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So I am Wondering What Your Favorite Truck is and Why?!

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G-Town's Comment
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Victor wrote:

Yes please show us more trucks and share more history!! I love the history and photos of the old trucks. I wish we still had two cycle engines in our truckes today. I wish we still have 12 cyclinder trucks lol. Boy would I love to hear that truck roar.shocked.png

I can do that. I will try to post once or twice a month, with a new thread called "This Old Truck".

Below is a link to a Youtube video of the red Brockway I photograph I posted, driven by the owner Peter Grimm. HIs narrative is an interesting look back plus you can hear the 12V buzzing along at highway speed. For those of you too young to know what these things sounded like...hope you enjoy.

Driving a 12V Brockway

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Patrick R.'s Comment
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So I have no idea about a truck as far as driving goes as I have not yet got my CDL and started driving, but the truck in victors profile pic is beautiful, its trucks just like those that I used to watch drive down the high way all lit up that made me just love trucks.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Linden R.'s Comment
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Haven't driven a truck, but my favorite in terms of looks, reliability, space, and power has to be a 2016/2017 Western Star 5700XE. I have always been a big fan of Western Star, and the 5700XE is a cool mix of their classic look and the new aerodynamic Pete 579s and stuff.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Western Star has got to be at least my third favorite truck.my first two is Kenworth and Peterbilt. Kenworth seems to me, handles better at least in my 2016 American Truck Simulator game that my sister bought me for Christmas. I have driven 11,600 some miles if I remember correctly on it and by far the Kenworth handles better. I love Peterbilt too and it handles alright but Kenworth is just better. Lol. I just bought my first truck in the game and it was a Kenworth W900 with a 455 horse power with 1,650 lbs of torque at I believe 1200 rpm. Hope you all had a great New Years eve too!

Linden R.'s Comment
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Western Star has got to be at least my third favorite truck.my first two is Kenworth and Peterbilt. Kenworth seems to me, handles better at least in my 2016 American Truck Simulator game that my sister bought me for Christmas. I have driven 11,600 some miles if I remember correctly on it and by far the Kenworth handles better. I love Peterbilt too and it handles alright but Kenworth is just better. Lol. I just bought my first truck in the game and it was a Kenworth W900 with a 455 horse power with 1,650 lbs of torque at I believe 1200 rpm. Hope you all had a great New Years eve too!

I play that game too! My favorite truck that is in the game at the moment is the Peterbilt 389 or the Peterbilt 579. They both handle good, but I feel the 579 is more stylish and powerful. I would recommend that game to everyone by the way dancing-banana.gif

Victor C. II's Comment
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I have to agree with you on that but my biggest and favorite truck for handling and performance is the Kenworth W900 with the isx C15 and I am about to put a 600horse engine in it to. Buy that truck pulls really good. I wonder if they are that good in real life? Cause I have a aquintance from a truck show that sells trucks he rebuilds. Pretty cool. So what all are your favorite type of engine. Cat, Cummins, detroit, Mercedes, what do you think?

Victor C. II's Comment
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G-Town I have a question, have you created that tread you were saying you were going to make call "This Old Truck?" Cause I am very excited to see it! smile.gifdancing.gif

G-Town's Comment
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G-Town I have a question, have you created that tread you were saying you were going to make call "This Old Truck?" Cause I am very excited to see it! smile.gifdancing.gif

I'll post something this Wednesday under the new subject line.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Sseet! I can't wait, I think it will be amazing to have a thread like the one you are going to make!

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