I Got Some New Wheels Today - Brand Spanking New

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Yep, very nice.

What is that rectangular thing below the climate controls? Looks like a pouch or fold down door

Old School's Comment
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What is that rectangular thing below the climate controls? Looks like a pouch or fold down door

It's a storage pouch.

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Beautiful truck hope you enjoy itdancing.gifdancing.gifsmile.gif

Jim S.'s Comment
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Do they still have the leaf springs that go up and over the drives instead of under? I hear that makes a comfy ride with a loaded trailer. Does the basic model have the over bunk table that swings out from the rear bulkhead , and reclining bunk? Satellite radio ready?

Bulkhead:

A strong wall-like structure placed at the front of a flatbed trailer (or on the rear of the tractor) used to protect the driver against shifting cargo during a front-end collision. May also refer to any separator within a dry or liquid trailer (also called a baffle for liquid trailers) used to partition the load.

Old School's Comment
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Does the basic model have the over bunk table that swings out from the rear bulkhead , and reclining bunk?

No.

Satellite radio ready?

Yes.

Bulkhead:

A strong wall-like structure placed at the front of a flatbed trailer (or on the rear of the tractor) used to protect the driver against shifting cargo during a front-end collision. May also refer to any separator within a dry or liquid trailer (also called a baffle for liquid trailers) used to partition the load.

Old School's Comment
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Do they still have the leaf springs that go up and over the drives instead of under? I hear that makes a comfy ride with a loaded trailer.

Yes, that's a unique Volvo design. It rides good. I'd say it definitely rides better than the International I just go out of. This is work though - 45,000 pounds on your trailer takes it's toll on how smoothly you encounter life's bumps and pot holes. It ain't no Maserati. This is a working class workhorse.

I've had her 3 days. We just turned over 2,000 miles when I parked for my 10 hour break. I think she's already realized I aim to make some money while we're together.

PackRat's Comment
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2K in 3 days!?!?!

That's more than me.

Old School's Comment
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2K in 3 days!?!?!

That's more than me.

I got lucky! Any day I can keep up with you is a great day as far as I'm concerned.

It's the way my breaks fell in the middle of the day. I'm doing a lot of night driving and running on recaps.

PackRat's Comment
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Yep, that's been me for 4 nights of each of the past two weeks. I just parked at 1000 after already driving 10 hours last night. One delivery, one shipper , and four different trailers. This one is a two-stop load, with the first stop 5 hours from here at 0430 tomorrow.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Jim S.'s Comment
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Old School, those models that they advertise with the reclining bunk and overhead bunk table must be the upgraded models, lol. I guess for the working people model, it's prop your head up with pillows and place your laptop in your lap.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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