Best Personal Vehicle To Let Sit.

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Plot Twist!'s Comment
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Ah, yeah, I've never had to worry about that with mine since the body is so solid, and I check the engine bay for any critters before starting it if it's been sitting. (And the wheel wells for any cats, especially in the winter.)

Don G.'s Comment
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My home ride is a Dodge Ram 2500 -> diesel <- (Cummins). When I'm OTR , it sits that 3-4 weeks. Sometimes for double that if I get picked up at a close-by Pilot. Never been a problem starting, summer or Mid-South winter.

Errol, what year is your 2500?

Thank you all for the thoughtful responses!

Don

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Errol V.'s Comment
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My home ride is a Dodge Ram 2500 -> diesel <- (Cummins). When I'm OTR , it sits that 3-4 weeks. Sometimes for double that if I get picked up at a close-by Pilot. Never been a problem starting, summer or Mid-South winter.

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Errol, what year is your 2500?

Thank you all for the thoughtful responses!

Don

The year of my truck is a now ancient 2004. But it's paid for!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Cwc's Comment
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Uber. Honestly letting your vehicle sit is not good for it. No matter the make or model nothing good comes of it. Fluids break down and condensation can build in different parts of the motor resulting in rusting internals or milky oil. Critters as someone else pointed out can eat wiring. And a whole host of other problems and issues... If you can keep from it, let the money sit in the bank. Use Uber,Lyft or any other taxi service if you can.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I currently have a 2012 Jeep Liberty 4X4 with just over 30k miles that's just sitting around. I hate that it's just sitting there but I really love the car/truck so I intend to hang onto it. I'll eventually get a place with a garage and pick me up a beater to leave at the terminal. LOL

JJ

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.

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