Downstream Affect Of Laziness And/or Ambivalence

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G-Town's Comment
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How many of you know what this clear light is and what it’s for? If so equipped found on the front wall, near the driver’s side of the trailer. Usually visible in the side mirror.

I’d like to give the newbies and rookies a chance to answer before opening it up to everyone...

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There is a point to be made that involves all of us; either giving or receiving. I’ll give it some time.

To be continued...

Rob T.'s Comment
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Havent seen or heard of it before. did a quick search and if what it really is is different than what I found ill share what I thought it was. Looking forward to knowing!

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'm completely guessing, but, the ABS light is amber and at rear, so I'm guessing it shows if the reefer is running?

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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One more guess. 5th wheel locked?

G-Town's Comment
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I'm completely guessing, but, the ABS light is amber and at rear, so I'm guessing it shows if the reefer is running?

That’s a logically good guess...but incorrect. Indirectly it’s related to the brake system, but not in the way you might think.

Here is another photo that might help...

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Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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The trailer by the way was a dry van built by Great Dane. Not a reefer.

A reefer light looks like this...in the recessed cutout directly under the unit number.

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Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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You're leaking brake fluid????

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I never saw that light before either but I could guess what it's for from the second picture. I'm interested in learning more about it.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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OK, I know what it is. I'll keep quiet, and let others guess.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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OK, I know what it is. I'll keep quiet, and let others guess.

Well, I should rephrase that. I think I know what it is, but your statement about brakes is throwing me off. I'll still hold my guess and let others guess. If I'm wrong, I'll admit it.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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OK, I was curious and cheated and looked it up. I was partially right, and it is an interesting system.

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