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Kori M.'s Comment
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Any news on your truck turtle?

I am in the middle of Arizona, been on a bus since 12:45 pm yesterday. Still somewhat on track for getting there around 5:30 pm tomorrow. Hopefully it stays that way lol. Every bus has been comepletely full. Doesn't make it any easier haha.

Turtle's Comment
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Any news on your truck turtle?

Funny you should ask...

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I was convinced I'd have to wait out the weekend before hearing any word on a truck. But they called me this morning and said they had a truck for me. So I shot down there asap to pick up the paperwork & keys. While waiting for the shuttle, I ran into a guy who was upgrading this week also. He was one spot ahead of me on the wait list, and had just got his truck yesterday, a 2016 Freightliner with 180k miles. He was happy with it, it was in decent shape.

I expected something in the same range as what he got. When I got up to the desk, she said she had bad news....They had to put an APU in my truck, so it may be a day or so before the truck was ready. I said that was ok since it's better to do that than to have the old apu break down on me somewhere in bfe. She said "Oh no sir, you are getting a BRAND NEW truck, and they don't come with APUs , we have to install them here."

Uhhh, say what?........

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I can't believe it. I can't believe these people gave me the keys to a brand new 2018 Freightliner Cascadia condo! It only has 173 miles on it. What were they thinking??

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I'm told its just luck of the draw. The next person on the list gets the next truck that comes in. I believe it, because the guy who came in the office after me got a 2017 used truck. Lady Luck shined on me once again. I'm very happy.

So now I have to wait to hear back from them. After the apu is done, I gotta get all my flatbed gear and set my truck up. So chances are I'll still be here until Monday morning.

One more step forward!

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Kori M.'s Comment
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Oh wow!!! That's so awesome. Definitely worth the wait then. So exciting!

G-Town's Comment
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Any news on your truck turtle?

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Funny you should ask...

smile.gif

I was convinced I'd have to wait out the weekend before hearing any word on a truck. But they called me this morning and said they had a truck for me. So I shot down there asap to pick up the paperwork & keys. While waiting for the shuttle, I ran into a guy who was upgrading this week also. He was one spot ahead of me on the wait list, and had just got his truck yesterday, a 2016 Freightliner with 180k miles. He was happy with it, it was in decent shape.

I expected something in the same range as what he got. When I got up to the desk, she said she had bad news....They had to put an APU in my truck, so it may be a day or so before the truck was ready. I said that was ok since it's better to do that than to have the old apu break down on me somewhere in bfe. She said "Oh no sir, you are getting a BRAND NEW truck, and they don't come with APUs , we have to install them here."

Uhhh, say what?........

shocked.png

I can't believe it. I can't believe these people gave me the keys to a brand new 2018 Freightliner Cascadia condo! It only has 173 miles on it. What were they thinking??

dancing.gif

I'm told its just luck of the draw. The next person on the list gets the next truck that comes in. I believe it, because the guy who came in the office after me got a 2017 used truck. Lady Luck shined on me once again. I'm very happy.

So now I have to wait to hear back from them. After the apu is done, I gotta get all my flatbed gear and set my truck up. So chances are I'll still be here until Monday morning.

One more step forward!

Turtle that's great, congratulations! Snap a photo of it and post it.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Turtle's Comment
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Not my favorite color, but what the heck do I care. I'll be inside the truck!

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's Comment
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CONGRATS TURTLE!!!!

I'm in Pittston ready to finally upgrade, myself! They told my trainer they were out of trucks in Springfield, but that they did have trucks in Pittston, and, because our last load was only an hour away from there, we might want to head there for my upgrade. Unfortunately, no one will be in until Monday (even though we were told they do upgrades 7 days a week). So I'm just chilling in the hotel room for a couple of days, then I'll hopefully have some really good news! So glad you got a new one. If you don't like it, I might be up for a trade!!

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Keep on keeping on brother! How to run into you soon... Figuratively, not literally!!

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Turtle's Comment
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Thanks!

I think I'll get used to it.

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Yeah we'll meet up someday. Lot of near misses we've had haha. Hopefully Kori makes it in tomorrow, so I can meet another TT'er. I'm celebrating with BBQ tomorrow. Dinner is on me! (Gotta spend some of that bonus $ I got for referring Patrick R, may as well put it back into another TT'er) :)

Kori M.'s Comment
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Oh wow! Red isn't my favorite color either but I have to say that thing is beautiful! We stopped at a truck stop in Gallup New Mexico. I'm dying a prime truck that's parked haha. Can't wait to get on one!

Hahaha yay for bonuses! Real food sounds so good right now lol.

Tastebuds's Comment
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Not my favorite color, but what the heck do I care. I'll be inside the truck!

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That's awesone, Turtle! Congrats! As a Ragin' Cajuns fan, I can only hope I get a vermillion colored truck like that!

Adam B.'s Comment
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That's a sexy truck Turtle, take good care of it! smile.gif

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