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RealDiehl's Comment
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After a washout, do you have to let the trailer dry out before setting to a temp below freezing. It seems like the moisture would turn into a thin sheet of ice and that would be bad.

RealDiehl's Comment
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After a washout, do you have to let the trailer dry out before setting to a temp below freezing. It seems like the moisture would turn into a thin sheet of ice and that would be bad.

For the record, I know the answer to this because I asked it earlier today of another driver. Just posting in case anyone else was wondering like I was earlier.

PackRat's Comment
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After a washout, do you have to let the trailer dry out before setting to a temp below freezing. It seems like the moisture would turn into a thin sheet of ice and that would be bad.

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For the record, I know the answer to this because I asked it earlier today of another driver. Just posting in case anyone else was wondering like I was earlier.

You're asking this for Old School, aren't you? He enjoyed pulling that van trailer so much yesterday, he's going to go for broke and start doing refer trips next!shocked.png

Dave (formerly known as K's Comment
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In most cases it will defrost eventually. I have yet let a trailer dry out before setting to below freezing.

Old School's Comment
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I don't know anything about this, but... I have seen drivers inside their trailer drying the walls by wiping them down with paper towels.

RealDiehl's Comment
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I called my trainer and he told me to just go ahead and set the reefer temp even if -10 like my load today. I assumed that would be a no-no. I'm glad I asked!

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I don't know anything about this, but... I have seen drivers inside their trailer drying the walls by wiping them down with paper towels.

You would have to buy them by the pallet to keep your loads dry!

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PlanB's Comment
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The only times I've had to worry about moisture in my trailer is before picking up dry loads like paper products, or for floor loads where they are stacking boxes of product right on the floor and against the trailer walls.

Plenty of times I've started precooling to -10 or -20 right after pulling forward out of a wash bay with water still draining out of the trailer. Never have had a problem.

RealDiehl's Comment
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The only times I've had to worry about moisture in my trailer is before picking up dry loads like paper products, or for floor loads where they are stacking boxes of product right on the floor and against the trailer walls.

Plenty of times I've started precooling to -10 or -20 right after pulling forward out of a wash bay with water still draining out of the trailer. Never have had a problem.

I was sweating it out for a few minutes thinking I was going to be late because of waiting for the trailer to dry.

JJlearner's Comment
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@RealDiehl Few weeks ago I was in Springfield terminal and saw few fleet managers sitting in front of a computer and reading your messages lol. I saw this same photo and was thinking I have seen him somewhere. Those fleet managers were reading comments and one said "oh boy that escalated pretty quick.". ..so last few weeks it was bothering me that where did I meet you and just now I realized that it was here lol.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Fleet Manager:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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