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Steve L.'s Comment
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Congratulations!!!!

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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I was excited because I was issued what I thought was a brand new 2019 truck because it hadn't even been issued its tags or NY Hut sticker. Well, I got the tags, sticker, and registration this past weekend and found out it's not a 2019.

It's a 2020!

I had only been driving a few months and the guy in charge of the fleet had told me when I started, work with me on this and you will get a new truck in a few months. I had trained on an automatic but they gave me a 2015 Kenworth manual I was a little freaked out to say the least. But I got through that and a couple months later when I got back to the terminal 1 week he walked up to me and said I have a new truck for you... 2019 Kenworth T680 with all the bells and whistles. I love this truck. New trucks drive like a Cadillac... Crappy roads seem much smoother than they are compared to the trucks we were driving. Enjoy your new ride bro.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Jamie's Comment
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So got back to the OC about an hour ago, I'm completely amazed at my new truck. rofl-3.gif

It only has 55 miles on it and has the new truck smell. dancing-banana.gif

Pictures coming in a bit, starting to clean my current truck out so I can turn it in.

Jamie's Comment
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It even has an APU and refrigerator with a TV mount shocked.png

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.

Jamie's Comment
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New truck is on the left, the new bed in it is amazing. rofl-3.gif

Still moving things over to the new truck.

Jamie's Comment
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More pictures soon. It also has a refrigerator and the gauges for axle weight. Pretty exciting stuff. rofl-3.gif

Bruce K.'s Comment
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It even has an APU and refrigerator with a TV mount shocked.png

Ok, now I’m jealous.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Where’s the chrome???

LDRSHIP's Comment
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Where’s the chrome???

On the Wolding trucks, lol. Our New Cascadias have the Fridge, TV mount, etc... we have always had the air gauge for the drive air bags. That thing is a blessing. My suggestion Jamie, first time you get a heavy load and near a free scale that is trustworthy, try to max out your drives at 34k. Take a good look at your air bag pressure gauge. Try to memorize where the 34k is at. It isn’t exact, but will get you close. I love that bag pressure gauge.

Jamie's Comment
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It even has an APU and refrigerator with a TV mount shocked.png

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Ok, now I’m jealous.

Don't be jealous! But I know the feeling, I remember seeing all the new Schneider trucks with all these features, and I was really jealous! rofl-1.gif

I have been wondering why I was selected to get a new truck out of all the other drivers out of the West Memphis OC, I was expecting to get a "new" used truck or something, but this truck only has 55 miles on it. I suppose I'm doing something right? rofl-3.gif

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.

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