Yet Another Truck Swap

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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So at my last company I swapped trucks about 4-6 months ago when mine was gonna be down 2 weeks. Then 2 weeks before I left they sold my truck so I turned in notice rather than swap again since I was planning on leaving anyways. Well my new company was short on trucks when I came in so I got a 2017 mid roof Freightliner, I hated the height as I couldn't sit on the bed without hitting my head (those that have been in one know what I mean) but it had some advantages also (mainly it was governed at 71 instead of 68 like the rest, although my new truck only hits 67) but 2 days ago I get a call, yep they were selling my truck, come clean it out. ARRGGG!!! Have I mentioned I live in my truck and it takes a LONG time to swap? Anyhoo, yesterday I get there and check out a few trucks and pick the one I like. I'm now in my 4th truck in less than a year (have I mentioned how much I hate moving?), it's a 2021 Freightliner HIGHRISE!!! Only 39,000 miles, Yay, no more hitting my head and lots of storage. The fridge is 3 foot tall, 21 inches wide and 21 inches deep. Monster!! The 2017 had a battery powered APU , this ones a TriPac. Somehow the sound of an APU is totally bearable when it's on MY truck keeping ME comfortable...lmao.

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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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Wow, NICE, Mikey !!!

Guess it was WORTH the work of the cleanout / swap time, eh?

~ Anne ~

ps: Guess I missed the memo that you were switching companies. (Care to share?!?)

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Wow, NICE, Mikey !!!

Guess it was WORTH the work of the cleanout / swap time, eh?

~ Anne ~

ps: Guess I missed the memo that you were switching companies. (Care to share?!?)

No, you just don't remember.

Wow, NICE, Mikey !!!

Guess it was WORTH the work of the cleanout / swap time, eh?

~ Anne ~

ps: Guess I missed the memo that you were switching companies. (Care to share?!?)

Yes, I had to come to this company because They make trucking sexy.

Dean R.'s Comment
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I’m on my 4th 2016 Freightliner since Feb 2st. The first had a driveline issue hours after moving in. The second was reissued to another driver while I was on a 34. Lost some of belongings and my food stash. The third was sold while I was on a 34. All of my belongings were still in it when the OC staff came and drove it off.

I know the feeling. I spend a half-hour of my 34’s taking my stuff out and putting it in totes and putting the totes in my car. I’ll soon leave my dedicated account and move to a regional account where I take the tractor home. Regional accounts have newer trucks at least.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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And K complain when I have to grab my bag and CB and move to a different truck.

I mean it does take me 3 to 5 minutes to get set up so I know how you guys feel.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Wow, NICE, Mikey !!!

Guess it was WORTH the work of the cleanout / swap time, eh?

~ Anne ~

ps: Guess I missed the memo that you were switching companies. (Care to share?!?)

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No, you just don't remember.

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Wow, NICE, Mikey !!!

Guess it was WORTH the work of the cleanout / swap time, eh?

~ Anne ~

ps: Guess I missed the memo that you were switching companies. (Care to share?!?)

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Yes, I had to come to this company because They make trucking sexy.

A.) Hmmmm... I usually DO. Gonna make me do 'research?' LOL... age .. ya know?!?

B.) Dangit, I've SEEN THAT AD and sure can't remember the company name! Well, keep ON w/ your good ole' sexy self, MIKEY~!!!

C.) aka: ps: (Would they hire my Tom? I want "sexy BACK," HAHAHA!!)

Sexy Back!

~ Anne ~

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Wow, NICE, Mikey !!!

Guess it was WORTH the work of the cleanout / swap time, eh?

~ Anne ~

ps: Guess I missed the memo that you were switching companies. (Care to share?!?)

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No, you just don't remember.

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Wow, NICE, Mikey !!!

Guess it was WORTH the work of the cleanout / swap time, eh?

~ Anne ~

ps: Guess I missed the memo that you were switching companies. (Care to share?!?)

double-quotes-end.png

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Yes, I had to come to this company because They make trucking sexy.

double-quotes-end.png

A.) Hmmmm... I usually DO. Gonna make me do 'research?' LOL... age .. ya know?!?

B.) Dangit, I've SEEN THAT AD and sure can't remember the company name! Well, keep ON w/ your good ole' sexy self, MIKEY~!!!

C.) aka: ps: (Would they hire my Tom? I want "sexy BACK," HAHAHA!!)

Sexy Back!

~ Anne ~

I went to EOS almost 2 months ago. They're out of Little Rock Arkansas.

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