Do You Carry A Jug Of Engine Oil?

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Swift allows drivers to fill a suitable container with the main engine fluids at terminals: oil, coolant and washer fluid. You must bring your own bottle, but you are free to keep then filled and you stow them on your truck.

Of course this saves you from having to buy and get reimbursed for these things

If you know that your company does (or doesn't do) this, please let me know here.

(Do not use a gallon milk bottle - they are too flimsy. Bleach and detergent bottles are fine if you wash them out and lable them.)

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.

Bullitt_VW's Comment
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Arizona ice tea jugs are great for this

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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When an oil or coolant container is used, I keep it and then fill it up. Windshield fluid, I get at Family Dollar and get reimbursed.

Laura

Grandpa's Comment
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As an O/O I buy Mobil Delvac at Walmart or Tractor Supply for $12.99 per gallon compared to $24.99 at truckstops..yikes!

Also I buy Howes diesel treatment at those two places as well at significant savings.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Steve L.'s Comment
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Yes my company does.

Wild-Bill's Comment
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Roehl has spigots available At the terminals with oil, coolant and washer fluid as well as bottles of anti gel. When I picked up my new truck, there was a bottle of each along with the locks, reflectors and flares in my side box ready to go.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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CFI does this, too.

I carry at least two gallons each of motor oil, pre-mixed antifreeze, diesel anti-gel additive, and washer fluid.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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The more i hear you guyz talk, the more I appreciate Prime. I walk into the parts department and ask for a for oil and they hand me the original bottle. Any fluid is done the same way. i can also buy that stuff OTR on my fuel card. filling bottles is something i never considered!!!

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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The more i hear you guyz talk, the more I appreciate Prime. I walk into the parts department and ask for a for oil and they hand me the original bottle. Any fluid is done the same way. i can also buy that stuff OTR on my fuel card. filling bottles is something i never considered!!!

It's different for company executives.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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Yes, this easily fits in the left side box.

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