Discussion in 'Interstate' started by jwalker, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. dave99dave2003

    dave99dave2003 Light Load Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    I love there pet policy but unaware that IDC went ino Canada
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  3. mizz_b_havin

    mizz_b_havin Bobtail Member

    Apr 6, 2008
    winter haven, fl.
  4. Native Dancer

    Native Dancer Heavy Load Member

    Dec 28, 2007
    Portland, Or.

    They tried running Alaska with teams a few years ago. I heard it nearly bankrupted them. I heard they lost 8 trucks, 3 which I saw, in 6 months. That was in the summer. One of them ended up in Kluane Lake, a national park, and they had hazmat crews trying to clean that up for 3 months. I followed one down the Stikine River hill and he made every curve except the last one coming off the bridge where he laid it in its side. I stopped as the driver climbed out. He said "I'm a hell of a driver, I made all the curves except the last one." I told him that was the one that counted. They ran them up the old Mezziadin haul road which is a few miles shorter but hours longer. Even experienced drivers can have problems on 37.
  5. GungHoGal

    GungHoGal <strong>"Miss Oh! Don't get me started"</strong>

    May 11, 2007
    $7OO Deposit on EACH pet you have in the truck with $150 of it nonrefundable. It sounds steep, BUT you should see what some of these drivers let their dogs do in their truck:biggrin_2552:

  6. jimnfor

    jimnfor Light Load Member

    Dec 23, 2007
    sherman, tx
    is interstate reefer? and are their trucks automatic shift?
    thanks for the feedback
  7. GungHoGal

    GungHoGal <strong>"Miss Oh! Don't get me started"</strong>

    May 11, 2007
    They have both a reefer division and a dry van division. We thought about switching to reefer a while back, but it requires a hazmat and we didn't have it.. and didnt intend on getting one. Right now most of the trucks are autoshifts.. just a couple 13 speeds. We got a survey last week asking who knew how to drive a manual tranny and heard thru the grapevine that they were going to get some.... nothing heard first hand though. Hope that helps!
  8. NickB

    NickB Bobtail Member

    Jun 10, 2007
    Idc got a few new INTERNATIONAL PROSTAR auto shift trucks this month. Nice looking truck but way to small inside for a team....hope they don't convert the fleet to them.

    We have been here for a year now and are very satisfied with the company....
  9. He who is called I am

    He who is called I am Medium Load Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    Da U P Eh, Michigan
    I had a new PROSTAR...Too small for a team.LOL it was too small for me. It has a 73 in sleeper. With absolutely no storage space to speak about. The new HVAC system takes up all but a square foot underneath the bunk it seemed like. Drives good and smooth and is a sharp looking truck but i hated it.
  10. SCUBA_Guy

    SCUBA_Guy Light Load Member

    Jan 29, 2009
    Richland, WA
    I am just starting with IDC (Interstate Dist.) and will be going into the refer division. They didn't say anything about needing haz-mat, so I think that might be in error now, GungHoGal. I don't know for sure yet, but will be able to let you folks know in about 1 1/2 weeks from today. I was told that they have a large number of automatics in the fleet, so this should be interesting. Might be nice in heavy traffic, but hope it can go to a manual setting in the snow. Gotta love the Pacific Northwest, ay?
  11. LaPurr

    LaPurr Light Load Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Brighton, CO
    I know the eaton versions have a H or Hold button, it will only shift gears when in over rev, or close to stall under-rev. But IDC uses the Freedom line, from Meritor. I never found a hold button on those. They probly have them. But I dont know for sure.
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