Question about Prime trucks

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  1. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    Howdy Prime drivers. I'm looking at buying a 2014 Cascadia & I was wondering if some of you would answer a few questions.

    Does Prime take good care of the trucks as far as maintenance is concerned?

    How good do the trucks pull?

    For the flatbedders with a condo sleeper, what kind of MPGs are you getting?

    Thanks for your time & help.
     
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  3. darthanubis

    darthanubis Heavy Load Member

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    Prime isn't driving the trucks. So, each driver is taking care of his or her truck the way they take care of other things they see as not theirs. Or they take real good care of the truck because they want their performance bonus at the end of the lease or at least not be on the side of the road broke down with truckers flying by 2ft from them.

    The trucks are governed. That's how they pull.

    Each driver gets differing mpg based on a range of things. So you'll get many different answers, from 6-10mpg.
     
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  4. Highway101

    Highway101 Road Train Member

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    Company trucks are pretty well cared for, scheduled maintence is done on time or you can not leave the terminal. Lease trucks couldn't really speak about, but the drivers I know that are leasing take care of their trucks, as it is their money making machine.
    You can pretty much look at any of the for sale trucks maintence agreements if you ask.
    Trucks are goverened are and geared appropriately, mainly for flat land/Midwest, not really geared for the mountains, but will pull them.
    Most of the trucks are running Super Singles.
    Personally I would not have a problem buying one of their trucks, as long as I can look at the maintence records.
     
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  5. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    Thanks for the responses guys. I didn't know I could ask to see the maintenance reports. Good to know.
     
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  6. haywire12

    haywire12 Light Load Member

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    If your buying the 2014 from pedigree you can ask them for the maintenance history. If it is an Active 2014 truck you can go to the maintenance folk and get a maintenance report directly from prime. Also, there is a 39.99 report called rigdig, if you know the vin, that you can pull the safety and recall history of the truck.
     
  7. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    Yeah, I was looking at trucks from Pedigree.
     
  8. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I think the lifetime average on this truck is 7.9 on 270k. Company truck so I usually run around 60+-. I think it's a bit low.
     
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  9. darthanubis

    darthanubis Heavy Load Member

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    65 everywhere, average of 62, 7.9mpg after 55k miles. I obviously don't care about mileage.
     
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  10. FullMetalJacket

    FullMetalJacket Road Train Member

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    Have had 2015 Cascadia since new.

    Currently 8.5mpg on paper at 355,000mi. Been running mostly 60-65mph last few months. Lot of 65.

    Was running 9.0mpg on paper for about a year at mostly 57-60mph.

    I always keep track manually. The Qualcomm units & truck displays are never accurate.
     
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  11. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    That's cool. I'm more concerned with the reliability of the trucks as far as emissions issues & how good the maintenance program is.
     
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