Swift Refrigerated

Topic 25434 | Page 3

Page 3 of 7 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Gladhand's Comment
member avatar

The single-bunk one I had once had plenty of cabinet storage. Do you know what type you’ll be getting?

Double Bunk, I am assuming anyways, top bunk is for storage, no way to get me to train haha.

Gladhand's Comment
member avatar

Got my new girl. Ready to take her on the road. Covering a local load and then going to Denver. Hoping the unload and load don't take too long. We will see.

0171910001557265291.jpg

Bruce K.'s Comment
member avatar

It's a beauty! What are the features in this state of the art Truck?

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Nice looking color. Congratulations!

Gladhand's Comment
member avatar

It's a beauty! What are the features in this state of the art Truck?

Well a few things. Swift upped the inverter so we can run a microwave, also it comes with a fridge, TV mount, and an added plus that the front chair swivels so you can sit in it and watch TV or whatever. Truck has an isx15 Cummins engine I believe. Awesome sounding engine. Truck has 12 miles so I'm the first to basically sleep in it and to take it on a decent sized run. Will see how it does.

Nice looking color. Congratulations!

I love the new blue, noticed they are also getting gray trucks that actually say Swift Refrigerated. First good size load is 795 miles, will do my best to document this experience to help others.

I am a total rookie with reefer in terms of picking up and delivering the otr way and not the Walmart way. Looking forward to the experience. Gonna look like a total rookie as I get used to driving the international.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

“ISX 15 I believe”? It’s on a big plate on the side of the motor. Better get out that owners manual and read up on it! Don’t be that guy that checks the oil dipstick, sees it does need a gallon of oil, but has no idea what type of oil to add. I’ve never heard of getting assigned a truck with so few miles. Right off the assembly line. Fantastic!

Jim S.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

It's a beauty! What are the features in this state of the art Truck?

double-quotes-end.png

Well a few things. Swift upped the inverter so we can run a microwave, also it comes with a fridge, TV mount, and an added plus that the front chair swivels so you can sit in it and watch TV or whatever. Truck has an isx15 Cummins engine I believe. Awesome sounding engine. Truck has 12 miles so I'm the first to basically sleep in it and to take it on a decent sized run. Will see how it does.

double-quotes-start.png

Nice looking color. Congratulations!

double-quotes-end.png

I love the new blue, noticed they are also getting gray trucks that actually say Swift Refrigerated. First good size load is 795 miles, will do my best to document this experience to help others.

I am a total rookie with reefer in terms of picking up and delivering the otr way and not the Walmart way. Looking forward to the experience. Gonna look like a total rookie as I get used to driving the international.

Does it have APU or does it have to idle? Sirius ready?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.

Tractor Man's Comment
member avatar
I’ve never heard of getting assigned a truck with so few miles. Right off the assembly line. Fantastic!

Well.........someone has to be in charge of turning it into a "used" truck. Gladhand was blessed with the task. Great news Gladhand. My 2019 Cascadia came with an 1800 watt inverter, refrigerator, and microwave cabinet as well. I measured the cabinet and found a 1200 watt microwave at Wallyworld that fits perfectly. It looks like it is built in to the truck. I think it was 79 or maybe 89 dollars. I have saved a crap ton of money on food.

smile.gifsmile.gif

Jim S.'s Comment
member avatar

double-quotes-start.png

It's a beauty! What are the features in this state of the art Truck?

double-quotes-end.png

Well a few things. Swift upped the inverter so we can run a microwave, also it comes with a fridge, TV mount, and an added plus that the front chair swivels so you can sit in it and watch TV or whatever. Truck has an isx15 Cummins engine I believe. Awesome sounding engine. Truck has 12 miles so I'm the first to basically sleep in it and to take it on a decent sized run. Will see how it does.

double-quotes-start.png

Nice looking color. Congratulations!

double-quotes-end.png

I love the new blue, noticed they are also getting gray trucks that actually say Swift Refrigerated. First good size load is 795 miles, will do my best to document this experience to help others.

I am a total rookie with reefer in terms of picking up and delivering the otr way and not the Walmart way. Looking forward to the experience. Gonna look like a total rookie as I get used to driving the international.

Does it have APU or does it have to idle? Sirius ready?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.

Scott's Comment
member avatar

I just got out of a 19 International because of issues with it, and got in the 20 FL in my picture. Swift still doesn't do APU's in their trucks, but I've heard talks of them testing it. As far as SiriusXM goes, I had to get my own unit and mount the antenna on the mirror.

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

It's a beauty! What are the features in this state of the art Truck?

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

Well a few things. Swift upped the inverter so we can run a microwave, also it comes with a fridge, TV mount, and an added plus that the front chair swivels so you can sit in it and watch TV or whatever. Truck has an isx15 Cummins engine I believe. Awesome sounding engine. Truck has 12 miles so I'm the first to basically sleep in it and to take it on a decent sized run. Will see how it does.

double-quotes-start.png

double-quotes-start.png

Nice looking color. Congratulations!

double-quotes-end.png

double-quotes-end.png

I love the new blue, noticed they are also getting gray trucks that actually say Swift Refrigerated. First good size load is 795 miles, will do my best to document this experience to help others.

I am a total rookie with reefer in terms of picking up and delivering the otr way and not the Walmart way. Looking forward to the experience. Gonna look like a total rookie as I get used to driving the international.

double-quotes-end.png

Does it have APU or does it have to idle? Sirius ready?

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

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.

APU's:

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.

Page 3 of 7 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More