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ABF Line Haul New Breed

Discussion in 'ABF Freight System' started by piker, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    I think the NMFA left the cage door open and the Hummingbird flew the coop.
     
  2. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Wait a second! .....I do the Bird jokes around here.......
     
  3. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein I stand for our flag, & kneel forthe fallen

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    All for the seeing eye dog driving. But, can he or she tarp a load? von.
     
  4. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    Twisted Hippie, would be more qualified to answer your question.
    See post in YRC, Snarky Remarks.
     
  5. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch mirror lobbyist

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    CRST?
     
  6. Trucker 206

    Trucker 206 Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya! I still wear my my ‘ABF boots’ at my sweet little part-time job! Oh....and I still ‘wear’ the gray hair too.
     
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  7. DCM_Doc

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    I always thought that chaining up was one of the requirements for real truck drivers. There was female trucker who used to post on here & she always 'threw' her own chains.
     
  8. White

    White Straight’nin the curves, flat’nin the hills

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    Who said all ltl linehaul guys were real truck drivers? I run daily out of West Michigan. Inch an hour lake effect I can deal with. You say chains or mountains, I go find something else lol.
     
  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    Didn't say I was fur real, not sure if I'm even (Bonified)
    Bossman didn't want us to get our hands dirty.
     
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  10. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    I wasn't called (Panama Hat) for nothing.
     
  11. DCM_Doc

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    I knew a driver who with his son pulled loads across the upper west. He said they chained drive axles pulling the mountains, then they chained trailer axles to have brakes going down.
     
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  12. White

    White Straight’nin the curves, flat’nin the hills

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    That’s creative. These auto trans rigs with a neutral or up shift default make me pucker. When I snap loose and lift, the last thing I want is to go up two gears. Wtf
     
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  13. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    In my younger days, I thought it was fun running Fancy Gap, Hickory Nut Gorge, Mt Eagle, Jelico.
    After seeing many go over the mountain side, I decided, I wasn't bullet proof, S. Ga, and Fla was a better trip'
    Chains were kinda rare around Charl, until Ryder aquired PIE, when those West Coast tractors came over with chains hanging all over the tractors and dollies.
     
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  14. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    We had GMCs with hydramatics in 1956, you never knew when one would jump from first to fourth without notice
    You always kept a tight pucker string with those.
    We kept 2 wrecker companies busy between Char, and Atl.
     
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    at my old co. we had a couple of tractors that would pop out of gear while running down the big road . get out the 2x4 with the notch cut out and wedge it against the dash
     
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  16. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    When Ryder aquired Harris Express, they had an F model with a 2x4 for the same purpose.
     
  17. useless

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    cheaper to use 2x4s than to fix trans. just had to be quick to get 2x4 out of the way to downshift
     
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  18. canaryinthemine

    canaryinthemine Retirement....The Job I Was Born To Have!

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    Fancy Gap! I ran that down Rt. 52 while they were finishing the interstate construction.....

    Car hauling rig with a screamin’ 238 Detroit.......Real exercise in futility on the two-lane.....Good thing I was mainly going downhill...

    Never ran Rt. 52 again after that.......
     
  19. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 63 Year Teamster Member AD-FREE USER

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    You wouldn't recognize the old road now, 4 lane, a lot straighter.
    I enjoy drivers bragging about pulling a set down I 77, and think they have been on the gap.
    I guess you remember where there were 3 Hennis Freight Lines off the mountain in a short distance.
    It was cheaper to leave them there than to recover, thus the name, (Hennis Hole)
    Southbound trucks are prohibitted down the gap since they opened the interstate.
    Pitty the poor guys that pulled it with a 22 White.
     
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  20. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein I stand for our flag, & kneel forthe fallen

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    US 95 in & out of Lewiston ID. I ran that every month rain or snow from 1978 to 1982. Mandatory brake check top of the hill. There were NO run off ramps like now. If you lost it you jumped out before you went off the edge of the pavement. That hill is a killer, but not as bad today as before they re designed & rebuilt the road. You started out in 6th or 7th gear & kept it there. 3 position Jake saved many a life. von.
     

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