Hard Work Was Rewarded

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Jason (Driver @ShipEx)'s Comment
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I just wanted to say that I received a welcome surprise when I was rewarded by the company I work for with a brand new truck, no other drivers have driven it and I am the first to break it in. Its nicer and roomier than the last. The new truck is a 2019 Volvo VNL 760. It is by far the nicest.

This is not the first time I have been rewarded, I have woken up to countless thank you’s and EFS money codes sent to me. The last truck I have put on 26k miles in 60 days with the company. I have had 10 days home and look forward to putting many more safe miles on this new one. Personal goal is to try to get an oil change in 90 days. We are obviously on ELD, but if you see me on the road anyone feel free to say hello.

G-Town's Comment
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Nothin' like the smells of a new truck.

Congratulations and good luck with it.

TommyGun's Comment
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Happened to me four months ago. Got into a '18 KW T680 with 250 miles.

New truck smell.

I didn't know what to do with myself. Took it out the first time, and it hit me how quiet it was. Almost thought something was wrong.

Nope. I was just used to driving trucks with 500k, shaking themselves loose, purting a gallon of oil in them per week.

Good on you. :)

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Chickenman's Comment
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Congrats !!! It's always nice to get a brand new truck so that you know how it will be broken in and treated. I'm retired now and can still remember the "bare steel cab" days with no A/C, stereo, or air-ride seat …. so the newer trucks I operated (2006 Volvo) always amazed me in their comfort with stand-up sleepers, stereos, TV & fridge …. wow …. what a change over the years. Glad to hear you are enjoying the ride … the desire to drive, it always made the job enjoyable. As we used to say … "keep the shiny side up" !! :)smile.gif

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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Congratulations. Enjoy. There are pieces of me in that truck. The last company I worked for built machines. The hood was built on machines I helped make. All the plastic parts are painted on jigs that I helped build and deliver. While we were building the the machines everything was "top secret". No photos were allowed to be taken in the shop without permission.

Enjoy it. Revel in it. Great job.

Jason (Driver @ShipEx)'s Comment
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Thank you G-Town, Tommy Gun, Chickenman, and Big Scott. I definitely am enjoying it, the new truck smell is definitely great. It rides so smoothly and feels like I am floating around curves, I pulled over twice in the first day thinking I had a drive go down, then I realized it was the sway bar that made it feel that way. Not used to driving something that has not been broken in already. There is comfort in knowing from now on, that when I switch trucks again I will be going into a brand new truck again in a few years. My goal is to keep this truck in great shape, that when they pass this one on to a new driver, it’s going to be nice for them, where everything works and is comfortable for them as well.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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