Something Different And Puzzling

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Mountain Matt's Comment
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So, during training, I used my trainer's card (Comdata), and now I use my own company Comdata card. He was a lease operator, while I'm a company driver, so does that possibly make a difference?

PackRat's Comment
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It shouldn't, but who knows?

I'm wondering if it is settings on the card and/or the app?

Here's what I would do: I would call customer service on the card and ask them if it can be changed to allow more time. If not, call your company fueling department to check if it's on the company end. If all that fails, get a new fuel card.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Thanks for talking it over, PackRat. All good suggestions! It definitely makes reefer more annoying, lol.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
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making reefer more annoying, lol.

...and that's why I don't pull them!🤣🤣🤣👍

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

BK's Comment
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Yes, reefer fueling is not my favorite activity. I’ve not yet had the reefer process time out, although I’ve experienced numerous pump malfunctions at both Loves and Pilot, Flying J.

All the frustrations are worth it to be driving the dream. Every occupation has it’s frustrations, but as long as we are doing what we enjoy overall, we can move past all the irritations associated with truck stops.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Agreed, Bruce. This is by far the least stressful and irritating job I have had. I just wondered if I was doing something wrong, or if others had had similar issues.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Matt,

I pull a reefer which is all the time and now I'm hauling containers where the fuel tank is back by the tandems. So tomorrow I will fuel my truck and I will fill the reefer up to half full even though there's not a reefer load on, but the container is going to pick up fresh beef by someone else and has to have half a tank.

So this weekend (probably Sunday) I will fuel again and that time I will do the truck and the DEF system. I will have to get used to these gen sets for fueling and I may not have to fuel them but every third or fourth fuel stop. I try not to ever do all three fills at the same time.

Laura

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Hey Laura,

Yeah, I try to consolidate fueling stops as much as possible, so I'll top off the reefer , knowing I have to drop it full. Like now, for instance, I'm running a dry load, but I topped off the reefer, knowing I'll need to eventually. So I end up doing the Three Tank Dance often...

Good luck with your new equipment!

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Hey Laura,

Yeah, I try to consolidate fueling stops as much as possible, so I'll top off the reefer , knowing I have to drop it full. Like now, for instance, I'm running a dry load, but I topped off the reefer, knowing I'll need to eventually. So I end up doing the Three Tank Dance often...

Good luck with your new equipment!

Mister Mountain Matt !!!!

BACK AT IT ?!?!?

Glad to hear, mi mano. 'Nuff said ~!!

~ Anne ~

ps: Ever check out that movie?!? ;)

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Mountain Matt's Comment
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Anne,

Back at it! I was Down with the Sickness, but no more.

Maybe I'll get to that movie now that my inverter died and my DVR/TV no longer work... shocked.png

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