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Old 01-16-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Default Replaced Volvo with Freightliner[Pics] Big Rig

I had to turn in my 2007 Volvo 780 the week before Christmas. My 'new' to me truck is a 2009 Freightliner Cascadia. I haven't even had it a month and pretty much that entire time I've been in the cold and snow, until today when I hit the Sunshine State heading home.


Just out of the wash bay at the Pilot Truck Wash, Tifton, Ga I-75
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At our terminal in Jacksonville, Fl.
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One feature lacking from our Cascadia's is no sleeper window, just an air vent.
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And the environment I've been in the past 30 days...
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Kinda get an idea of how dirty the truck was while p/u Dollar General load in Jonesville, SC yesterday.
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And a sympathy pic of my old Volvo already de-logo'd and prep'd for sale or lease at our terminal in Tunnel Hill, Ga.
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pics of lot lizards?

nice truck... i have an older brother who has been driving for years...
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Which do you prefer and why ?
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pics of lot lizards?

nice truck... i have an older brother who has been driving for years...
Trust me, you will not want pics of lot lizzards. Nasty.
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It's odd. The Cascadia looks bigger on the outside, but the Volvo had much more room on the inside as far as storage and closet space. The Freightliner has a bunk heater so I don't always have to idle to stay warm. It will heat you out of the truck.

It rides and handles a bit better than the Volvo and I'm running Super Single rear axle tires(4 instead of the traditional 8), and it does well in the snow.

So far, I'm liking it.
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Nice....

Just curious, when you pick up a loaded trailer from a shipper, what happens if a mechanical problem occurs with the trailer? Who is responsible/liable for repairs?
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thats all i ever owned were freightliners best bang for your buck
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Just curious, when you pick up a loaded trailer from a shipper, what happens if a mechanical problem occurs with the trailer? Who is responsible/liable for repairs?
We only run company trailers unless its a dedicated client like Dollar General, Family Dollar, Tractor Supply, etc. So, basically its our trailer and our responsibility. We call our 'Break Down' line and they get with the closest repair vendor to come out if we actually break down and can't get to the shop. Most of the big truck stops like T/A, Petro, etc have mobile repair trucks that will come to you.

The biggest issues with a trailer is a flat tire and/or the trailer light(s) are out.
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Do you have any pics of the rear axles with the single tires?
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Nice pictures. My father retired from long distance trucking. I myself like the PETEs, but just love the BIG RIG of all. When I retire from the Navy in December, I may get on the open road in one.
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Trust me, you will not want pics of lot lizzards. Nasty.
You need a bigazz Do NOT Disturb sign to keep the aggressive ones from knocking on your door...

Nice truck!
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Do you have any pics of the rear axles with the single tires?
The downside to them of course is getting a flat, you're done, whereas you may be able to limp to a shop when getting a flat with the 4 tires per axle.

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The downside to them of course is getting a flat, you're done, whereas you may be able to limp to a shop when getting a flat with the 4 tires per axle.

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What do you do for chains when they are required on snow-covered roads in the mountains? Seems to me that the cross links could really whip across the tread surface. It looks like you could only run chains on one axle.
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Old truckers never die...they just get a new Peterbilt......

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What do you do for chains when they are required on snow-covered roads in the mountains? Seems to me that the cross links could really whip across the tread surface. It looks like you could only run chains on one axle.
I'm not sure what our policy is for chains on the SS's. I dont carry chains period, and won't. Nor will I run those area's that may require it.

My motto is...'when it's time to chain up, it's time for me to shut down'.
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nice truck. our company(webster trucking) just traded a bunch of 06freightliners for new 2011's.
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Are you setting a big improvement in fuel economy with the change to singles?


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