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Old 06-08-2008, 03:25 AM
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Default its getting hotter, hows your idling?

i was wondering how my fellow california drivers are dealing with the heat?

are you still idling? has anyone seen anyone patroling the rest/truckstops looking for idlers?

i havent been idling in CA. im scared of bears.
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Old 06-08-2008, 06:06 AM
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So what if they start finding truckers suffering from heat strokes and other heat related illnesses due to exposure to extreme temperatures?

Could a company face a lawsuit if a trucker suffers a heat stroke?
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Old 06-08-2008, 07:00 AM
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im not worried about my company. i'll get a hotel if it really gets hot.
its the law i fear.
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Old 06-08-2008, 10:10 AM
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So what if they start finding truckers suffering from heat strokes and other heat related illnesses due to exposure to extreme temperatures?

Could a company face a lawsuit if a trucker suffers a heat stroke?
A company could be sued. Now would the plaintiff prevail? If the law, like CA., says "no idle" I doubt the plaintiff would prevail.

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Old 06-08-2008, 03:56 PM
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I have been watching how much I idle. I ususally run the truck with the air on high for about an hour then I shut it off and go to bed. It doesn' stay cool in here for the whole night but it helps. Our company also reimburses one motel room a week so we have also been taking advantage of that. It has been fairly cool so far so there have been a lot of nights just rolling the windows down has been nice.
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Old 06-08-2008, 03:57 PM
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I idle 24/7. CFI wont be putting apu's on so I'm never going to shut the truck off. ops:
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:45 PM
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It's OK for the office people to run the central air 24/7 but the driver has to sleep in a pool of sweat to save the company money? :roll:
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Old 06-08-2008, 04:45 PM
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If it's hot and I'm inside the truck, it runs. If I can sleep without sweating, or if I'm not in the truck, I shut it down.

Last week I had an idle time of 1.5%.
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Old 06-08-2008, 05:01 PM
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Depends on the outside temp, depends on if I run the truck or not. Last couple of weeks have been nice at night to sleep without the truck running. If I'm unloading at a stop or P/U a backhaul, then the truck is OFF. We have no idle restriction nor computers in the truck that track us or our idleing. All they have said to us was that if we need to idle to sleep, do it. Just turn the trucks off at the stops. If fuel keeps rising though, they are thinking off dumping the sleepers and getting us daycabs(there are only four of us that use sleepers).
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Old 06-09-2008, 02:00 AM
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It's OK for the office people to run the central air 24/7 but the driver has to sleep in a pool of sweat to save the company money? :roll:
That is so true. I am not sleeping in a pool of sweat for anyone. If they think they can run it any better I'll give them the keys.
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