Got To Drive Some Unusual Trucks Lately.

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Greg M.'s Comment
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I occasionally haul US mail for a small USPS contractor. Their total business is 15-20 trips a day from Cincinnati to Dayton, Ohio and back. 70 miles round trip. Worked for them last weekend and got to drive this beauty.

It's a 1998 International Eagle single axle. It's an ex R&L Transfer truck and for some reason they totally refurbished it and then sold it shortly thereafter. It has a reman'd Detroit 60 Series engine and rebuilt 10 speed. Rebuilt brake, suspension and electrical systems. All new lines and hoses, etc. Drives like a new truck. I think this was my first time driving a single axle semi. Only made 1 trip but it was fun to drive.

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For my regular part-time job hauling paper I got to drive our "spare" truck. It was my boss's first new truck and he bought it when he had a contract hauling beer. It was spec'd to be very light weight. Along with a light weight trailer he bought he said he could scale over 50K in freight. I need to check the year but it is a Freightliner Columbia, the predecessor of the Cascadea. It has also been pretty much total re-done and recently had a brand new dashboard installed. It is also a blast to drive.

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Greg;

Thanks for the pictures, man! You know I'm all about the 'daycabbers' here in Ohio, haha! Always~!!!

Tom's been driving a single screw on & off lately, too! Kinda says it's 'funner & easier' .. yet at times feels 'castrated/sissy...'

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Almost like ^^^^ this, hahahaha!! (He will only drive the double axle ones in the winter, though...wisely!) At least FAB has Mack Trucks!! ;)

SORRY, O/S . . . just a basis for comparison!! (Tell'em, PJ !! ) LoL ..

~ Anne ~

ps: Please tell BFR3288 howdy from Tom & Anne !

David W.'s Comment
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I love driving any truck, new or old I just enjoy being able to drive something different. It could be a box truck or a uhaul truck and I’d find joy in being behind the wheel

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