So I Just Had A Guy Next To Me Knock On My Door. Period.

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Junkyard Dog's Comment
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And asked me if I had a load? I thought that was really strange so I asked him why do you want to know? You said because you have your reefer running. I asked him do you have a problem with reefers? He said yes it interferes with his sleep... I told him I'm sorry but it is what it is. Had my padlock on, pulled my curtains back but 15 minutes later I thought I better check to see if he didn't turn it off. But he was gone... On the trucker app I know some guys complain about reefers but I don't even hear mine half the time but I guess I'm used to it. I did check my fifth wheel, my padlock and my reefer to make sure he didn't mess with it. I did have an incident a couple months back when I checked my temperature and the reefer was turned off. At first thought it was something wrong with the reefer But realize some jackass turned it off.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

G-Town's Comment
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Earplugs. Period.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Earplugs. Period.

Lol... on home time I bring the earplugs. My girlfriend and I both snore terribly

PlanB's Comment
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Now I practically need to hear the relaxing symphony of diesel engines or I can't sleep. Seriously if my reefer or apu aren't running I have a hard time falling asleep!

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.

Jamie's Comment
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Now I practically need to hear the relaxing symphony of diesel engines or I can't sleep. Seriously if my reefer or apu aren't running I have a hard time falling asleep!

I absolutely love the sound of diesel engines, etc idling beside me. It serious helps me sleep better! rofl-1.gif

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I only spent 2 months sleeping in trucks but I found idling noise to help me sleep.

Now those drivers who feel the need to have their Jake brake on full while in the lot, they where infuriating.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Kurt G.'s Comment
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Hey, the guy parked next to you, realized you had a reefer running so he asked if you needed it on, you said yes so he moved. Sounds reasonable to me.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

LDRSHIP's Comment
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All I can say is if the sounds of Diesel engines running bothers you.... time to pick a different career. It is kinda oxymoronic. It would be like someone joining the military that is against guns. Well..... duh!!!

Personally, the engine running helps me sleep. Granted a truck doing a regen can be slightly annoying. But that only lasts 30-60 mins. If didn’t sound like it was about to explode....

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey, the guy parked next to you, realized you had a reefer running so he asked if you needed it on, you said yes so he moved. Sounds reasonable to me.

I have to say, it doesn't sound reasonable to me. Does this guy really go knocking on people's doors all the time asking them to shut their reefer unit off? He's concerned about losing sleep so he goes around waking people up to ask them if they can turn their unit off to help him sleep better?

And who would run a reefer if they didn't have to? You don't just run it for no reason.

This has to be a new driver. First of all, an experienced driver knows that if you go knocking on a bunch of doors waking people up you're going to do that to the wrong person at some point and it's going to end badly for you. Secondly, almost anyone with experience can sleep just fine with engines running and wouldn't worry about it.

All I can say is if the sounds of Diesel engines running bothers you.... time to pick a different career.

Exactly.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Idling noise doesn’t bother my sleep. Actually I like it when the trucks on either side of me are both idling all night because then I get stereo.

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