Swift Idle

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Wind's Comment
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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?

Gladhand's Comment
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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.

Wind's Comment
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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.

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

Big T's Comment
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General rule of thumb is over 70 or below freezing idle the truck if needed.

Wind's Comment
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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.

Tom C.'s Comment
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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.

Brian's Comment
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With I was with Schneider my trainer told me he wasn't going to sleep in sweat. Being comfortable is important.

Wind's Comment
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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?

G-Town's Comment
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Wind we are not always available with a quick answer. There will be times when you should call your Driver Leader for help, or perhaps your mentor if you have maintained a relationship with them.

After a REGEN is complete, turn the ignition key to off, wait a couple of seconds then turn it to the first click to the right, let all the gauges and alerts reset until all of the clicking sounds stop, then restart the engine. Usually this clears all the faults...if it doesn’t, promptly report the problem and wait for further instructions.

Brian's Comment
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The whole Regen system is a pain. I never let def go under half a tank in my truck and never had a issue. The day I let it get kinda low suffered a loss of power and bunch of other stuff with it went outta whack.

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