TMC. New Truck Color?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I just saw two TMC trucks pull through that were white.

PackRat's Comment
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Maybe they had traveled up north in the snow?rofl-2.gif

Army 's Comment
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Or Road Salt! Lol

andhe78's Comment
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Some of their lease ops have different colors.

Could be for a specific dedicated route , too.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

C T.'s Comment
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Yea probably lease/ OO. I've seen maroon and blue ones before.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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My guess is that because of the tariffs and freight slowdown, Peterbilt is not getting enough black paint.

Solo's Comment
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O/O can have whatever color truck they want.

If the "TMC" says Operated by above it and is in a flat matt gold, then that's an O/O truck.

Company Trucks have that multi-colored "TMC" on the door and does not say "Operated by" on it.

Also, Peterbilt...for whatever reason, can't get us black 579's fast enough, so they are shipping us white ones to hold us over. I'm not sure of the logistics of that, but it came up in TMC's pvt fb page as we thought we were having white trucks put into circulation, and that was the answer we received. That goes for dedicated Day Cabs as well as Dedicated and linehaul Sleepers.

We simply asked "Why not just paint the white ones black and ship them", but I'm guessing it's just not that easy.

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.


Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
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