Equipment Updates

Discussion in 'Old Dominion Freight Line' started by kenneth, Jan 6, 2017.

  1. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Latest on Volvo's, testing a couple new daycabs with disc brakes, Blindspot Alert and Space Management Systems.Also,heard that they have ordered 50 new Kenworth's.Still testing the new Freightliners and haven't heard much with it
     
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  2. BillyLo

    BillyLo Service 2.0 OD Strong All Time Mastio Champion

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    Bet you camera's are coming with the more management we hire from other outfits who use them. I see too many of our drivers texting while driving where it's almost necessary.
     
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  3. DMT

    DMT Well-Known Member

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    i will agree to a camera in the truck as long as every manager and salesperson gets one in their company vehicle too right? I would also like to see the offices and mangers have work with a camera over their should like the dockworkers do.
     
  4. easttnhillbilly

    easttnhillbilly Active Member

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    got 2 new freightliners in mrt a week ago
     
  5. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Are they the 2018 test tractors??Sleeper or daycab
     
  6. easttnhillbilly

    easttnhillbilly Active Member

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    There the new design two daycabs
     
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  7. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    It's non-negotiable.
     
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    Are the new trucks automatics or still straight tens
     
  9. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    Straight,you want see much auto's till they can get fuel mileage up.
     
  10. JIM BOB

    JIM BOB Super Moderator Staff Member

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    http://www.volvotrucks.us/about-volvo/supertruck/

    I met one of these in K'ville the other day.Not sure what was pulling it but the trailer had the markings SUPER TRUCK toward the end of it.He was heading up 66 N toward ABF and YRC but don't know where he was going.
     
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  11. DMT

    DMT Well-Known Member

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    Just stating my opinion. and probably a lot of other people's
     
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    lhdrvr Active Member

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    Glad to see they're not giving up on the KW's after KW really came to the table on the leases to try them. My thinking is they're buying a handful seeing that there's less maintenance from what I've heard. Surprised we are not hearing more on how these redesigned Freightliner's are treating out.
     
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  13. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    The driver who has the one here love's it and haven't noticed it in the shop at all.
     
  14. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    I love KW and I hope we make a long term investment in getting more of them. We don't have any in ATL and I'm hoping we get some.
     
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    Agreed. I'm hoping we see some new tractors here in PHX, especially the KW's. We haven't seen a new tractor in a year. That way I can hopefully get me a hand me down 16' lol.
     
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  16. Ump

    Ump Big Dave's and Billy Lo's love child.

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    16's are terrible!!! My fuel millage is worse then my 13 and we all know the power issues. They are quite and smooth however...which is good because you're gonna be spending more time in it..lol
     
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    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    '17s really aren't any better IMO...
     
  18. Bigreem1985

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    I just got back from a 626 mile round trip run to RTO ( Rialto, CA) and was fairly heavy both ways, and averaged out right at 7.0 MPG in a 16' Freightshaker. Not terrible, but I've gotten better with my assigned 12' on some shorter runs. The 16's with the DD are gutless tho, and man the seats are hard as a rock. I think my butt fell asleep about 500 miles into the run lol.
     
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    What motors are you guys running in the 16/17s?
     
  20. haulbytruck

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    Freightliners will all be the Freightliner Detroit engine and the Volvo's and KW's will be Cummings.
     

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