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Papa Pig's Comment
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I love freightliners. Better turn radius than a Kenny or Pete. Volvos WILL turn sharper but will NOT get out of a turn as quick. Then new internationals in my experience tend to have reliability problems.

I had a lot of wear and tear on my buddy before I started trucking and like everyone my back hurt at first. This was until someone informed me my seat was setting way too high. Once I adjusted it and had my knees riding above my hood all was good.

Like said above 5th wheel placement. Weight of load, and how ya drive have a lot to do with it as well.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Opinions are like boogers, everyone has and i have every right to express that opinion

Please don't confuse the right to have an opinion with the right to be heard. You may have your own opinions. You do not have a right to express those opinions here if we feel they are unhelpful.

Remember, this is a classroom for people looking to get started in trucking. People do not come here for useless nonsense. They don't want random opinions from the peanut gallery. They go to Facebook for that.

People come here to get well-thought-out, fact-based opinions from top-tier professionals that will help them understand the industry and make better decisions.

So be selective with your opinions. Make sure they are valuable and based on a set of facts and personal experience.


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Bird-One's Comment
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There is a difference between having an opinion and just slandering a company like you were doing with as you say “swifty swift” and Freightliner Georgia Mike. I’ve personally been in a few Freightliners and never had an issue with being comfortable.

Davy A.'s Comment
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Hmm. Hopeful I didn't give the impression that I too was picking on a company. The freightliners at our company that I've driven were uncomfortable for me over prolonged periods due to the ride quality. They were very abrasive and particularly suffered over large fast attack bumps. The seats however were not too uncomfortable. I've driven 4 of them, and trained in one.

The internationals and volvos I've driven at my company were extremely uncomfortable for me due to the seats. The volvos had a smooth ride, but the seat was excruciating, I ended up going to a doctor and chiropractor after it. The support for the bed is 7/16 inch thick ply, compared to the 3/4 ply in the KW. It didn't offer enough support. The international I was in for months was difficult for me to drive more than two hours at a time. I was literally in tears at times with it.

In fairness to them, they were high milage loaners. But I've also driven high milage kws there and experienced no pain, just a smooth comfortable ride.

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