Assigned New Tractor

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Gizmo's Comment
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So I got assigned my new tractor on July 1st. I went from my first ever truck, a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia with 360k miles on it to a brand new International Prostar only 1700 miles on it.

I only ever been used to the Freightliners but I am enjoying the International. My only complaint so far is the sleeper AC really sucks in the international when it is not running. The Freightliner would get really cold (which Im the type that shovels snow in a t-shirt) but the International is cool air at best. Anyone with an International Prostar have the same experience?

David's Comment
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So I got assigned my new tractor on July 1st. I went from my first ever truck, a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia with 360k miles on it to a brand new International Prostar only 1700 miles on it.

I only ever been used to the Freightliners but I am enjoying the International. My only complaint so far is the sleeper AC really sucks in the international when it is not running. The Freightliner would get really cold (which Im the type that shovels snow in a t-shirt) but the International is cool air at best. Anyone with an International Prostar have the same experience?

Gratts on the truck. It's a nice accomplishment when you go from an older truck with miles on it to a new on with nothing. That 1700 is probably just from the drive to get it to the terminal you picked up at.

My international had some good cold air. Not sure why yours doesn't. Maybe ask the shop to take a look at 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.

Jessica A-M's Comment
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Congratulations on the new apartment! Your DM will send you a housewarming gift but, you have to go pick it up and drop it off somewhere first. Stay cool!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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So I got assigned my new tractor on July 1st. I went from my first ever truck, a 2013 Freightliner Cascadia with 360k miles on it to a brand new International Prostar only 1700 miles on it.

I only ever been used to the Freightliners but I am enjoying the International. My only complaint so far is the sleeper AC really sucks in the international when it is not running. The Freightliner would get really cold (which Im the type that shovels snow in a t-shirt) but the International is cool air at best. Anyone with an International Prostar have the same experience?

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Gratts on the truck. It's a nice accomplishment when you go from an older truck with miles on it to a new on with nothing. That 1700 is probably just from the drive to get it to the terminal you picked up at.

My international had some good cold air. Not sure why yours doesn't. Maybe ask the shop to take a look at it?

Yep, sounds like the coolant level may be on the low side. There could be a slow leak from a loose fitting or something during manufacure.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Gizmo's Comment
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Thanks everyone. While I was waiting at the terminal for the new truck my FM had called and told me it was going to take a good chunk of the day because he was trying to get me a brand new one. I had my doubts that he would get approved to put a new driver in a new truck but he hooked it up lol.

I havent noticed any leaks of coolant or anything during the PTIs but maybe its really small and in a hard to reach/see place. Ill take a real good look at it tomorrow morning before I start up.

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. While I was waiting at the terminal for the new truck my FM had called and told me it was going to take a good chunk of the day because he was trying to get me a brand new one. I had my doubts that he would get approved to put a new driver in a new truck but he hooked it up lol.

I havent noticed any leaks of coolant or anything during the PTIs but maybe its really small and in a hard to reach/see place. Ill take a real good look at it tomorrow morning before I start up.

Sorry when I said coolant, I misspoke, I should have said Refrigerant (Freon). You won't be able to see that on a PTI unless there is a gaping hole in a line, but then it wouldnt be cooling the air at all.

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Gizmo's Comment
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Thanks everyone. While I was waiting at the terminal for the new truck my FM had called and told me it was going to take a good chunk of the day because he was trying to get me a brand new one. I had my doubts that he would get approved to put a new driver in a new truck but he hooked it up lol.

I havent noticed any leaks of coolant or anything during the PTIs but maybe its really small and in a hard to reach/see place. Ill take a real good look at it tomorrow morning before I start up.

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Sorry when I said coolant, I misspoke, I should have said Refrigerant (Freon). You won't be able to see that on a PTI unless there is a gaping hole in a line, but then it wouldnt be cooling the air at all.

Lol ok that sounds a little better because I use to help out in an auto shop and I know diesel engines are way different then gas engines so idk what to expect when it comes to diesel engines hahahah. You could have left it at coolant and I woulda been "I guess antifreeze runs the AC too somehow in diesel?"confused.gif

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Eckoh's Comment
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Hope it work out for you. My new company still runs some 13 letter **** spreaders but they are phasing them out and suing international at the same time.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Hey Gizmo, take a look around Amy of the A/C fittings that you can see. If they're oily, you have a leak.

Ralph G. ( Arejay )'s Comment
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Thanks everyone. While I was waiting at the terminal for the new truck my FM had called and told me it was going to take a good chunk of the day because he was trying to get me a brand new one. I had my doubts that he would get approved to put a new driver in a new truck but he hooked it up lol.

I havent noticed any leaks of coolant or anything during the PTIs but maybe its really small and in a hard to reach/see place. Ill take a real good look at it tomorrow morning before I start up.

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Sorry when I said coolant, I misspoke, I should have said Refrigerant (Freon). You won't be able to see that on a PTI unless there is a gaping hole in a line, but then it wouldnt be cooling the air at all.

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Lol ok that sounds a little better because I use to help out in an auto shop and I know diesel engines are way different then gas engines so idk what to expect when it comes to diesel engines hahahah. You could have left it at coolant and I woulda been "I guess antifreeze runs the AC too somehow in diesel?"confused.gif

Yeah, LOL smile.gif

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.

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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