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Brian's Comment
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Talk about sticking out like a sore thumb. When I'm not pulling this eye sore I'm pulling a bright blue Dean's trailer. Not sure it gets uglier than that.

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Old School's Comment
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My boss has no sense of fashion. He makes me pull these black Conestoga trailers with my "gun metal grey" colored tractor. It's almost embarrassing.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I'll pull one that says "I'm an idiot" painted in fuschia, if they are going to pay me to do it.

Keith A.'s Comment
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G-Town I think we've got all the Sams and old Wal-Mart trailers at the Loveland DC... they're everywhere. XD

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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G-Town I think we've got all the Sams and old Wal-Mart trailers at the Loveland DC... they're everywhere. XD

LOL.. I think they send all trailers to Loveland to die it seems.. That open lot so full of old ones.. Hermiston OR is another place full of them..

Susan D. 's Comment
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If you wanna see an ugly color combo, you should have seen my white West Side truck with red and blue swoosh logo pulling a green and yellow Penn's Best trailer last year. Should have taken a pic but it was just too ugly to bear towing that mismatched beast from the Wabash manufacturing facility to deliver that new trailer to Penn's Best Trucking. Oh and when we deliver new trailers from Wabash you can bet we're using them to haul freight on the way hahaha.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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If you wanna see an ugly color combo, you should have seen my white West Side truck with red and blue swoosh logo pulling a green and yellow Penn's Best trailer last year. Should have taken a pic but it was just too ugly to bear towing that mismatched beast from the Wabash manufacturing facility to deliver that new trailer to Penn's Best Trucking. Oh and when we deliver new trailers from Wabash you can bet we're using them to haul freight on the way hahaha.

Earlier this year we had Old Dominion green trucks pulling Estes yellow and black trailers to deliver to them, I luckily didnt get a chance to pull one. We put freight on them as well, wanted to make sure they where safe and ready for customer.

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OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Hahaha, I bet that was ugly indeed. Estes trailers are ugly anyway. Maybe Cowan should start by pulling those trailers with their emerald green trucks

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Todd

You didn't inherit lineage from "Chicken Little", did you? Can you imagine (if you will) that if all trailers were color coordinated there would not be much freight being moved. And most drivers wouldn't be getting paid much, because their truck didn't match their trailer in color! Or if only certain trucks could only pull certain trailers.

Consider Swift only be able to couple to only Swift Trailers. "Sorry G-Town I don't have a Swift Trailer for you to haul today," says G-Towns Dispatcher. Are you getting my drift?

Sorry G-Town for using you as an example, but it is appropriate.

I've Seen Black Trucks hauling Red Trailers before. Was is it pleasing to the eyes? Hell no but the driver was hauling it because he could make a living from it.

Todd, worry less, and get into Trucking if that is the pull you feel. Staying on the sidelines won't help. Remember What Yoda said to Luke Skywalker, "Do--OR DO NOT"

Asking questions is very appropriate from a novice's point of view. You don't know these questions you are asking about. So you ask.

Consider that you are out and want to use your cell phone, but it needs charging. You have a Samsung, your friend has his charger but it is an i-phone, chargers don't match. If trucks and trailers were the same, freight would not get moved!

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.
Todd Holmes's Comment
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Todd

You didn't inherit lineage from "Chicken Little", did you? Can you imagine (if you will) that if all trailers were color coordinated there would not be much freight being moved. And most drivers wouldn't be getting paid much, because their truck didn't match their trailer in color! Or if only certain trucks could only pull certain trailers.

Consider Swift only be able to couple to only Swift Trailers. "Sorry G-Town I don't have a Swift Trailer for you to haul today," says G-Towns Dispatcher. Are you getting my drift?

Sorry G-Town for using you as an example, but it is appropriate.

I've Seen Black Trucks hauling Red Trailers before. Was is it pleasing to the eyes? Hell no but the driver was hauling it because he could make a living from it.

Todd, worry less, and get into Trucking if that is the pull you feel. Staying on the sidelines won't help. Remember What Yoda said to Luke Skywalker, "Do--OR DO NOT"

Asking questions is very appropriate from a novice's point of view. You don't know these questions you are asking about. So you ask.

Consider that you are out and want to use your cell phone, but it needs charging. You have a Samsung, your friend has his charger but it is an i-phone, chargers don't match. If trucks and trailers were the same, freight would not get moved!

Mr. Raptor.

Well, understood. What matters is the that the trucks are street-legal, dependable and safe and the vehicles are also profitable when rolling, cosmetics notwithstanding.

As a train buff to boot, I can't stand all the graffiti I seen on the sides of American freight cars across the fruited plain. As a railroad modeller, I have to assemble my passenger trains and freight trains as uniform as possible. I have to couple a string of green hoppers together and a string of black tank cars together and so on even though freight trains on real-world American roads and often motley and mismatched. Railroads don't take extra time or spend extra money to make things look pretty in the public eye like they tried to do with passenger trains before Amtrak and the airline industry. Think of how pretty and uniform those sleek silver Santa Fe warbonnet Super Chief and El Capitan trains looked in the 1950's to the customers who bought tickets. In the military, however, the looks of vehicles do have to appeal to commanders during inspections. The trucks in the motor pools can't be dirty or parked sloppy. Military trailers and tractors are always uniform in paint scheme: olive drab and/or camo.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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