'13 Volvos

Discussion in 'Saia' started by White, Oct 6, 2015.

  1. bareknucklebrawler

    bareknucklebrawler Active Member

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    We are supposedly going to sprinkle in some freightliners with next years fleet purchase. Think they learned their lesson with the Internationals and are only purchasing a few to try out .
     
  2. Dracula

    Dracula Well-Known Member

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    I agree with Big Buck on this. I have seen oddball trucks, usually an International, show up in the yard. The city guys like them because they are new. Once, someone came thru and grabbed my Volvo. Probably because it had fuel, it was clean, and it was a Volvo.
     
  3. bigbuck

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    The more I think about it, maybe the whole line of thinking (philosophy) is flawed. Linehaul takes a city tractor because central says to, and it gets justified with "they know the drill." But, that also creates a situation where we are not getting deliveries done (failed service) and missing pickups. On the other hand, linehaul does need to move their freight as well. Seems like the logical answer is to keep one or several backup units at each terminal (depending on size, location) in order to eliminate some of these headaches. I understand that equipment is expensive to keep and maintain, but that's what you deal with in this industry. Heck, a few years back they took away my tracto, which was an '06 Volvo. Ran like a champ, had 680000 on it. Company took it and got rid of it because it was "old and past its expectancy". That made no sense to me.
     
  4. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    [QUOTE="bigbuck, post: 974061, member: 32322"....Company took it and got rid of it because it was "old and past its expectancy". That made no sense to me.[/QUOTE]

    So you're saying Train is next to go?
     
  5. runawaytrain

    runawaytrain Wear their scorn with pride.

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    So you're saying Train is next to go?[/QUOTE]
    Now, that was funny.
     
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  6. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    Yall sound like yall ready to take train out back like a horse and put him out his misery every company needs at least 1 runaway train lol
     
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  7. renegaderider

    renegaderider Active Member

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    Nice to see we all have fun time to time here at Saia so many of the other threads at other companies seem heated and a lot of debating majority of the time
     
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  8. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    Hard to find anything (worthwhile) to bitch about. Good work, good pay, good treatment. Good nuff.
     
  9. Demolitionman

    Demolitionman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think that vec light has something to do with the vorad up front. When i had that truck it came on occasionally. The first time was when it was covered with snow.
     
  10. Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech Active Member

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    There is a campaign to replace the wiring harness for the front vorad sensor on the 13 and 14 volvos.
     
  11. gearraker

    gearraker Active Member

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    They say we are splitting are order this yr and part of it is going to be cascadias
     
  12. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    I don't get it. Why buy different trucks? That's just more parts that the shops have to stock, and more headache. You'd think they would have learned their lesson with the Internationals. Stick with what works.
     
  13. Virginia Tech

    Virginia Tech Active Member

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    It keeps the truck manufacturers hungry to get more of our business. If we are 100% Volvo what initiative do they have to give us good deals on trucks. And Freightliner probably would give Saia a sweet deal to get there foot in the door.
     
  14. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    also the sensor, Bendix recalled them
     
  15. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    Believe I saw memo stating local vendors will be handling.
     
  16. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    city driver wrote mine up wed night and last night I only got the error 1 time, so somebody must have done something to it.
     
  17. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    yep. how you been doing Mark?
     
  18. Demolitionman

    Demolitionman Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah been doing pretty good. Sweet little gig I have now
     
  19. NewTruckGuy

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    I heard they are buying 500. No idea how true that is.
     
  20. suicidejockey

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    650 is what the cd said but didn't say how many of each kind of truck
     

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