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PackRat's Comment
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That’s just awful! My truck is a 2007.

Susan D. 's Comment
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We have one or two straggling 2014s, probably 30-40 2015s that should have already been sold. We've been so short on trucks we actually leased some heartland trucks that they didn't take delivery on for a short time to help fill the gap. We were aghast when we saw those with heavy steel wheels and no apu.. bare bones trucks compared to what we're accustomed to lol.. think they're all gone now since some of our new trucks started trickling in last October. I really suspect our company owner has a high financial interest in the Truck Country chain of freightliner dealerships... heartland specd trucks.. really?

All that said, West Side is expanding. We've restarted our O/O division. They've added 30ish and are seeking more to handle our automotive expansion and they need to be from near Canton MI.. heard they're adding or just added 20 more? We're also rolling out an expedited/final mile division with box trucks and Van's in the near future. No idea exactly when or where that's going to be based out of. We have no spare loaner trucks and seriously need delivery on the currently ordered ones.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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. We have no spare loaner trucks and seriously need delivery on the currently ordered

We have some recently retired single axles with over 1 million miles I am sure you guys could pick up cheap.


Tractor Man's Comment
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We have some recently retired single axles with over 1 million miles I am sure you guys could pick up cheap.

One of my projects when I retire, is to get an old single axle day cab and fabricate a step side pick-up bed for it. Super singles. I am a gear head to the max. I think it would be unique and cool as hell!

Day Cab:

A tractor which does not have a sleeper berth attached to it. Normally used for local routes where drivers go home every night.

Super Singles:

A single, wide wheel substituted for a tandem (two wheel) assembly. The main benefit of a super single is a reduction in weight and lower rolling resistance which provide better fuel economy. The disadvantage is the lack of tire redundancy (or a 'backup tire' in case of a blowout) from which tandem wheels benefit. A tire blowout is more dangerous with a super single and can not be driven on.

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