My Truck Has Been Sold...What!?

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Just got back on my truck after some home time. I received this message (see below). Any of you Prime folks know what the process is for getting a new truck assignment? Will I have to enter my name and wait for one that is available while dragging all my stuff to the Campus Inn while I wait? Or is the process expedited for something like this? I know how much Rainy and Susan just love switching trucks. I think i feel the same way.

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PackRat's Comment
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Sad day and a happy day, both.

Hope you get a shiny, new one with the plastic covers still on the seats.

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Sad day and a happy day, both.

Exactly how I feel, PackRat.

Hope you get a shiny, new one with the plastic covers still on the seats.

And thanks for the positive vibes, brother!

PackRat's Comment
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I'm on truck #7, and nothing so far has been under 185,000 miles.

I have named all of them in alphabetical order too, so I do get attached. Not hard to do since most months is about 28 days with the truck nearly 24/7.

Rick S.'s Comment
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What year - how many miles on your current rig?

Just interested in how long/old/miles they keep their trucks before selling them off.

I know (from a prior Rainy post) they had a bunch of Volvos on order - but were holding off until the local dealer got their act together on parts/service. Just wondering if they're taking delivery on the volvos yet - or if they're still issuing new Freightliners...

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RealDiehl's Comment
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What year - how many miles on your current rig?

Just interested in how long/old/miles they keep their trucks before selling them off.

I know (from a prior Rainy post) they had a bunch of Volvos on order - but were holding off until the local dealer got their act together on parts/service. Just wondering if they're taking delivery on the volvos yet - or if they're still issuing new Freightliners...

Rick

Hi, Rick! My current truck is a 2018 International with 268,359 miles. It seems a little early to be selling it. I thought I'd have it until it reached 350,000 miles at least.

Not sure of the Volvo situation. What they give me will be a surprise. I'll post when I get my new truck

Errol V.'s Comment
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Swift sold "my" Kenworth 780 out from under me. I got a similar message, had to take it in. My Memphis terminal is a bigger one, so I got a Freightshaker right away.

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.

RealDiehl's Comment
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Yeah, Errol. Threw me for a loop when I got that msg! Not something you expect to see. Gotta pick up a load headed for California and drop it off at main terminal in Springfield, MO to make the switch. I'm praying I'm not going to have to wait too long.

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.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Gotta pick up a load headed for California and drop it off at main terminal in Springfield, MO to make the switch. I'm praying I'm not going to have to wait too long.

If you are under load when you have to switch, I can't imagine they would make you wait. Other than that moving your stuff could take a coupla' hours. Just like a house move, your old truck will be a bottomless pit of things you need to move over. Good Luck!

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Outsiders can order trucks through Pedigree used sales. So if someone was looking for your year and miles, yes, it gets sold.

The 2017s are already being turned in and sold... not many will be left by Feb.

As an experienced company driver, you are put at the top of the list. You have a MUCH better chance going to Sprimo though. Trucks in Pittston are pretty much from terminations or resignations.

Also, you get layover pay, and no.. you should be able to keep the truck until you get a new one and have a few days to transfer. You get time to move fridges and other stuff that may need to be done by the detail shop.

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