comment
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The thought of requesting a non smoked in truck never crossed my mind until I was at the terminal picking it up. I was simply told to rent a car and drive to the terminal in Indiana to pick it up. Got there and a couple hours later I was on my way to pick up my first load as a solo driver. My trainer told me the first truck he was issued with this company was also full of roaches. They tried fogging it but they were still there. They ended up bringing it in and removing all the carpet and anywhere else a roach could hide and refogged it. Must've done the trick after that.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Errol V.'s Comment
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I got a smoker's truck once. You spray Febreze around, get a new mattress (at Swift you just ask at the shop), all is good.

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