This Old Truck

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Rick S.'s Comment
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Thanks Rick that is a nice looking semi there!

And this is a daily driver/working truck.

Rick

G-Town's Comment
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Thanks Rick that is a nice looking semi there!

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And this is a daily driver/working truck.

Rick

Really nice example of an early to mid-90's Freightliner FLB. This was the precursor to the Argosy COE. The FLB was actually the pillar of the defunct LTL , NW Freight out of Denver CO. Imagine running cross country team in one of these cans.

Thanks Rick really classy looking truck.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier
Old School's Comment
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G-Town, make sure you check out the latest Highlight Reel. There's a classic documentary showing a lot of really "Old School" trucks.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Cwc's Comment
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I almost bought a International Harvester 1/2 ton pickup and I wish I would have got it but I ended up with a 69 c-10.

My father used to drive a COE for Schneider a long time ago. I used to hear all about how bad they were as far as comfort. So for me I think I would have to have an older long hood with a flatop... It would serve me no purpose cause I'm 6ft tall and like to stand up. They just look cool. Especially when someone has stretched it and takes care of it.

Rick S.'s Comment
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COE's are interesting to drive. Being right over the wheels, makes the ride quality, hmm - interesting. Pre-tripping (at least the older KW's we had at school) is fun - jacking up the cab, so you can get to the motor and check everything. The cabins are pretty tight, and the sleeper (even on the newer Argosy gliders) aren't much bigger than the old style "coffin sleepers".

We had some real relics at the county vo-tech I went to - but they were pretty well maintained. They kept em running and safe. They had a wide variety of old "donated" trucks, with a bunch of different transmissions (Super-10 being my fave). I liked driving the older ones.

The one I posted - was just maintained so well - you could tell the guy just REALLY LOVED HIS TRUCK. Probably spent 1/2 his 10 hour breaks detailing it.

Rick

Cwc's Comment
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When you have something like that it's pretty much a hobby.

Victor C. II's Comment
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So I just got caught up with the conversation been really busy at school. I drove a Freightliner Colombia and I swear one of my favorite trucks to drive. It was a 2007. Rode nice and I was able to shift it better then the International Prostar, no offense. lol. Keep those old school truck photos coming! Thanks!! smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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G-Town, make sure you check out the latest Highlight Reel. There's a classic documentary showing a lot of really "Old School" trucks.

Thanks Old School. Fun piece. Trucks from a bygone era...the ties and the bus-driver hats are classic Americana.

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Operating While Intoxicated

Victor C. II's Comment
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So are there anymore old trucks on the way lol?

G-Town's Comment
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Victor asked:

So are there anymore old trucks on the way lol?

Are you sure you are not already a dispatcher? smile.gif

Yes, definitely Victor...I will try to repost information to this thread twice per month. Thanks for your interest, I do appreciate it!

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

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.

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