Truck Upgrade At Marten

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  1. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    So after 1 year,9 months,2 weeks(and 210,600 miles as the Freightliner flies,lol) my fleet manager put me in a new truck. I’ve gone over to the dark side....
    From a 2019 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution with a Detroit DD-15 to a 2021 Kenworth T-680 with a Cummins X-15!! 13 miles on the clock. Last time I drove a Cummins powered truck Marten still had Kenworth T-660 Aerodynes in the fleet. On startup the X-15 sounds like a BEAST-definitely louder than the Detroit I was used to! 6503A844-F32B-40E8-AE42-E85F577C3672.jpeg 7D87D70D-B7A4-4447-B5BD-90C50CA0AC3C.jpeg 2702D93A-1994-427A-A134-550C089D8488.jpeg 78B539D7-7471-41A6-87CF-38438832A53A.jpeg 5EC97E8C-F89C-4DD6-9C7F-CA7C3F3E5D45.jpeg 8076D0D4-B9C6-4EDC-A2BD-A5EF2C662809.jpeg B4323249-CFBC-47CF-8EA9-00B9D0FAA435.jpeg
     
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  3. Six9GS

    Six9GS Medium Load Member

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    NICE!!!
    Personally, I'm a Volvo fan. I have a 2019 VNL760 with a DD13. I actually like the smaller engine, because it is lighter. I drive reefer and am usually pretty heavy. Having a lighter truck makes getting my weights legal easier.
    I drove a 2017 Kenworth when I was with a trainer. Other than being heavier than I prefer, it was a good truck!
    Anyway, BRAND NEW TRUCK!!!! I'm Jealous!!
     
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  4. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Watch out, this is when most truck mishaps occur. Hate to see you on one of your own posts. Heck of an upgrade. Enjoy, it will probably never happen again,,,
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Nice .. I always liked the t680 sleeper over any other truck ive driven. Lots of storage
     
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    bzinger Road Train Member

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    bryan21384 Road Train Member

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    Man....your truck looks amazing!!! It looks like a ton of room in there!
     
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  8. KaoMinerva

    KaoMinerva Road Train Member

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    This made me mad for some reason
     
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  9. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Don’t jinx it,this my 2nd new truck with the company!lol
    Yeah,it’s a little bit more truck than I’m used to. PACCAR must’ve cut the company a sweetheart deal because that’s all the new trucks that are coming in at Mondovi. I was expecting to get into a newer Freightliner (which would’ve be fine-as long as they gave me a blue truck-3 1/2 years of having a white truck makes things a little monotonous,plus they’re a PITA to keep clean,lol).
     
  10. mjd4277

    mjd4277 Road Train Member

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    Tractor shop view from a distance. Every one of those trucks are brand new K-Whoppers. Some have yet to get their decals installed while others are getting plates,registration and inspection-SOP.
     
  11. bzinger

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    I see they finally got wrap around window curtains too ....i got a brand new 660 when I was there and no window curtains .
     
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