New Trucks

Discussion in 'Saia' started by NadaTrucker, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. NadaTrucker

    NadaTrucker New Member

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    Getting to be about the time new trucks start showing up. Need any info (not rumors) you've got. Peterbuilts? Twin screws? Let's hear it! Pictures also if possible.
     
  2. NewTruckGuy

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    The new trucks are Freightliner Cascadias. Couldn't tell you anything about specs. Only one I saw was a tester in ATL. I "looked" ok. Only checked out the interior for 15 seconds, after that I'd say I prefer the Volvo. That opinion could change.
     
  3. NadaTrucker

    NadaTrucker New Member

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    Pics?
     
  4. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    before they were branded

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  5. Buggybruiser

    Buggybruiser Active Member

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    Doesn't ride nearly as good as the Volvo.... shifts really rough, has a little more room on the inside, but not nearly the power that the Volvos have. Has automatic transmission and a pretty decent engine brake. engine is the dd15. 12 speed automatic tranny
     
  6. norcal10

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    How do you guys like the autos?
     
  7. Buggybruiser

    Buggybruiser Active Member

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    Me personally? I'm happier than a couple of fat chicks at Golden Corral with the Volvo autos..
     
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  8. troubleman84

    troubleman84 Well-Known Member

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    12 speed auto is best automatic I've ever experienced. If they only made women like hmmm what would we complain about?
     
  9. conartist

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    GLK has all new 2017 volvos.. they're the same as the 2016 but they have a newer vnomics system that loads a lot faster..
     
  10. suicidejockey

    suicidejockey Active Member

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    Seen 5 of them in ATL Friday night
     
  11. Jack Knife

    Jack Knife Well-Known Member

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    5 in clt also, must be nice to work out of a terminal with a big shop and get a new truck every year!
     
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  12. suicidejockey

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    What is the thin black rectangular box on the lower right side of the windshield?? Maybe some sort of antenna???
     
  13. NewTruckGuy

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    Supposedly all of the freightliners are staying on the east coast and everyone else is getting volvos.
     
  14. suicidejockey

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    Somebody on Facebook said fon was getting 10 freightliners that would make sense fon a nd nsh are the Guinea pig terminals they use to test all this new stuff
     
  15. conartist

    conartist Active Member

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    that's the transmitter/receiver for the vnomics system.
     
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  16. miltowntrucker

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    Are most the trucks at Saia Automatic transmission's now? Just wondering I have interview Wednesday.
     
  17. NadaTrucker

    NadaTrucker New Member

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    Anything after 2013 in the Volvos are automatics. Still have 2006-2009 Volvos in the city with 10 speeds. And of course the Internationals....
     
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  18. twinpups

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    I like the headlights on those Evolutions. I'm curious as to why Saia chooses the VNM over the VNL. Before looking into it I thought the VNM was an older version of VNL come to find out they are '17's. I like where the cruise controls are on the volvo but love the placement of cupholders on cascadias
     
  19. PistonRing83

    PistonRing83 Well-Known Member

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    There are some older 2007-08 VNL's in the fleet that were bought used from Knight Transportation. I personally like the look of the VNM better.
     
  20. twinpups

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    What other ltl's are you guys able to pass on the road? I wanna get a good idea of what I'm getting myself into...lol
     

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