Caught A Unicorn

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Guy I share a truck with texted me last night, said we have been assigned a new truck. Sent me a photo and noticed it was missing something

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It is an automatic, after 5 years of hearing "they are coming" my yard finally got one and I eneded up in it.

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After 277 miles I like it so far, will take some getting used to though. It shifts different than I am used to.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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I was really mad when I got my first automatic back in 2017. It took longer to get used to it then it needed to be. I would still prefer a 13-speed, but I saw the writing on the wall this last May when I went looking for jobs. Now I don't care, I've gotten used to an automatic, even in the mountains and in the snow.

Enjoy the new truck smell 😁

Laura

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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Oh wow! How does it drive? I wonder how long it would take to get one of those to our terminal. We're kind of at a shortage of trucks with so many at the shop.

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.
Banks's Comment
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Oh wow! How does it drive? I wonder how long it would take to get one of those to our terminal. We're kind of at a shortage of trucks with so many at the shop.

They drive great.

Well, bobcat is an autoshifter that means it's only a matter of time until we see Packrat in a daycab. The world is turning.

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.
Banks's Comment
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Now you just need a pair of these and you'll be set

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PackRat's Comment
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Oh wow! How does it drive? I wonder how long it would take to get one of those to our terminal. We're kind of at a shortage of trucks with so many at the shop.

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They drive great.

it's only a matter of time until we see Packrat in a daycab. The world is turning.

100%! Right after I win the lottery and we see three full moon cycles in one month. I'm all over it.

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.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Oh wow! How does it drive

It drives pretty good. Definitely will take a little while to get used to. It shifts A LOT, just in the yard it skip shifts to 7th gear doing 10 mph. I haven't quite nailed down the throttle control yet as it tends to jump forward or in reverse.

Now you just need a pair of these and you'll be set

I'd have to get a Volvo to complete the look

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Got my 2nd new truck of the week, traded in my first auto with 1,500 miles for a new one with 400 miles. Not sure why they switched my truck, it is above my pay grade.

Pianoman's Comment
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Autos are fine but I’m back in a 13 speed for the first time in years and I just love the amount of control I have in this truck. It’s funny though, my truck was in the shop last week and I was in one of the auto daycabs all week and I caught myself several times this week trying to shift into drive with the trolley valve on my manual πŸ˜‚

Bird-One's Comment
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I was about to ask how many times he has tried pushing in the clutch and grabbing for gears lol.

I caught myself several times this week trying to shift into drive with the trolley valve on my manual πŸ˜‚

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