Swift Enclosed Auto Transport?

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ThinksTooMuch's Comment
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I was in Flushing today, in Queens, NY... and I saw a Swift Transport tractor pulling an enclosed auto transport trailer. The tractor was very clearly marked Swift and so was the trailer. First time I've ever seen that for Swift. I also saw a Knight Transportation daycab for the first time today as well! Now all I need to spot is a UFO or something and my day would be complete... lol.

Never knew Swift did this sort of hauling. Goes to show... you never know what positions a company has available.

This is not the actual thing I saw I just pulled it from the internet. But it was exactly like this.

Swift transport auto carrier

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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I don't think there's a company out there with a wider variety of freight than Swift. They're into just about everything.

Kiwi303's Comment
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That's almost, but not quite, what you see a lot on the roads here... Some differences, like NZ uses full trailers (front and rear axle sets, dollied front axle) not simple trailers (wheels in the middle, fixed drawbar), and the truck would be more likely a 8x4 than a 6x4.

It must look ODD to you guys however :D

Rico's Comment
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I didn't think cabovers were still being made.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I didn't think cabovers were still being made.

Freightliner makes them still butt just not in the US. I would love to have a cab over condo. Would be alot easier dealing with tight parking places.new Freightliner cabover truck

Kiwi303's Comment
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Plenty of Cabovers here. and LOTS in Europe.

Scania, Fodor, MAN, IVECO, HINO, UD, that's just off the top of my head. KW 108's, Freighliner Argosies, MACK in Australia.

Kiwi303's Comment
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Plenty of Cabovers here. and LOTS in Europe.

Scania, Fodor, MAN, IVECO, HINO, UD, that's just off the top of my head. KW 108's, Freighliner Argosies, MACK in Australia.

Darel R.'s Comment
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I ued to haul cars for Swift, in a 53' trailer

Eckoh's Comment
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I don't think there's a company out there with a wider variety of freight than Swift. They're into just about everything.

except tanker, its about the only thing they do not haul. I also do not think they do much if any hazmat.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Lucky13's Comment
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I didn't think cabovers were still being made.

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Freightliner makes them still butt just not in the US. I would love to have a cab over condo. Would be alot easier dealing with tight parking places.feb-05-freightliner-argosy_9a47d.jpg?i

I would love a cabover for intermodal work. City driving, tight corners, and crowded railyards would be a lot easier in that rig.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

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