"Significant number" of straight trucks coming to FXFE

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  1. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    Of course the question should be asked if it was ordered before the new residential program got approval for roll out? This could have been bought under the old spec and now there may be a new spec in place.
     
  2. Sex pistol

    Sex pistol Never Mind The Bollocks

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    You need a class b license to operate that straight truck. It’s rated over 26,000 gvwr, so you will need at least class B license and as far as I know FedEx only hires class A drivers
     
  3. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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    For now. They may create a new class of drivers that are on a different pay scale. Highly unlikely, but a possibility nonetheless. Where did you find the GVWR?
     
  4. mattbob

    mattbob Active Member

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    purple slushies for everyone
     
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  5. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    What exactly is the GVRW? Never seen it listed as >26000. Usually has a specific number.

    I'm curious too. Did someone take trip down to Texas and climb up in the cab?
     
  6. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    "The Model 220 is a beautifully compact package offering driver comfort, easy service, entry safety features and vigorous power. The 220 is available with a GVW of 26,000-33,000 lbs. Designed for driver productivity, the Model 220 features 360-degree visibility, superior maneuverability, rugged protection and convenient storage. With low chassis weight, it’s perfect for high-volume payloads while the standard Allison automatic transmission and air disc brakes help to provide a comfortable driver experience."
     
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  7. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    Good catch! From the Peterbilt website, I presume?

    Air disc brakes standard? Cool.
     
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  8. Sex pistol

    Sex pistol Never Mind The Bollocks

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    Thanks to The Point. I only learned of it by talking to another driver, who said he inquired about it and that’s what he was told.
     
  9. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    One curious thing... The "combination" designation on the tag. Just curious.


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  10. DOTFXF

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    Combination Registration

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    Only one plate is issued. A truck or truck tractor with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds that is used in combination with a semitrailer having a gross weight in excessof six thousand (6,000) pounds must be registered with a combination plate for a gross weight equal to the combined gross weight of all vehicles in the combination.

    A vehicle with a "COMBINATION" plate may pull a semitrailer with either a "TOKEN TRAILER" or a " TRAILER" license plate. However, a vehicle with a "TRUCK" license plate may not tow a semitrailer with a "TOKEN TRAILER" license plate.

    If a "TOKEN TRAILER" is being operated in conjunction with an over axle/over gross permit (1547 permit), it must pay an additional $15.00 registration fee in order for the permit to be valid for the trailer.
     
  11. DOTFXF

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    Apportioned Registration

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    International Registration Plan (IRP) – for vehicles used in two or more jurisdictions that allocate or proportionally register vehicles and is used for the transportation of persons for hire; or designed or used for the transportation of property and:

    1. has two axles and a gross vehicle weight or registered gross vehicle weight in excess of 26,000 pounds; or
    2. has three or more axles, regardless of weight; or
    3. is used in combination, when the weight of such combination exceeds 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.
    Information about apportioned registration can be obtained by calling 1-800-299-1700 and selecting option #5 on the menu
     
  12. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Worth noting is the placement of the spot mirror...right in front of the camera to catch all in cab activity!!
     
  13. Crazy Trucker

    Crazy Trucker Clown Math Expert

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    Whats this new residential program you speak of?
     
  14. Dick Dastardly

    Dick Dastardly Drat, Double Drat, and Triple Drat!

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  15. SwampRatt

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    Thanks DOT. That still begs the question, are these trucks set up to potentially pull a trailer, of some sort? We've not seen the rear, but we know they do have liftgates.

    "A truck or truck tractor with a gross weight of more than 10,000 pounds that is used in combination with a semitrailer having a gross weight in excessof six thousand (6,000) pounds must be registered with a combination plate"

    "a "COMBINATION" plate may pull a semitrailer with either a "TOKEN TRAILER" or a " TRAILER" license plate"

    Still a curious choice, unless there needs to be that option or there is a cost benefit.
     
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  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Won't be picking your nose on the clock now!
     
  17. The Point

    The Point You get it or not!

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    It is being rolled out nationally by April in all the major markets, Texas was first. Basically no pups or vans in residential neighborhoods. All those deliveries will be handled by the aforementioned straight trucks. It was pilot tested in EDA with those rental trucks Dick Dastardly posted above. After one year the 4 rental trucks in EDA have made about 6,000 deliveries accident free with no property damage and have improved revenue by checking the residential & liftgate boxes so we can actually get paid for the service.
     
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  18. silent trucker

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    Isn't the spot mirror in front aimed down at the bumper? So how does it see anything in cab?
     
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  19. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Spot mirrors were intended for the sole purpose of watching a flame and smoke from the stack on old trucks.
     
  20. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    I believe the joke was aimed at the people who like to post conspiracy theories.
     
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