Truck Condition

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WATERBOY's Comment
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can anyone tell me the condition of the trucks najavo trucking runs if there set up nice how old all that stuff

Anchorman's Comment
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Q: What type of truck will I be driving?  

A: Navajo takes great pride as being one of the most updated fleets on the road,  with  all  of  our  tractors  being 2012 models or newer. All of our trucks are late model Kenworth,  Freightliner and Peterbilt  tractors, with new tractors and trailers being added to our growing fleet daily. While we can’t  specifically promise that you will be placed in a certain make or model, our Recruiting and Operations  Teams will do everything we can to accommodate any special requests that you have as a new member  of  our  driving  family.  

Q: Do  Navajo trucks have their speeds governed?  

A: We  take great pride in providing a safe working environment for both our drivers, and the public in general. As part of our safety policies, we have set speed governs, as well as additional safety measures,  on our trucks at 65 MPH while in cruise control,  and  62 MPH outside of cruise control.  

Q: What  additional features do you have on your trucks?  

A: Our fleet is equipped with Carrier and Thermo-‐King Evolution APUs to assist in lowering idle fuel  usage, as well as to provide our drivers with a comfortable environment  to  live. New trucks have  stability control, adaptive cruise control, in dash driver coaching, and we are 100% equipped with  Qualcomm  units  to  communicate with  your  driver  leader.  

Q: Does Navajo use electronic or paper logs?  

A:  Navajo Express runs exclusively on electronic logs.  

Electronic Logs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

APUs:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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What happened with OD? Looking at Navajo now?

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