2 part question

Discussion in 'Sysco' started by 2wheeldriver, Apr 26, 2015.

  1. 2wheeldriver

    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    First what is the policy at your opco about being in the phone or Bluetooth while driving. Then can you guys turn on your lights in the trailer on without the reefer unit running. We have to have our units on for the lights to work.
     
  2. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

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    Here (KC) if the truck's moving no phone, Bluetooth, nothing at all. Had one guy get a final warning because he looked to see who he missed a call from as he was rolling to a stop.

    Never heard of a trailer that needed the reefer running to have the lights work.
     
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    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    2wheeldriver Active Member

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    Yes all of our trucks are fixed by our shop so the lights in the trailer only work if the unit is on.
     
  5. Lazlo

    Lazlo Active Member

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    Just seems weird. Maybe they've rigged them to run off the reefer instead of through the pigtail to not drain tractor batteries?
    Some of our tractors have switches that power the lights, some need to have the key in the 'on' postion. Don't trust those myself, would rather have them talk to me about idle time than sit and wait for a jump.
     
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    Yea that was there excuse to stop battery drain but it really sucks when it is 2 am and city noise ordinance will not allow refer to run then your stuck using a head lamp. That is more money out of our pocket buying batteries for the headlamps.
     
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    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    We have both at GFS, most of our trailer lights work with out the refer on, but sometimes the older trailers you do have to have the refer on, but for the most part we just drain the tractor batteries. Now sometimes the Volvo tractors have auxiliary switches that run the trailer lights, but usually we can have the refer off and run our lights.
     

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