Which Truck Would You Chose And Why

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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Heya, out of sheer curiosity say you were going to a new company and had a choice of trucks in their fleet (all automatics) I'm curious which you would chose and why. I've only driven a 2014 Kenworth t680 8 speed, 2018 Freightliner Cascadia and 2018/19 International LT. These are all high end trucks with APU , inverters, fridge and double bunks. All either 2020 or 2021s.

Freightliner Cascadia Peterbilt 579 Kenworth T680 Volvo VNL 760 Mack Anthem

Again, which would you chose and WHY. ...Askin for a friend...lol.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Personally I'm a fan of Freightliners so I would take that. Never been in a Mack but I've heard good things about the Anthem so that would be my 2nd pick just to be a bit different and try one out.

I know its a little different since I don't live in my truck but as long as it gets me from A to B to C I generally do not care what name is on the hood.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Personally I'm a fan of Freightliners so I would take that. Never been in a Mack but I've heard good things about the Anthem so that would be my 2nd pick just to be a bit different and try one out.

I know its a little different since I don't live in my truck but as long as it gets me from A to B to C I generally do not care what name is on the hood.

I agree, the name on the hood doesn't matter. Functionality and usefulness of the cabin space does. I...I mean my friend lives in his truck with a dog fulltime so comfort and function matters to him.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Not Volvo. They take forever to repair and you need a dealer. Primes safety equip keeps shorting out the wiring.

My Volvo friends claim it is like floating in a cloud but that is how I feel about my international. FL just shakes too much. FL wasnt well insulated compared to the international. The pete I drove was a 2015 and I hated the hood mirrors

Prime will let me order my own truck at a million miles...international it shall be

Rob T.'s Comment
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I've driven primarily daycabs so take it with a grain of salt. I prefer Volvo because how smooth it auto shifts. I personally haven't experienced the problem of dealerships that Kearsey mentioned because we have on-site mechanics that do all our repairs, including most warranty work with the exception of Freightliner so I can't comment on that. Perhaps its just the way our trucks are setup but our Freightliners are the only trucks in our fleet that use ECO mode and I find it frustrating. I dislike using cruise and then it kicks me into neutral and drops 4 mph before speeding me back to what cruise was set at. I understand why its there but it causes problems when you're travelling with alot of trucks as it affects following distance for those behind you and may have someone decide to pass you just for the truck to speed back up causing you to back down again. I'll stick with Volvo for daycabs, but again I haven't needed to deal with the dealerships for breakdowns. Old School has mentioned quite a bit how he really enjoyed the Volvos he's driven as well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Chris L's Comment
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Personally I'm waiting for A "Green New Deal" Truck! You know the one that it is environmentally friendly / socially conscious also it will run entirely on Unicorn Farts! rofl-1.gif rofl-1.gif

PackRat's Comment
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I'm hoping Todd The Troll will weigh in on this!

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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I'm hoping Todd The Troll will weigh in on this!

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LoL.. wasn't he the Purple Preston PITA last we heard ?!?!?

Well, I'm not him.. .but some of y'all think I'm a doxxer, so .. here goes!~

I WANT PJ's TRUCK . . .

'Nuf said? Pre'emissions Petercar~~~~!!!

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Minnis B.'s Comment
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Kinda already have my dream truck. Currently driving a 1989 Peterbilt 379 flat top sleeper with the 400 big cam Cummins and 13 speed trans. I know what I do is much different than over the road but for heavy haul these are the trucks to have in my opinion. The only way it could be better is if that 13 speed was a 15 speed.

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Pic because it’s gorgeous and although me and the truck are the same age, she has fared much better lol

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Old School's Comment
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That's a beautiful truck Minnis!

Also, it's great to hear from you! I'm glad to know you are still out there getting it done!

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