It's Hot Out There, What's A Trucker To Do? Can't Idle.

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Oz's Comment
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Don't like the sounds of these laws. Spent many days trying to sleep under the sun at a rest area before my next shift here in Florida. Waking constantly hoping for a breeze. Thankful most people just left me alone.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Saw something in NY about getting a reward for reporting idling CMV's.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
PackRat's Comment
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There was an article on here some time back that had a link on it concerning this. In NYC, people can get a bounty if they observe, film, and submit any CMV that idles longer than 10 minutes (I think).

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Aren't there thousands of RVs and motor homes out there idling or running a generator???????

How many office workers are enjoying A/C powered by coal fueled generating plants?

DaveW's Comment
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"Snitches get stitches". Not advocating violence against the rat-bastids who are outing idlers. It's just fun to make a rhyme sometimes.smile.gif

Maybe I'm just a crabby old b*****d in my old age, but writing this article got my dander up.

I learned my lesson living in California when a gun "safety" law resulted in the murders of two children of a family that was in our homeschool group, and whose children our children used to play with. Search "Carpenter family pitchfork murders" for the tragic story. After that happened I immediately made sure my guns were loaded and available for use at all times -- and the state of California could just go to hell.

If there are any SJWs here who are shocked, shocked I say, at me having loaded, unlocked guns in the home, my wife and children were well acquainted with how and when to use them. And they knew I had three firm, unbreakable rules for their use: Safety, safety, safety.

I also became a firm believer that no legislature can legislate away my God-given right to safety and health. That's why if I needed jakes even though I was in a town that prohibited jakes, I would use the jakes. Similarly, if I'd had a truck that didn't have an APU I would not have hesitated to idle for the AC.

At this point, I'd be perfectly willing to challenge in court any law that forces me into an unsafe or unhealthy condition. I believe I'd win.

And I agree. I thoroughly hate any kind of snitch. Where I live, there are people going around in the HOAs regularly spying on and reporting their neighbors for the smallest of infractions. I think those people are the lowest of the low.

Told ya I was crabby.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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"Snitches get stitches". Not advocating violence against the rat-bastids who are outing idlers. It's just fun to make a rhyme sometimes.smile.gif

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Maybe I'm just a crabby old b*****d in my old age, but writing this article got my dander up.

I learned my lesson living in California when a gun "safety" law resulted in the murders of two children of a family that was in our homeschool group, and whose children our children used to play with. Search "Carpenter family pitchfork murders" for the tragic story. After that happened I immediately made sure my guns were loaded and available for use at all times -- and the state of California could just go to hell.

If there are any SJWs here who are shocked, shocked I say, at me having loaded, unlocked guns in the home, my wife and children were well acquainted with how and when to use them. And they knew I had three firm, unbreakable rules for their use: Safety, safety, safety.

I also became a firm believer that no legislature can legislate away my God-given right to safety and health. That's why if I needed jakes even though I was in a town that prohibited jakes, I would use the jakes. Similarly, if I'd had a truck that didn't have an APU I would not have hesitated to idle for the AC.

At this point, I'd be perfectly willing to challenge in court any law that forces me into an unsafe or unhealthy condition. I believe I'd win.

And I agree. I thoroughly hate any kind of snitch. Where I live, there are people going around in the HOAs regularly spying on and reporting their neighbors for the smallest of infractions. I think those people are the lowest of the low.

Told ya I was crabby.

I’m “a crabby” too!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

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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Dave I hear ya. I guess I qualify as crabby too then. I live in the woods, there are no trespassing signs and also one that says “This is not a gun free zone”. That is next to the alarm company sign.

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