Have you ever owned or driven a van?
Thrn maybe you can tell us why van drivers always leave the engine running when they get out to go into a shop. I've asked about ten people and they always say day "dunno"
- EdnaLv 72 months ago
By "van", are you referring to a semi or some other large truck? The engines of semi's and large trucks run on diesel fuel. One reason a driver of a large truck usually leaves the engine idling when he gets out of the truck and goes into a shop is because it takes longer to re-start a diesel engine after it has been completely shut off, than it does to re-start the engine of an unleaded gasoline engine.
- FLv 62 months ago
I’ve only driven rental vans for moving house and that would void any insurance making me liable for a new van not to mention my furniature. Maybe white van man thinks he’s well hard an no one would dare stealing his van .
- Anonymous2 months ago
Yes, I had a van some years ago.
I never left it running at a shop.
- hartLv 62 months ago
arrogance and lack of physics
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- Jason LowderLv 72 months ago
I've never owned one but I've driven many from Grand Caravans to Promaster 3500's. I wouldn't be ashamed of owning a Grand Caravan or something like that, though. With the stow and go seats I can see having a lot of utility out of it.
- artherLv 52 months ago
If its a truck with air brakes turn it off the compressed air leaks out your stuck there for 5 minutes before you can release the handbrake.
- Anonymous2 months ago
Obviously you've asked ten clueless people. Delivery drivers do that for two reasons. A lot of stops and starts is hard on the starter and battery, which both last a lot longer if the starts are reduced to a minimum. Starting also causes the most engine wear. An electric vehicle solves these issues. Some companies prohibit their drivers from doing this because of potential liability of leaving the vehicle running.
- champerLv 72 months ago
Don't know where you are but they don't here. First of all, that's one way to get your van stolen, secondly it's illegal.
- regeruggedLv 72 months ago
I have owned and driven two different conversion vans. I never left the engines running while not in the vehicles.
- MarkLv 72 months ago
I've driven one (actually, several) but never owned one. I have never left one running while I go into a store.