I'm On Fire wrote:LOL, this is too good. I was on vacation for 6 days, for a total of 11 including weekends. I go out to my work van and spam the key FOB asking myself, 'Why in the hell isn't this thing unlocking?' I get in the truck, put the key in the ignition and nothing. Truck won't start. I call my boss and tell him and he says, 'Yup, common problem. Happens to everyone who goes on vacation. It's because of the GPS that we install in it.
So, here I sit at my house waiting for GE Fleet to call me back with a tow truck so I can get it jumped. LOL Is there a reason these idiots don't hook the GPS up to the hot wire on the ignition? At least this way when I shut the truck off the GPS shuts off and doesn't kill my battery.
american cars the cigar lighter is always hot..chink cars it goes off when key is off...... whoops should have said Oriental...
The best line my boss gave me when I called him, 'Why did you call Fleet? Why don't you just jump it out yourself with your car?", I replied "So, you guys won't let me change the tire on the truck because the jack is no longer rated for the truck due to the cage, boxes and rack. But you want me to risk blowing up either my car or the van trying to jump it? No, thanks. I'll take the morning off and wait for Fleet to send the wrecker with the cables."
Corporate weenies. No, no you can't do that...but we'll allow you to do that if it means you don't have to wait for a wrecker and make us money. If they were intelligent in the first place they would've wired their little "spy-on-you" device to a switched power source instead of directly to the battery.
He also said that if the field techs go on vacation but don't actually go anywhere they have to run the trucks every few days to prevent the battery from dying. Does that mean they'll pay us the OT to do it? Probably not. So, what are we supposed to do if we go away? Give the key to a neighbor and have them run the truck? No, because they aren't authorized to operate the truck and you can be fired for allowing someone else in the truck. Unless of course, they are a mechanic.