USA,,,, DAY-cabs? WTF?

Discussion in 'Discuss Your Favorite Trucking Company Here' started by Infosaur, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Anyone ever seen a USA Truck daycab?

    I just talked to a FM about a possible regional route and he told me he'd see about getting me a daycab. Huh?

    Do you think he means the Kennys with the useless sleepers? (Could I POSSIBLY be lucky enough to rate a Kenny?):biggrin_2551:

    I've also seen some single bunk longnose Petes out in Van Buren, (in USA Livery at HQ) they just got in. They don't look very good for teams or spending more than a week in. Could they mean those?:biggrin_2551:

    I don't want to get my hopes up, but I'd hardly call the average USA 9400 or Prostar a "Daycab".

    What could they mean?

    Last edited: Oct 19, 2009
  2. poorrednek

    poorrednek Left Lane Gang

    Oct 23, 2008

    USA with a long nose pete?????? U must see something i aint seen. They have 386 and 387. petes and the t-660's are also nice both the kwhoppers and the petes are a ton better than the 9400's. The prostars i cant speak for never been in one of those.

    But maybe a usa'er will give you an answer
  3. poorrednek

    poorrednek Left Lane Gang

    Oct 23, 2008
    well i posted somethinghere but the mods gotta look at it for some reason. Not much value but its my thoughts anyhow. Good luck with your regeional job

    DBL_TIME <strong>"Two Mints in One"</strong>

    Feb 9, 2008
    Yes they have some day cabs and they're pretty old ones. Most i've seen have been old freightliners.
  5. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Bummer, I've seen some of the Freightshaker daycabs the mechanics are using. Most have been jury-rigged into tow-trucks for the terminals. None look particularly road worthy.

    Looking at the pics, I think it's a 386.

    Prostars are pretty nice, but they've got electrical gremlins.
    (this, suposedly, is not Int's fault, but because USA's mechanics are tampering with the engine software. Setting the governor voids the warranty)
  6. FriedTater

    FriedTater Keeper of The Snakes

    Mar 25, 2009
    United State of Texas
    Setting road speed doesn't Void Warranty :biggrin_2559:
    All Factory Parameters are left intact from the "F A C T O R Y "!!

  7. IUFAN87

    IUFAN87 Light Load Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    All Over
    There's an old FLD freightshaker day cab sitting at West Memphis. I bet they'll give you that one:biggrin_2559:.
  8. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    Well whatever the mechanics ARE doing, it's screwing up the trucks. So managment sends the drivers to the dealership for warranty work and International is getting tired of fixing the USA mechanic's screw ups.
  9. Infosaur

    Infosaur Road Train Member

    My last truck came out of Memphis too. But it's a pretty long haul back to NYC for a daycab. Rumor I heard is there's some old company equipment in NJ somewhere. I hope it runs.
  10. chromewheelz

    chromewheelz Light Load Member

    Aug 2, 2009
    Memphis, TN
    ive seen a few true day cabes here in memphis from time to time. had to do a double take the first time i saw one.... just like i did when i saw a schneider day cab the first timme here in memphis as ... the huh wtf look ya know!!:biggrin_255:
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