The Change

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

  1. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Nothing but Hendrickson back in the day...

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  2. bigtruk_us

    bigtruk_us Well-Known Member

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    Nope..but since they moved alot of tractors out to gaining barns and alot of tractors red lined behind the 511 shop alot of us foreign drivers are homesteading at the motel for long lengths of time.Plus possibly the same old dock labor issues
     
  3. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Looks like an old RTL trade in, but we ran only Budd wheels, would have had twin stacks,8v71s
     
  4. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    No way on trade in. Maislin bought new. That particular tractor (6250) was used normally for Thruway doubles between Buffalo and the New Paltz, NY compound. It had a 335 Cummins with a 13 speed Spicer if my memory is correct. I had it that day for some reason I can't quite remember. All the rest of the line haul Ford Louisvilles had 290 Cummins with 10 speed RR and yes, spoke wheels. Even the later Titan, Astro, and Ford CL-9000 models also had 290's with 10 speed RR.
     
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    Mud, you're a better man then me. Never had any luck like that when I switched on the midnight shift. On oh those frozen 5th wheels.:17113:
     
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  6. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    We tried to pull twin 45s between Orlando and Miami with 8v71s and 300 Cummins, but could not maintain speed required by Fla RRUC, they bought flatback KWs with 12v71s and 10spd RR.
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Didn't need to jiff or unjiff, just walk close to our jiffs and get covered in grease.
     
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    I hate the camera's. You can check my posts in the Saia section. There are some activities, like using your phone, which are an absolute no-no. However, if you pick your spots, you can be fairly certain that the camera will not go off and who can resist salty fries and ketchup or an ice cold Dr Pepper. :1036316054:
     
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    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Can't argue with Dr Pepper, sure beats the citrus crave
     
  10. mud

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    The tool that
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    Roadway fuelers designed, made all the difference.
     
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  11. Triplex

    Triplex Experienced stalker

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    Occasionally switched midnight (10pm actually) on Sunday nights at Hackensack for PIE and fooled with those abominations. That was back when you had to have a set leave by 6am or you had to run the kite down to Moonachie separately to be strung there.
     
  12. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    What's the guy doing with that sledge hammer???
     
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  13. mud

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    After being retired for eight years I can safety say that working the midnight dock, P&D in the city and swing shift, is all a young mans work. My shoulders and back still hurt but I would do it all over again.
     
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  14. mud

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    What ever it takes.
     
  15. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    Wonder who tarped that load of steel?? Looks like a Latavo Bros. special....
     
  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Those flatback Freightliner jiffs were the most miserable things PIE ever owned.
     
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    Elwood Question Authority

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    Designated pin pounder?
     
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    Who are you any way ??? You want to call people out by name but hide behind a Sam Houston screen name???
     
  19. Oleyeller745

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    FYI The employee whom you are referring to that Mr Stockemer “supposedly”chased into a trailer had threatened him & his family with violence with a firearm in front of a supervisor so I guess it’s ok in your eyes for that to happen & no Consequences for said employee?Cmon man!!! & yes I come from that “White Yellow Local” you referred to since 1989 & im definitely not a racist.... Also I can Honestly set the record straight about being threatened for working to fast or not contributing to the sick & death fund, you are udderly wrong about any accusations involving threats about the said subjects...
     
  20. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    I never did manual labor, I always bid on a midnight run, but with todays traffic and all these guys deal with, I think I'll pass on the do it all over again.
     

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