New tractor orders

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  1. james j neiweem

    james j neiweem Member

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    What are the latest tractor orders for NEMF. I know they had a large Mack order a couple of years back and a few IH's and volvos.
    I am starting to see Cascadias on the road.
     
  2. mike hunt

    mike hunt New Member

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    seen some new Peterbilt single axle's
     
  3. newpenn22

    newpenn22 Active Member

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    Yea saw a peterbilt single axle on 84 in ct. They look a lot like the straight jobs.
     
  4. mike hunt

    mike hunt New Member

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    yes seen them in Elizabeth I heard Pawtucket is getting 20 of them
     
  5. newpenn22

    newpenn22 Active Member

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    they look like there config for city work not line haul. But i think they r using them as both city n road trucks. when i was with nemf they kept the trucks seperate
     
  6. mike hunt

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    not kept separate anymore, you use what ever is available depending in the weight of the load.
     
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    freightliner and Peterbuilt single axle with 2 50gallon tanks..really smart:6799:
     
  8. newpenn22

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    nemf changed the paint job of the new freightliners. no more 2 tone paint just a solid maroon, and no more logo lite on the the wind guard on top of rig
     
  9. ReadyToRetire

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    I heard from a shop supervisor that with all the prep for the two tone paint scheme, cost to paint a tractor was around $6,000. That may not sound like much if you say it quickly, but I heard we added about 176 power units in 2016. Going to a single color allowed money to be better used elsewhere. Makes sense to me; gotta haul a lot of profitable just to have a second color.

    From time to time, Mr. Shevell (owner & Chairman) still comes out to visit his "toys" and his "kids;" the toys being his trucks and the kids being his employees. Of course, we'd all rather have the visit from this daughter Nancy (Mrs. Paul McCartney). Good people who are unbelievably loyal to employees who are loyal to them.
     
  10. newpenn22

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    Who's running the day to day @ nemf?
     
  11. ReadyToRetire

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    Mike Shevell still rules the roost. Tom Connery is President.
     

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