Stuck In Victorville

Topic 24234 | Page 2

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:
JoAnne EC's Comment
member avatar

JoAnne

Yes I have the house to myself. At first after he left, I sat in the driver's seat and just thought now what do I do. I knew I was going to do laundry, take a shower and clean. But then what? Anyway, too much thinking. Not that we talk all that much anyway.

Well it sounds like you had a decent night so that's all that matters! =)

G-Town's Comment
member avatar

Raptor what you described; reefer shutting-off then restarting is normal. If it suddenly revs-up, it’s in defrost mode for a bit.

All you need to-do is make sure it’s maintaining the set temperature and that there are no alarms. The alarms would’ve visible on the monitor screen and if you have a remote running light on the front, driver side cornerpost of the trailer; the color will be something other than white or green, likely amber if an alarm was triggered. If that is the case, perusal of menu options on the monitor will define what the alarm(s) is and how-to reset. If in doubt, call your DL.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
member avatar
I do have a question for Rainy, I think you said you haul refers? Anyway, this last one we picked up is the loudest we've had and it runs and then shuts down then in a little while starts up again. Is this normal?

Woot! A question I can answer! Every reefer has a quirk. Some are quiet, start easily and run smooth as other are super loud, start rough and vibrate like an earthquake.

The frequency of starts and stops along with its running duration have several variables involved. Ambient temperature is one. Temperature setting and the variance is the other. An example, if the temp is set at -10 with a variance of 10 and the ambient temp is -5 the reefer will run very little. Change the variance to 3 and the ambient to 60 or higher it'll run a lot and frequently.

Hope that helps.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
member avatar

Well my mentor said nothing is wrong with it. It is the green and has been since picking it up. It's just loud and restarts up all the time. I'm not concerned about me, it other drivers trying to sleep, that's all.

But I did ask the two drivers that were on either side of me and both said they didn't here a thing. So it must just be me. It's been the same temp since we left.

Big T's Comment
member avatar

The reefers have two modes. Continuous mode will keep the reefer running the whole time. Start Stop will turn the reefer on when the temp range gets to the edge of the acceptable range.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
member avatar

Thanks guys. That helps.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
member avatar

JoAnne

Yes I have the house to myself. At first after he left, I sat in the driver's seat and just thought now what do I do. I knew I was going to do laundry, take a shower and clean. But then what? Anyway, too much thinking. Not that we talk all that much anyway.

Robert, this is what I was referring to with the comment about parties. JoAnne’s comment reminded me of parents leaving their teenager home alone, so I said “ and no parties, mister”. :)

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
member avatar

Good point Grumpy. I don't think I have parties sin e I quit drinking in '94! So I don't think that will be in the cards.

Anyway we picked up from another driver a 8000 lb.. load in Yermo and brought it to Lancaster, Ca.

Page 2 of 2 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More