Refridgerators, APU's, And Sat TV As Company Perks Pre-installed In Their Tractors

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USMC AAV's Comment
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Been getting my tractor loaded and I was curious what trucking companies have fridges and some of the other perks pre-installed in their tractors as a company perk.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Hummer has a cute little fridge, 1500 watt inverter, Sirrius /xm radio, and an extremely liberal idle policy. The mattress they put in the trucks isn't bad at all, either.

Parrothead66's Comment
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McElroy has a 2500 inverter and a free idle policy. No fridge but we have been bugging them about better mattresses and SAT radio but no results yet.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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CFI has 1500 watt inverters, liberal idle policy, Sirius/XM radio, wiring and mount for TV.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Prime has APU and inverter, and ano idle policy.

We have a fleet price for Direct Tv and Fleet phone service options which get deducted from your check.

we also have a company store which sells fridges, microwaves, CBs GPS and Sirius, etc... we can get them free through Prime rewards points we earn. I got about $600 in reeards points this year.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Very cool Rainy. My truck has a fridge, satellite TV at a rate through my company. IDK what size inverter because I just moved in last night. I too feel ready to cry lol. Hopefully I'll come to at least like my truck.

Splitter's Comment
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Millis Transfer has APU’s, sat radio & TV, etc. If you scroll through to the bottom of the link, it lists all their perks.

I’m with Prime & got a great deal on a fridge & microwave from a driver that was leaving. I have an inverter & APU. Available satellite radio but with free app based platforms, don’t need it. I use Spotify. I get free national weather station on truck radio. Don’t watch TV, sometimes I barely have time to keep up with this forum.

As Rainy stated, the points program here at Prime helps plenty. I just picked up my Blue Tiger Elite headset for $6. They sell them here for $98 compared to $139 at the truck stops & I had $89 in points.

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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Very cool Rainy. My truck has a fridge, satellite TV at a rate through my company. IDK what size inverter because I just moved in last night. I too feel ready to cry lol. Hopefully I'll come to at least like my truck.

i feel your pain. im liking the truck now, but not the auto. sniff sniff.

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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Dynamic Transit, Runs 386 and 389 Pete's at 70 mph.. APU , Fridge, 1500 inverter, kerosene Bunk heaters.. And can add things to truck at your cost, like Sat. T.V. lights, Chrome, etc etc.. We also still do $63 per diem per day ran, which is a bonus in my opinion..

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

G-Town's Comment
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Dynamic Transit, Runs 386 and 389 Pete's at 70 mph.. APU , Fridge, 1500 inverter, kerosene Bunk heaters.. And can add things to truck at your cost, like Sat. T.V. lights, Chrome, etc etc.. We also still do $63 per diem per day ran, which is a bonus in my opinion..

70mph for entry level drivers? That’s a good thing? NOT.

C’mon Dude...you are shamelessly promoting your company. Keep it real.

Per Diem:

Getting paid per diem means getting a portion of your salary paid to you without taxes taken out. It's technically classified as a meal and expense reimbursement.

Truck drivers and others who travel for a living get large tax deductions for meal expenses. The Government set up per diem pay as a way to reimburse some of the taxes you pay with each paycheck instead of making you wait until tax filing season.

Getting per diem pay means a driver will get a larger paycheck each week but a smaller tax return at tax time.

We have a ton of information on our wiki page on per diem pay

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

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