My First Truck

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Thomas D.'s Comment
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175,799 miles, EPU with Opti Idle, I can put my own fridge and microwave in. In fact they are already waiting for me at home.

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Reminds me of a song, 'Red, Red, Wine.....' changing the last word to Roehl (and lyrics) of course! "Red, Red, Rail....with you, I hail !" etc...

Do YOU install the peripherals at home, or take to the shop, for their professional installs? Will they provide you with a new mattress, as well; or are you planning to go all 'Rainy' and buy one of those high dollar dealios, too ?!?

Questions to help future members of TT.. and me!!

~ Anne ~

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I will install the microwave and fridge when I get home, and yes I probably will purchase a mattress for myself, but probably not as nice as Rainy's. I'm sure they would replace it at the terminal , but I prefer a slight bit more comfort than the factory provides lol.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

PJ's Comment
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My first truck with them had 300k plus and the a/c never worked right. Guess they stepped up their game a little.

My poor old ride just hit 850k and is probably in better overall condition…

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Hmmm Not Like they can't afford to equip their rigs with a fridge at the VERY least lol a microwave, eh can go either way, with, or w/out 175k on clock, it ain't even broke in yet

Thomas D.'s Comment
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My first truck with them had 300k plus and the a/c never worked right. Guess they stepped up their game a little.

My poor old ride just hit 850k and is probably in better overall condition…

I'm told that average age is less than 3 years with a replacement rate of 600 per year. The truck we used in Marshfield was the oldest truck on the lot and it was a 17.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Hmmm Not Like they can't afford to equip their rigs with a fridge at the VERY least lol a microwave, eh can go either way, with, or w/out 175k on clock, it ain't even broke in yet

Yeah after me and the truck came to an understanding, it ran like a champ. PC started behaving itself, and the service engine soon lamp went out. The fridge and microwave I have at home, them not already being here aren't dealbreakers for me.

Bill M.'s Comment
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rofl-3.gif So do I. I talk to all of my vehicles, especially my truck! Congrats on the new-to-you truck! " Yeah, I talk to my truck, who don't? So another call to fuel and routing to reload my co-pilot and it's been smooth sailing ever since.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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Got routed to our terminal in Gary to get my ride some TLC, and we ran hard, but traffic and the clock were against us. Stopped with 8 minutes left on the 11 hour and 6.7 miles from the terminal. Can't complain, the truck gave me everything that was allowed, so rest tonight and put it in the shop in the morning. Hoping it don't take forever to get ship shape, we've got work to do.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Thomas D.'s Comment
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0731957001659311347.jpg New windshield, new steers, mirror trim replaced and some paint touch ups, we're ready to dance. Shout out to maintainence at Gary yard, got us in before 6am and ready to roll by 11am. You guys rock! On our way to Michigan for a 7am live unload.

George B.'s Comment
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Nice!! Good luck out there! Hammer dowm!dancing-dog.gif

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