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Curt S.'s Comment
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I am hoping to have my CDL by end of February and have been looking at so many companies to apply to. So many to consider and would like to know what kind of equipment a few of them have. I don't know if anyone can come right out and tell me on this site but here goes. Does H.O. Wolding have APU's and inverters in their trucks? Are they automatic (automated) or regular manual? I have looked elsewhere and even on their sight but can't seem to get any answers. They look like a really good company. Even my wife likes what we have been reading about them.

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.

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.

APU's:

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Your best bet is to search on HO Wolding with Patrick's name attached to it.

Most of the carrier's are transitioning to auto-shift tractors. Not sure about Wolding.

Patrick C.'s Comment
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I am hoping to have my CDL by end of February and have been looking at so many companies to apply to. So many to consider and would like to know what kind of equipment a few of them have. I don't know if anyone can come right out and tell me on this site but here goes. Does H.O. Wolding have APU's and inverters in their trucks? Are they automatic (automated) or regular manual? I have looked elsewhere and even on their sight but can't seem to get any answers. They look like a really good company. Even my wife likes what we have been reading about them.

I drive for Wolding, so I can pretty much answer most questions.

APU's - some truck have APUs , some don't. All trucks have opti idle. Some APUs are ePacs some are Evolutions. All are Thermoking Tripacs.

Inverters - You are allowed a battery wired inverter after 4 months. At first you are stuck with appliances and small inverters that plug into 'cigarette lighter' outlets.

Auto shift / manual - there are a mix of both in the fleet. Being you will get an older truck. So expect a 10 speed manual at first. If you have a medical reason for needing an auto shift I am sure it could be accommodated.

If you have any more questions feel free to ask. Wolding is a great company.

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.

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.

APU's:

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.

Curt S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the info Patrick. I read your journal from last year and was convinced by that and my own research that Wolding is a good company to drive for.

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