My "New Trucks" Keep Getting Older.

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Greg M.'s Comment
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Check out my latest "hauling the mail" ride.

We are short on trucks due to some part time and temp service drivers added for the XMAS season. Boss called me the other day and asked what sort of equipment I have driven then asked if a wanted a challenge. I believe it is a 1994 Pete, has a 13 speed and a CAT.

Apparently most of his other drivers are afraid to drive it due to the 13 speed, long nose and not being a day cab. Truck has been with the company since it was new. It was his brother's personal truck. Brother passed away in 2015 and it hasn't been used a whole lot since.

I just made 3 trips back and worth between Cincinnati and the Dayton Airport and had a blast driving it. Only issue I have so far with it is getting my angle right on 45s. When I first get ready to start backing I can't see the back of the trailer from the window due to the sleeper blocking my view. I'll get it figured out.

Hadn't driven anything with a splitter since the mid 80s. Had a couple moments of confusion trying to remember what gear I was in and what I needed to do next but no serious issues.


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.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Reminds me of the ole' gal I learned to drive on, hauling asphalt w/the hubby years ago.



Old School's Comment
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That's a great ride Greg! I love those old sleepers like that. You can open both doors on that sleeper and let the wind blow right across your bed at night. I don't recommend sleeping like that though!


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Thats a nice ride! But ill stick to the visibility and driving comfort of my 2019.

The oldest truck I've driven outside of school was a 13 with 875k miles

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