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Drew Oswalt's Comment
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2016 Cascadia with a Detroit engine (automatic). Has 190k miles on it. Kind of weird that's all it has.

Need to figure out if it has OptiIdle or something like it. I'm not going to be a happy camper if I can't idle it. No fridge, no mattress, kind of dirty, superficial damage in a couple spots, etc. Those things, the shop or I can take care of. Or just deal with for a year or so. It has an inverter which is great.

But the lack of A/C when in the bunk is no bueno. Maybe it's in the manual (which is missing), or I can use the Interwebs to find out.

Oh, and when does Swift swap out their trucks? 400k or 500k miles? I forget.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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Congratulations on getting your truck. dancing-banana.gifdancing.gifdancing-dog.gif

I've dealt with my fair share of dirty trucks, but I don't have my own lol. I've had weeks where I'm throwing out somebody else's trash every day of the week.

At least your mattress will be brand new, I'll take that. Glass half full.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Peter M.'s Comment
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Rock on! Congratulations.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Congratulations on the new truck!

I've dealt with my fair share of dirty trucks, but I don't have my own lol. I've had weeks where I'm throwing out somebody else's trash every day of the week.

FedEx doesnt make people keep them clean? We can get written up of we keep leaving them dirty, one guy even got fired for constantly leaving trucks dirty even after being warned numerous times.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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Congratulations on the new truck!

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I've dealt with my fair share of dirty trucks, but I don't have my own lol. I've had weeks where I'm throwing out somebody else's trash every day of the week.

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FedEx doesnt make people keep them clean? We can get written up of we keep leaving them dirty, one guy even got fired for constantly leaving trucks dirty even after being warned numerous times.

They do, but it's one of those rules that doesn't get enforced, at least at my hub. You know the LTL game. Different rules for different buildings. I wish they would enforce it, but I guess it's low on the list of priorities.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Fantastic that VB you got your own truck!

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Jeremy's Comment
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Ime if you engage trailer parking brakes but not truck parking brakes it kinda “fools the system” and allows you to idle

Big T's Comment
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When the engine shutdown light comes on press on the accelerator and it should idle provided it's over 70 or below 30.

Usually they trade out around 450k but they may also have a certain amount of years as well. You can ask tractor assignment and they can tell you when it is scheduled for trade.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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When the engine shutdown light comes on press on the accelerator and it should idle provided it's over 70 or below 30.

Usually they trade out around 450k but they may also have a certain amount of years as well. You can ask tractor assignment and they can tell you when it is scheduled for trade.

Thanks Big T.

I found a trick to keep the engine running. Press on the throttle all the way down, start the engine, then turn on cruise control. My truck has been on for about a day now.

I turned it off when it went to 1.2-1.3k RPMs. Freaked me out. Looked it up. Most likely was a regen. It did it again a couple hours ago for 7-8 minutes. And, I'm in the red for fuel. Hope I get a load soon. Lol.

PackRat's Comment
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If it's showing a warning for low fuel now, best to shut it down and tell dispatch you need fuel ASAP. The engine racing is a passive engine parked regeneration, and is normal.

Why shut down? Two reasons:

1. Running it low picks up all the junk and contamination that settles to the bottom of the fuel tanks.

2. Since you are new to this particular truck, how do you know the fuel gauge is truly accurate? Many times these are not.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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