We have some Sunday-Thursday runs that are 4x10. Some have Monday or Tuesday off and the others are 4x10 swing runs with 5 drivers.He's working 5 days, it's not a 3 day weekend unless you guys have some kind of 8 day week there. That being said Sun-Thur is a nice schedule if having both Friday night and Saturday night off is important to you.
The Sterling and Internationals at our building did not beep when they shut down, they just shut down. I have not done a Friday night during summer tourist season in our 'new' tractors yet.Just rev the engine when it starts beeping at you, it’ll stop it from shutting down.
we used to rev up and set cruise so it would not shut down over a certain rpm but they changed the computer so that wouldn't work anymore. the whole idea was the save money on fuel , right??? and don't worry about the driver freezing to death or get fatigued from excess heat.The Sterling and Internationals at our building did not beep when they shut down, they just shut down. I have not done a Friday night during summer tourist season in our 'new' tractors yet.
As someone else stated it's called "caging" the brakes. The way to know is by doing the brake adjustment test. So you do your full UPS pre-trip where you have supplied air to the trailer and have the hand valve applied. You should be looking at the break shoes and drums closely, which requires you to get under the trailer. A caged brake will show a gap between the shoe and drum. There should be no gap with the brakes applied. A caged or out of adjustment brake also may show a light rust on the normally shiny brake drum because of lack of friction.I have heard of a driver who had a trailer where someone had "backed out" the brakes because they were seized so they could still pull the load . Now let's not talk about how stupid this is but rather how could he tell it was backed out ? I assume during the pretrip you would see a space between the drum and the pad? I never got under a trailer and adjusted the brakes . Never thought as a driver I should be making adjustments like that . Have you guys ever found the need to?