Test Trucks

Discussion in 'Averitt Express' started by jeepman, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Here are some pictures of the test trucks that run on LNG. Avrt is leasing them from Ryder, which is next door to the FUL serctr. The drivers are 50/50 on them as far as pulling power. Spoke with a shuttle driver from FUL at AUG on Friday...he was not impressed at all....definitely not happy with the 6 speed tranny!.
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  2. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    I think my fear would be of those monster propane tanks hanging on either side. I would shudder at the thought of someone nailing me in the side of those things. A rolling bomb.

    But we all know AE....Anything to further the silly "Going Green" movement is what they are all about. Damn The Torpedoes...PROGRESS at all costs.
     
  3. jeepman

    jeepman Truckload Mercenary

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    Many companies are mounting the tanks.......Behind the Cab.......Everyone may think LNG is the way to go......of course they don't consider the effects of one of these bad boys lighting up after a accident or catastrophic mechanical failure!......Not me...I'll quit before I drive one of those OTR.
     
  4. ltl lifer

    ltl lifer Sr. Citizen & Gold Member

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    Well I thought I'd never buy into the automatic trannys. However, like you, I think the LPG would seal the deal for me (along with electronic logs)...some things I don't intend to do.
     

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