Freeze buying new trucks ??

Discussion in 'Holland' started by wongway, Feb 17, 2017.

  1. ABFer

    ABFer Well-Known Member

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    :crybaby: You hurt my feeling.
     
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  2. the5tolls

    the5tolls April 1, 2019.....paybacks are a bitch!

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    Is it like the holland freightliners where you can put it in manual mode and downshift sooner and do much better on hills?
     
  3. newpenn22

    newpenn22 Active Member

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    There is a manual button but thats only to keep in a gear of your choosing. Lets say ur in 10th gear, u hit manual and it wont shift. It will stay in 10th until u hit the d button i believe. & the computer will take over shift normally
     
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  4. henry j

    henry j Well-Known Member

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    This used to be called "double clutching". I guess "gear-jammers" are now a disappearing breed. Sad.
     
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  5. henry j

    henry j Well-Known Member

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    I guess no more "Georgia over drive" any more either. That automatic tranny would probably blow into pieces going back into Drive at 95 MPH.
     
  6. newpenn22

    newpenn22 Active Member

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    Im sure u guys will get them, i believe yrc has them also
     
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    New penn doesn't have a + or - feature
     
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  8. holland68

    holland68 Who cares

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    Henry those youngsters need a free hand for the phone
     
  9. the5tolls

    the5tolls April 1, 2019.....paybacks are a bitch!

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    Not unless they build them with tag axles.
     
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  10. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    They do UPS macks are tags.
     
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  11. henry j

    henry j Well-Known Member

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    Rear axle driver adjustable air tag is good, Lead tandem axle automatic adjusting air tag bad.
    The old Louisville Ford and later Sterlings were set up with driver controlled rear tag. Best tractors I ever drove on ice and snow. Never used or needed chains in my 16 years there.
    Yellow's automatic adjusting lead tandem air tag was the worst. Getting stuck on level ice was not uncommon. No way to manually shift weight to drive axle. What Yellow drivers used to call "the cement mixer truck" Fords were the worst. Single axle cab-overs were next. Treacherous.
     
  12. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    I agree sterlings and 15 freightliner is how it should be. This 16 that I'm temporarily driving is dangerous.
     
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  13. henry j

    henry j Well-Known Member

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    The Safety Dept. and the Purchasing Dept taking the time to ask the people that actually have to drive the equipment their opinions or suggestions on existing or planned road tractors would only be a common sense move to a safer fleet to benefit both company and drivers. They know better than anyone what works and what don't, especially in winter driving conditions.
    But, yes I know, company big shots consider drivers all idiots that are expendable and "common sense" is something that doesn't exist in the corporate world. Both trucks and drivers are simply numbers.
     
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  14. wongway

    wongway -15% Pay , Never forget

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    Sweet Deal for you guys , and we are still driving the old Sterling's !!
     
  15. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    Sterlings for city don't include road in that conversation we're exempt from them now. Some of you guys love those trucks.
     
  16. Griz

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    According to district 1 (Potter) we are getting new tractors into the system in July. I asked him myself. He is in Memphis trying to hire a TM.
     
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  17. Hoodock

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    You have paid dearly for those trucks
     
  18. TonyTheTiger

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    My 14 has the handle, but the drives are so bad it spins out even with all the air dumped. Maybe if I can get them smoking and sticky enough, I'll get traction :02.47 tranquillity:
     
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  19. skullcramp

    skullcramp Government Seal

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    Good thing there aren't any hills in New Penn territory
     
  20. skullcramp

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    Double clutching? how many clutch pedals do you have? I've learned to do without although, that left side brake pedal goes damn near to the floor.
    I should probably write that up. Along with the right side turn signal. turn that on and the trailer brakes lock up.
     
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