new pete 579

Discussion in 'May Trucking' started by NogoJoe, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. NogoJoe

    NogoJoe Light Load Member

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    Im At the denver yrd, here comes a new 579. Are they just testing these?nice truck. must need to be a real company man to get that ( flip flops and all)
     
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  3. Paloma

    Paloma Medium Load Member

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    Test trucks must be givin to Expirienced May drivers .. there is a lot to be monitored on them
     
  4. kenworthw900

    kenworthw900 Light Load Member

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    It's a nice truck. I dont drive for may but i drive a 579 and it's smooth ride and i like it.
     
  5. Spokester

    Spokester Light Load Member

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    I saw one of our 579s heading West in North Dakota couple days ago. Looked cool, but the sleeper's too small for my liking...
     
  6. kenworthw900

    kenworthw900 Light Load Member

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    they are actually pretty roomy. I can barely tell i'm pulling 80,000 pounds which is really nice.
     
  7. SmoothBore

    SmoothBore Light Load Member

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    For May that's someone who's been driving for 6 Months or so...
     
  8. Spokester

    Spokester Light Load Member

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    Well hot da^n! Guess I'm an experienced driver now!! Though, just moved up from a mid-roof ProStar to a Cascadia. Wouldn't want to go back to a smaller truck though, even if it is shiny and new...
     
  9. kenworthw900

    kenworthw900 Light Load Member

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    The 579 isnt that small and it's got plenty of head room
     
  10. Spokester

    Spokester Light Load Member

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    I guess "not that small" is all relative... It sure doesn't have as much head room as this Cascadia! Which was a big improvement from the Prostar. I sure wouldn't want to team or be a trainer in a smaller truck. If I was only in it for a couple weeks, it'd probably be alright, but out for 6-8 weeks, I need lots of space. I trained in one of the T700s, now THAT is a roomy truck! Tons of storage too...
     
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  11. Scooter Jones

    Scooter Jones Road Train Member

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    The Volvo 770 with the fold out table is nice. I drove one of those for a bit.

    I miss my 579 Pete at May. I'm in a mid-roof Volvo now. Plenty of room for me since I'm home every weekend and once during the middle of the week. I'm trying to convince the owner where I work to order a few of the 386 mid-roof Petes with the Eaton 13 speed & Cummins 450. I think the leases on the Volvos save a lot of money for him, so, not sure he'll go for it.
     
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