The Change

Discussion in 'YRC Freight' started by LEHIGH vALLEY, Oct 25, 2017.

  1. roadboss

    roadboss Well-Known Member

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    We,almost never saw those telephone booths east of the Mississippi.
     
  2. roadboss

    roadboss Well-Known Member

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    Looks like UPS and a fleet of F models.They also had Diamond Reos out of Chicago and they ran those 1963 reos right up to the early 80ds
     
  3. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Are you suffering from phone face?

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    These had the 318 Detroit V8, they ran about 73 when I went to work for them, all Stewart Warner gauges, the only plastic in the cab was the dome light cover. Handled like they were on rails.

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    These had the Mack engine, Econodyne I think, they were governed somewhere between 55-60.

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    These had Detroit 6V-92 engines.

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  4. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    I think the single axle,jiffable version had the Mack engine, Super....
     
  5. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Are you suffering from phone face?

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    Yes.
     
  6. LEHIGH vALLEY

    LEHIGH vALLEY Well-Known Member

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    with a fuller trans
     
  7. Elwood

    Elwood Question Authority

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    “Jiffable,” explain that to your great grand children. They’ll know you’re crazy, for sure!
     
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  8. mud

    mud Wonderin'

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    I could jiff (or unjiff ) a Roadway tractor without getting any grease on me ( other then my gloves), after years of trial and error.
     
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  9. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Are you suffering from phone face?

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    Just show'em this, makes it look easy.
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  10. SuperCourse

    SuperCourse Are you suffering from phone face?

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  11. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    My grandkids already know I am 15 percent short.....
     
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  12. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hat Jokes Are Always Funny

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    Speaking of those grandkids, I'm gonna charge you another -15% if you leave them at the Coop again like you did last weekend. They ran Donna ragged....
     
  13. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    You got a problem with my grampa BRG? You be lookin fer truble......
     
  14. mysticobra

    mysticobra Just here.

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    Me too. Just have to be skinny and be careful with the air lines.
     
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  15. 00mustang

    00mustang ON THE ROAD IN THE WAY @61.97

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    Yep the twin stack Mack's were full 318's used them on the New York Thruway pulling doubles,then we can talk about the road commodes as the next subject
     
  16. roadboss

    roadboss Well-Known Member

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    These junks only ran 55 ,Rode like :shit:.Steered like :shit: too.
     
  17. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I must have been traveling the wrong direction, never saw a Big R that didn't run faster than 55!
    I'm sure the Hendrickson suspension was made to torture drivers, we never ran them, thank goodness
     
  18. Dracula

    Dracula Well-Known Member

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    Actually, the steering wheel, on the Saia Volvos, is designed just right to park your Dr Pepper can on the bottom cutout. You can make a left or right turn and that can will sit still. Even an order of French fries, in a cardboard case, will sit upright. Put some ketchup on them, turn up the oldies but goodies, and cruise on down the road. Good stuff late at night.:1036316054:
     
  19. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Are you pulling my leg?
    From what I hear, if you are caught eating, drinking, using phone, picking your nose, etc. they cut off your hand.
    I better check with Train on this, they need to get a camera in your truck.
     
  20. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    1972 NJ. Had a couple of Diamond-Reo's and even an Emeryville besides the mostly F model Macks back then.
     

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