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    Be careful going after companies that have super nice (expensive) equipment. They tend pay less cpm. Someone has to pay that big truck payment, it's usually you!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDoug View Post
    I agree with rollover look in the mags and ask drivers because thats how my friend got his 86 pete (in my sig). And that thing is a beast


    That's a nice lookin truck, with lots of potential!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GasHauler View Post
    If you would have came on this thread and stated what you wanted to do from the start you would have had a much different answer. There's nothing wrong with getting out of the grind and driving for fun. But you kind of baited the group so you could jump up and bark. I do believe it's very stupid to drive for a company solely on what kind of truck they run.

    I agree with you a truck runs like a truck until you get into a truck and trailer. When you have alot of weight up on the truck with 5000 gallons of gasoline any truck will ride smooth, sometimes beter than some cars.

    You need to look in the right places and companies are not the place to look. O/O or companies run by very experienced drivers are the tractors you need but you need to find out where they sell them from. An O/O would be the best.

    We've run all the different makes over the years and KW works out better for us than all the rest. The Pete's are just too costly and you get the same resale or lower as you would with a KW. We sell our trucks at 5 years and that would be with a 5000 gallon tank mounted to the frame with a drop axle. I saw one of our trucks for sale where the were asking $55,000 which meant the company made alot of money from that truck. They tried to lease and found out it's too costly when you turn the truck back in but everything had

    So your only problem is you're looking in the wrong places and IMHO your looking to argue about Petes.



    Whatever...You make me laugh!! If I remember right I just asked a simple question, really simple. It was all of that took that question to new, amazing places, it was never intended to go.

    As for baiting, you're giving me credit for being smarter, and way more calculating than I ever want to be. Kinda feels as though I'm the one being baited!

    On the ride I can't agree with you. Empty they all pretty much pound on ya, loaded, yep it's better but no where near the ride of a car(I don't know maybe I drive better cars than ya all....Not tryin to open another can of worms here though!!!). I've never hauled or wanted to haul gas so what's 5000 gal. like 40,000 some pounds on the truck? Yep that ought to smooth it out about as smooth as it's gonna get. But can't be any where near a car ride. Sorry just can't agree there.

    On your "where ya need to look" statement, yeah ok whatever.

    As for what you guys run and what resales better and all that...OK ummmm I guess I'm glad that all works for YOU.

    Well I guess then, thanks for your honest opinion. But I guess I will nibble on your bait here a little. You can read anything I have or will post, I don't normally bash anyones favorite flavor of ride or whatever. I did raz on yer KW's a little back there a ways, but I thought we were all havin fun there. I don't really like arguing, but every once in awhile ya feel like ya gotta stand up to some of the BS that goes on. There is plenty of BS going on here too......But what do ya expect, a bunch of drivers, and dreamers.

    I mean the question originally was like what companies have Peterbilt only fleets or something close to that. The answers I was expecting would have been something like....."Hey, TMC runs a bunch of black ones" or something along those lines. But look where it went. You all scolded about where people should work, what you should drive, how they ride, and blah...blah blah.

    Man how did that simple question get us here?? I'm scratchin my head??? But it's all cool, just please don't accuse me of things I'm not guilty of!! I've never been real good with that

    And to one and all of ya in case I don't make it back here real soon .......
    PLEASE have a HAPPY, and especially SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!!!!!C--YAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

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    After reading almost 4 pages of this stuff. All I get out of it is the poster is looking for a truck that "Pecker Built" LOL....

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    Western Dist. Trans. Corp. out of Colorado has extremely nice equipment, the trucks they decide to sell always end up in the truckpaper, and on there website. They only run long nose petes and KW's.

    Sorry but, I will gladly take a few cents a mile less, to drive a show truck up and down the road, that I do not have to pay for when the turbo goes belly up. I have a sense of pride, I will not go down the road in a Freightliner, or a Volvo, no thanks!

    These are trucks...not minivans, you take away long square hoods, stacks, air cleaners, exposed fuel tanks, shiny chrome, you take away the backbone.

    ANYWHO....the company I mentioned sells all there stuff after 3 years, on there website is a for sale link, 39 trucks for sale right now I believe.


    http://www.wdtc.net/

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    Sorry but, I will gladly take a few cents a mile less, to drive a show truck up and down the road, that I do not have to pay for when the turbo goes belly up. I have a sense of pride, I will not go down the road in a Freightliner, or a Volvo, no thanks!
    Were I work we have KW, Petes, Macks, Western Star. It doesnt matter what I drive, at the end of the day I still get paid the same..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tank33 View Post
    Sorry but, I will gladly take a few cents a mile less, to drive a show truck up and down the road, that I do not have to pay for when the turbo goes belly up. I have a sense of pride, I will not go down the road in a Freightliner, or a Volvo, no thanks!
    my thoughts exactly, you can keep your 65-68 mph trucks also...

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    Road Train Member doubledragon5's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by groundpounder View Post
    my thoughts exactly, you can keep your 65-68 mph trucks also...

    When you work for a company you have no say, how fast your truck will go.. Ours use to go 72, then they were cut to 60.. It doesn't matter what you drive, so long as you take good care of it.. If Freightliner, Volvo were so bad, then they would not even be made..Everyone has their likes in trucks, just like those who like different computer made from different makers...

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    Pete 379 exhd

    I just changed all 6 shocks for my 379 exhd pete but the ride is as stiff as if am riding on springs with no air bags. I used all monroe shocks 65101 for steers and 65468 for the drives. Does anyone know how to get a better ride out of this truck. I'm feeling all the little bumps on the the road. Please help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 420 View Post
    I just changed all 6 shocks for my 379 exhd pete but the ride is as stiff as if am riding on springs with no air bags. I used all monroe shocks 65101 for steers and 65468 for the drives. Does anyone know how to get a better ride out of this truck. I'm feeling all the little bumps on the the road. Please help.
    Did you set your ride height to factory specs? Check to see that your air leveling control valve isn't frozen...

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