Xpo purchasing kenworth trucks ?????

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  1. bottomman

    bottomman New Member

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    Has anyone else heard of this????
     
  2. moose

    moose Active Member

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    Wouldn't shock me Paccar has gotten a hold of the big fleet fever and I work at fedex freight and we have both KW'S and Pete's now, I would give anything to have an old red volvo back like we use to have those Pete's and KW's are the roughest riding pos I have had the pleasure of short of a old r model mack dump truck with camelback rear suspension lol.. Get your chiropractor on speed dial lol
     
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  3. bottomman

    bottomman New Member

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    I don't think it can ride any worse then a sterling
     
  4. Coast2coast

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    Yes heard they bought 200-300 KWs to
    Drive price down on freightliners
     
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  5. moose

    moose Active Member

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    Ours have no air ride cab...
     
  6. moose

    moose Active Member

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    You fellas will be like us , freightshakers, Pete's, K cars, internationals. Macks, Volvo's, Im waiting for the Western Star s.
     
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  7. Groceryhauler

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    Yes...A shop leadman said they ordered KW's... Actually saw 2 2016 Freightliners at XDM this week.
     
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  8. trucknfool

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    It's probably more of a parts issue more than anything else, Other companies having this issue. Many other Large Ltl and truckload mega fleets purchase Freightliners in large quantities, So they might not dictate what they want to pay for a truck. Just saying.
     
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  9. norcal10

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    I work for Reddaway, and they have ordered something like 120 new Peterbilts for the northwest fleet.
     
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  10. arkbestman

    arkbestman Active Member

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    No offense but looks like owner operators are buying the trucks
     
  11. upnorth

    upnorth Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Huh?
     
  12. vetran peddleman

    vetran peddleman FOR ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    BJ did say that he would use the size of his assets to leverage better deals w/ venders.
     
  13. trucknfool

    trucknfool Well-Known Member

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    Well to lighten this board up a little veteran peddleman, that sounds like something a prositute would say Lol!!!!!
     
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  14. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer Speedy Freightshaker #411

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    Just because they're Kenworth trucks, they have to be owner/operator spec?

    Has literally nobody noticed that a Peterbilt or Kenworth badge does not mean it's loaded? I've seen more plastic on the inside of modern Kenworths and Petes than I have in a modern Freightliner! It IS possible to order these trucks with just as much nothing in them as a Freightliner or a Volvo, FedEx has been doing it for years.

    [rant] It's also possible to not deliberately irritate people by suggesting brokers will steal their jobs. It's the same nonsense over on the FedEx board over Ground vs. Freight and Ground doesn't have enough trucks to move it's own freight, nevermind everything else. Same applies to XPO. It would take DECADES for brokers to replace the company drivers because not everyone can go out and buy fifty trucks or find fifty drivers to drive them. Don't be stupid. [/rant]
     
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    highspeeds ENTERTAINMENT USE ONLY

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    Strong rant. I liked it a lot.
     
  16. Really..wtf

    Really..wtf New Member

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    I don't care if the truck is wrapped in gold or plastic. All you guys need to worry about is your paycheck. Who cares what trucks they buy as long as your badge works when you swipe it to start getting paid.Too many people worried about the wrong things. Money should be your only motivation, when CCX was alive we drove airstart sterlings no radio and a fan in the dash and we loved the money so we stayed.
     
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  17. bottomman

    bottomman New Member

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    I bet this is coming from the same person that would throw a fit if someone jump in his cascadia and left him a old city unit those things are the reason half of you have back and knee problems now:fan:
     
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  18. Really..wtf

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    Nope, don't really care as long as I'm on the clock and my seniority holds my run. Road card or clock, money is all we have left.
     
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    One has been spotted. Thoughts ?
     
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  20. icedriver

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    Just another base model tractor. A tool to do a job with. No big deal.
     

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