Game: Your Very First Truck!

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LDRSHIP's Comment
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My first, and still current, truck is a 2012 (man. Nov '11) Freightliner Cascadia. I got her with 476,186 miles on her. Her number is: 1563.

Sambo's Comment
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First truck, 2013 volvo vnl 670. Picked it up with 440,000 miles on it, drove it til it broke down with 483,000 miles.

Current truck, 2014 international pro star, picked it up with about 248,000 miles on it.

Gladhand's Comment
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She is my profile picture. '16 Cascadia, got her with 112,000 miles and I have just about put in 60,000 on her. Only issue so far was rear axle control arms. Seems to be a problem for this year of truck being that I see a lot of the same year with drive alignment issues (drive tires wearing weird). Her name is Pancha Blanca haha. Basically means white belly which is pretty funny.

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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First truck was a 2011 Intertrashional ProStar. Had it for 10 months, and in that time it went into the shop (not counting scheduled service intervals) 12 times. And from what I heard from other drivers and the shop guys, that was about par for the course.

You couldn't pay me enough to drive one of those again.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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2016 Freightliner Cascadia with 79K when I got it and 115K now. Only been in shop twice. Once for the 100K maintenance and once when the DPF system left me stranded in Quartzsite AZ.



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.

G-Town's Comment
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Tonka. 1962. It was a red and blue dump truck. Brand new.

Pianoman's Comment
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Tonka. 1962. It was a red and blue dump truck. Brand new.

G-Town you are the coolest hahaha

Seminole Wind's Comment
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90' Cabover freightshaker. Hated driving bobtail . . .


"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

Farmerbob1's Comment
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2015 Freightliner Cascadia, Stevens truck 13362, picked up as a recovery truck in Effingham, IL with 9 flat tires. I'd have to look at my records to see what the miles were when I traded it for my current truck. Started at around 180k miles, and traded at about 240k miles, at a guess.

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