My Fancy Swift Truck

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Errol V.'s Comment
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For my first Swift trick evidentially I got an owner operator return: a 2013 Kenworth T660, blue instead of the usual Swift white. I was surprised & instantly got used to the " Studio Sleeper": larger than the standard Swift sleeper. And it has a built in refrigerator! - Not an electric cooler, a real (and really tiny) fridge that can make it's own ice cubes.

And, I assume, proof of TT's opinion that truck ownership is not for everybody. I believe I am driving the remains of the previous driver's failed dream.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Rick S.'s Comment
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That would be a LEASE/OP - not an O/O - as an O/O would not be "returning" the truck to Swift.

Likely a "failed dream". Nice catch though - having a real fridge keeps you from tripping over a cooler all the time.

The number of people that actually complete a "lease/purchase" is FRIGHTENINGLY LOW. And even those that DO end up with the truck, also end up paying WAY MORE than the truck was actually worth - between the interest (or in leasing, FACTOR), and the final payout.

Rick

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Errol V.'s Comment
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A question about the seats in this KW. The arms are locked up and rotated behind the seat back. How do I unlock them? I can't find any instructions about the seats.

(The up & down was easy. Even reclining. But this arms!)

P & D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Can't help with the arm rests... But bragging about a nice truck with no photos.... confused.gif

Photos or it didn't happen!smile.gif

Errol V.'s Comment
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I just got out to take this, while waiting for a delivery. I'm getting real good at this waiting stuff. driver takes selfie standing in front of his truck

And the (ahem) coolest thing: the teensy refrigerator: small truck driver's refrigerator

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Can't help with the arm rests... But bragging about a nice truck with no photos.... confused.gif

Photos or it didn't happen!smile.gif

Exactly! Pics please!

Ken C.'s Comment
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Nice Truck...

Ken C.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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It's Purty.

Weatherman's Comment
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A question about the seats in this KW. The arms are locked up and rotated behind the seat back. How do I unlock them? I can't find any instructions about the seats.

(The up & down was easy. Even reclining. But this arms!)

Try pushing up on the arm rests. My KW has moveable arm rests like you describe. Should unlock and then rotate to the side of your chair.

P & D:

Pickup & Delivery

Local drivers that stay around their area, usually within 100 mile radius of a terminal, picking up and delivering loads.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers for instance will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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Great truck Errol! I love Kenworths. I learned on a 13 speed T-600. I drive 10 speed Freightliners and Volvos, but I do fantasize about the Kenworth and Peterbilt sleeper cabs. Sometimes I feel like a poser trucker embarrassed.gif

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