Pulling A H. O. Wolding Reefer?!?!

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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I do my first reefer load today. Normally just teams pull our few reefers. A message was sent out last week asking for volunteers to do reefer loads. Of course I volunteered.

So I am doing a brokered load, from Prime, picking up at Nestle in Appleton, WI heading to Salt Lake City, Utah. I have 1 stop in Ogden, UT then my final in SLC at Nestle there. This is going to interesting. I get to haul frozen pizzas.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Bird 's Comment
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Well one things forsure you won't have to worry about the reefer not being cold enough coming out of Wisconsin.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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My dry van that I swapped out for this reefer was cold enough. My dry van was already prechilled to -5 degrees.

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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.

PackRat's Comment
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Good luck with that new challenge. I've never pulled a reefer , either. I've seen a lot of them though. Better take pictures for your trucking scrapbook.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Ldrshp

Pulling a refer is no big deal. You make sure the refer is full of diesel and make sure the temperature is kept at the temp that is on on your BOL. That is all I have hauled since coming to Swift. As you drive and look into your left rear mirror you can see the LEDs in green or white, if they are amber or red you ha e a problem. And you had better take care of it real quick. I have never seen amber or red so I wouldn't sweat it if it stays green or white. But when you stop for fuel or your 30 break just gander at the temp, if it is still what the bol says you are good to go. Now if you have 2 different temps for your bol then it's a little more complicated. But not too much. Now starting them can be daunting at first, but once you send it through its protip it will be ok.

Raptor

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I just wish we had newer reefers. I have been parked next to newer ones and they were APU quiet. Well almost. This thing sounds like someone put an old 1970s Detroit series 60 engine with no exhaust in it instead.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.

PJ's Comment
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Look and see how big the fuel tank is. Alot of older units had small tanks... You certainly don’t want to run it out of fuel. Be careful in the weather going that direction for sure

LDRSHIP's Comment
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I was at 5/8 when I parked last night. Yet to gather the nerve to climb out of my truck this morning. I filled it up around 11am yesterday. I figure every 24hrs it will need filled.

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