Best companies using VOLVO trucks

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  1. Blagoje

    Blagoje Medium Load Member

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    I'm looking for opinions on any companies that use automatic Volvo trucks for their company drivers, specifically I'm looking to do work with dry van, tanker, Conestoga, or curtain-side trailers.

    I'm not interested in any Chicago outfit. At the top of my list are Flowtrans and Sherwin-Williams. Please advise, much appreciated. Also this thread is not for Volvo bashing or asking questions about why Volvo and not something else or trying to convince anyone to drive another truck. Thank you.
     
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  3. Thrasher28

    Thrasher28 Road Train Member

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    Beacon Transport, Climate Express, Dick Lavy, Oakley (the tanker company), Carter Express, Averitt, and PFJ uses a few for their tankers.

    Climate Express, Beacon Transport, Dick Lavy, and Oakley are exclusively volvos.

    Sorry if you were mainly wanting info on them. I was just listing a few you might not have thought of that came to mind.
     
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    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Out of those mentioned, Shermin Willins is prolly the best if you intend to stay long time.
    As far as trashing volvos, we do it because prostar drivers have enough issues :p
     
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    Concorde Road Train Member

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    There’s a whole bunch of Volvo companies in Chicago :)

    Any particular color it needs to be?
     
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    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    WHITE ! always white
     
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    I've seen Knight Volvos pulling conestogas on dedicated accounts but not sure if all their flatbed tractors are Volvos.
     
  8. Concorde

    Concorde Road Train Member

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    Red ones I see broken down on the shoulder too often.
    I really wanted to ask why a Volvo but we aren’t allowed to ask in this thread.
     
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    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Everyone has a prefered model/brand. Even though they all look same and are plastic crap. People will still prefer a certain brand.
     
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  10. Blagoje

    Blagoje Medium Load Member

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    Yes, this is not entirely the case but I have driven all the other truck brands (aside from the new Western Star 57x which looks somewhat promising) and I pretty much hate everything else other than Volvo. I was just having a discussion over this past weekend on my thoughts on all the different trucks and I pretty much said that they all suck and you just have to figure out which one you are least frustrated with and for me it is Volvo.
     
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