Ummm Hi? It's Me Again..... Knock Knock Knock

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David's Comment
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Howdy folks,

it's been a bit. like 2yrs since my last post or visit ( i took the time and looked =D) quite a bit has happened in those two years. Heck even since starting my driving career back in 2012 when I started, has been quite interesting, but i digress.

roughly 2-1/2 years ago, i started back in to trucking after taking a year off for my mental health. Ended up at Melton Truck Lines as I felt like flatbed would be a good way to go (and it was). In those 2 years I really enjoyed my time there. Drove a 2018 KW T680 and got to experience my first Automatic. Wasn't a bad truck, and traffic wasnt so bad. Much easier then the 10spd manuals ive been use too. Ended up training for the last year I was there. Things kind of went sideways there tho at the start of 2019. Started feeling miles drop, sitting more and more.

About 6 months ago I switched to Kivi Brothers Trucking out of Duluth. Was put in a new 2019 W900L 72" Flat Top with a 13spd. That truck was a beast and drove like a tank. Really enjoyed driving it. Ended up taking a load from Red Bluff, CA to Fairbanks, AK in the old girl. Awesome experince too. CAN and AK are very beautiful and it's really interesting seeing the different cultures. Defenatly wasn't ready for the 20ish hours of sunlight.. Sun just barely set by midnight and then was right back up around 5/6am.... made sleeping interesting, even with a dark cab it just felt weird getting up at 10pm to use the bathroom and having sunlight..

I ended up switching from the KW to a Pete 567 Heritage edition. tons more room for a big guy like me. It's still a very sharp truck.

anyways, thats about all I got. Glad to see this place is still going strong.

P.s heres a few pics from Canada

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Awesom scenery. The Pete 567 is a beast. I wish I was driving one. Well good luck in your adventures.

Raptor

Joseph I.'s Comment
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The thing I always liked about Canada was all the long 2 lane roads I traveled still had another whole lane paved right beside them. They were basically 4 lane roads while only using 2.

Marc Lee's Comment
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Howdy folks,

it's been a bit. like 2yrs since my last post or visit ( i took the time and looked =D) quite a bit has happened in those two years. Heck even since starting my driving career back in 2012 when I started, has been quite interesting, but i digress.

roughly 2-1/2 years ago, i started back in to trucking after taking a year off for my mental health. Ended up at Melton Truck Lines as I felt like flatbed would be a good way to go (and it was). In those 2 years I really enjoyed my time there. Drove a 2018 KW T680 and got to experience my first Automatic. Wasn't a bad truck, and traffic wasnt so bad. Much easier then the 10spd manuals ive been use too. Ended up training for the last year I was there. Things kind of went sideways there tho at the start of 2019. Started feeling miles drop, sitting more and more.

About 6 months ago I switched to Kivi Brothers Trucking out of Duluth. Was put in a new 2019 W900L 72" Flat Top with a 13spd. That truck was a beast and drove like a tank. Really enjoyed driving it. Ended up taking a load from Red Bluff, CA to Fairbanks, AK in the old girl. Awesome experince too. CAN and AK are very beautiful and it's really interesting seeing the different cultures. Defenatly wasn't ready for the 20ish hours of sunlight.. Sun just barely set by midnight and then was right back up around 5/6am.... made sleeping interesting, even with a dark cab it just felt weird getting up at 10pm to use the bathroom and having sunlight..

I ended up switching from the KW to a Pete 567 Heritage edition. tons more room for a big guy like me. It's still a very sharp truck.

anyways, thats about all I got. Glad to see this place is still going strong.

P.s heres a few pics from Canada

0262336001572753200.jpg0701642001572753284.jpg0968642001572754181.jpg0065050001572754847.jpg

Sweet! Thanks for the pics.

Please note post "Postcards From the Road: Post Yours Please!" or some such.

Perfect place for more of these great shots! ("Eye Candy" is also a great one for your classic rigs).

Be safe!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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