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Title: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 13, 2007, 06:37:44 PM
Lets put our new equipment sightings for LTL equipment in this thread instead of in Everything Trucking Related.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on September 14, 2007, 08:57:07 AM
I saw a  Estes F-liner FL112 day-cab pulling a 53" . I did a triple take. I've never seen a freightliner for estes ever. These must be a pretty rare truck in their fleet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on September 14, 2007, 10:39:14 PM
I saw a  Estes F-liner FL112 day-cab pulling a 53" . I did a triple take. I've never seen a freightliner for estes ever. These must be a pretty rare truck in their fleet.
:-o :-o :-o :-o I never seen an Frtl For Estes Either  :-o :-o :-o I guess it Must be Rare as the Estes Volvo VN  :? :? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on September 15, 2007, 07:01:23 PM
Friday on The N.Y. State Thruway near Ardsley spotted a white Pensky Freightliner sleeper leased to UPS pulling a UPS 48 trailer with an acorn logo.  always see them pulling doubles

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: CACHman on September 16, 2007, 06:37:06 AM
Very interesting find Jim.  They usually run coast to coast, and the long boxes are mostly shipped by rail.  My guess would be that CSX has been living up to their name.  Crash Smash and eXplode.  Most likely the rails are jammed. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jamie on September 16, 2007, 02:06:02 PM
Very interesting find Jim.  They usually run coast to coast, and the long boxes are mostly shipped by rail.  My guess would be that CSX has been living up to their name.  Crash Smash and eXplode.  Most likely the rails are jammed. 

Or it could be a short run that the rails don't service....
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on September 16, 2007, 03:23:20 PM
how long have thes AAAcooper GMCs been around?

tampa florida

(http://www.ot2.cupofnoodles.com/pat/IMG_8714.JPG)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on September 16, 2007, 07:54:09 PM
I saw a  Estes F-liner FL112 day-cab pulling a 53" . I did a triple take. I've never seen a freightliner for estes ever. These must be a pretty rare truck in their fleet.

FLC or FL (Business class)?  Estes had four FLC11242ST's here in Baltimore for a time, 16015 through 16045, but these are old sightings, back when all Estes tractor numbers ended in "5".  I also show a pair of FL112's 63107 and 63112.

Estes also had some FLD112 and 120 sleepers in their original special services division (back in the "Big E" days), I think they were folded into the regular linehaul fleet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on September 17, 2007, 09:31:04 AM
I saw the 2 following trucks in Newnan, GA today:

1. Old Dominion Freight Line Freightliner CL120 tandem axle
2. Southeastern Freight Line International 9200i single axle
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 17, 2007, 01:02:46 PM
Spotted this new Estes International straight truck making a delivery to my building today.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_9-17-07Secaucuspics005.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/9-17-07Secaucuspics005.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: AAA Man on September 17, 2007, 06:01:28 PM
how long have thes AAAcooper GMCs been around?

tampa florida

(http://www.ot2.cupofnoodles.com/pat/IMG_8714.JPG)


AAA Cooper started getting the GMC's in 06 or 07. Thats our new P&D power that we have been getting. We also have some of the new single axle volvos without the side fairings that we use in the city also.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 17, 2007, 06:03:06 PM
Do they have the GM or the little Cummins in them?

And welcome to the site.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: AAA Man on September 17, 2007, 06:05:47 PM
They have the GM in them. They seem to be a lot smaller than the volvos...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 17, 2007, 06:10:12 PM
Yeah they probobly are. :lol: Just as bad as a White/GMC, maybe worse.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on September 18, 2007, 07:01:50 AM
FLC or FL (Business class)?  Estes had four FLC11242ST's here in Baltimore for a time, 16015 through 16045, but these are old sightings, back when all Estes tractor numbers ended in "5".  I also show a pair of FL112's 63107 and 63112.

Estes also had some FLD112 and 120 sleepers in their original special services division (back in the "Big E" days), I think they were folded into the regular linehaul fleet.

It definately was a FLC. That's interesting. I've never seen any FLD sleepers for them either. I always thought they ran the Inter 9200s for special services div.

On another note, I have also seen dark blue Volvo VNs pulling Estes Innovative trailers. I've seen 3 or 4 in the last few weeks. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 18, 2007, 01:22:12 PM
Well it may be an old Con-Way Ford Aeromax but it's pullin' a fairly new CFI trailer.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_9-18-07Secaucuspics053.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/9-18-07Secaucuspics053.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 18, 2007, 01:31:08 PM
I saw a  Estes F-liner FL112 day-cab pulling a 53" . I did a triple take. I've never seen a freightliner for estes ever.

FLD sleeper at a Middlesex NJ motel 2-18-02
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FL112 in Edison NJ 9-1-06
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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 18, 2007, 01:42:23 PM
Well Charlie, it made for a great photo oppertunity no matter how old the tractor is, kind of unique, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 18, 2007, 03:05:29 PM
First Mack Vision daycab i've seen for Fedex Ground. This one was pulling doubles today around Woodbridge NJ. Need to clean my windows i guess.  :oops:

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_9-18-07Secaucuspics059.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/9-18-07Secaucuspics059.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 18, 2007, 03:16:15 PM
I got a weird one for you all.  There's an Old Dominion INTERNATIONAL 9100 doing P&D work in my area.  I have a really crappy picture of it but I'm going to try to do better.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 18, 2007, 03:17:14 PM
Come on Greg, you have us hanging out of our chairs now, we can wait for something like this, we gotta see it now, crappy picture or not.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on September 18, 2007, 04:32:45 PM
It definately was a FLC. That's interesting. I've never seen any FLD sleepers for them either. I always thought they ran the Inter 9200s for special services div.

On another note, I have also seen dark blue Volvo VNs pulling Estes Innovative trailers. I've seen 3 or 4 in the last few weeks. 

I guess they must have migrated north, I haven't seen them down here in a long time.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on September 19, 2007, 09:01:07 AM
This is new to me, but I've seen a couple of Yellow volvos pulling Midland trailers (from Dieppe, New Brunswick, I think I got the spelling right??). Does Yellow do some work for Mdland locally in some areas?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 19, 2007, 09:02:17 AM
Our local Midland driver is Doug, maybe he has some news on this? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on September 19, 2007, 09:04:20 AM
BTW charlie, nice pix of the Estes F-Liners. It's a real treat to see rare equipment.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JP on September 19, 2007, 09:17:18 AM
Click here (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=9744.0) for my thread with some new Con-way trucks I took in April.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 19, 2007, 02:58:41 PM
Saw a company out west called DL.  I've recently learned that they're called Dot Line.  Are they a new LTL company or are they a small western company like DATS or Peninsula.

Also saw some interesting Fedex combos over the summer.
1.) A FedEx Ground 379 with ABF doubles
2.) FedEx National LTL sleeper with a newly branded trailer and a CENTRAL TRANSPORT PUP on the end
3.) FedEx National LTL Freightliner Columbia single axle sleeper with doubles
4.) (Unconfirmed) My mom says she saw an Eastern Freightways Mack with a Watkins trailer. 
5.) FedEx Ground tractor with a Forward Air 53' trailer.
Any reasons why I'd see such bizarre set-ups will be greatly appreciated.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on September 20, 2007, 02:45:18 AM
Saw a company out west called DL.  I've recently learned that they're called Dot Line.  Are they a new LTL company or are they a small western company like DATS or Peninsula.

Also saw some interesting Fedex combos over the summer.
1.) A FedEx Ground 379 with ABF doubles
2.) FedEx National LTL sleeper with a newly branded trailer and a CENTRAL TRANSPORT PUP on the end
3.) FedEx National LTL Freightliner Columbia single axle sleeper with doubles
4.) (Unconfirmed) My mom says she saw an Eastern Freightways Mack with a Watkins trailer. 
5.) FedEx Ground tractor with a Forward Air 53' trailer.
Any reasons why I'd see such bizarre set-ups will be greatly appreciated.

Dot Line has been around for a number of years. I think they are a smaller LTL company. Maybe someone knows more about them.

2.) I have seen the F-Liner columbia sleeper single axle a couple of times when FedEx national was still Watkins, so they have had those for a year or two, I think.
4.) Your mom probably wasn't lying, because I've seen 2 or 3 Eastern Frieghtways trucks pulling Schneider trailers near the JC Penney warehouse in my town. I wonder if Eastern maybe was moving the Watkins trailer for them?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 20, 2007, 08:25:28 AM
I figured the Freightliner was a test unit.  Your guess is as good as mine about the EF truck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 20, 2007, 12:00:47 PM
I see Central Transport pups in the Fedex (ex Watkins) yard up in Newark. I think we discussed this a while back and figured Fedex hauls the new CT pups for delivery.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 20, 2007, 12:34:55 PM
Averitt FL Columbia pulling a Federal Mogul trailer.  :? New division or just a contract hauling job?  :?

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_9-20-07Secaucuspics003.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/9-20-07Secaucuspics003.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on September 20, 2007, 01:11:28 PM
 :? Never heard of that.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on September 20, 2007, 01:18:54 PM
Actually I believe Federal Mogul Is one of Averitts owned companies  :-D :-D because i've seen that Combination Before to  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: John L. Becker on September 20, 2007, 01:32:48 PM
Averitt FL Columbia pulling a Federal Mogul trailer.  :? New division or just a contract hauling job?  :?
(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_9-20-07Secaucuspics003.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/9-20-07Secaucuspics003.jpg)

A neat takeoff on Averitt's scheme! Imagine, a whole load of lights, wheel seals and other items!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BrianD on September 20, 2007, 03:43:32 PM
Going to work this morning, and going the opposite direction is an ex-USF tractor (couldn't tell which company), pulling an ex-USF trailer (again, couldn't tell which company; too damn early!!) with a YRC Logistics logo on it. On the way home, again in the opposite direction, was a Roadway 48' or 53' Wabash National plate trailer (ex-Schneider?), painted white, but with "ROADWAY" on the side, the same size as a 28' pup! Never seen either this before! Anyone else see this?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on September 22, 2007, 04:18:48 PM
My dad told me Jevic got a bunch of new Volvo's in at the Jersey terminal. 760's.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on September 23, 2007, 02:41:15 PM
Federal Mogul makes engine parts. Could be a dedicated contract they're doing for them?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on September 23, 2007, 05:07:42 PM
Federal Mogul makes engine parts. Could be a dedicated contract they're doing for them?

Probably.  I saw one on I-81 in Hagerstown, MD today, the tractor was marked Averitt and the "shadow" of the Averitt logo was quite visible on the trailer.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 24, 2007, 02:11:01 PM
2 New Freightliner M2's were delivered to FedEx Freight sometime this week at my local terminal, now there up to 3 M2's total, 1 straightjobber and 2 tractors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on September 24, 2007, 04:06:07 PM
I saw a 2008 Kenworth T800 with extended daycab, side extenders, full air fairing, and single right side cab mounted exhaust operated by FedEx Freight East traveling on I-75 South in McDonough, GA.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on September 27, 2007, 09:39:47 AM
Lets put our new equipment sightings for LTL equipment in this thread instead of in Everything Trucking Related.
I started to put this over on anything trucking yesterday then remembered you would like LTL over here

Yesterday a UPS pulled off the freeway ramp by the mall but went on by so I couldn't get a good look or a pic but it was a white Sterling tractor with the UPS acorn on the door with a regular UPS grey long box with the acorn logo. Had not seen a white tractor like that before with UPS.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 27, 2007, 10:13:50 AM
Probably UPS Cartage.  Charlie's seen a few of these before and I believe there might be one or two around on the forum.  I haven't seen one in person but nice catch. :-D  They have a lot of old Emery Worldwide equipment so it looks a lot like old CF
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: John L. Becker on September 27, 2007, 12:17:11 PM
Probably UPS Cartage.  Charlie's seen a few of these before and I believe there might be one or two around on the forum.  I haven't seen one in person but nice catch. :-D  They have a lot of old Emery Worldwide equipment so it looks a lot like old CF

That was UPS Cartage. We had one of their white Sterkings at the shop the day. The driver brought a trailer over for some repairs to the lights.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on September 27, 2007, 12:51:05 PM
That was UPS Cartage. We had one of their white Sterkings at the shop the day. The driver brought a trailer over for some repairs to the lights.


never have heard or seen UPS cartage in the LA area before if that's what it was but then UPS is going through a lot of change and maybe the impossible has become the possible. I wish I had been closer to it but no mistaking the make or the name and since there were no blue strips there was no mistaking it for a Motor Cargo which we still see quite a few of.

Thank you both for the come back

Walt
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 27, 2007, 12:59:45 PM
Plus Motor Cargo didn't have Sterlings, they stuck to IH and in the end started buying Volvo's, but their numbers are limited, and most are in SLC and the Colorado area.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: John L. Becker on September 27, 2007, 01:54:47 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i222/jolobo/UPS/UPS%20Cartage/th_UPSCSI628409_jlb.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i222/jolobo/UPS/UPS%20Cartage/UPSCSI628409_jlb.jpg)

Does this look like the scheme that you saw?

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on September 27, 2007, 05:05:08 PM
(http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i222/jolobo/UPS/UPS%20Cartage/th_UPSCSI628409_jlb.jpg) (http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i222/jolobo/UPS/UPS%20Cartage/UPSCSI628409_jlb.jpg)

Does this look like the scheme that you saw?



just like that on the tractor ---the trailer was a smooth side-grey with the acorn logo
from where I was standing I could see the logo but did not make out any other lettering if there was any.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 28, 2007, 03:43:31 PM
Spotted an ex USF Red Star trailer today. Also was ex whatever the other one was (Meridian or Quality). Now branded YRC Logistics. Where did this outfit come from?  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 28, 2007, 04:03:58 PM
Big L told me a little while ago that Meridian IQ and I think a few other small companies have been renamed YRC Logistics instead of Meridian IQ etc.  That may have been an ex-USF Distribution trailer you saw too.  Cool find though, haven't seen a rebrand in person... yet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on September 29, 2007, 08:03:59 PM
I dont Know if this was old or new equipment But I spotted a USF Glen Moore 53' foot trailer hooked to an Int. 9400i Mid-rise sleeper tractor yesterday 09-28-07 i had pic of it but it was all blurry  :cry: :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 30, 2007, 01:45:45 PM
USF Glen Moore has had those since I've been looking out for them (which hasn't been long, only a few months). :-D  I think those are the norm for them.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: John L. Becker on September 30, 2007, 10:43:25 PM
USF Glen Moore has had 53' trailers for many years. We do quite a bit of repair work for them at Acme.
We go and look at the trailer in question. Do an estimate, and give it to them. They usually call us and say "come and get it and fix it".
I've had to apply the orange and blue stripes to several of their trailers.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on October 02, 2007, 08:46:04 AM
I saw these trucks today:
2008 Kenworth T800 from FedEx Freight East on I-75 North in Forest Park, GA
2008 Freightliner CL120 58” mid roof sleeper from Old Dominion at the Old Dominion service center in Conley, GA
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 02, 2007, 01:47:20 PM
Finally got a pic of the YRC rig today.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_10-2-07Secaucuspics026.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/10-2-07Secaucuspics026.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: R. Buron on October 02, 2007, 02:03:29 PM
What a SCOOP!!! Charlie,however I find this logo dull enough.This livery was a lot more flaming  when it was paired with the TNT or USF logo.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 02, 2007, 02:05:43 PM
I find this logo dull enough.

It doesn't do much for me either Rene.  :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on October 03, 2007, 09:43:39 AM
Couldn't believe what I was seeing, but today I'm 90% sure I saw one of the new Roadway/Yellow flip logo long vans! Didn't know they would be down here already. And even better, it was being pulled by the small model International sonfle axle, former USF! No pic, couldn't catch up with him...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 03, 2007, 02:40:54 PM
I've seen a flippable logo long van for Roadway as well Dave.  They look really cool in person, I saw one in New Mexico being pulled by an 8100.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on October 03, 2007, 03:10:12 PM
Finally got a pic of the YRC rig today.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_10-2-07Secaucuspics026.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/10-2-07Secaucuspics026.jpg)


Have seen quite a few like this in Kansas City.  YRC Logistics has a large warehouse here, just for Gap, Banana Republic and Old Navy.  They are like Holland and Reddaway, no longer buying new equipment painted orange and white, just solid white trailers, with owner/operator tractors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on October 06, 2007, 06:47:17 AM
Saw some NEMF heater trailers the other day.

Also, today I saw a NEMF Volvo flattop. It had a really small sleeper, like a 30 some or 40 some inch sleeper, and a deflector on it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: militaryman4 on October 07, 2007, 01:21:48 AM
Saw a company out west called DL.  I've recently learned that they're called Dot Line.  Are they a new LTL company or are they a small western company like DATS or Peninsula.

Also saw some interesting Fedex combos over the summer.
1.) A FedEx Ground 379 with ABF doubles
2.) FedEx National LTL sleeper with a newly branded trailer and a CENTRAL TRANSPORT PUP on the end
3.) FedEx National LTL Freightliner Columbia single axle sleeper with doubles
4.) (Unconfirmed) My mom says she saw an Eastern Freightways Mack with a Watkins trailer. 
5.) FedEx Ground tractor with a Forward Air 53' trailer.
Any reasons why I'd see such bizarre set-ups will be greatly appreciated.
1. FedEx Ground Multi-Weight is like an LTL service for FedEx Ground - so maybe bringing freight to their DIST. facililty for ABF or one of FedEx Ground's customers OR just moving the trailers.

Rob
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on October 07, 2007, 05:39:46 AM
Yeah, me and dad saw some FedEx trucks pulling ABF pups back in August, and we weren't sure what that was all about.

Anyway, according to the Jevic website, all of their new trucks are going to be equipped with APU's.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on October 07, 2007, 04:10:24 PM
Word from truckingboards is Fedex Freight has gotten 4 new pro-star's at the (POS) Pocono Summit Pa.
and also (LIT) Little Rock has 3 with woodgrain dash and power mirrors, radio controls on the steering wheel.Cummins and 10 speed manual. Sound nice still looking for pic's keep your eye's open they could go anywhere from there.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 07, 2007, 04:15:30 PM
A lot of people are getting them, but like Dave Faust said in another thread about the ones coming into USF Reddaway, we'll never see them until they have atleast a million miles on them. Wish I would get one, but my trusty COE never lets me down, and when it does, they always find another to replace it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on October 07, 2007, 05:19:38 PM
Yes as you mention I have been seeing more and more cabover's on the road as of late. I also spotted one of the new 9100? IH that yellow has it was on I-26 headed for Columbia SC I got a pic just no time to load them still on dial-up.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 10, 2007, 12:47:35 PM
UPS Freight 2 axle International 8600 bobtailing back to the Carteret NJ terminal this morning. Ugly tractor IMHO but i think it looks worse without that hideous air spoiler if that's possible.  :|

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_10-10-07Secaucuspics001.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/10-10-07Secaucuspics001.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 10, 2007, 01:36:46 PM
Their even uglier in Yellow with a Penske lable on them.

Nice ugly catch. :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on October 10, 2007, 01:53:10 PM
Their even uglier in Yellow with a Penske lable on them.

Oh don't even birng those things up!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 10, 2007, 01:55:16 PM
I've got 3 Penske's in my yard, 2 8600's, and one FL Columbia. I'd bid the Columbia if it was more than a 375 horse truck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on October 10, 2007, 01:59:27 PM
Have you driven or seen the insides of one of those slope nose Int things? Columbia would be about 10.000 times better to drive, and look at all day I'm sure.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on October 11, 2007, 06:43:57 PM
I happen to like the 8600's especially w/ the ext. cab... but thats me... I also like the sculpted air deflector, but not the one on the ext. cabs... Guess it just proves everyone has their own likes and dislikes. Pat was saying Central Transport has some, maybe even ext. cabbed... Be interesting to see, but doubt the moon pie yellow would look good on it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 14, 2007, 05:31:40 AM
Reddaway is getting 50 of the Prostars and they also have a bunch of controls in the steering wheel such as cruise contral and wipers.  Not sure if the radio controls are there. Besides the Prostars Reddaway is gettign some Volvo VNMs.  I ma trying to get some good photos of those as well but they look identical to Holland's version except they are single axles.

Someone mentioned Dot Line.  They have been around for years and are a truckload carrier.  They use owner operators to pull their doubles. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 14, 2007, 05:32:52 AM
One more note is that a friend spotted a new KW T-800 daycab for R&L the other night in Indiana.  Keep your eyes open for that one!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 15, 2007, 07:25:04 AM
This is just here-say but a guy in the Medford terminal called up the Northwest Vice-President of Operations at UPS Freight to complain about the lack of equipment, and the unnecessary usage of Penske Rentals, and he was told that UPSF's tractors for the year were purchased under the same contract at IH as our parent company UPS, bringing the price down, and the availability to receive more equipment this year. There will be 301 new IH's given to the West this year, at least this is what we have been told by the VP, which too mean is a very good source. LA will receive the majority most likely, and the rest will go to the terminals that have Penske rentals just to get that hefty price off. So if a terminal has 3 Penske's, a terminal will receive 3-4 new trucks, and the rest will be given out as shop managers believe they should go.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 16, 2007, 07:19:27 AM
Just think Nate, the city drivers will have some nice new rides!  I heard also that UPS Freight was buying some Internationals in the midwest and the one I shot at the Washington TDU looked like it may have been new as it was numbered in the Overnite number series (18954) instead of where they are numbering the Motor Cargo units (62952). 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 16, 2007, 07:24:17 AM
I hear ya there Dave, it dosn't make sense to throw these old tractors out on line, a 200 mile tow is more costly than a 5-15 mile tow. Oh well Im just the driver.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: soapman on October 16, 2007, 11:05:40 AM
UPS Freight 2 axle International 8600 bobtailing back to the Carteret NJ terminal this morning. Ugly tractor IMHO but i think it looks worse without that hideous air spoiler if that's possible.  :|

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_10-10-07Secaucuspics001.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/10-10-07Secaucuspics001.jpg)


I spotted this same truck in Rahway one day-I was shocked to see it.
Actually i'm a fan of the 8600 although I prefer it with the sculpted air spoiler(not the short one)
I had Drop & Hook make a 8600 in Overnite. It's 1/32 scale and made by Boley. You can see pictures of it
in the scale models trucks section, then got the models in other scales portion
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 16, 2007, 11:10:19 AM
I just noticed, but somebody did a horrible job re-labeling this, you can still see part of the Overnite label.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: CACHman on October 16, 2007, 12:39:35 PM
Nate,
Not horrible.  Look at the metal 8600 emblem.  The corner of the OV emblem is underneath it, so with the rectangle patch, to get the whole emblem, it woulda been on the chrome 8600.  They could have did a custom patch job, but as you know, it's Overnite. :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 16, 2007, 12:41:11 PM
CACH,

They could have cut out the hole to go around it, which is what they had to do to some equipment, just depends on the person doing the job.

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: CACHman on October 16, 2007, 12:42:08 PM
Also, don't know if anyone's saw this, but finally saw a YRC Logistics truck.  IT was a former USF truck and trailer, both white and orange (dreamcicle).  Rectangle YRC emblem  over the USF emblems.  YRC emblem features the letters YRC (duh :wink:) in a weird design, with each letter in a color of a company (Y was blue, R was orange, and C was white).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on October 16, 2007, 03:35:20 PM
Saw a couple of Pitt ohio Columbias on I-80 the other day.  First time I've seen any of these.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/Pitt%20Ohio/th_DSCN0067.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/Pitt%20Ohio/DSCN0067.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on October 17, 2007, 04:00:59 PM
it definitely wasn't new but I saw a UPS IH(possible ex MC) pulling a grey long box with the acorn. The tractor sported the new livery of grey and brown which I had not seen around here before.  I had just pulled out on  the street and he was going north on Bellflower Blvd in Downey(CA) sorry no pic.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 17, 2007, 04:03:10 PM
Thanks for the info Walt, could you tell if it was a city or a line tractor?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 18, 2007, 07:20:29 PM
Yesterday a UPS pulled off the freeway ramp by the mall but went on by so I couldn't get a good look or a pic but it was a white Sterling tractor with the UPS acorn on the door with a regular UPS grey long box with the acorn logo. Had not seen a white tractor like that before with UPS.

Guessin' this is what you saw Walt. UPS Cartage.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_7-9-07Secaucuspics040.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/7-9-07Secaucuspics040.jpg)


Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on October 18, 2007, 08:21:36 PM
Guessin' this is what you saw Walt. UPS Cartage.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_7-9-07Secaucuspics040.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/7-9-07Secaucuspics040.jpg)




No I had seen a unit like that a couple of weeks ago with a white painted tractor with the acorn but this tractor was painted grey and brown. The trailer was a rather common long grey box with the acorn logo.

to Nate the tractor could have been line but in the LA area UPS runs a lot of shuttle runs and the power is about the same as what we see out on the highway. Since there are no triples in CA the power pool probably can run both line and local with the big boxes.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 19, 2007, 02:11:54 PM
That's pretty interesting Walt, I like seeing the grey and brown tractors.  Did the long box have a small "UPS Freight" on the back or was this one of the main UPS trailers?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 19, 2007, 03:36:07 PM
Greg,

As you can tell, UPS Freight trailers are like UPS's trailers, nothing on the rear.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2007/02-19/dscn2239.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/brian_kuchay/2006/feb14/ups-freight-2.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on October 19, 2007, 03:37:27 PM
That's pretty interesting Walt, I like seeing the grey and brown tractors.  Did the long box have a small "UPS Freight" on the back or was this one of the main UPS trailers?

Since we were moving in opposite directions thru a major intersection on the green lite I was mainly attracted to the tractor which was not a newer model but had the grey/brown livery. The trailer was a clean grey long box with the acorn and that is about all we see of that type of trailer and usually they have been pulled by ex Overnite or MC power and we have several well populated counties adjoining one another much like The metro area of NYC extends into NJ and CT so those of us who are just sightseers probably don't know if we are looking at UPS package delivery or UPS freight unless we see the old Overnite/MC tractors with the grey doors or some of their old trailers. At this point in time I have never seen a brown UPS tractor pulling a Overnite or MC trailer. I did see a white painted Sterling  tractor pulling a grey long box with the acorn logo and Charlie posted something like that on this thread and another post said that would be UPS Cartage an operation I never knew existed altho there is a very large UPS DC not very far from where I live. I am in the process of acquiring a digital camera and as soon as we get a couple of health issues resolved I will try to go over there and find a place to park and see what comes and goes.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 19, 2007, 07:36:24 PM
Greg,

As you can tell, UPS Freight trailers are like UPS's trailers, nothing on the rear.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2007/02-19/dscn2239.jpg

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/brian_kuchay/2006/feb14/ups-freight-2.jpg

Oh no no, I didn't mean the door, I meant the back near the door, the "UPS Freight" logo on the sides near the back.  That's the only distinction between the UPS and UPS Freight trailers.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 24, 2007, 04:41:39 PM
Spotted a NYCE Sterling taking a break on the Jersey Pike tonight.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_10-24-07Secaucuspics031.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/10-24-07Secaucuspics031.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dockmen027 on October 24, 2007, 06:01:06 PM
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/dockmen027/th_IMG_0285.jpg) (http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/dockmen027/IMG_0285.jpg)

This is the dashboard of a 2007 Sterling with the new Emissions Engine. When the engine light comes on you must pull over and "regenerate" the filter. I hear it's a nightmare already!
 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on October 25, 2007, 03:16:59 PM
I spotted a 2008 Volvo VNL 300 from FedEx Freight East on I-75 South in Jackson, GA
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on October 25, 2007, 05:14:12 PM
We don't see a lot of Yellow equipment in this location but I saw what looked like a new pup today . Had a large rectangular graphic on the side at the front just below the roof line. I had not seen one like that before.  Was just a single box so probably being used on local P/D today.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on October 26, 2007, 03:49:07 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_Picture001.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/Picture001.jpg)

I don't whether YRC Logistics is TL or LTL as I have never seen one before but I got this one sitting over behind the Sears ramp today.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 26, 2007, 04:49:58 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_Picture001.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/Picture001.jpg)

I don't whether YRC Logistics is TL or LTL .

Guess we need a ruling by the mods on this one Walt.  :lol: I've got a couple i haven't posted yet either; just don't know where they go.  :roll: Looks like you're getting some work in with the new camera.  :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on October 26, 2007, 05:12:55 PM
(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/dockmen027/th_IMG_0285.jpg) (http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/dockmen027/IMG_0285.jpg)

This is the dashboard of a 2007 Sterling with the new Emissions Engine. When the engine light comes on you must pull over and "regenerate" the filter. I hear it's a nightmare already!
 


yea  to regenarate it takes 20 minutes.. but you can go 75? miles before you have to do it if theres not a safe pull over place
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Axel on November 02, 2007, 08:02:00 PM
What happens if you dont pull over and "regenerate" the filter?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on November 02, 2007, 08:12:55 PM
I believe the engine will shut off.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fedkins on November 05, 2007, 06:55:49 AM
Hello all. I'm a former FedEx Freight P & D driver, recently moved to National (Watkins) to get into linehaul quicker. I've come across what I swear was an International ProStar Freight truck running linehaul between Minneapolis and Des Moines. It wouldn't surprise me that FedEx was testing a more fuel effcient tractor. This interests me because someone at Freight told me that in the future, Freight and National would be getting the same tractor, purchased through Freight's offices. I really liked the '06 VN I was driving at Freight, but I think the new Internationals are some good looking trucks. Any sightings/info?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on November 05, 2007, 07:03:34 AM
hi Fedkins welcome to the Forum  :-D :-D :-D i think Fedex freight did get a Couple of prostars  :? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 05, 2007, 01:20:57 PM
Welcome to the Forum, and yes, FedEx Freight East is testing the Prostars, here is a link to the pictures on the Forum.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=15391.0
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 05, 2007, 04:54:28 PM
New 08 Freightliner for UPS Freight Truckload at our terminal, painted white.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on November 06, 2007, 09:04:00 AM
I forgot to mention; I saw another Old Dominion set of doubles on the QEW heading from the border towards Toronto on the weekend. I don't know whether Speedy is still doing the P&D but they must strip the freight off the OD pups as I've never seen them being used.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Dwayne on November 08, 2007, 08:20:13 AM
Averitt FL Columbia pulling a Federal Mogul trailer.  :? New division or just a contract hauling job?  :?

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/th_9-20-07Secaucuspics003.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album6/9-20-07Secaucuspics003.jpg)


From da' back..
(http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/1792/phot0028eh2.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 10, 2007, 09:16:26 AM
Here's a picture of the type of ODFL 9100 I'm always seeing around here, and they're in Paul Kane's area now too.  Looks like they're using them for city power.  Thanks to Hank for snapping the photo. :-D
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/misc_penn/2007/11-06/dsc_0353_20071106.jpg) (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/misc_penn/2007/11-06/dsc_0353_20071106.jpg)

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 10, 2007, 04:21:20 PM
Well their older, if their new for ODFL I wonder who their getting them from?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 18, 2007, 09:01:47 PM
Spotted these new USF Reddaway Prostars yesterday rolling Westbound on I-84 towards Portland, OR at Mile Post 102.  I also saw another set that had 2 USF Reddaway Tandem axle daycabs on it as well.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/untitled-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 18, 2007, 09:12:36 PM
Excellent catch on the Prostars, Dave has some more coming too him.

I seen a newer 9400 ODFL tractor on Friday morning doing P&D work.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on November 19, 2007, 01:31:23 AM
Excellent catch on the Prostars, Dave has some more coming too him.

I seen a newer 9400 ODFL tractor on Friday morning doing P&D work.

Funny, I was thinking the same with those Prostars,  "where is Dave's"? Ah, but would Dave want a fancy new truck?

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 19, 2007, 12:44:40 PM
Nah, I think Dave's like me, we take the million mile club tractors. He shared the first Prostar with us, and a Volvo too, so he gets the gold star for that.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on November 20, 2007, 10:30:19 PM
Hey Nate, was the ODFL 9400 a Priority rig???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 20, 2007, 10:32:04 PM
Josh, I looked for anything that could have been Priority, but it was a ODFL tractor with a ODFL trailer. Have any of the Priority rigs gone under the spray gun yet?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on November 22, 2007, 01:26:47 PM
I know we're quick at repainting the newer UW tractors after the buyout almost 2 years ago, but I haven't heard about any Priority trucks losing their Swift look-a-like stripes!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on November 23, 2007, 11:09:49 PM
Hey Guys I was wondering What an Int. prostar would look like If UPS and UPSF was to Buy one  :? :? :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 24, 2007, 12:59:47 PM
Exactly the way it does now, just with brown on it. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on November 24, 2007, 01:30:29 PM
Exactly the way it does now, just with brown on it. :roll:

With the shiny chrome grill????
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 25, 2007, 06:35:35 PM
Minus that, add black wheels and UPS logo's, take off the IH emblems, and castrate it to 370 horse and you have a UPS truck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fedkins on November 26, 2007, 12:45:00 AM
I can understand - to a point - why the companies govern the trucks. But you would think they would leave the power output alone, so you aren't struggling in the hills so much. Seems like lower available power would hurt mileage more than help it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 26, 2007, 12:42:42 PM
I'll give you a little mpg facts that I have in my brain, my old 9100, it was used in Reno, Reno turns all their line tractors up to 460 for Donner, I got lucky and got one of those, when we merged, Overnite ordered all trucks back down to 435 on the west coast, with a 65 mph govern, Motor Cargo didn't govern, just whatever the tractor topped out at was what you got. With 460 on motor I was getting in the 7 range, when they castrated it, it was getting a good 1/2 mpg worse, plus a gear lower on the hills. If its any better, well I have my opinion on that, if it saves money, well UPSF and I both have an opinion on that, is it going to change a damn thing, nope. :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 29, 2007, 01:18:12 PM
It certainly isn't new equipment, but I figure its worth noting. I seen a CWX FLD sleeper today pulling 2 rebranded Con-Way trailers this morning, still going strong after all these years and miles.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on November 29, 2007, 05:22:17 PM
I seen a CWX FLD sleeper today pulling 2 rebranded Con-Way trailers this morning, still going strong after all these years and miles.
I sure hope you've been a good little boy Nate cause when Santa brings you that digital camera we'll all be able to look at a classic like that.  8-)  :-D :-P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 29, 2007, 11:59:11 PM
I've been extra good for Santa Charlie, though I wouldn't have been able to snap a picture, it was about 23 degrees out and I was battling ice as thick as my head. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 01, 2007, 03:43:47 PM
My local UPS substation got about 15 of the GMC white Penske box trucks in on Thursday or Friday.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on December 17, 2007, 04:40:04 PM
Not a "new" sighting but a confirmation.
Speedy Transport hauling a USF Holland long trailer. USF is remaining with Speedy to do the Toronto area local deliveries.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 17, 2007, 04:47:29 PM
The new trucks are in at UPS Freight. 2008 Volvo's, 385 horse, 10 speed Eaton Fuller, Am/Fm/mp3 players, no jake, no passenger seat, but really nice driver seats, nice tractors. Damn hood release is attached to the steering column between the brake and the steering wheel, hard to find if you dont know where it is.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on December 17, 2007, 05:18:27 PM
I'd say trade the "mp3" for a Jake. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on December 17, 2007, 05:20:35 PM
Yeah, Nate, for how you're describing this, I don't see how it could be a nice tractor. It sounds like a stripped down cheapo piece of crap. Just my opinion. About the only thing it has going for it is the MP3 player..... :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 17, 2007, 05:23:01 PM
They'll buy 3 or 4 jakes per truck in the amount of brakes they use.

I'd almost trade air ride for a jake.  :|

Their decent trucks, dont get me wrong, they are well spec'd out, and are a pleasure to ride in, just need a jake, thats it, who cares about power, I dont, just need jake.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on December 17, 2007, 05:34:52 PM
I'm just saying that between no jake and no passenger seat, it sounds like it's pretty stripped.

Well, I guess I'll just wait for the pics.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 17, 2007, 05:39:22 PM
No passenger seat is a Overnite signiture. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on December 17, 2007, 06:57:00 PM
Lotsa freight trucks didn't have a passenger seat back in the day.
You're not supposed to have a passenger in the truck anyways.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on December 17, 2007, 07:03:52 PM
Lotsa freight trucks didn't have a passenger seat back in the day.
You're not supposed to have a passenger in the truck anyways.


That's pretty much standard on LTL trucks, road or city.  When I was at Red Star, only one road tractor had a passenger seat, it was used as the training tractor for thruway doubles drivers, and one city tractor at each terminal had a passenger seat, so that salesman could ride along on the P&D routes.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on December 17, 2007, 07:05:12 PM
Lotsa freight trucks didn't have a passenger seat back in the day.


If you got lucky you had one of those pull down jump seats which was ordered as an option.  :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on December 17, 2007, 08:06:35 PM
Oh, well all of the trucks at Jevic have passenger seats. I guess I've got to study up a little more before shooting my mouth off...... :oops:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 18, 2007, 07:51:23 AM
No new Roadway's have passenger seats.  Mine has one, but it was bought used from Ryun Leasing.  The road drivers with their radio boxes and luggage do not like tractors with passenger seats.  I have seen road tractors go out with passenger seats and mysteriously come back without them :mrgreen:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on December 30, 2007, 05:15:57 PM
First Yellow International i've seen with that wacky looking air dam.  :-o Is there a name for that thing?  :?

                                       (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%207/th_12-30-07Wall-Freehold-EastBrunsw-9.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%207/12-30-07Wall-Freehold-EastBrunsw-9.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on December 30, 2007, 05:45:02 PM
First Yellow International i've seen with that wacky looking air dam.  :-o Is there a name for that thing?  :?

                                       (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%207/th_12-30-07Wall-Freehold-EastBrunsw-9.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%207/12-30-07Wall-Freehold-EastBrunsw-9.jpg)


Fancy. :roll:

I usually only see them on the Prostar looking models.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 30, 2007, 06:42:39 PM
Haha I like those airfoils, I didn't know there were any like that in this area.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JIM STEELE on January 03, 2008, 01:44:00 PM
   
 WAS OUT AT HOODS TRUCK STOP AT I- 44 AND EXIT 61 WEST OF SPRINGFIELD, MO.  TODAY 1-03-08  AND SAW  CHOICE TRANSPORT OF BROKEN ARROW , OK. WITH A NEW 53 FT. UPS FREIGHT TRAILER . DID NOT SEE WHO THE MAKER  WAS AS THERE WERE NO MARKINGS ONLY THE UPS FREIGHT LOGO`S 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on January 04, 2008, 03:15:50 AM
First Yellow International i've seen with that wacky looking air dam.  :-o Is there a name for that thing?  :?

                                       

That was a real find Charlie...Thanks, now you need to get a picture of it on the street! <LOL>

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 04, 2008, 11:13:00 PM
Yellow 8600 on I-5 today.

UPS Freight side curtain trailer and UPS Freight pulling Ferguson 48 foot dry van, neither are a surprise to me as i've known about them, just something i've never personally seen.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on January 04, 2008, 11:26:34 PM
Did you catch that 8600 running L/H Nate? There's a rare one I see running pups all the way up to the WA/Can border from time to time.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 04, 2008, 11:33:27 PM
Yeah, he had a set of doubles on. It was down in LA near Fontana.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on January 05, 2008, 07:00:19 AM
UPS Freight International's 9200 AM/FM/CD 450 Cummins All air ride pwr mirriors signature foglights 10spd? NO Pass seat of course and no Jake.  Painted Battleship grey and brown. Running from Harrisburg PA to Jane Lew WV looks just like the UPS 9200 heard they got quite a few on the first delivery. There are pictures on another site but I won't post the link untill one of the MODS say it's ok.
Here it is from another site I belong to Truckingboards. http://www.truckingboards.com/trucking/upload/ups-freight/27273-new-internationals.html
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on January 05, 2008, 09:00:53 AM
There are pictures on another but I won't post the link untill one of the MODS say it's ok.

Chad,

Go ahead and post the link.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on January 05, 2008, 09:49:07 AM
Ok link added
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 05, 2008, 10:23:46 AM
I believe that is the 9400.

What I dont get is why they would spec' the Volvo's out with 385 horse and no jakes, then buy a few of the higher end IH's with 450 horse. I dont think I will believe it until I see a picture of the plate on the motor.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on January 05, 2008, 10:47:13 AM
That's what I thought too but since there was no markings I could'nt tell for sure. Like I said there is one coming to Jane Lew everyday so the chances of my catching this guy should be pretty good. I know one thing that is one sharp looking truck with a set of matching trailers and he is out of Harrisburg PA so maybe John B. can see if he can find out for sure. I know when they started getting the new sleepers for SSD which I got one of the first one's in 03 it only had a 400 cummins in it and the day cabs were still getting 350's so it does'nt make any sense to me of course nothing they ever did made any sense to me which is why i'm where I am today. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 05, 2008, 10:56:13 AM
The highest Overnite ever put power was those 435 Cummins in the IH 9100's that they bought between 00-03, everything else was 350-400, and were penny pinchers now more than ever, so it just doesn't make sense to order a 331 385 horse trucks with no jakes, then a few 450 horse trucks, especially different manufactures. Oh well, Overnite just doesn't make sense.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 12, 2008, 10:49:20 PM
Old Dominion T-800 line tractor, and Mack Vision line tractor, both on I-5 going south bound.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: MattNV on January 12, 2008, 11:25:29 PM
Old Dominion T-800 line tractor, and Mack Vision line tractor, both on I-5 going south bound.

Former Priority Equipment?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: kingnuthing on January 12, 2008, 11:44:27 PM
first act gmc ive ever seen
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 13, 2008, 01:24:05 AM
Former Priority Equipment?

No, I hear that they are test tractors, atleast thats what the P&D driver told me, he said that they are both from Sacramento.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on January 13, 2008, 08:42:05 AM
On Friday I was taking the pictures I posted from the overhead over I605 southbound. A UPS freight IH all redone in the new livery pulling an Overnite long box in old livery.  I thought I had the shot but the zoom was wrong and I ended up with the wind deflector and the top of the box.  still at the beginning of the learning curve. The tractor was probably an ex MC 2 axle
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 13, 2008, 11:33:12 AM
Was it one of the linehaul tractors, 9100? Or was it one of the P&D tractors, 8100?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on January 13, 2008, 01:26:51 PM
Was it one of the linehaul tractors, 9100? Or was it one of the P&D tractors, 8100?

To be honest Nate I don't really know the difference and looking thru the veiw finder it's hard to tell too much but it looked like it would pass for a line haul unit. Sorry the picture didn't come thru.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 13, 2008, 10:05:30 PM
Here, one on the left is a 9100, and one on right is 8100. Nice that I can use one picture to explain the difference in 2 trucks.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/terminal_009.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on January 13, 2008, 10:41:52 PM
Here, one on the left is a 9100, and one on right is 8100. Nice that I can use one picture to explain the difference in 2 trucks.

http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/terminal_009.jpg

OK I'm pretty sure it was an 8100 that I saw but will keep an eye open as they come by pretty often on the freeway.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on January 14, 2008, 01:50:46 PM
One of the local Jevic shuttle guys has a 2008 Volvo. I was checking it out the other day. Nothing changed, but it's good looking nontheless. Saw one of the 2008 780's too, but that was up in Massachusetts.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 14, 2008, 01:51:37 PM
OK I'm pretty sure it was an 8100 that I saw but will keep an eye open as they come by pretty often on the freeway.

Was it the same one that was pulling the motor cargo refer that you posted the other day?
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_0256.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on January 14, 2008, 02:51:00 PM
Was it the same one that was pulling the motor cargo refer that you posted the other day?
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_0256.jpg

Yes it was the same model as that one in the pic but I thought the one in the pic was all brown but hard to tell.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: CACHman on January 14, 2008, 03:58:09 PM
Yes it was the same model as that one in the pic but I thought the one in the pic was all brown but hard to tell.

Then it was an International 8100.  Also, looking at your picture, you can see the yellow band separating the brown and silver on the back of the cab, so it's definetly a UPS Freight truck. :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on January 14, 2008, 05:11:41 PM
I was over there today and thought I had a shot but a car completely blanked out the tractor---from your discription of the two models this was a 9100 in UPS freight livery pulling an Overnite long box.  He was northbound. I can stand there for 10 minutes and 20 rigs go by but Its' hard to catch one without some other vehicle being alongside. I didn't have time to go up on the overhead and take some down shots. Housecleaning day here at the ranch. There are 6 lanes of traffic in the pics of the northbounds-4 going thru-one to exit to the 91 and the closest is the on lane from the overhead in the background. like Jack Webb used to say "this is the City".
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on January 16, 2008, 08:07:57 AM
At Roadway we are beginning to see a few 2008 Volvo's.  Was told by our asset manager,(or whatever they are calling him these day's) that Holland is getting the bulk of the new equipment at this time.  Yellow is testing a few Sterlings with the new Detroit.
Here are a few up close pic's, the only changes I see on the outside is the smog canister.  This has the Volvo motor.  As you may see in the tractor number, this is a 785075, first digit 7 is for twin screw, 8 the model year, 5 for Volvo, last 3, this is the 75th tractor purchased in this series.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Picture025.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008028.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008026.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008027.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 16, 2008, 04:25:29 PM
Thanks for sharing that.

I seen a Oak Harbor Road Systems ex CF trailer yesterday afternoon on I-5 near Kent Washington.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on January 16, 2008, 05:57:13 PM
I don't know whether they are LTL but this pm I saw brand new Brinks Armored truck that was built on a Hino chassis. they were pulling out onto the main drag from the Mall. I had my camera but thought it as an IH from the distance and when I got a better look---too late :oops:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on January 17, 2008, 09:31:50 AM
I was walking into the buildiing yesterday to report to work, when I spotted a driveaway company delivering more new equipment.  You might find these rather intresting, as they are identical tractors, except for the color. :mrgreen:
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008030.jpg)

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008031.jpg)

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008032.jpg)

Notice the 5 wheel setting.  Red is Roadway 53's and all new 53's, Yellow is for Yellow's older vans, and White is for pups.  It seems that Roadway and Yellow on the older equipment have different king pin settings.

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008035.jpg)

Finally, here is a pic of the catlyic converter on all of the 2008's.  Nate, do you notice much difference on the way your new one peforms, being equiped with the cat?

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202008/Jan2008033.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 17, 2008, 01:36:33 PM
Not really much of a difference, but I've never driven a Volvo full time before, but the performance of the truck is about the same as any.
The thing I notice is we are supposed to get anywhere from 7-10 mpg with the Volvo's, but im only getting 5.9, no matter how I drive, cruise or not, I dont know what im doing wrong, or if its even me at all?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 17, 2008, 02:17:31 PM
Another ODFL Sterling.

08 Mack for Estes, driver said he had just picked it up the nite before, and had 800 miles on it. 8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: kingnuthing on January 17, 2008, 05:49:39 PM
i take it that hub dont have its own truck lift for piggyback detaches?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on January 18, 2008, 01:54:34 AM
Big L,

Thanks for the photos of the new tractors. That Yellow 3 axle is one of the ones reported on in our weekly "fish wrapper" about 2 or 3 months ago, think I did a post on it...

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on January 18, 2008, 09:23:57 PM
Hey Guys i got a New one for you  :-D :-D

NEMF mack Vision Flattop sleeper Tandem Axle

I dont know if this is new But it is new to me

Int. 9400i tandem Axle Sleeper hauling a ward Truckload Express Trailer  :? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on January 19, 2008, 02:11:46 PM
Hey Guys i got a New one for you  :-D :-D

NEMF mack Vision Flattop sleeper Tandem Axle

I dont know if this is new But it is new to me

Int. 9400i tandem Axle Sleeper hauling a ward Truckload Express Trailer  :? :?

I've seen NEMF mack sleepers for a while, but I've never seem a flattop. Wherebouts did you spot that one?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on January 19, 2008, 02:14:55 PM
It was sitting in the Parking lot at the Holiday Inn Express up the Road from their  North East MD Terminal  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on January 19, 2008, 02:25:07 PM
Hey RD600- Did it have the roof fairing & exposed tanks? Last summer, I spotted a Mack CH flattop sleeper from their sister company, Eastern Frieghtways on the NJ turnpike. I wondered if NEMF had any that matched this unit.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: TejasTrucker on January 20, 2008, 12:20:40 PM
Seen yesterday while in Dallas, a Reimer Prostar with a 53ft Roadway our way trailer headed down I-30.

Andrew
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 21, 2008, 02:05:30 PM
Talked to a Saia driver on Saterday morning while fueling, he was in an 08 Volvo, we talked about how a lot of the LTL companies are buying Volvo's up, and he said that Saia is supposed to test out the Cascadia and ProStar soon, he didn't know where, but said the word came from management. Quiet interesting to me, but I guess they have too test, theres more trucks than just the Volvo's.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 22, 2008, 10:02:37 PM
Something new to me, found a FXF West T300 pulling a 48 foot longbox with lift gate today, didn't think my local barn had one, least last time I was over there, there wasn't, sounds like I'll be taking a roadtrip soon. 8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on January 23, 2008, 12:38:03 AM
Theres more trucks than just the Volvo's.

It's a great quote by itself... While many fleets understand that, Saia has been true to almost being all Volvos... Sure I've seen a few Internationals running about, usually ex. West Ex., but by far Volvos run the show in that company. Will be interesting to see the test units also. I imagine they will test them for Line tho... Then again Saia is *expletive* backwards on the way they operate, maybe they will test them in P&D, where we'll really see how they break down (pun intended)...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RedStapler on January 23, 2008, 12:47:36 AM
Big L,

Thanks for the photos of the new tractors. That Yellow 3 axle is one of the ones reported on in our weekly "fish wrapper" about 2 or 3 months ago, think I did a post on it...

Jimmy B

So is all new line power for Yellow & Roadway Twin Screw?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on January 23, 2008, 02:47:41 AM
So is all new line power for Yellow & Roadway Twin Screw?

I don't know the ratio of 3 axles to 2 axles but its got to be pretty small here at Yellow. All the line 3 axles I've seen are about 5 or 6 years old now, so I guess it was time to bring in some new units.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 23, 2008, 09:53:53 AM
Joe,

Yes it will be very interesting to see how they do things, and it will be pretty cool to see Cascadias and ProStars in their colors.

Red,

They have new Sterlings and the new Columbia sleeper team rigs that are not, and i've seen Volvo's that are s/a as well.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on January 23, 2008, 08:34:13 PM
I know they're both part of the Shevell Group but Monday (1/21) i saw 2 or 3 NEMF trailers being pulled by Carrier Industries Inc. Mack CH's out in PA. First time i've seen these 2 carriers intermingled.  :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on January 23, 2008, 10:32:25 PM
Carrier Industries is part of The Shevell Group. Last week one of their trailers was down at The NEMF Terminal in Elizabeth.
Old Navy has a hugh whse in Fishkill, N.Y. right off 84. The house carrier is Carrier Industries.
The only tractors I have seen them with are Mack CH's and usually 28' pup's doubles.
There is also plenty of NEMF and Eastern Freightways activity at this location.

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on January 23, 2008, 11:28:11 PM
So is all new line power for Yellow & Roadway Twin Screw?

I've seen a couple single axle Volvo's too, that came in with the twin screw.  Was told YRC is interested in the new "next generation" Detroit, however it's only available in a Sterling or a Freightliner. Yellow KCM is testing a couple of Sterlings's, but haven't seen them.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on January 28, 2008, 03:36:34 PM
hey guys i spotted a new all white Int. 8600 for Estes Specialized tonight  :-o :-o I hope this is just a rental truck because i dont want to see them as all white fleet  :cry: :cry: :cry:
Here is the Pic
(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/rayman852002/trucks%205/th_DSC06180.jpg) (http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/rayman852002/trucks%205/DSC06180.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: kingnuthing on January 28, 2008, 06:37:48 PM
Quote
I hope this is just a rental truck because i dont want to see them as all white fleet

Makes 2 of us,,it would really suck if they went all white
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 28, 2008, 07:50:07 PM
hey guys i spotted a new all white Int. 8600 for Estes Specialized tonight  :-o :-o I hope this is just a rental truck because i dont want to see them as all white fleet  :cry: :cry: :cry:
Don't worry Ray, only some of the Dedicated tractors, and a handful of LTL tractors are a solid white with a different colored logo.  The main bulk of the LTL tractors to my knowledge are staying the well known livery.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on February 01, 2008, 06:25:44 PM
Another Penske FL Columbia sleeper showed up at the Secaucus NJ terminal today. Check out the color.  :-o :roll:

                                         (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%208/th_2-1-08Secaucuspics005.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%208/2-1-08Secaucuspics005.jpg)

Got a front shot today (2-4-08) so i figured i'd add it.

(http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%208/th_2-4-08Secaucuspics007.jpg) (http://i116.photobucket.com/albums/o3/charlied_02/Album%208/2-4-08Secaucuspics007.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on February 01, 2008, 06:27:25 PM
Jeez where'd they confiscate that thing from :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on February 01, 2008, 09:00:59 PM
Please Tell UPS To give back TSMT' s truck  :roll: :roll: :roll: :evil:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: kingnuthing on February 01, 2008, 09:48:50 PM
Charlie,,

That term is a pain in the a**...LOL...went there when i was a team driver with USX,,,place is confusing,,LOL

And the drop yard...WOW..talk about holes in the floor...LOL
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RD600_Mack on February 01, 2008, 09:56:25 PM
Don't worry Ray, only some of the Dedicated tractors, and a handful of LTL tractors are a solid white with a different colored logo.  The main bulk of the LTL tractors to my knowledge are staying the well known livery.
Good Because i like Them the way they are reminds me of a "Bumble Bee"  :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on February 02, 2008, 03:00:05 PM
Yup, they sure are like bumble bees with those colors.  But it's not the livery, it's those ugly 8600s that sting my eyes!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on February 10, 2008, 06:29:58 PM
I actually saw a USF Holland P&D pup in the NEW livery on Wedensday of last week.  It sure looked sharp, wish they had more pups. :|  Also got a shot of an IdealLease Prostar with a UPS long box.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on February 13, 2008, 10:20:01 PM
I spotted a new UPS Freight Truckload Volvo VN670 in Atlanta today on I-75 North.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on February 13, 2008, 10:20:35 PM
Projector beams and road lights?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: MattNV on February 19, 2008, 08:39:10 PM
I saw that Vitran has begun removing Sierra West Express  logos from the Wabash trailers they inheritted. Looks like their leaving the older eqipment as-is and converting the Wabash duraplates to Vitran Livery.  Also noticed they have added a 'W" to all the SWE trailers, most likely to designate West.  Unit 1169 now appears as 1169W. Saw it in Reno today.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on February 19, 2008, 08:44:30 PM
I have been seeing a bunch of new Hyundai trailers for Oak Harbor this past week. Maybe someone has more info on this one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on February 21, 2008, 02:11:23 PM
ABF Columbia sleeper single axle tractor. Talked to the driver, he and another driver team out of B.C. Interesting truck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on February 29, 2008, 06:52:34 PM
I spotted this new 08 Yellow Volvo VN at the Love's truckstop in Dublin, GA.
(http://img264.imageshack.us/img264/6042/0229081141cc5jg3.th.jpg) (http://img264.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0229081141cc5jg3.jpg)
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/2619/0229081141ajm7.th.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0229081141ajm7.jpg)
(http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/9302/0229081141bsi3.th.jpg) (http://img185.imageshack.us/my.php?image=0229081141bsi3.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 02, 2008, 05:14:51 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/march3010Medium.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/march3009Medium.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 02, 2008, 05:16:42 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/feb27029Medium.jpg)
Hit the post button early on the last one!  Here are some Roadway and Reddaway units that look just like the Yellow unit except they are single axles.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 02, 2008, 06:02:24 PM
Are the interiors the same? I'd be surprised if the Raodway/Yellow 08 Volvos have AM/FM radios?

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 02, 2008, 06:53:54 PM
I spotted this new 08 Yellow Volvo VN at the Love's truckstop in Dublin, GA.

Super catch!

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on March 02, 2008, 08:39:01 PM
Are the interiors the same? I'd be surprised if the Raodway/Yellow 08 Volvos have AM/FM radios?

Jimmy B

Or a passenger seat

Big L
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 02, 2008, 11:15:41 PM
Ours at Reddaway have CD players and passenger seats.  The Roadway version didn't appear to have the passenger seat and I doubt they have the CD player.  Ours come with dual CB antennas as well which is a long standing joke at Reddaway as drivers remove them and throw them away to put their own on anyhow.  Money wasted that could be used for another upgrade.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 04, 2008, 02:01:00 AM
It has been reported that Yellow Salt Lake will be getting 9 or 11 (the line man wasn't sure) 08 FL Columbia day cabs with the Detriot Diesel they will be numbered in the 47*** series, triple power.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 04, 2008, 10:15:17 AM
Might have to go back to the Motel 6 in Boise after I see one in the lot some morning!  That should be a neat looking truck!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 04, 2008, 01:38:17 PM
Might have to go back to the Motel 6 in Boise after I see one in the lot some morning!  That should be a neat looking truck!

I'm not sure when they will be getting them, but will be excited to catch one for photography. Like the Internationals, the differenial will not lock in at speeds over 25 MPH.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on March 04, 2008, 09:05:14 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_IMG_1093.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_1093.jpg)
I'm not much into truck makes and models but I have never seen a Volvo like this one on UPSF in this area. Taken this pm northbound on the 605
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 04, 2008, 09:12:19 PM
Thats a Cool looking Pic  :-D :-D Thats an Older Volvo VN that has been repainted  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 04, 2008, 11:01:58 PM
Yes that is one of the older Overnite tractors.
But it looks very sharp hooked to the long box.
I appreciate you posting this none the less Walt, I do enjoy a sharp looking setup like this. Thanks.
Title: New YFSY Columbias
Post by: Jimmy B on March 08, 2008, 03:21:38 PM
I received a little more information on the new 08 Freightliner Columbia Triples Tractors that will soon be apart of Yellow's Northwest Triples Operation. These 13 tractors, model CL120, assigned unit numbers 47511 through 47523 have Series 60 Detroit Diesel engines equipped with Jake brakes. They also are equipt with the Touch Lock 5th wheel cab release, and have driver control differential locks for added traction during snow condition. The differential lock only works in low range, like those in the International 9400.

So Dave, you should be spotting these pretty soon  in your travels  around the northwest. I'm hoping to see them down in Reno.

Jimmy B

Photos: http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=20192.0 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=20192.0)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on March 11, 2008, 12:03:52 AM
Spotted 2 new Yellow Freight Single axle Freightliner Columbia daycabs rolling West towards Portland, OR on I-84 around Boardman, OR yesterday.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 11, 2008, 01:52:03 AM
Spotted 2 new Yellow Freight Single axle Freightliner Columbia daycabs rolling West towards Portland, OR on I-84 around Boardman, OR yesterday.

Hey, thanks for the heads-up, maybe we'll get to see one of them pretty soon here in Sparks...

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 11, 2008, 06:04:49 PM
hey guys i caught Glimpse of a Rebranded UPSF Int. 9400 sleeper truck Tonight sitting Behind The Local International Truck Dealership Near me  :-D :-D Maybe i will stop by there this weekend and see if its still there  :-D :-D Im going on a truck hunt this weekend i have a Few stops i want to stop at  :-D :-D this one is on the list  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on March 11, 2008, 06:44:47 PM
hey guys i caught Glimpse of a Rebranded UPSF Int. 9400 sleeper truck Tonight sitting Behind The Local International Truck Dealership Near me  :-D :-D Maybe i will stop by there this weekend and see if its still there  :-D :-D Im going on a truck hunt this weekend i have a Few stops i want to stop at  :-D :-D this one is on the list  :-D :-D
Ah, I love going on truck hunts.  School's been keeping me from going on one though.  Shame, the weather's turned really nice.  I hope you get a picture of that rig Ray.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on March 12, 2008, 03:56:37 PM
This probly isnt new but its the first one i have seen.   R&L Carriers Matt Kensith Race car trailer doing some P&D in Salem, OR.  I have since seen this truck runnig up around Portland, OR as well.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_2478.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_2478.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_2478.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 12, 2008, 04:13:08 PM
I seen that yesterday morning at the Dairy Mart getting a drink before he started his deliveries. They have been busy down here, its only time until they open a terminal in either Salem or Eugene.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on March 12, 2008, 05:19:47 PM
I seen that yesterday morning at the Dairy Mart getting a drink before he started his deliveries. They have been busy down here, its only time until they open a terminal in either Salem or Eugene.

I see them here in LaLa land but usually on the move. As I was coming home from a El Pollo Loco with dinner-- there was one parked in the street in front of Mayfair High School in Lakewood and the driver had just lowered his freight on a pallet and was getting ready to pull it into the school with his pallet jack. Had a graphic on it "lift gate service at no charge". School zone with kids on the street so no pic.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 17, 2008, 05:55:31 PM
I wouldn't say that Ray, no plain jane's out here besides the ex-GI equipment, probably a different division because that trailer is of a different division. They also might have gotten a good deal from IH on someone's backouts, kind of like how WalMart got ahold of their ProStars.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Estes717 on March 18, 2008, 03:29:47 AM
Hey Guys i was over near the Estes Terminal near me today and looks like they have gotten about 4 or 5 more Plain white Int. 8600s Like this one  :cry: :cry: i guess they are going all white  :cry: :cry: i will sure miss the bumble bees  :cry: :cry:

(http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/rayman852002/trucks12/th_DSC06652-1.jpg) (http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/rayman852002/trucks12/DSC06652-1.jpg)

Ray, thats one Estes Truckload division 8600's... That trailer would also have began with the letter A then a 5 digit number.  The ones with the green "powerball" logo, start with F and then a 5 digit trailer number.  I'm not exactly sure the difference between the 2, but I see the Green ones more than the Blue.  I realll need to get on the ball and snap some pics of the oddball and rare Estes equpiment that flows in and out of the yard.  We have some that have the Green Estes Truckload Tractors rebranded with a small sticker saying they are operated by Estes Express Lines... LOL not sure of the difference, but apparently there must be.  There's also a guy that has an ex-Allens Expedited International Sleeper unit, thats rebranded with the Estes logos but its all white. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 18, 2008, 09:19:21 AM
Seen one of those Yellow Columbia daycabs today that Jimmy has pictures of. Really sharp in person.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 18, 2008, 09:30:21 AM
Saw a Roadway one just like it.  Columbia daycab in solid blue being towed backwards in transit behind a Winco Foods Cascadia.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 18, 2008, 09:35:06 AM
Dave,

Nice catch!

Nate,

I guess it was on I-5?

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 18, 2008, 11:45:36 AM
Wow, thats one catch Dave, I'll be looking forward to seeing the WinCo Cascadia, I haven't seen any of them yet for them.

Jimmy, yes it was on I-5, it was heading north, I was heading south, cant remember the exact location I was at though.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on March 18, 2008, 01:00:07 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_IMG_1349.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_1349.jpg)

this or a similar trailer has appeared elsewhere in this thread. Shot today 3/18/08--headed north on the 605
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 18, 2008, 05:44:55 PM
Thanks Walt, that would be the trailer, looks great.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on March 20, 2008, 05:57:11 AM
Saw a brand new Volvo VNL today for UPS Freight pulling Overnite doubles.  We don't see Volvo's with the big lights out here much, I hope I see another and get a picture of it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 20, 2008, 08:32:48 AM
You'll see em more often now, 300 some were purchased this year, and with all the layoffs, theres plenty to go around. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 21, 2008, 08:55:16 PM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_IMG_1349.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_1349.jpg)

this or a similar trailer has appeared elsewhere in this thread. Shot today 3/18/08--headed north on the 605


They had on of those liftgate trailers in Reno, but then it vanished. Today was was running through a warehouse yard and spotted it back again here in Reno. Got a driveby shot of the rig back into a dock.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on March 23, 2008, 03:17:40 PM
Well, Nate asked me to post these pics in this thread a couple of days ago, and guess what - I forgot...  :roll: Roadway FL Columbia daycabs, one going forward and one backward.  :roll: :wink:
(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s286/norseman76/USA%2008%20-%20bedbuggers%20etc/th_IMG_2002.jpg) (http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s286/norseman76/USA%2008%20-%20bedbuggers%20etc/IMG_2002.jpg)(http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s286/norseman76/USA%2008%20-%20bedbuggers%20etc/th_IMG_2003.jpg) (http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s286/norseman76/USA%2008%20-%20bedbuggers%20etc/IMG_2003.jpg)

I am assuming these were the pics you meant, Nate?

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 23, 2008, 04:24:18 PM
Well I certainly appreciate you posting these here, thanks.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 23, 2008, 05:19:04 PM
Yes Jan, that is it. You managed to catch the first Roadway daycab Columbia. Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 27, 2008, 08:56:57 AM
ODFL Volvo VNL stacked on the back of a bunch of Volvo's heading north towards Portland on 5.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 27, 2008, 01:42:07 PM
New Jevic International straight truck taking a break on the NJTP this morning.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/th_3-27-08Secaucuspics001.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/3-27-08Secaucuspics001.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on March 27, 2008, 01:53:48 PM
New Jevic International straight truck taking a break on the NJTP this morning.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/th_3-27-08Secaucuspics001.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/3-27-08Secaucuspics001.jpg)


Only two numbers off from the one I caught back in January.

(http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l316/Escape2002/1-18-08/002.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 27, 2008, 02:01:47 PM
I knew i'd seen one posted before but couldn't find it. Thinkin' they run those into the city maybe.  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on March 27, 2008, 03:21:49 PM
Sorry Charlie, that's an 06. Not new at all. Nice catch though!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on April 03, 2008, 05:28:02 PM
Hey Guys is this a New Sighting  :? :? An Estes Int. 8500 S/A  :? :? I seen one of tonight but couldnt get a Pic of it because Cars were all around  :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: CACHman on April 04, 2008, 06:28:02 AM
I think that you mean the IHC 8600, and yes, those are common for city P&D use.  Short wheelbase, single axle, tight turning radius, those have been in the Estes fleet for a few years.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on April 04, 2008, 08:31:49 AM
Hey Guys is this a New Sighting  :? :? An Estes Int. 8500 S/A  :? :? I seen one of tonight but couldnt get a Pic of it because Cars were all around  :cry: :cry:

Yes CACH I think that is what he is referring too, and yes it is very common in their fleet now. Along with the tandem axles.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 04, 2008, 08:40:50 AM
If it's an 8600 they're so common up here (both S/A & twin screw) that i pull my camera back down the moment i see the smiley face.  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on April 04, 2008, 09:43:54 AM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_IMG_1558.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_1558.jpg)
I was sitting at a traffic signal and found myself next to what appeared to be a new Volvo tractor-- I could not get a pic of the whole rig which included a long box but her is a shot of the door grapic-- Fed Ex National LTL
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on April 04, 2008, 01:35:40 PM
Hey Guys i am actually referring to an Actual 8500  :-D :-D let me find a Pic of an 8500 and ill show you what they look like  :-D :-D


I was sitting beside one tonight at a red light and  it had 8500 on the door  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 04, 2008, 01:43:41 PM
Ray's correct.  :-) International does make an 8500 tractor. Different grill/bumper setup. Looks like the tractor version of the 4300 straight truck.


                                      http://www.truckpaper.com/listings/detail.aspx?OHID=1368198&guid=41959a8ec77b4e3894c2f3019f37bf02
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on April 04, 2008, 05:28:46 PM
I know Ray's right, Roadway has an 8500 (or a cousin model..)  running around these parts for P&D too.  Interesting tip Ray, I'll have to look sharp for new Estes equipment..
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 05, 2008, 01:24:16 AM
I've seen a Roadway & a Ward 8500 up my way. Can't think of anyone else that's got 'em.
Title: I got one...maybe...Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on April 05, 2008, 10:44:51 AM
I don't usually follow this thread too closely since it's for you Americans....but....ABF and Kenworth T800's?
Is this new?
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/bluejaysfan/Misc%20April%20and%20May%2008/IMG_0430.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on April 05, 2008, 12:38:57 PM
Quote
International does make an 8500 tractor. Different grill/bumper setup. Looks like the tractor version of the 4300 straight truck.

Is this the model you guys are talking about?

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/Roadway/th_DSCN0645071031.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/Roadway/DSCN0645071031.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 05, 2008, 01:25:02 PM
Is this the model you guys are talking about?

That would be it . Sure ain't gonna win any beauty contests & it doesn't look like Big R made a large purchase either.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/th_2-14-07Lakewoodpics010.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/2-14-07Lakewoodpics010.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on April 05, 2008, 03:26:13 PM
Rob, I've only seen one T800 for ABF in my truck fanning career, so yes I would say thats one for the grab bag.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on April 06, 2008, 02:19:00 PM
Quote
I don't usually follow this thread too closely since it's for you Americans....but....ABF and Kenworth T800's?
Is this new?

Rob, I would say that if you saw that in your neck of the woods, it's probably an O/O, but every four years or so ABF tries something new, though I hear that this time around they're going to be trying the 2008 Mack Visions. :lol:  I'll keep a lookout for happenings in ABF's fleet...
Title: Re: I got one...maybe...Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 06, 2008, 02:47:01 PM
I don't usually follow this thread too closely since it's for you Americans....but....ABF and Kenworth T800's?
Is this new?
Talked about in a thread from last September (photo too) but that's a nice catch Rob.  8-)

                                          http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=15018.msg124408#msg124408
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 16, 2008, 02:17:34 PM
ABF's getting in on the act with the International straight trucks.  :-D Spotted this one taking a break on the Pike tonight.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/4-16-08Secaucuspics057.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on April 17, 2008, 04:08:22 AM
ABF's getting in on the act with the International straight trucks.  :-D Spotted this one taking a break on the Pike tonight.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/4-16-08Secaucuspics057.jpg)
We have them around here too. I posted one parked at the mall a while back
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/th_IMG_0089.jpg) (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_0089.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on April 19, 2008, 01:26:48 PM
That placcard has to be unpleasant to have to change. just hope it's unlocked when they do otherwise I hope they have hired a local basketball player to work the dock...  :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on April 20, 2008, 04:35:26 AM
Saw something that wasn't "new", but something I haven't seen in a while. A set of Jevic pups (one new logo, one old logo), yesterday. Like I said, not new, but something I haven't seen in a while.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on April 23, 2008, 12:25:58 PM
Dad said Jevic has two Cascadias. I can't wait to see these, I'll bet they look awesome.

I like the Volvo, but it would be cool if they gave dad a Cascadia. :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 25, 2008, 01:27:38 PM
I've seen twin screw tractors before but this is the first New Penn single axle Volvo i think i've seen.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/4-25-08Secaucuspics027.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on April 26, 2008, 05:15:47 AM
Nice shot Charlie!  I was wondering if New Penn was getting some single axle Volvos or if they would go to the ProStars.  Since we were getting both I was wondering if our sister company was doing the same! 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on April 26, 2008, 02:26:16 PM
I've seen twin screw tractors before but this is the first New Penn single axle Volvo i think i've seen.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/4-25-08Secaucuspics027.jpg)
I thought the single axle Volvos weren't that special, I've been seeing them every once in a while up here for a couple weeks now, didn't know they were brand new.  That's a great and lucky catch though Charlie.  New Penn linehaul tractors are pretty hard to get during the day as linehaul for them is usually done at night.  I don't see much more than the Mack CHs they use on P&D.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on April 26, 2008, 02:29:15 PM
I dont see to many of them either  :cry: :cry: I have only seen 2 sterlings and a Int. Straight truck  :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on April 27, 2008, 03:44:24 AM
Here are a few of the new Freightliner's Roadway have been receiving.

Inbound line at Kansas City.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/April2008030.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/April2008027.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/April2008028.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/Picture038.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/Picture039.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/Picture035.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/Picture033.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/April%202008/Picture031.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on April 27, 2008, 03:42:11 PM
Big L,

Thanks for posting this series on the new Columbias. Here is one I got last week, my first so far. This unit is in the 899*** series and is triples power? Anyway this often comes up from Sacramento where it is domiciled.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Roadway%20Express/th_RDWY_04-25-08.jpg) (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Roadway%20Express/RDWY_04-25-08.jpg)

Jimmy B
Title: MVE Cascadia
Post by: The Joe on April 28, 2008, 01:21:55 PM
My shock of the day! :-o Spotted a Mountain Valley Express Cascadia daycab!!! I was a tandem drive, unusual for MVE (most or single screws), additionally unusual was the new unit NOT being an International. MVE is almost entirelly International. I wonder if they have a new Prostar running around some where to put them up against one another. Just don't see a switch over from International that easily.  :? Very little green on the fenders, do mostly to the difficulty with the shape of the truck - I would guess.

I spotted it on the 120 near Manteca, CA and will certainly be keeping my peppers peeled for this unit again, with camera in hand.

MVE sure is spending some money!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on May 01, 2008, 08:46:59 AM
4 new IH 4300 P&D tractors for UPS Freight.

This might not be a new sighting, but it is for me, a Eastern Freightways Volvo flattop sleeper pulling a NEMF longbox, and right behind it was another Volvo pulling a set of NEMF pups.

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on May 01, 2008, 10:08:35 AM
My dad saw one of the Jevic Cascadias today, and he got a picture of it (does anyone know how to transfer pics from a cell phone to a computer?). He said there are at least 25 more on the way, and they are most likely going to be team trucks.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on May 01, 2008, 10:32:22 AM
text them to your e-mail
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on May 01, 2008, 11:07:37 AM
Okay, I'll give that a shot when he gets home. Expect pics soon! (Unless I screw it up :lol:)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dino9854 on May 08, 2008, 02:29:32 PM
Spotted this Fedex Freight KW at Staples Wharehouse in Ontario, Ca.  Walking by it I could smell that smell the engine gives off when its new. On the door it has the name of the Driver and that he has 27 years safe driving
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/th_IMG_0342.jpg) (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/IMG_0342.jpg)

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/th_IMG_0343.jpg) (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/IMG_0343.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 08, 2008, 02:34:12 PM
What model is that KW?  :? Is it a replacement for the little T300?  :? Nice catch btw.  :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: soapman on May 09, 2008, 02:53:21 AM
I couldnt believe it, but on my way to SC on interstate 95 at a Kenworth dealer
outside of Richmond, I saw a Estes T660! It looked great! I didnt know Estes was
getting those-I guess they are going to replace the iInternational sleepers they use now
I wish I could get a pic but the dealership is up high facing the highway so the only
way i could get a pic is go into the actual dealer. Anyone else heard about Estes getting T660s?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 09, 2008, 06:00:44 AM
Was the Estes T660 a sleeper or day cab?  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on May 09, 2008, 08:47:46 AM
Most likely a sleeper for their sleeper teams, I'd imagine the 9400's are getting a little tired.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: soapman on May 10, 2008, 05:04:51 AM
Was the Estes T660 a sleeper or day cab?  :?
It was a sleeper unit, the high roof aero ones
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 10, 2008, 01:06:04 PM
10-4 on the T660 being a sleeper unit. Just wanted to clarify.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 10, 2008, 01:15:06 PM
That FedEx Freight Kenworth is the 2009 model of the T300.  I guess their ordering new P&D units to replace the ex-AF equipment.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on May 10, 2008, 01:54:19 PM
T330.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on May 10, 2008, 02:40:29 PM
That FedEx Freight Kenworth is the 2009 model of the T300.  I guess their ordering new P&D units to replace the ex-AF equipment.
Chris that would be a Viking unit and an award for his safe driving record. West will continue to order new city units while the East will use down graded road power and the AF 8100's for city drivers. They told us we have too many city units that are past their age for retirement but they don't have enough miles on them to sell. I think you will continue to see a few new units but not mass number's. I would love to have one of those little units they look alot nicer than the old one's. Nice shots Dino! 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on May 10, 2008, 03:29:14 PM
Here are some more new Volvo's arriving in Kansas City. :mrgreen:
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/May%202008/May2008031.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/May%202008/May2008032.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dino9854 on May 16, 2008, 02:12:09 PM
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/th_IMG_0402.jpg) (http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/IMG_0402.jpg)
USF Reddway Prostar doing P&D in San Bernardino, Ca
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on May 18, 2008, 12:07:48 PM
Here is one of Mountain Valley Express's new FL Cascadias, the local terminal got one a couple of weeks ago or so...

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Mountain%20Valley%20Express/th_MVX_05-18-08.jpg) (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Mountain%20Valley%20Express/MVX_05-18-08.jpg)

Mountain Valley Express is a small regional carrier that operates in California and Nevada.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: MVE Cascadia
Post by: The Joe on May 19, 2008, 03:59:33 PM
My shock of the day! :-o Spotted a Mountain Valley Express Cascadia daycab!!! I was a tandem drive, unusual for MVE (most or single screws), additionally unusual was the new unit NOT being an International. MVE is almost entirelly International. I wonder if they have a new Prostar running around some where to put them up against one another. Just don't see a switch over from International that easily.  :? Very little green on the fenders, do mostly to the difficulty with the shape of the truck - I would guess.

I spotted it on the 120 near Manteca, CA and will certainly be keeping my peppers peeled for this unit again, with camera in hand.

MVE sure is spending some money!

Woo Hoo PICS! Thanks Jimmy! Guess they are indeed going away from International???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: TejasTrucker on May 21, 2008, 07:29:17 AM
Great catch on the MVE Cascadia! Is that the first Cascadia for an LTL that anybody has caught?

Andrew
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on May 21, 2008, 12:50:42 PM
My dad has pictures of the Jevic Cascadias. Too bad they never went into service....
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on May 21, 2008, 12:53:06 PM
Saw a FedEx Ground Freightliner Cascadia, single axle.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on June 19, 2008, 07:18:00 AM
Finally saw one of the Vitran tractors pulling a PJAX trailer today.  It snuck up on me so I only got a tractor shot.
(http://www.drunkduck.com/Rockman_5/gfx/Vitran%20(12).JPG) (http://www.drunkduck.com/Rockman_5/gfx/Vitran%20(12).JPG)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BrianD on June 19, 2008, 03:01:46 PM
Nice shot, Greg! That IH 8600 is a good looking tractor, for sure! Is there more Vitran equipment out by you now that the merger/purchase has had a few months to sink in?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on June 19, 2008, 03:37:03 PM
Nice shot, Greg! That IH 8600 is a good looking tractor, for sure! Is there more Vitran equipment out by you now that the merger/purchase has had a few months to sink in?
This was the first and only sighting of Vitran equipment in Philadelphia so far.  Charlie has a few pictures of these units, but I've yet to see any other tractors or trailers for Vitran here.  They haven't even relabeled a single truck either.

Glad you liked the picture though, I had to chase the truck when I saw it leaving out from my window. :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on June 25, 2008, 05:45:09 PM
NYCE  Freightliner

Caught this one in Brooklyn, N.Y.  on Tuesday.
I have never seen NYCE with other than Volvo's
New York Carolina Express 152
(http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r123/jimh721/NYCE152FreightlinerFL112BrooklynNY6.jpg)

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 26, 2008, 04:29:25 AM
I saw a brand new 2008 ABF Mack Vision running line NB on I-95 yesterday afternoon.  It was a stark contrast to the older set of Pines pups it was pulling. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on June 27, 2008, 12:57:01 PM
NYCE  Freightliner
I have never seen NYCE with other than Volvo's

Nice catch on the FL Jim. Think that's a FL 106 if i'm not mistaken. Over the last couple of years i've spotted a Sterling, Ford L8000 & a white FL Columbia twin screw.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on July 01, 2008, 04:44:43 PM
Dad got himself into a T2000. Not new, but new for us. :-D

Now for the REAL new equipment sighting....New Century T660!

Also, Harry (the owner of NC) bought a B Model Mack, so also not new equipment per se, but a new purchase anyway. Maybe it will be done up in NC colors!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on July 07, 2008, 05:39:50 PM
Hey Guys How long has Volpe Been Reefer trailers  :? :? i spotted one today  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on July 08, 2008, 04:40:44 AM
Saw a New Century pulling a trailer that had those aerodynamic fairings on the sides of them. Harry has been testing many ways to save fuel, this must be his newest thing.
Title: Re: MVE Cascadia
Post by: The Joe on July 08, 2008, 12:16:04 PM
Woo Hoo PICS! Thanks Jimmy! Guess they are indeed going away from International???

MVE only has 2 Cascadia's and they are assigned to the LTL side... One in Manteca and the other in Reno. Impressive both were caught! According to an MVE driver they will not be buying anymore, do to costs, instead they will be buying some Columbia (new or Used, I don't know)...

As for the Wabash Durplates, they bought 70 of them and are assigned to Truckload...
Title: MVE Columbia
Post by: The Joe on July 09, 2008, 01:07:43 PM
Ok, I spotted one of the new Columbias, Unit #477. I tried like heck to get a photo. It was a Single Axel day cab. The fenders had more green on them than the Cascadia did, and looked a whole lot better for this. Engine badge was Mercedez...


(http://www.atcolease.com/july2010.jpg)
*updated... best pic. I was able to salvage*
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on July 10, 2008, 06:47:30 AM
Seen an Old Dominion Volvo VNL. Never seen one before.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 10, 2008, 01:22:37 PM
Sleeper?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on July 10, 2008, 01:33:05 PM
Daycab single axle.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 10, 2008, 01:35:04 PM
I know they got quiet a few new VNL s/a sleepers, not too sure how many of the daycabs they ordered.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on July 11, 2008, 05:22:14 AM
ups prostar.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 11, 2008, 12:40:49 PM
 :-o

Wheres mine?

Go grab keys Pat! NOW! :evil: :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on July 11, 2008, 01:20:29 PM
That would be nice to see.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on July 17, 2008, 02:44:50 PM
A friend in Chicago told me about a new R&L International TranStar (8600) in a new color scheme of white with green and yellow stripes.  R&L logo was the same in a green circle logo on the airshield and on the doors.  Anyone else see anything like this or here of a new paint scheme?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on July 17, 2008, 03:17:02 PM
do you know where there yard is in chicago..? ill keep my eyes open! but white... :-(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 17, 2008, 04:44:39 PM
There was talk of this company, Pro Express.  I don't know if it's the same as the company your friend saw, but it has a bit of gold in the livery.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=24197.0 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=24197.0)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on July 17, 2008, 05:48:16 PM
FedEx Freight ProStar. Don't know if that was mentioned before.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 18, 2008, 04:21:02 AM
Yup.

About 6 months ago with a full picture collection from Roogie.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on July 18, 2008, 07:16:13 AM
There was talk of this company, Pro Express.  I don't know if it's the same as the company your friend saw, but it has a bit of gold in the livery.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=24197.0 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=24197.0)

Thats what I'm thinking... Simplified paint/decals to pt descent Pro Express equipment on the road? I wonder though, an 8600... Dunno If I'd seen one for Pro before... maybe...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on July 19, 2008, 03:45:02 AM
Yup.

About 6 months ago with a full picture collection from Roogie.

Oh yeah!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dddsss on July 19, 2008, 12:43:28 PM
have any of you guys seen a pic of the estes t660 i got one from the kc terminal?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 20, 2008, 07:20:48 AM
have any of you guys seen a pic of the estes t660 i got one from the kc terminal?

I haven't seen one, but the Estes yard is in the old American Freightways yard off Speaker road. Maybe I'll ride down there and see if I can take a few shots.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 20, 2008, 07:46:35 AM
We've been getting some new trailers in lately and I can remember when P2700s were new, here is the elusive P20000.  I have seen pups in the P205xx range, but all those zeros look pretty cool.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/P20000_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/P20000.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1953 kw bullnose on July 21, 2008, 12:08:26 PM
Con-way truckload T660 with super single tires.

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa185/1953_kw_bullnose/real%20trucks/026-4.jpg)
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa185/1953_kw_bullnose/real%20trucks/026-4.jpg (http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa185/1953_kw_bullnose/real%20trucks/026-4.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on July 21, 2008, 12:09:10 PM
WOW................................
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on July 21, 2008, 04:13:51 PM
CAPS LOCK........................... :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 21, 2008, 06:16:06 PM
I sense someone has seen a T660 before............
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on July 22, 2008, 03:43:35 AM
Con-way truckload T660 with super single tires.

(http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa185/1953_kw_bullnose/real%20trucks/026-4.jpg)
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa185/1953_kw_bullnose/real%20trucks/026-4.jpg (http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa185/1953_kw_bullnose/real%20trucks/026-4.jpg)

Is this even LTL? :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on July 22, 2008, 06:39:26 AM
A few people have seen them before, and it is truckload. Although they might be hybrid truckload and LTL. Anyone know?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 22, 2008, 06:55:35 AM
We allow UPS Freight TL here, along with USF Logistics which is TL, so why cant Conway TL be here?

It'll stay.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on July 22, 2008, 02:09:18 PM
We have been told Roadway will be receiving around 750 new trailers over the comming months.  They are already starting to weed out some of the older ones.  Here are a few they have pulled out of service in KC.  Notice one of the deadline trailers is a former Dugan. The pup is a former Spartan. Will post the new ones when I see them.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/July%202008/July2008036.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/July%202008/July2008037.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 22, 2008, 02:29:11 PM
Thanks for the heads up Big L.  Do you know if these new trailers will be all long boxes or will we see a bit of pups as well?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on July 22, 2008, 06:16:32 PM
Estes Volvo VNL daycab s/a...

I rescind my sighting. My memory was letting me down, It was an ODFL Volvo VNL sleeper s/a I had seen... I remember the carrier being solid on one make (Estes being International and ODFL being Freightliner)... Sorry guys...

I saw three more on I-40 today and quickly refreshed my memory.

Also saw a Roadway linehaul Sterling... Solid blue with orange bumper. I'm sre it was a daycab s/a, wish I got a pic.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 23, 2008, 07:28:57 AM
Roadway already got rid of a few of those trailers here in Philadelphia.  I've seen three so far, two at loading docks and one in a parking lot where drivers park for the weekend, so they're all still being used by someone.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on July 23, 2008, 03:53:04 PM
Thanks for the heads up Big L.  Do you know if these new trailers will be all long boxes or will we see a bit of pups as well?
Word has it, no new pups, all 53's and some city 40's
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 23, 2008, 04:16:06 PM
I've heard the same thing.  I was hoping they'd be getting some new pups too.  Time will tell I guess.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on July 23, 2008, 04:19:41 PM
Well....they are no longer around, but...Here's one of Jevic's Cascadias.

http://www.truckpaper.com/listings/detail.aspx?OHID=1787873&guid=9DB36416444B4F6682598718A00BD7F8
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on July 23, 2008, 05:56:20 PM
no pups just because of railroads?
in chicago you (technically) cant take anything over a 35 footer in downtown without permits.....
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on July 27, 2008, 12:26:03 AM
was reading "american trucker" magazine that i picked up at a rest area and it was showing the date and times for the Jevic equipment auction from over 5-7 locations including Delanco, if you wanna know the place,date,time  reply back                they said 950+ trucks and 1300+ trls      cobra13  mentioned the  auction before
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 27, 2008, 05:39:45 AM
We got 6 new T800s in KC this week, will try to get pics this week.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 27, 2008, 08:31:07 AM
Would you ever consider going back to the rough riding KW's? :evil: :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 27, 2008, 11:58:51 AM
Would you ever consider going back to the rough riding KW's? :evil: :-D

I drove one of our new extended cab T800s for a short bid and I thought they were great.  They definitely were much nicer than the older ones with more room inside and I prefer to drive a KW during the day, they have much less window area and the driver sits back a little.  The Volvos feel like you're sitting in a fishbowl with all the glass and everyone can see you.

I did notice that our new KWs have a air sliding 5th wheel, definitely a first for us.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/kw_5wheel_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/kw_5wheel.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 27, 2008, 07:52:48 PM
No Super Singles either. I do like the looks of the Ext. cabs, I've been seeing some of them every now and then, pretty noticeable difference in the amount of cab space you get, really makes the difference if you slide your seat back, or stow a lot of gear behind your seat.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on July 27, 2008, 08:08:03 PM
Hey Guys I know this aint new But Im Finally seeing the Fedex Freight KW T800s in my Area Finally  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 28, 2008, 03:09:35 AM
No Super Singles either. I do like the looks of the Ext. cabs, I've been seeing some of them every now and then, pretty noticeable difference in the amount of cab space you get, really makes the difference if you slide your seat back, or stow a lot of gear behind your seat.

We are getting away from Super Singles on everything.  Most of our gears/converters that had them are not getting them replaced and the only tractors we had with them will keep them but we've not received any new power units with them since late 2005 when mine was delivered.

Not sure why we're getting sliding 5th wheels, the only trailers that have different kingpin settings are the West 28xxxx series pups and we are not supposed to pull one on the rear with one of the East gears (that being with D) but are fine when on the front.

One new thing I noticed on the new KWs are these fuel tank lights and they had switches for fog lights, but no fog lights on the bumper.  Also something mounted to the windshield like the lane departure systems we used to have.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/newKWdash_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/newKWdash.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/newKWwind_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/newKWwind.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/newKWtank_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/newKWtank.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 28, 2008, 04:56:47 AM
I'll have to be keeping a lookout for all this new FXF equipment roogie.  I saw a lot of it on Saturday, but I couldn't tell if it was new or not. 

I did see some other new equipment though.  I saw 5 new Con-way Sterlings.  4 of them were in the 2007 specs and one was 2008.  I noticed because it rode noticably lower than the others and the chrome around the grill had a smaller area.  I also saw two brand new UPS Freight International 9400s and a new UPS Freight Volvo VNL.  The VNMs were standard up here, but now they have both models.  And yes Nate, the IHs had passenger seats. :wink: 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on July 28, 2008, 02:39:13 PM
I have been seeing new trailers in the Roadway system.  750 more 53 footers.  New Walbash, but these are without any lettering on the sides, only lettered  on the front and back door. Will have pictures soon.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on July 28, 2008, 11:52:51 PM
brand new con-way freight sterling single axle.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 31, 2008, 04:06:25 PM
UPS ProStar in Hermiston.

R&L ProStar near Hermiston.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on July 31, 2008, 04:29:12 PM
I saw one today too on I-475 North in Macon, GA

brand new con-way freight sterling single axle.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on July 31, 2008, 04:37:44 PM
Saw a new Fed Ex Freigth West KW numbered in an 18..... series.  This one had a slightly different airshield which is what caught my eye.  I'll try to get a pic this week.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dino9854 on August 01, 2008, 04:58:14 PM
Spotted this FedEx Cascadia south on I-15 just outside of Barstow, Ca today.

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/IMG_0867.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 01, 2008, 06:46:20 PM
estes terminal near me Got for a Couple New 8600s (2 or 3 without roof Fairings and the rest with roof fairings and a Couple 8100s Plain white now with the red wheels on them, are These Ex GI Trucking trucks  :? :? I Think there is 10 plain white trucks i have seen so far a Couple 8600s, 2 or 3 8100s,a White/GMC WG42 S/A, and a Frtl FL70 S/A as well, Last time i was over at the Terminal (this was a Few Months ago) these trucks weren't There  :? :? these i believe are for the Specialized Division  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on August 11, 2008, 07:57:14 AM
That tandem Cascadia looks like a broker hauling Fed Ex pups to me.  Has anyone seen any UPS Freight Mack Visions?  I have some "spy" photos of both a sleeper and a daycab.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 11, 2008, 08:14:05 AM
That tandem Cascadia looks like a broker hauling Fed Ex pups to me.  Has anyone seen any UPS Freight Mack Visions?  I have some "spy" photos of both a sleeper and a daycab.
No,  :? :? I didnt know UPS Freight was even getting any new trucks yet  :-o :-o at least UPSF is thinking with there Brains and not the Dollar signs in their eyes  :lol: :lol: i been wondering what a Mack vision would look like in UPSF Paint Scheme  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 11, 2008, 08:55:42 AM
Dave,

The shots are interesting, and I'll save my reasoning for why until you post them.

But what makes me question this purchase is that Volvo has been screwing over UPSF on warranty work, something that should be honored, they are saying that its "driver wear and tear" and that they wont cover it. IH had been actually working on our Volvo's for free just to prove something to UPSF. So doing this, Mack and Volvo's Warranty Department is the same, and I remember UPS and ABF also having problems with the Mack Warranty's, so if this works out we'll see.

But it is nice to see a Bulldog on our equipment now, maybe I'll get one of these new trucks! :-D :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 11, 2008, 10:38:39 AM
I should have known this was coming  :roll: :roll: on The UPS Ground side they have had Macks For years, so i guess now this shouldnt been a Surprise  :roll: :roll: :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 11, 2008, 10:42:20 AM
Actually Ray, it really is, UPS and ABF have had a major lawsuit against Mack over the Warranty repairs, and as of this moment, I have not heard of UPS ordering Macks the past 2 years.

The long time tradition of UPS having Mack may come to a close because of Volvo's crazy Warranty decisions.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dino9854 on August 12, 2008, 11:39:33 AM
That tandem Cascadia looks like a broker hauling Fed Ex pups to me.  Has anyone seen any UPS Freight Mack Visions?  I have some "spy" photos of both a sleeper and a daycab.
(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/IMG_0867a.jpg)
Here's a blow up copy of the tractor :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on August 12, 2008, 11:55:25 AM
When I went up to Waterloo NY, I seen 2 or 3 UPS Internationals piggy backing, cant remember the models though. They looked brand new from the factory still with the taping and everything still on them. They looked pretty nice.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on August 14, 2008, 04:49:05 PM
That Cascadia is a contractor leased to Fed Ex National.  The P before the number on the sleeper verifies this.  As for UPS they have been getting Macks up inot this year and I know this for a fact as they have a slightly different dash setup and are numbered into the latest numbers. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 14, 2008, 08:46:52 PM
Huh, perhaps I should pay more attention to the numbers. :roll: :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on August 15, 2008, 02:44:42 AM
Saw an interesting letter from Corporate, regarding new paint schemes coming soon.
http://www.shnv.net/All_YRC.pdf
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 15, 2008, 08:29:28 AM
I cant really tell, but will these as well have the flip signs on the front and rear of the trailer for when Yellow and Roadway are using them, or are they're going to be designated Yellow and Roadway trailers?

Looks pretty cool, however, I do believe its just another step closer to making YRC one merged company.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 15, 2008, 08:51:23 AM
I find these trailers to be very interesting, but I HATE the YRC logo.  It's a clever concept, but I think I'm with Nate on this one... this sounds like it's getting closer to a merger.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on August 15, 2008, 03:56:57 PM
I cant really tell, but will these as well have the flip signs on the front and rear of the trailer for when Yellow and Roadway are using them, or are they're going to be designated Yellow and Roadway trailers?

Looks pretty cool, however, I do believe its just another step closer to making YRC one merged company.
The flip placard experiment did not seem to work.  Neither company seem to want to share equipment.  All new trailers have decals on the front and rear, but plain sides, as shown on some of my other post.  According to the email, this will be a limited number with YRC Worldwide on the sides. 
It's been 5 years now of separate operations, but I too think the day will come where it will all be one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on August 16, 2008, 01:50:30 PM
It's been 5 years now of separate operations, but I too think the day will come where it will all be one.

We were told that the new consolidated terminals are not getting a fence on the dock to seperate the two operations anymore.  They will be moving us into Roadway's barn sometime during 2010 after they enlarge the building by adding 34 doors.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on August 18, 2008, 08:34:49 PM
Fed Ex freight prostar  daycab :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 18, 2008, 08:47:51 PM
This sighting was released by our very own Roogie about a year ago........

And a thread by Chad.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=18090.0
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on August 21, 2008, 04:29:50 PM
Dad told me that New Century bought some of Jevic's tractors. He has pictures, said he saw a straight job and a few daycabs.

Also, not new equipment, but rumor has it that NCT's CEO is looking to acquire the Jevic name and J1, Jevic's Delanco HQ.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on August 21, 2008, 10:53:05 PM
This sighting was released by our very own Roogie about a year ago........

And a thread by Chad.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=18090.0
oh never saw one over here in ny though :? but any way this one was BRAND NEW
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 21, 2008, 10:56:35 PM
oh never saw one over here in ny though :? but any way this one was BRAND NEW
Dont worry Swift#1 Those Guys over on The West Coast see the new trucks way before Us East coast people see them  :| :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on August 21, 2008, 11:07:35 PM
Dont worry Swift#1 Those Guys over on The West Coast see the new trucks way before Us East coast people see them  :| :|
yeah thats what i figured :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on August 22, 2008, 01:44:04 AM
Yeah, I saw a FedEx ProStar and got all excited, then found out that a few people saw them way before me. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 23, 2008, 05:54:58 AM
Greg and I saw some Penske Prostars running for Roadway's Velocity service.  He posted pictures in another thread.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on August 23, 2008, 08:18:38 AM
Apparently, New Century also bought some of the newer Jevic heater trailers from the auction.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on August 23, 2008, 05:47:52 PM
1 new conway sterling piggybackin 2 more to their colonie,ny terminal.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 24, 2008, 09:06:46 AM
Probably old hat by now but i saw a Fedex (Freight or LTL  :?) FL Cascadia sleeper pulling doubles the other day near Orlando. A couple of hours later spotted a Fedex Freight Prostar daycab near Jacksonville.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on September 08, 2008, 12:02:42 PM
On the phone with dad now. He was at NCT's terminal, checking out a BRAND NEW CASCADIA! Said it has full fairings, all painted and lettered, and the best part? Manual transmission! We're hoping Harry is going to switch to all manuals, since these auto's suck. He has pics on the cell phone, which I will be seeing when he gets home. There's only one there now, at Westampton, but there may be other ones around. Keep your eyes open!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dmtorl on September 08, 2008, 03:53:41 PM
i see a lot of the cascadias out by the orlando fed ex national terminal going in and out toward 95 on the coast
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 08, 2008, 04:39:13 PM
I seen My First R&L Carriers Int. 4300 Straight Box truck Tonight  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on September 09, 2008, 05:59:00 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/FreightPinnacle2.jpg)
UPS Freight Mack Vision
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on September 09, 2008, 08:32:31 AM
That is awesome Dave.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on September 10, 2008, 01:14:05 PM
Looks good in UPSF colors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on September 13, 2008, 03:55:49 AM
UPS Freight Mack Vision

I think those trucks just look good any color they end up being!

We found out recently that FedEx Freight will not be getting any more new Volvo VNLs, we are going all Kenworth.  The ones we have will still be around for a while, we have many that are brand new in the last 6 months.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 25, 2008, 07:28:41 AM
FedEx Freight Sterling puddle jumper in Medford, OR.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on September 25, 2008, 08:39:12 AM
Saw a FedEx Kenworth T800 the other day pulling a set of doubles. First T800 I've seen for them in my area.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on September 25, 2008, 08:45:51 AM
Saw a FedEx Kenworth T800 the other day pulling a set of doubles. First T800 I've seen for them in my area.
That's funny that's all i see.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on September 25, 2008, 09:15:14 AM
I'm in PA. Mostly Volvo's up here.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 25, 2008, 09:28:54 AM
Twin screw white NYCE International 8600 on the NJTP a couple of days ago.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on September 25, 2008, 09:47:46 AM
Saw a FedEx Kenworth T800 the other day pulling a set of doubles. First T800 I've seen for them in my area.

What part of the country are you in?

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 25, 2008, 09:54:05 AM
Ah, I'd imagine the Scranton area of PA doesn't see much variety in FXF equipment Cobra.  Down here in Philadelphia, I see about an equal mix of tractors for the company.  Not sure if I've seen any of the new trucks though...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on September 25, 2008, 10:03:57 AM
Ah, I'd imagine the Scranton area of PA doesn't see much variety in FXF equipment Cobra.  Down here in Philadelphia, I see about an equal mix of tractors for the company.  Not sure if I've seen any of the new trucks though...
Same hear on the easternside of PA
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on September 25, 2008, 10:44:59 AM
All I ever see are the ex-Watkins Volvo's, the red Volvo's, and the white Volvo's. Seeing the T800 was a welcome change.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on September 25, 2008, 11:54:51 AM
I seen a FedEx freight W900L looked just like A FedEx Ground truck is that a O/O?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 25, 2008, 05:10:00 PM
I guess you guys can add me to that list of just now spotting the Fedex T800s in My Area Also  :| :| i finally caught one a week or 2 ago  :| :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on September 26, 2008, 02:06:20 PM
i saw an R&L prostar daycab today
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on September 28, 2008, 03:12:49 PM
I am sure this is no news to you guys on here, but I'll take my chances anyway since it was a new sighting for me at least: USF something (Reddaway?) Prostar daycabs, northern California and Oregon. Looked real good.  8-)

Good to see Prostars are catching on with the ltl fleets as well.  :wink:

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on September 29, 2008, 10:15:36 AM
wooooooooow, USF prostar, future model for DCP Jan :mrgreen:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on September 29, 2008, 10:21:48 AM
I think Dave F. got to drive one, but even if he didn't he's seen them and gotten pics.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 29, 2008, 03:15:45 PM
I am sure this is no news to you guys on here, but I'll take my chances anyway since it was a new sighting for me at least: USF something (Reddaway?) Prostar daycabs, northern California and Oregon. Looked real good.  8-)

Good to see Prostars are catching on with the ltl fleets as well.  :wink:

Jan.

Reddaway has had them for quite some time now, but we have Holland out here, so all they've gotten are new Volvo VNM twin screw daycabs.  I like the diversity of Reddaway's fleet a bit more than Holland's, and I'm certainly glad you got to spot one of their nifty Prostars. 8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on September 29, 2008, 03:23:37 PM
Reddaway got a few of the VNM's as well Chris, but none to my knowledge are twin screws, the only twin screws that I have heard of were the ProStars.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on September 29, 2008, 05:53:00 PM
Well, the USF Prostars that I saw were single screws, both of them.

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 06, 2008, 11:07:40 AM
Reddaway has about 55 ProStars and 3 of these are tandems .  None of the Volvos are tandems but there is rumor we have more on order. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 06, 2008, 11:14:58 AM
if you guys are saying that none of the USF Volvos are twin screw then i have proof that they are  :-D :-D I caught one last year  :-D :-D
http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/rayman852002/LTL%20trucks/DSC06034.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on October 06, 2008, 11:27:14 AM
Reddaway might not be.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on October 06, 2008, 02:20:37 PM
USF Volvo tandems must be an East Coast thing. I see them all the time.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 07, 2008, 02:05:07 PM
Ray:  There are two divisions of USF and USF Holland probably has 800 Volvos and every one of them is a tandem. USF Holland has no single axle Volvos.  USF Reddaway on the other hand has no tandem axle Volvos and of the 125 of them we have they are all identical single axle tractors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 07, 2008, 03:44:44 PM
Ray:  There are two divisions of USF and USF Holland probably has 800 Volvos and every one of them is a tandem. USF Holland has no single axle Volvos.  USF Reddaway on the other hand has no tandem axle Volvos and of the 125 of them we have they are all identical single axle tractors.
OH OK thanks Dave I just take the pics to share, i dont know much about the companies  :| :| 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 08, 2008, 11:01:06 AM
Dave's right, the two are pretty different.  Also something minor I noticed is that USF Holland kept the "USF" on the air shield with the conventional blue and orange stripes while Reddaway has just turned it to an all black logo. 

I'm not positive if Holland has all tandems, there may be a rare single axle out there.  However I'm with most of you on there only being tandems as Holland's pretty much an all long box operation.  What I do hope is that they start buying some of those new Prostars. :evil:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on October 08, 2008, 03:23:05 PM
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I'm not positive if Holland has all tandems, there may be a rare single axle out there.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/USF/th_DSC_0408.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/USF/DSC_0408.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 09, 2008, 01:34:34 AM
(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/USF/th_DSC_0408.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/USF/DSC_0408.jpg)


That looks to be an ex-Redstar tractor that they purchased right before they closed.  I like that setup though.  Holland has a lot of T300 single axles out here, but the majority of their fleet is tandem axles, mainly for line.  That International is probably now for P&D and/or peddle runs.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on October 09, 2008, 03:04:43 AM
I see the occasional T300 or FLD single screw, but I usually see tandem Volvo's.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 09, 2008, 04:16:45 AM
The Holland single axles like the one Paul shot are old Dugan tractors.  They also have some FLD and Volvo WG model single axles and all of these are used from Red Star.  Single axle tractors are used at Holland for city use only.  You won't find any new orange painted Volvo VNM models like what Reddaway has.  The reason is they use tandems to pull 48' and 53' trailers in the Holland line fleet and need the tandems to keep them legal. 

USF Holland also now has the black airshield logo as that is the "new" USF look.  The tractors that are sporting the blue and orange logo are the 2006 models and they changed over mid-2007.  Reddaway recieved some International 9400s with the orange and blue logo and then swapped to the black logo which is supposed to show up better on the orange background.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 09, 2008, 09:46:42 AM
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The Holland single axles like the one Paul shot are old Dugan tractors.

Really?  I thought the ex-Dugan tractors had orange bumpers.  The one in Paul's shot appears to have a gray one.  I do stand to be corrected however, the bumper could've been replaced or it was an oddball unit.  I've seen a Freightliner FLD single axle for Holland before hooked to one of the former Dugan liftgate pups, but it appears Holland has gotten rid of all of their single axle Volvo WGs, at least in Philadelphia.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 09, 2008, 03:02:26 PM
The Red Star Internationals all had flat airshields on the roof instead of the full airshield like the one Paul shot.  The bumper probably was replaced or repainted to match the rest of the Holland fleet.  The rest of that tractor matches Dugan specs from the low profile tires and the sun visor to the size of the aluminum fuel tanks.  We have some of the newer Dugan tractors in the Reddaway fleet and they have the orange bunper for now but that may change as they try to adaprt them to the rest of the fleet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 10, 2008, 09:45:39 AM
The Red Star Internationals all had flat airshields on the roof instead of the full airshield like the one Paul shot.  The bumper probably was replaced or repainted to match the rest of the Holland fleet.  The rest of that tractor matches Dugan specs from the low profile tires and the sun visor to the size of the aluminum fuel tanks.  We have some of the newer Dugan tractors in the Reddaway fleet and they have the orange bunper for now but that may change as they try to adaprt them to the rest of the fleet.

Thanks for the info, Dave.  Holland's new livery is starting to show up on the trucks out here as well.  I saw a T300 with a gray wheel on the steering axle the other day, so as older parts are replaced, newer parts will start appearing on older trucks (or vice versa in some cases.)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 10, 2008, 11:04:12 AM
Dave's right, they changed some parts, but you can still tell it's a Dugan.

I saw an ex-USF Redstar tractor a few months ago on the NE Extension of the PA Turnpike.  They're older looking 9100s so it was very easy to tell.  It also only had the small air foil unlike the rest of the trucks with the full fairing packages.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 11, 2008, 10:31:13 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/usf_redstar_ih.jpg)
Just for clarification purposes this is one of the Red Star 9100s.  They had a handful of single axles as well but most were screws.  Note the chopped bumper, painted fuel tanks and flat airshield as well as lack of sun visor.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on October 17, 2008, 05:41:29 AM
r&l carriers cascadia with sleeper  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 19, 2008, 04:35:47 AM
FedEx Freight is getting new Kenworths and ditching Volvo altogether on the East side.  I've heard that we have new T660s at our Dallas center, should be getting some pics early this week.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 19, 2008, 02:18:02 PM
Fed Ex Freight West has some new T-800s and I saw at least one with dual exhaust stacks on the outside of the airshield.  They are numbered in a 1800000 series.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on October 19, 2008, 03:18:54 PM
They told us here in WV no more KW's only Volvo? We have a hard time getting parts for KW despite the fact there is a KW dealer 15 miles from the terminal. They made our KW a city tractor and replaced it with a new Volvo. They won't let us even use it as a spare have to use a red racer with way more miles and our T8 is one of the better one's. Next truck is due in January so will see then. :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 19, 2008, 04:49:04 PM
Fed Ex Freight West has some new T-800s and I saw at least one with dual exhaust stacks on the outside of the airshield.  They are numbered in a 1800000 series.

That double stack KW should be an assigned tractor for a million miler or similar.  There are a lot of trucks going to California from Denver, Denver has gotten a lot of new KWs in the last month.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Eric (ep) on October 22, 2008, 05:10:20 AM
Don't know how new, but its new to me, I Had a Conway T-600 single axle pullling doubles passed me up in northern Ohio last night on I-75...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 22, 2008, 11:18:03 AM
That'd be a new one Eric, but if it passed you up, it wasn't a Con-Way! :-o

In all seriousness however, they are probably playing the fields with the news of Sterling being folded, makes you wonder if they will leave Daimler all together. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on October 22, 2008, 01:24:03 PM
That'd be a new one Eric, but if it passed you up, it wasn't a Con-Way! :-o

In all seriousness however, they are probably playing the fields with the news of Sterling being folded, makes you wonder if they will leave Daimler all together. 

Speed limit is only 55 in Ohio unless your on the pike. I have run OH enough to know that Con Way drivers run wide open at 62 out there  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 29, 2008, 02:56:45 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/IMG_19581.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/IMG_19571.jpg)
Not proud of these photos but here is the first shots I could get of one of those awards edition Fed Ex Freight tractors with dual stacks.  Shot these going through and intersection with triples while he was going the other way!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on October 29, 2008, 03:32:56 PM
I was driving past the Fedex yard in Fife the other weekend and had to do a doubletake when I noticed a truck with more than one stack! Good to see one in action.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on October 30, 2008, 08:22:41 AM
Sharp truck, but he needs to throw some chrome nutcovers on those wheels.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on October 31, 2008, 07:33:37 AM
We don't see too much of Mountain Valley Express but yesterday coming home from a Dr appt on the 605 I found myself following a van pup and behind it a flat  bed(pup). Both freshly painted and the grapics looked new on the van pup. The flat bed was empty and had what looked like a sheet of plywood on the front for a header board.  Flat beds behind vans in a doubles combinations is not something often seen at least in this area.  Sorry no pic--too busy staying out of trouble at 65 mph.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 31, 2008, 02:55:33 PM
Walt:  Look at the MVE website and you will see the new graphics on a set of doubles.  I saw a few of these trailers mixed in with TP Freight Lines in Oregon.  They are different and the graphics look black at night.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 31, 2008, 04:38:19 PM
Sharp truck, but he needs to throw some chrome nutcovers on those wheels.

We are not allowed to put any type of cosmetic add-ons to our tractors, FedEx is very strict about this usually.  They do compliance checks monthly on our tractors to check for improper CB antenna mounting, etc.  I had to get permission to add an FM line input for my Sirius satellite radio (the kind that plugs into the antenna cable on the back of the radio.)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on October 31, 2008, 05:42:00 PM
Wow. That's sad. :-(

Well hey, what can you do. Job pays I guess. :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on November 06, 2008, 12:28:45 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/ATT00019Medium.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/ATT00038Medium.jpg)
First look at the new UPS Freight ProStar.  Photos taken by a friend who lives in Tennessee.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 06, 2008, 12:35:01 PM
Sweet, looks good in the UPSF scheme. 8-)  They're finally getting some VNLs here in Southeastern PA, but I have not yet seen any Mack Visions and I bet it will be a while before I see a UPSF Prostar, or a Prostar for any LTL company for that matter. :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on November 06, 2008, 12:37:06 PM
UPS is buying lots of ProStars for their package division as well so you might see one of those before long!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 06, 2008, 12:43:02 PM
UPS is buying lots of ProStars for their package division as well so you might see one of those before long!

I've been keeping my out for those too, but the newest trucks I've seen for both companies are International 9400s on the Freight side, and an '09 VNL made a surprise appearance doing P&D the other day with a 40' Overnite Strick trailer.  I'll keep a look out, especially around the holidays.

Also, I'm not sure if I mentioned this, but a regional LTL carrier around here, System Freight, has purchased Mack Pinnacle single axle daycabs.  I've been seeing them since the summer, but I don't know if it was mentioned.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 06, 2008, 05:40:34 PM
I saw two yesterday near Checotah, OK, they were the all brown UPS package feeder tractors.  I didn't have my camera with me however.   :-(

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on November 06, 2008, 05:46:20 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/ATT00019Medium.jpg)
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/ATT00038Medium.jpg)
First look at the new UPS Freight ProStar.  Photos taken by a friend who lives in Tennessee.
Wow that looks sweet I like it.   :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on November 07, 2008, 01:08:48 PM
Got passed by an FXF T800 tonight. He was running good too. Was right on me, and then blew my doors off. Dolly was equipped with Super Singles too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 07, 2008, 05:32:22 PM
Got passed by an FXF T800 tonight. He was running good too. Was right on me, and then blew my doors off. Dolly was equipped with Super Singles too.

The Super Singles are slowly being phased out on the dollys/gears.  We can't take them west as I think they are illegal to run on triples in some states, so they want to make them all regular duals to eliminate the possibility of having the wrong equipment in the wrong place.  They won't even let me pull them to Denver from Kansas City, even though I have SS drive tires.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on November 09, 2008, 01:31:41 AM
Fed-Ex National Freight sleeper Cascadia T/A.

Seen a few Yellow freight Sterlings as of late, new logo. I imagine these aren't new (maybe they are?), but they are unusual for me to see. I was in SLC.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on November 09, 2008, 02:01:24 AM
Talked to a Saia driver on Saterday morning while fueling, he was in an 08 Volvo, we talked about how a lot of the LTL companies are buying Volvo's up, and he said that Saia is supposed to test out the Cascadia and ProStar soon, he didn't know where, but said the word came from management. Quiet interesting to me, but I guess they have too test, theres more trucks than just the Volvo's.

Dredging this one up... Have not seen, nor heard of any Cascadias being in the fleet. Although during a meeting yesterday, I have heard there are International sleepers being tested out of Tennessee, likely Prostars. We are starting to get our 09' Team sleeper tractors, which are Volvo VNL's w/ Cummins and DPF's. The newest Line tractors we have are early phase 08 Volvo VNM's w/o DPF's and late phase 08 Volvo VNM's w/ DPF's. It is possible, like in 2005, that there will be very few Line tractor purchases, with most instead being team sleepers. I've driven one of the 09's and was not impressed with it's lacking performance compared to the 06 we are currently in, but it's possible it wasn't broken in yet. Saia is ordering the new tractors with advanced Vorad systems from Eaton (has what looks like a glass eye mounted in a black box in the center of the bumper as well as a sensor on the passenger side skirt. New for the 09 is also a Lane Departure sensor, which reproduces the sound of a rumble strip when going over a painted line w/o a turn signal being on.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 12, 2008, 06:32:34 PM
I saw a flatbed trailer with 2 new UPS package cars, both had stickers on the side that said they were a Low Emissions Vehicle - Powered by Natural Gas.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 17, 2008, 12:56:47 PM
FedEx Freight East has new Volvo VNLs in St. Louis. Pics already on my site listed in my  thread entitled "Trying something new". Ppsting this from my iPhone so I can't copy and paste the link in.

roog

Update:  Link - http://gallery.me.com/roogie
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Moneyman01 on November 17, 2008, 03:21:09 PM
I seen a MME Cascadia last week in SD. That Cascadia looks good in MME colors and I really like it as a day cab with a air fairing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Below 30 on November 17, 2008, 06:09:20 PM
Nice shots roogie, FedEx sure  knows how to present a Volvo. In Ontario Canada I notice more UPS Navistar tractors on the highway, but I always have to do a double take when I see the FedEx Volvo.


***From: http://gallery.me.com/roogie ***
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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on November 18, 2008, 07:56:08 AM
looks like they  found a different place to put the certified clean idle sticker :-D  a better spot  to put it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: tom_the_trucker on November 18, 2008, 07:57:20 AM
looks like they  found a different place to put the certified clean idle sticker :-D  another dumb spot to put it.

Not as dumb as the hood......this would probably be the most appropriate spot for it
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on November 18, 2008, 08:13:42 AM
you quoted me as i was changing my post...when i first saw it i though it was on the fairings..then i looked again closely and realized it was actually on the body it self...
the hood was dumb... as for volvo hoods get changed alot :lol:     that is a better spot
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 18, 2008, 02:44:47 PM
That black plastic is new for the Volvo daycabs too (at least for FXFE.)  It's very rigid and seems mounted kinda flimsy, they are on top of the standard fairings we get so they will get knocked off fast I'm sure.

Also the air tanks are redesigned a bit and there are jump start terminals behind the cab between the frame rails instead of on the battery box.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: tom_the_trucker on November 19, 2008, 10:26:03 AM
you quoted me as i was changing my post.

Sorry bout that!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on November 19, 2008, 01:30:51 PM
(http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff13/pat95324/IMG_2831_Small.jpg)
http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff13/pat95324/IMG_2831_Small.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 19, 2008, 01:54:11 PM
Thanks for sharing that Pat.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on November 19, 2008, 02:22:46 PM
Thanks for sharing that Pat.
not a problem mr nately  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 19, 2008, 04:50:12 PM
hey Guys i seen one of the New A. Duie Pyle Logo'ed Great Dane Dryvan trailers tonight  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 19, 2008, 05:17:23 PM
not a problem mr nately  :-D

Hay Pat! I was in your neck of the woods the other day, didn't see an emerald green Pete anywhere, so I kept on truckin.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on November 20, 2008, 07:45:41 AM
Sorry bout that!
thats ok bud :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: H67T on November 23, 2008, 04:03:55 AM
HAS ANY ONE SEEN ANY DIFFERENT BRANDS OF TRUCKS BEING TESTED BY CON-WAY RUMOR IS THEY ARE GOING TO IH  OF FREIGHTLINER  THERE SHOULD BE SOME TEST UNITS OUT THERE
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on November 23, 2008, 06:56:10 AM
HAS ANY ONE SEEN ANY DIFFERENT BRANDS OF TRUCKS BEING TESTED BY CON-WAY RUMOR IS THEY ARE GOING TO IH  OF FREIGHTLINER  THERE SHOULD BE SOME TEST UNITS OUT THERE
Conway has some New prostars,a whole bunch of cascadia's......and t660's :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 23, 2008, 09:42:40 AM
HAS ANY ONE SEEN ANY DIFFERENT BRANDS OF TRUCKS BEING TESTED BY CON-WAY RUMOR IS THEY ARE GOING TO IH  OF FREIGHTLINER  THERE SHOULD BE SOME TEST UNITS OUT THERE

I saw a picture of an 8600 daycab for them, but that was a while ago.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on November 23, 2008, 03:43:13 PM
Conway has some New prostars,a whole bunch of cascadia's......and t660's :-D

I think he means Con-Way Freight with Sterling going under.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 23, 2008, 04:55:34 PM
might have been mentioned but heres a old dominion cascadia sitting at the freightliner plant in cleveland, doesnt get any newer than that 8-)

(http://img383.imageshack.us/img383/294/picture601bu9.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)


Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 24, 2008, 10:10:33 AM
No.. that hasn't been mentioned as a fleet truck yet.  Good find. :-o  It looks kind of weird as a single axle daycab though. :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 24, 2008, 12:09:09 PM
next time im down there ill get some better pics for yall :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 24, 2008, 12:27:50 PM
That'd be awesome Chase.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 24, 2008, 04:06:52 PM
no problem dude


we usually get 2 or 3 loads a week outta that place
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on November 24, 2008, 05:24:53 PM
That OD truck is freak'in SWEET! I'm drooling to get behind a bad boy like that. Look how big that cab is.. you could almost live in it!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on November 25, 2008, 09:08:39 AM
Between the shape of the Cascadia and the single axle setup, it has a bit of a sports car look to it. :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 25, 2008, 09:12:35 AM
Capable of a whopping 65, I bet she corners well, and handles like an Aston Martin. :roll: :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 25, 2008, 09:20:44 AM
hahahaha :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 25, 2008, 10:13:21 AM
Capable of a whopping 65, I bet she corners well, and handles like an Aston Martin. :roll: :lol:
You'll really feel Like James Bond Driving it  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 25, 2008, 10:17:49 AM
When I come off hills in my Volvo without a Jake I feel like Superman!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on November 26, 2008, 02:55:06 AM
When I come off hills in my Volvo without a Jake I feel like Superman!
:-D :-D :-D hahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on November 26, 2008, 04:29:40 AM
When I come off hills in my Volvo without a Jake I feel like Superman!

I thought your new Volvo had a jake?  :?

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on November 26, 2008, 05:40:31 AM
Nate:  I'd take your Volvo anytime over a million mile FLD!  We have people who complain about these FLDs and I tell them they should have driven the Transtar cabovers with no power steering/AC/Jake/etc. we had when I started! 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 26, 2008, 06:04:52 AM
people complain about flds? :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o

id pick a million mile fld over a columbia or century or valvo anyday 8-)

put them in a columbia and then they'll really complain :evil:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 26, 2008, 09:23:16 AM
The Freightliner FLDs are getting tired mate. :|  I don't even drive trucks and I can see most of the fleet ones are starting to show their age.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 26, 2008, 11:52:10 AM
I thought your new Volvo had a jake?  :?

Jan.

The one I use OTR does, 6 stages actually, which confuses me, I'm used to just having 3 positions.

Dave,

I'm sure you'd take the Volvo I'm in right now! I never knew 500 hp and LTL in the same sentence existed! :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 26, 2008, 04:30:56 PM
an fld with a million miles sounds better to me than a columbia with 100,000
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 26, 2008, 07:28:03 PM
hey Guys does Pitt Ohio by any chance haul containers  :? :? Because i seen a Red Vision daycab that looked like a Pitt-Ohio Unit, it was hauling a Genstar Container  :-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on November 26, 2008, 08:14:25 PM
The one I use OTR does, 6 stages actually, which confuses me, I'm used to just having 3 positions.

Dave,

I'm sure you'd take the Volvo I'm in right now! I never knew 500 hp and LTL in the same sentence existed! :lol:

Last year I was shocked to find out that UPS's new Internationals had 420 Cummins in them.  It wasn't that many years ago they were using 237 Maxidynes.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 27, 2008, 11:04:02 AM
Last year I was shocked to find out that UPS's new Internationals had 420 Cummins in them.  It wasn't that many years ago they were using 237 Maxidynes.

From what I've heard the Argosy's had the 500 block de-rated to 465 hp for pulling RMD's up in Montana.

One of the guys that I ran with down to Pollard's Flat with said his 9400 was rated at 435 hp, which is about the norm for LTL line tractors in the NW.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on November 27, 2008, 04:27:43 PM
All of Jevic's road trucks were 450's. The daycabs were too, except for a few of the older ones (the FLD's were 435 or something).

As far as I know with NCT, those are all 430's. There's a slight possibility that some of the older trucks were 475's, but I'm not sure, and the P&P trucks might be 450's, but that's all speculation on my part.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 27, 2008, 07:44:30 PM
people complain about flds? :-o :-o :-o :-o :-o

id pick a million mile fld over a columbia or century or valvo anyday 8-)

put them in a columbia and then they'll really complain :evil:

Have you driven all of these trucks to base that Opinion???  Or just 1??? I have driven all but the Volvo in Daycab versions. I would pick the Century or Columbia and probly the Volvo any day over an FLD.  The FLD is a smaller cab making for less storage inside and i found it less comfortable to drive.


Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 27, 2008, 08:17:30 PM
that was all dad drove from 94 till 01 was flds. everything about them was better. the dash was easy to reach. nothing squeaked or rattled. just well built trucks

the storage space in a fld is the exact same lay out as the century except older looking :roll:

i actually think there is less storage space in a columbia than a fld

hell, in a columbia or century, with the seat belt on, you cant even lean over to change a radio station :|

the fld's dash was laid out better, you could see everything more clearly and didnt have to lean over to set the parking brake or change radio stations

every single columbia we've had has had nothing but problems. all 5 of them have been junk. this 09 has 80k something miles and ive lost count at the number of times we've had it in the shop.

ive never liked anything about a valvo

a daycab is a world of difference from a truck with a sleeper
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on November 28, 2008, 07:09:44 AM
Any of the FLD daycabs we have left over are garbage and everyone runs (or crying) in fear if they're stuck driving one for the day. Not my personal fav. of a truck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on November 28, 2008, 07:23:35 AM
Columbia's have to be the worst thing they've ever come out with. They are the cheapest, crappiest trucks I've ever been in. Zero storage space, the fridge is loose in it, it shakes, rattles, squeaks, and you can tell they spared every expense they could with them (mind you I'm talking about a NICELY spec'd one). The FLD's I've been in were great trucks, minimal problems, and they got the job done. In my opinion, that was the last good Freightliner. I'd take an FLD over a Columbia or Century, as long as the FLD isn't beat to hell. You can still find newer FLD's out there that are in really good shape, and cheap.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 28, 2008, 04:32:54 PM
that was all dad drove from 94 till 01 was flds. everything about them was better. the dash was easy to reach. nothing squeaked or rattled. just well built trucks

the storage space in a fld is the exact same lay out as the century except older looking :roll:

i actually think there is less storage space in a columbia than a fld

hell, in a columbia or century, with the seat belt on, you cant even lean over to change a radio station :|

the fld's dash was laid out better, you could see everything more clearly and didnt have to lean over to set the parking brake or change radio stations

every single columbia we've had has had nothing but problems. all 5 of them have been junk. this 09 has 80k something miles and ive lost count at the number of times we've had it in the shop.

ive never liked anything about a valvo

a daycab is a world of difference from a truck with a sleeper

Intersting POV.  My century daycab has more storage compartments than my old Gordon FLD(above dash, and bellow the dash).  As for leaning for the radio, and to set brakes i have really never noticed that, but i can see it maybe beeing annoying for lazy truck drivers out there.  I could never stand the dash of my FLD,  It was just nasty and very "dated".  Also I have never heard of a freightliner not having any "Squeeks or ratlles"  That truck must have been a one of a kind :wink:.   Different strokes for different folks I guess :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 28, 2008, 07:10:26 PM
wow man if you got a shaker with no squeaks or rattles you must be very lucky :mrgreen:

Columbia's have to be the worst thing they've ever come out with. They are the cheapest, crappiest trucks I've ever been in. Zero storage space, the fridge is loose in it, it shakes, rattles, squeaks, and you can tell they spared every expense they could with them (mind you I'm talking about a NICELY spec'd one). The FLD's I've been in were great trucks, minimal problems, and they got the job done. In my opinion, that was the last good Freightliner. I'd take an FLD over a Columbia or Century, as long as the FLD isn't beat to hell. You can still find newer FLD's out there that are in really good shape, and cheap.


well said :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on November 28, 2008, 08:05:39 PM
I'd have to say that the FLDs are really the better truck (over the Columbia) but after a million miles who wouldn't want to drive a new Volvo (or any new truck for that matter) even if it meant giving up some HP.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on November 29, 2008, 05:28:39 AM
I'd have to say that the FLDs are really the better truck (over the Columbia) but after a million miles who wouldn't want to drive a new Volvo (or any new truck for that matter) even if it meant giving up some HP.

Yeah, when Volvo comes into the equation, that one wins over any Freightliner. :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 29, 2008, 05:44:00 AM
if i was buying a truck, itd be a pete or kw, no questions


another thing i cant stand about the centurys and columbias is that they dont have a dome light on the bottom bunk like the flds did.
AND, i hate how the dome light on the roof is behind the curtain with the switch on the dash, if you have that light on and close the curtains and forget to cut it off, you gotta get back up, open up the curtains and turn it off
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 29, 2008, 04:20:54 PM
if i was buying a truck, itd be a pete or kw, no questions


another thing i cant stand about the centurys and columbias is that they dont have a dome light on the bottom bunk like the flds did.
AND, i hate how the dome light on the roof is behind the curtain with the switch on the dash, if you have that light on and close the curtains and forget to cut it off, you gotta get back up, open up the curtains and turn it off

Ok I thought we were talking about daycabs in general.  Every Century sleeper i have had the dome switch on both the dash and in the bunk. 


"if i was buying a truck, itd be a pete or kw, no questions" 
Considering your only 20 thats a bit of a statement.  You might change your mind once you get out on the road and see a Freightliner/volvo back into a tight dock, and unload while 30 minutes later the Pete/KW as still trying to get backed into the tight dock :roll: 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 29, 2008, 05:07:41 PM
well in every columbia ive been in, they've only had the dash switch

well your only 24..... :roll:

i might be 20 years old, but ive been around the block a time or 2. i learned how to drive a truck when i was in 3rd grade and been driving on the road since i was 14.  not claiming to know it all, but i know more than the average driver. ive been around trucking and riding since before i can remember.and from looking at your myspace, you've only been driving maybe 3 years?

yea you do go into alot of tight places driving a truck. and you are also in alot of places that arent, its all in what you do and where you go


of course schneider isnt going to buy classics or 379's, most of their drivers cant even handle a century :roll:

ive seen alot of dudes in freightliners and valvos take 30 minutes to back into a wide open parking spot at a truck stop...its not the truck, its the driver. if you dont know what your doing, your going to look like a jack ass no matter what kind of truck your driving. look at dwayne, running nyc and all kinds of odd ball mom and pop places with a 379 and he doesnt have a problem. a 250-260 wheelbase is not that bad. it might take you a few extra minutes at the most to get in a tight spot but to me its WELL worth it not to be in a freightliner. if you have ever driven a pete, you would know how much better of a truck it is than a shaker. freightliners arent nothing but cheap plastic. mechanics at ozark have told us the only reason they buy them is becuase there cheap and dont cost much to fix. if your going to buy a good truck, that was built right and is going to last, pete and kw are the only 2. freightliners are nothing but cheap fleet trucks plain and simple

and 379s and w900s are not the only trucks they build either. you can get a t600 with a 230 wheelbase, same thing as a freightliner. i never specified what kind of pete or kw, all i said was a brand. and if ur really gun ho about fuel mileage and tight backing, get a 379 with 48' sleeper and a 240 something wheelbase.

peterbilt and kenworth make a better trucks hands down.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 29, 2008, 05:29:40 PM
Chase. I said that becuse this is the LTL board for one, and also most people under 21 that havent driven OTR yet always think that Petes and KW are the way to no matter what the application is Local or OTR.   I did not know your history as you are new here so Im not trying bash you.  As for the half SNI drivers not beeing able to handle there Centurys, thats a sad fact and can be said for just about every company out there these days.  Yes I have driven a Pete, They are great trucks and ride very nice.  Freightliners ,Volvos, and Internationals are cheap fleet trucks that cost alot less than the Paccar lineup.

"well in every columbia ive been in, they've only had the dash switch"
Did it have any of the contols(Radio volume, Temperature control, reading lamp) In the bunk??  Thats pretty dumb to not have a switch in the bunk for dome light.

Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 29, 2008, 06:03:14 PM
it has all those switches and a switch for the dome light over the top bunk but nothing for the one in the center of the truck other than the dash...i really wonder what freightliner was thinking...lol




i apologize if i came off as being a cracker head. i wasnt trying to bash you or your opinions


you are right this is the ltl board so day cabs should have been what was talked about lol, but i figured it was just trucks over all

and you are right about people that are under 21 or never driven a truck assume that a 379 or w9 or whatever with a 350' wheelbase are the only trucks to drive.

 
i take that back, its not just sni, your right, its every fleet on the road that most guys cant even handle a century and thats just sad.


Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 29, 2008, 06:08:30 PM
it has all those switches and a switch for the dome light over the top bunk but nothing for the one in the center of the truck other than the dash...i really wonder what freightliner was thinking...lol




i apologize if i came off as being a cracker head. i wasnt trying to bash you or your opinions


you are right this is the ltl board so day cabs should have been what was talked about lol, but i figured it was just trucks over all

and you are right about people that are under 21 or never driven a truck assume that a 379 or w9 or whatever with a 350' wheelbase are the only trucks to drive.

 
i take that back, its not just sni, your right, its every fleet on the road that most guys cant even handle a century and thats just sad.




Its all good man, I think were ont eh same page now. lol.  When i ran a Century condo Sleeper the bottom bunk had a switch for both the top bunk dome light and the main domelight.   
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on November 29, 2008, 06:22:33 PM
hmmmm....i wonder why every one ive seen is different...


must have been another option they didnt wanna buy :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 30, 2008, 01:45:22 PM
This is LTL New Equipment Sightings, not Pete VS. Freightliner, however, I must stir the pot.

I have owned a Pete, great truck, did everything I wanted it too do, short wheel based tractor, I pulled flats, chip vans, and Trains with it, it was a 359, and I enjoyed the truck, solid truck, at the time we did not have a Pete dealer within 110 miles of where I lived, and the only guy that worked on them was charging around 70 bucks an hour, this was the late 80's mind you.

I sold the truck and went back to company work before having a short stent with a KW A model, the motor in that was a gutless wonder, should have guessed it, Cat motor. :roll: So I went to a Freightliner, it was the early model FL, 1989, with a Detroit.

All these trucks were great trucks, but after the environmental groups all but shut down logging in the PNW, the wood industry was no longer for me, so I sold out, and relocated to the city to work LTL. I started driving 9100 IH's, and for a fleet tractor, it was one of the best trucks I had driven, 470 hp Detroit was unheard of in LTL, with power like that, you could walk triples right up and over the mountains on I-5.

Until 2004 I was with everyone else, I hated those damn Volvo's, I had never driven one, and I NEVER wanted to drive one, but one night, my tractor went in for regular service, and the only tractor on the lot, was a brand spankin new Volvo, i snatched the keys, and moved my stuff, not very happily mind you.

Fired it up, noticed right off the bat that is was quieter than my 2003 Dodge Cummins pickup, then got adjusted in the seat, hmm, comfy, the second I started thinking that I hit myself in the face and said NO, its a Volvo. Got down the road a ways, and hit 45, normally between 45-65 is the loudest part of a 9100, but the Volvo seemed to get quieter yet, sounded just as quiet as my pickup running down the freeway.

My destination was Herminston, Mike and Dave know that sections of 84 are sometimes not too pleasant, and windy. Tonight I had triples grossing just under 100k. My IH had the awkward deflector, but the Volvo just cut through the wind like a bullet, it was a head wind, so I figured fuel mileage will be zilch after this, but when the trip was said and done, I managed to get just over 7.2 mpg, which is remarkable really for any tractor pulling 100k. My IH would have gotten under 5 with a stiff headwind.

After that trip, I was a changed person, I was the typical Pete loving truck driver, turned into a Volvo lover, I couldn't believe the words coming out of my thinker. Willy would shoot me right now if he knew I was saying this stuff.

A few years later, end of 07 to be exact, I was driving happily in a 1997 9670 daycab IH COE, she had a turned up motor purring at 465 hp, and nobody in the yard liked to drive COE's, so I didn't have to slipseat with anyone. 08 Tractors were brought into the yard, and unfortunately, my tractor and the sleeper COE were set for auction, and replaced by two VNL's. We were up for rebids anyways, so I had enough seniority to have any of 8 tractors, I happily took a Volvo, and even though the company didn't purchase Jakes, it is by far the best tractor I have ever driven. I have a bad back, and I have always hurt when I get out of a 14 hour day, but the Volvo makes me feel comfortable from hour one to hour 14.

I'm not trying to change anyone opinion on Volvo's, but as a company driver, it is the only truck, if optioned correctly, that I would want to drive.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 30, 2008, 02:31:54 PM
Quote
Willy would shoot me right now if he knew I was saying this stuff.

How do you know he's not? :evil:

My friend owns a 2006 Volvo car and she loves it.  I've ridden in it several times, and I said to myself, if they build their trucks like they built this car, they would be THE best trucks to own.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cobra13 on November 30, 2008, 04:23:52 PM
Well said Nate!

Seems the only people who don't like Volvo are the ones who have never driven them, just my observation.

I remember when dad went from the FLD120 (which we both really liked), to a new VN660 (the old one). We hated it. It was ugly, crappy, and we were just in that nice Freightliner. Well after running that Volvo for a few months, we started to really like it. No problems, ran good, fuel efficient, comfortable, all that. It only got better with the new Volvo, 670. That was everything good about the old one, made better, plus it looked a lot nicer. Dad's in a T2000 KENWORTH now, and he hates it. Said it's a piece of crap. Things fall apart on it, the automatic sucks (real trucks have two sticks!), and it's just a cheap truck. Now I don't know how he would feel about this, but if Harry were to buy a bunch of Volvos and offer dad one, (not gonna happen, Harry will not buy Volvos), I'd say take it.

Plain and simple, Volvo builds a damn good truck. Do I still like Peterbilt and KW? You bet. Would I be proud and happy to drive or own a Volvo? Damn right!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 30, 2008, 04:28:52 PM
Not everybody likes Volvo's, and thats ok, I personally love W900L's just as much as the next guy, would be my dream truck if I bought a truck, however.

I do know guys that have driven Volvo's and just dont like them, and thats ok.

Different strokes for different folks, and I dont want to try to change anyone's opinion on trucks, however, if you haven't driven one, and you bash it, shut up, because you dont have a opinion based on experience, that goes for ANY truck too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 30, 2008, 04:56:04 PM


Different strokes for different folks, and I dont want to try to change anyone's opinion on trucks, however, if you haven't driven one, and you bash it, shut up, because you dont have a opinion based on experience, that goes for ANY truck too.

Glad you finnally chimed in on this one Nate :-D.  Ive never driven a volvo but everyone I know that has loved it.   Back to new LTL sightings


Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on November 30, 2008, 05:48:17 PM
All those trucks are terrible.... Hino beats everything  :-D :evil: :-D :evil: :-D :evil:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: tom_the_trucker on November 30, 2008, 05:50:19 PM
Hino beats everything  

 HELL YEAH THEY DO!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on December 01, 2008, 08:53:15 AM
ive riden in valvos, driven valvos, never liked em. ive never liked the looks or the way the interior is laid out



ANYWAY


saw more of the old dominion day cab cascadia's with no decals but it was dark and couldnt get any pics

and more of the jb hunt cascadias
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on December 01, 2008, 09:30:17 AM
ive riden in valvos, driven valvos, never liked em. ive never liked the looks or the way the interior is laid out



 :cry: I think me and Nate here are left out on liking Volvo's. I love Volvo's, loooks are better than the Cascaida anyday, Volvo is my second favorite truck maker (WS is 1st), as my dad was the same way.  :-D

My 2 cents worth, not sure if I have said this, but OD Volvos at the Girad terminal :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 01, 2008, 06:00:36 PM
I saw a brand new UPS Freight ProStar today, single screw.  It was pulling 3 other ProStars piggybacked on I-70 Westbound in Abilene, KS, mm275.  Couldn't grab my camera fast enough though. :-(

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on December 03, 2008, 06:45:45 AM
if i were to ever go O/O it would be with a volvo.the volvo i was assinged to a year back with swift before i got my prostar was a 2008 volvo 670...this truck was getting the best mpg outta all the east coast terminal's i was getting 9.5 mpg almost everyday...and it wouldnt get below 8.5 coming through all the traffic in nyc on black friday :-D  ALOT of new trucks with the regeneration cycle's get terrible gas mileage and some dont...my 2008 didnt have a reburner beacuse it was manufactured in early 07' :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 03, 2008, 02:56:58 PM
Market Transport pulling a ABF 53 foot railroad trailer, trailer looked new, swing door Great Dane, and had the markings ABFZ.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 03, 2008, 03:18:27 PM
Market Transport pulling a ABF 53 foot railroad trailer, trailer looked new, swing door Great Dane, and had the markings ABFZ.

Never heard of Market Transport, but if they were pulling an ABF trailer, it was probably new.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 03, 2008, 03:20:20 PM
I grabbed a shot of a UPS Freight ProStar and a FedEx Freight ProStar here:

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=28069.0

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 03, 2008, 03:24:01 PM
Never heard of Market Transport, but if they were pulling an ABF trailer, it was probably new.

Here's a picture of one. Hope Mike doesn't mind me borrowing his link, but it was the best picture I could find of one on the main site.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/michael_bartyzal/2003/sept28/market_frtlnr01.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 03, 2008, 03:27:34 PM
There are about 10 new Volvos in Nashville for FedEx Freight East.  This is interested because we had been told several months ago that we weren't getting any more Volvos.  Not much different than current ones, Cummins ISX, 10 speed.  New items are air sliding fifth wheels, new air tank setup and the battery box has been moved in between the frame rails behind the cab.  These also have the forward facing camera system for lane departure warnings.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on December 04, 2008, 02:51:47 AM
Fed Ex Freight T660 daycab s/a wb on I20 near Sweetwater, TX
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 05, 2008, 09:19:48 AM
Despite the current economic conditions, am still seing new trailers sporting the new YRC logo.  Both Great Danes pups and 53's, not Walbash like last year. :mrgreen:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 05, 2008, 04:44:19 PM
Fed Ex Freight T660 daycab s/a wb on I20 near Sweetwater, TX

These have been elusive for me, I usually get to preview the new equipment at work but we've not gotten a T660 daycab in Kansas City yet.  My connection with Dallas never got me the pictures he promised..

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Kid truck on December 14, 2008, 04:04:39 AM
Pat Salmon And Sons (Big Florida Mail Contractor and Georgia too I think) Freightliner columbia daycab. I also saw an FLD 120 daycab for them. This is kind of weird because they always have ran Sterlings and Internationals. Experimental units?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 14, 2008, 02:31:47 PM
Pat Salmon And Sons (Big Florida Mail Contractor and Georgia too I think) Freightliner columbia daycab. I also saw an FLD 120 daycab for them. This is kind of weird because they always have ran Sterlings and Internationals. Experimental units?

With Sterling gone under, they're probably buying Freightliners, since Sterling was owned by Freightliner.  Therefore, Sterling parts and Freightliner parts are (for the most part) interchangeable.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on December 14, 2008, 02:38:53 PM
Pat Salmon And Sons (Big Florida Mail Contractor and Georgia too I think) Freightliner columbia daycab. I also saw an FLD 120 daycab for them. This is kind of weird because they always have ran Sterlings and Internationals. Experimental units?

I used to FLD sleepers up in NJ around the BMC in Jersey City & day cab FLD's in SW Florida; this is all as recent as early 2008.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on December 15, 2008, 06:22:36 AM
New Century T660..this one had a studio sleeper and dura-brights... 8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on December 15, 2008, 09:00:17 AM
New Century T660..this one had a studio sleeper and dura-brights... 8-)

Here's hopin dad gets one! :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on December 18, 2008, 06:44:31 AM
Here's hopin dad gets one! :-D
i wish i had one :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on December 19, 2008, 09:49:08 AM
5 FedEx Freight FL Columbia's powered with Mercedes Benz engines in Hagerstown MD. Don't know what the spec's are they were locked I will try to find a driver tonight when I go back. Supposed to be 10 around this part of the system they were in the high 10100 series. Lot's of new KW's no T660's though :
 

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 19, 2008, 10:16:31 AM
Reimer Cascadia on I-5, dont know if that has been reported yet or not? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 19, 2008, 04:24:49 PM
Still think that Prostar looks like the Satan of your yard with the lighting going on there Nate. :evil:

What do the first two digits of the number stand for on a UPGF tractor?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on December 19, 2008, 05:37:46 PM




They have the same 385 hp Cummins with no jake that the Volvo's have. Plus a Passenger seat, CD Player, and full gang plank, they are also putting the full frame chain racks on them. They are also geared around 3:90-4:10, where the Volvo's are a lot higher around 3:23, so it definetly makes the difference.



So when do you get to drive it?  8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on December 20, 2008, 08:11:32 AM
Yesterday I delivered to the Saia barn down on Swan Island here in Portland, OR.  They had 4 brand new Volvos tucked away in the back corner of the lot.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_4334.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_4334.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_4334.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on December 20, 2008, 10:14:04 PM
i got some more of the odfl cascadias at the freightliner plant that ill post tomorrow sometime
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on December 20, 2008, 11:27:13 PM
Yesterday I delivered to the Saia barn down on Swan Island here in Portland, OR.  They had 4 brand new Volvos tucked away in the back corner of the lot.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_4334.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_4334.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_4334.jpg)
Must be doing what NEMF does, From what i hear  :wink: :wink: Keeping the new trucks tucked away until they are needed  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 21, 2008, 02:07:43 AM
We just got in 8 new Volvo VNLs this week at FedEx Freight, these have a few new options for us like a sliding 5th wheel.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on December 21, 2008, 11:46:00 AM
Here is one of the new Columbia's. Same truck as before from what I can tell the driver hates it. His buddy told me they took his brand new T800 and gave him this. I would be upset too but it is still a nice solid truck is it me or does the air shield look to be a little different than say the OD columbia's. Sorry cell phone pic.

(http://i136.photobucket.com/albums/q198/fxf74/utf-8BSU1HXzc2ODUtMS5qcGc.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 21, 2008, 11:50:51 AM
Here is one of the new Columbia's. Same truck as before from what I can tell the driver hates it. His buddy told me they took his brand new T800 and gave him this. I would be upset too but it is still a nice solid truck is it me or does the air shield look to be a little different than say the OD columbia's. Sorry cell phone pic.
I was thinking the same thing before I read your post.  They look like they have the ugly fairings that the older FedEx Express Centuries and ex-AF FL80 tractors have.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on December 21, 2008, 12:31:16 PM
I was thinking the same thing before I read your post.  They look like they have the ugly fairings that the older FedEx Express Centuries and ex-AF FL80 tractors have.

Safeway's Columbia daycabs have that same air fairing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on December 21, 2008, 02:56:31 PM
Yeah, that fairing does look kind of odd.

Oh, and my condolences to the driver who lost his KW. I know it must be hard for him. I wouldn't know what to do if I got demoted like that.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on December 21, 2008, 03:37:38 PM
Well, I know from experience with the older model T800's and the red VNM's and the new VNL's that preference would be the T800, VNM, then the VNL. The new Volvos shake violently when following another truck. The older VNM it seems to me has a better ride and not as shaky when following another truck. The T800 is just a work horse I think it handles a set the best of all and the new T8's with the larger cab make it that much better. The driver's buddy said the Columbia was some where in between the T8 and the VNM. I have only ever pulled a set with the above mentioned trucks so just my comparison maybe Roogie can give us his 2 cents. Greg I think you nailed it on the faring I knew it looked familiar but couldn't put my finger
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on December 21, 2008, 03:59:11 PM
I've never been in a T800, but I have been in a T450. That was a good truck, and the Columbia sure as heck isn't. I'd be really mad if I got thrown into a Craplumbia.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on December 22, 2008, 07:59:54 AM
The roof fairing on the columbia is made by an outside vendor. It is the same vendor who produces the trailer skirts, that were populare on Con-way truckload trailers...

As for those new Volvo's at Saia. The are being in processes, meaning they are having the equipment that is not connected installed, ie: drive shafts, Vorad, roof fairing... The other delay is all the liscensing and permiting that has to be done. Being Portland trucks, they should recieve their triples permits, something that seems to take time as some 2008's still don't have them... yet...  Mike, did you see the 09's I caught in Dallas?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on December 22, 2008, 08:09:28 AM
I don't think there is a driver here that would turn down a brand new tractor (Columbia or not) and a Columbia is better than some of the stuff we drove over the years!  Bet it's more comfortable than a Transtar II COE!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on December 22, 2008, 01:25:02 PM
I'd actually love to get the chance to drive a Transtar. :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 22, 2008, 01:44:13 PM
Quote
The roof fairing on the columbia is made by an outside vendor. It is the same vendor who produces the trailer skirts, that were populare on Con-way truckload trailers...

I thought I saw them elsewhere.  If you go on the main site, look for pictures of GMC Brigadiers, and you will see similar types of air fairings.  It looks like they changed their style a bit though, but these fairings are much taller than a Freightliner's fairing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on December 23, 2008, 04:44:26 AM
Coming to work today I saw a UPS Freight Sterling  :?  sorry roads were way to bad to get a picture.  8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on December 23, 2008, 12:53:32 PM
Pretty doubtful, might have been an 8100 with the reman hood that makes it look half Sterling-ish.
:? :? :? NATE have you been hitting the Egg-nog  :evil: :evil: :evil: j/k Were could i find pics of an 8100 with a Reman Hood that makes it look sterling-ish  :? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 23, 2008, 01:04:48 PM
Ew, it does look like a Sterling!  That's one strange looking truck Nate, I've seen it before but I didn't remember the different grille.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on December 23, 2008, 01:50:43 PM
Pretty doubtful, might have been an 8100 with the reman hood that makes it look half Sterling-ish.
It was
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 23, 2008, 02:47:25 PM
I'm not a fan of the Egg-Nog, Ray, but I did get an early Christmas present from a co-worker this afternoon...... :wink:

Here is your Sterling-Ish tractor.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2007/03-12/ups-24035.jpg

Do you do the "reefer?" :-P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on December 23, 2008, 03:19:09 PM
Nate im  100% sure it was a sterling.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on December 23, 2008, 11:05:35 PM
I'm not a fan of the Egg-Nog, Ray, but I did get an early Christmas present from a co-worker this afternoon...... :wink:

Here is your Sterling-Ish tractor.
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2007/03-12/ups-24035.jpg
Me Neither  :| :| I dont like Eggs  :| :| BTW I have never seen one of those 8100s like that before  :-o :-o BTW it looks to me more like a Newer Ford F600 or F700 More than a Sterling  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on December 28, 2008, 06:21:11 AM
Nate, why couldn't that have been a Sterling?  I am sure UPS Freight will be running all the name brands UPS is buying and they have already proved that with the Mack Visions they are testing and the ProStars.  Sterling is the brand UPS is currently buying to fill their standing order so I am sure Ryan is correct!  Ryan, I will keep an eye open in Hermiston where the UPS Freight guys lay over coming out of SLC.  Maybe I will catch one of these!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on December 28, 2008, 06:49:56 AM
Nate, why couldn't that have been a Sterling?  I am sure UPS Freight will be running all the name brands UPS is buying and they have already proved that with the Mack Visions they are testing and the ProStars.  Sterling is the brand UPS is currently buying to fill their standing order so I am sure Ryan is correct!  Ryan, I will keep an eye open in Hermiston where the UPS Freight guys lay over coming out of SLC.  Maybe I will catch one of these!
Thanks Dave.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 28, 2008, 08:50:20 AM
If it was a Sterling, it would be a sight to see, as Sterling is now a defunct truck manufacturer.  Was it in UPS Freight colors?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on December 29, 2008, 06:57:52 PM
These companies are always full of surprizes so you just never know.  They didn't tell us we were getting Volvos last year either and after the ProStars rolled in we were shocked to see Volvos and they ended up getting over 100 of them!  Why they keep this stuff secret is beyond me!  Test units especially won't be mentioned in the budgets as they usually get a deal on them.  I remember Roadway getting test tractors for about 1/2 the cost (purchase price used to be on the registration).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 30, 2008, 01:24:24 AM
These companies are always full of surprizes so you just never know.  They didn't tell us we were getting Volvos last year either and after the ProStars rolled in we were shocked to see Volvos and they ended up getting over 100 of them!  Why they keep this stuff secret is beyond me!  Test units especially won't be mentioned in the budgets as they usually get a deal on them.  I remember Roadway getting test tractors for about 1/2 the cost (purchase price used to be on the registration).

Most of our test units are shown on the registration papers that they were sold for $1.  We've gotten a lot of new 09 Volvo VNLs and we were told we were going all KW.  All the FXNational trucks I see now are the new Volvos.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on December 30, 2008, 06:44:08 AM
Seen a Southeasten Mack.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on December 30, 2008, 07:23:11 AM
Seen a Southeasten Mack.

Single axle or twin screw?  :? Either way i'd think it would look good in their livery.  8-) Almost asked if it was an R model.  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on December 30, 2008, 09:30:38 AM
Sinlge axle. It was a Vision. I think they had R models at one time.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on December 30, 2008, 02:25:04 PM
Southeastern had Mack U models at one time but I don't remember R models.  Did Sterling already stop making trucks?  I thought they were going to finish off all their existing orders first.  I know UPS had an order in for them as CACH was supposed to get a bunch of them.  I figured they had about 6 months worth of orders left?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DAVID350 on December 30, 2008, 02:55:01 PM
They had both, after looking at some of your collection. :-D

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/donq/southeastern_mack_u_2.jpg)

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/donq/southeastern_mack_r.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 30, 2008, 03:55:18 PM
Southeastern had Mack U models at one time but I don't remember R models.  Did Sterling already stop making trucks?  I thought they were going to finish off all their existing orders first.  I know UPS had an order in for them as CACH was supposed to get a bunch of them.  I figured they had about 6 months worth of orders left?

They are officially closing up shop around mid-09, so I'd say finish up orders and produce a few more lot sellers for the FL dealerships and then be done with it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: WesV on December 31, 2008, 09:28:19 PM
New R&L Prostar seen at the Longtown Truckstop (I-40 Exit 35 in TN)
(http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/th_DSCF7035.jpg) (http://s491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/?action=view&current=DSCF7035.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on December 31, 2008, 09:31:35 PM
Nice Catch  :-o :-o :-o I like to see one of those in Person   :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 01, 2009, 12:38:18 PM
Forgot about those Southeastern Mack R models with the big airshield.  Roadway had the same airshield and they were tough to see things when using them in the city!  If Sterling has 6 months worth of orders left I bet we will see quite a few more of them on the road coming in 2009!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 02, 2009, 08:36:53 AM
New R&L Prostar seen at the Longtown Truckstop (I-40 Exit 35 in TN)
(http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/th_DSCF7035.jpg) (http://s491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/?action=view&current=DSCF7035.jpg)

I still can't get over how good that truck looks!  :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on January 06, 2009, 02:05:25 PM
Wish i woulda got a pic but while i was fumbling to get my camera set a brand new UPS Hino straight truck drove past me up in Tinton Falls NJ today.  :x Plus i had to hear my wife say "What are you mad for? It's only a UPS truck."  :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 06, 2009, 02:10:16 PM
Wish i woulda got a pic but while i was fumbling to get my camera set a brand new UPS Hino straight truck drove past me up in Tinton Falls NJ today.  :x Plus i had to hear my wife say "What are you mad for? It's only a UPS truck."  :roll:

charlie you should told her she missed a good shoe sale Last week :evil: :evil: j/k :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 06, 2009, 02:51:17 PM
New 2009 Volvo VNLs sitting in Kansas City yard awaiting to be put into service.  These are setup identical to the new FedEx National LTL Volvos except we don't get fog lights.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/010609newvolvosth.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/010609newvolvos.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on January 06, 2009, 03:00:45 PM
charlie you should told her she missed a good shoe sale Last week :evil: :evil: j/k :lol:

That's just the point Ray. She can always find a shoe sale (believe me), how long will it take me to spot this Hino again?  :? :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on January 09, 2009, 02:48:38 AM
I-68 eastbound UPS (package side) sleeper team in a brand new IHC PRO STAR white in color with acorn decals on the door not sure about the roof it was around 1030 last nite. I am pretty sure it had a Penske sticker by the door post.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 09, 2009, 02:53:43 AM
I-68 eastbound UPS (package side) sleeper team in a brand new IHC PRO STAR white in color with acorn decals on the door not sure about the roof it was around 1030 last nite. I am pretty sure it had a Penske sticker by the door post.

I saw two of those yesterday on I-70 westbound near Mulberry Grove, IL. Those Prostar sleepers look really nice, even with acorns on 'em!  ;-)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on January 10, 2009, 12:59:41 PM
6 more 2009 Pro Stars  at FedEx freight hub in Hagerstown MD.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 10, 2009, 01:47:15 PM
6 more 2009 Pro Stars  at FedEx freight hub in Hagerstown MD.

I just rolled 300k on my Volvo, I'd wait for one of those ProStars, but I'd try to get some Super Singles on it.  :-)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JP on January 10, 2009, 04:19:23 PM
New 2009 Volvo VNLs sitting in Kansas City yard awaiting to be put into service.  These are setup identical to the new FedEx National LTL Volvos except we don't get fog lights.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/010609newvolvosth.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/010609newvolvos.jpg)

roog

Nice pic roogie, I saw one yesterday on the highway. 8-) (well, maybe not one of those but an '09 :-P )
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on January 10, 2009, 07:56:40 PM
(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/dudeomg06/th_Picture346.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/dudeomg06/?action=view&current=Picture346.jpg)


(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/dudeomg06/th_Picture357.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/dudeomg06/?action=view&current=Picture357.jpg)



(http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/dudeomg06/th_Picture361.jpg) (http://s36.photobucket.com/albums/e26/dudeomg06/?action=view&current=Picture361.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 11, 2009, 03:42:02 AM
Those ODFL Cascadias look real good.  And that's saying something (I really don't like the look of them for the most part.) 

Are those while Columbias in the one photo glider kits? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chase on January 11, 2009, 12:52:24 PM
i believe so...they didnt have rear ends in em
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 11, 2009, 03:08:07 PM
They may be waiting for components.  That is quite common that they will almost finish some trucks and wait for components.  I have some other photos of Watkins and USF Internationals waiting for rear ends taken several years back.  Interesting to see they are still making Argosys as well.  I thought they were history.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 12, 2009, 05:11:26 PM
I believe Argosy's are being sent overseas, Dave.

As the FL Dealer told me that they would be made into 2008 for sale in U.S. until the pre-emission engines were gone.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 12, 2009, 09:07:14 PM
I just heard the same thing about the Argosys.  Too bad as they are the end of the COEs.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 14, 2009, 10:32:50 AM
I saw a 48' FedEx Freight Wabash long box today that looked brand-new.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on January 14, 2009, 01:27:31 PM
Greg there was at least 10 at Hagerstown MD last week and 5 had liftgates as well as the air ride. These are nice trailers but don't cut well due to the axle placement  the lift gates are fixed at the front most hole.   http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=23244.0
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 14, 2009, 01:46:57 PM
The axles on this one weren't placed the same as some of the others I've seen.  I remember that thread too, this was the first time I've seen one of them in person.  FedEx Freight is still using a large majority of the ex-Wal Mart trailers here.

Thanks for the info on those trailers though Chad.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on January 14, 2009, 03:42:06 PM
I-68 eastbound UPS (package side) sleeper team in a brand new IHC PRO STAR white in color with acorn decals on the door not sure about the roof it was around 1030 last nite. I am pretty sure it had a Penske sticker by the door post.

I saw one Saturday on I-95 NB near Jessup, MD.

It looks like UPS has a new reporting mark in their fleet of ex-railroad owned vans: PKGZ.  Previously, I have seen UPSZ, FSTZ and SCSZ.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on January 14, 2009, 07:01:46 PM
PKGZ, of course standing for Package.

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on January 15, 2009, 04:58:00 AM
Six new Volvo twin screws last night.  Still blue
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202009/th_001-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202009/?action=view&current=001-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202009/th_002-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/January%202009/?action=view&current=002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: HuntFlatbed on January 15, 2009, 08:59:15 AM
I dunno if this is NEW but I saw a ABF Freightliner M2 tandem daycab pulling pups today in Omaha, NE.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 15, 2009, 10:36:55 AM
Can't say I've ever seen a tandem M2 for them, Hunt.  Would like to see it myself. 8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 15, 2009, 11:24:35 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/IMG_24351Medium.jpg)
New Volvos at our Boise terminal.  I didn't think we were getting any new equipment in 2009 but I was proven wrong!  You just never know what these companies have up their sleeve!  No one tells us anything!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on January 15, 2009, 02:23:21 PM
When I was taking the wife to the doctor this am I came on a Mountain Valley Express--looked like new Cascadia with a long box making a delivery to a small strawberry farm that sits on the Cerritos Community College campus property.  Would have liked to have stopped for a pic but no parking on the street.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Kid truck on January 16, 2009, 09:29:18 AM
AAA Cooper Transportation (ACT)  volvo sleeper with a flatbed trailer. Also saw an Old Dominion Freightliner M2 Single axle with a Winn-Dixie trailer.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on January 17, 2009, 10:43:32 AM
Yesterday I saw a USF Holland 48' logistics track Duraplate with pintle hook.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 17, 2009, 01:19:30 PM
I saw a USF Holland pup with a pintle hook on I-95 heading south back to their Philadelphia terminal last night being pulled by one of their Kenworth T-300s.  It might have just been an ex-Red Star because it was still in the old creamsicle scheme but it was still a unique sight. :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on January 18, 2009, 06:05:30 PM
Estes T660 Sleeper cab. Looked pretty good.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 18, 2009, 08:06:39 PM
Speaking of Estes I saw an International 9200 sleeper leaving their Seattle terminal and the fenders were yellow.  It still had the black on the roof but the yellow fenders caught my eye.  Wonder if this is a subtle change in color scheme?  This tractor had the usual set of doubles so it wasn't one of their dedicated trucks that I know of.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 19, 2009, 12:59:01 PM
Speaking of Estes I saw an International 9200 sleeper leaving their Seattle terminal and the fenders were yellow.  It still had the black on the roof but the yellow fenders caught my eye.  Wonder if this is a subtle change in color scheme?  This tractor had the usual set of doubles so it wasn't one of their dedicated trucks that I know of.

Whatever saves a buck these days, Dave... :-(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 23, 2009, 10:03:05 AM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/1217080527-00Medium.jpg)
Look Nate!  It turns out that Ryan was 100% correct on the UPSF Sterling!  Got this from a UPSF driver who told me this truck in fact is based in SLC and was running to Hermiston until recently.  Sometimes even us drivers don't know what our own employers are buying!  In my case I took a trip off and came back to find 10 new Volvos sitting in Seattle. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 23, 2009, 10:14:24 AM
:-o Must be a rare test unit!  I remember back in the early days of UPSF someone sent a rumour around of an all brown Sterling running for them.  It was probably just this.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 23, 2009, 12:07:47 PM
This means I have ANOTHER truck to look out for in the future from UPSF.  Thanks for the info Dave. :-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: CACHman on January 23, 2009, 12:21:42 PM
UPSF Sterling--I caught one today and did a walk around of the unit. 

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=29642.0
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on January 23, 2009, 12:36:34 PM
UPSF is apparently testing them to see how the MPG holds up against the Volvo's and the IH's.


Guess it never crossed anyones mind to pick up the phone & call their counterpart at UPS?  :? :roll: Since UPS is the parent company & has, oh let me guess, maybe a few thousand of the very same types of tractors doing the same type of work i bet they could have gotten the same answers without going out & buying 3 test units.  :-(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on January 23, 2009, 03:22:51 PM
Well I try to report what see Thanks Dave.

Ryan
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut01 on January 24, 2009, 05:16:27 AM
Way to go son, I guess it goes to show that you do know what you are talking about. I would put nates quote on here, but do not know how to do it.  Good shot Dave.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on January 24, 2009, 04:21:41 PM
Here's a lousy shot of a new Pitt Ohio Transtar. I didn't have the digital and was actually talking on the phone while cruising through the lot but was able to catch this as I drove past. :|

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/ATT00013.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: WesV on January 25, 2009, 07:22:34 AM
Maybe this has been covered, if not, here goes.  I finally started seeing YRF trucks pulling mixed trailers a couple weeks ago. Here is one I was able to catch.
(http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/th_DSCF7149.jpg) (http://s491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/?action=view&current=DSCF7149.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 25, 2009, 08:07:48 AM
Maybe this has been covered, if not, here goes.  I finally started seeing YRF trucks pulling mixed trailers a couple weeks ago. Here is one I was able to catch.
(http://i491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/th_DSCF7149.jpg) (http://s491.photobucket.com/albums/rr278/OneBadBinder/?action=view&current=DSCF7149.jpg)


While not "official" there have been quite a few shots in this thread here (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=27995.0) about that very subject, a carrier in transition will always yield unique combinations.  Thanks for sharing it with us!

roog

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on January 25, 2009, 02:24:20 PM
I know you've mentioned it already Roogie, but I had a sighting of a Fedex Freight s/a daycab Columbia. It was followed by a s/a daycab Prostar for Fedex Freight. Was talking to Pat and missed this pic. op...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 25, 2009, 02:45:29 PM
I know you've mentioned it already Roogie, but I had a sighting of a Fedex Freight s/a daycab Columbia. It was followed by a s/a daycab Prostar for Fedex Freight. Was talking to Pat and missed this pic. op...

We have 2 Columbias in Kansas City with Mercedes power, they've been test units for quite a while.  They seem to be nice, only the 2 drivers assigned to them get to drive them.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on January 25, 2009, 03:30:32 PM
Noticed 5 Sterling tractors painted in UPS Freight colors at the Brecksville, Oh. terminal  this past week. I guess there are more than we think !!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 30, 2009, 01:46:39 PM
UPS Int. 4300 Straight Truck Sitting at a UPS Store in Christiana DE Tonight :-o :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on February 02, 2009, 02:49:11 PM
UPS package car with clean idle sticker. most likely out of harvey.
i was always under the impression they sent old units out to be re furbed and didnt buy "new" equipment....
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 16, 2009, 01:12:23 PM
I saw 4 new ABF Sterlings piggybacked and headed towards Kansas City across I-70 in Boonville, MO today.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on March 17, 2009, 09:50:51 AM
I remember driving by Boonville, MO when I travelled that highway.  I always thought the name was funny. :-D  Did they get many trucks back in '08 and for '09?  The bulk of trucks I see are '05 to '07 and in pictures a few Macks for '08.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on March 19, 2009, 06:06:19 AM
Saw two UPS Hino straight-jobs on I80 Eastbound.  They have to be domiciled at the Parsippany terminal.   
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on March 19, 2009, 08:20:04 AM
TST Overland Express International 8600 with....Super Singles.
(http://inlinethumb42.webshots.com/44393/2310110230104600183S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2310110230104600183aKEYJW)

That's the first time I've seen the super singles on a TST Overland tractor.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on March 26, 2009, 10:23:57 AM
Friend of mine caught a Dayton Freight Prostar.
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/Mackmixer/LTL/DAYTON/DSC_4482_235.jpg) (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/Mackmixer/LTL/DAYTON/DSC_4482_235.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 26, 2009, 04:38:19 PM
Friend of mine caught a Dayton Freight Prostar.
(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/Mackmixer/LTL/DAYTON/DSC_4482_235.jpg) (http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk221/Mackmixer/LTL/DAYTON/DSC_4482_235.jpg)


Looks nice but she's already banged up.  :-(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 28, 2009, 07:57:59 AM
Must be why Dayton Freight always had a heavy duty bumper on their 9200s!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on April 16, 2009, 01:49:27 PM
I got a tractor shot of one of the New Penn Volvo VNMs yesterday.
(http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF7981.jpg) (http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF7981.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: feuerone on April 17, 2009, 09:46:50 AM
 New to me,  While out and about in Tampa today i  spotted a new Mack Pinnacle s/a for Southeastern Express. Did not have my camera with me.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on May 01, 2009, 04:16:51 AM
Carrier Industries volvo daycab pulling a NEMF trailer. Never seen anything besides Mack CH for them.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 01, 2009, 05:27:47 AM
Carrier Industries volvo daycab pulling a NEMF trailer. Never seen anything besides Mack CH for them.

Nice, would you happen to know what model it was? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on May 01, 2009, 07:03:00 AM
It was a VNM model, I believe. Older one, maybe 2002 or 2003 by the looks of it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 01, 2009, 07:11:36 AM
It was a VNM model, I believe. Older one, maybe 2002 or 2003 by the looks of it.

Thanks for the info!  It doesn't surprise me that there are some Volvos in the fleet, seeing as how NEMF and Eastern Freightways have them too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 04, 2009, 10:07:14 PM
Spotted a new Mack Pinnacle and an Int. Durastar 4300 for Pitt Ohio a couple days ago  :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on May 06, 2009, 11:10:11 AM
Spotted an OLd Dominion Volvo Midroof single screw pulling a set through portland on Monday.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 06, 2009, 02:20:34 PM
Saw a white New Penn Wabash Duraplate XD today on my way home from school.  Was parked far off the road, but as far as I know, they were all green before.  Sign of the times? :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 06, 2009, 03:52:17 PM
R&L Carriers white single screw International 8600 pulling doubles today in Bordentown.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/th_5-6-09Manchester-NewEgypt-Bordentow.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/5-6-09Manchester-NewEgypt-Bordentow.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 06, 2009, 06:54:03 PM
i seen one of the New ODFL Cascadia Daycabs a couple days ago even got a Shot of it But the Rain droplets Messed it Up  :x :x :| Hopefully i will see another one soon  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 07, 2009, 08:34:28 AM
R&L Carriers white single screw International 8600 pulling doubles today in Bordentown.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/th_5-6-09Manchester-NewEgypt-Bordentow.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/5-6-09Manchester-NewEgypt-Bordentow.jpg)

Nice catch, that white truck actually goes better with the scheme better than the green or yellow ones do! :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on May 07, 2009, 05:33:00 PM
R&L Carriers white single screw International 8600 pulling doubles today in Bordentown.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/th_5-6-09Manchester-NewEgypt-Bordentow.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/5-6-09Manchester-NewEgypt-Bordentow.jpg)

Great pic, this could be an ex Penske truck.  R&L has a yellow one just like this running around down by Nates neck of the woods.  Its has the same exact decals as this one and is Penske yellow.  I figured maybe they got it from Penske.  anyone know???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on May 08, 2009, 02:13:38 PM
2009 Pitt-Ohio Transtar
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on May 10, 2009, 10:09:20 AM
Yeah, the Yellow ones are Penske.  I've seen the faded lettering.  Maybe it's an ex-Ryder. :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on May 11, 2009, 03:53:56 PM
I saw new Old Dominion tandem axle longbox with a liftgate and it had super single tires on it, could not get a clear picture though because it was raining when I saw it.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on May 15, 2009, 06:35:10 PM
Far from new, but new to the owner...A TP Volvo VN. First non-Freightliner line unit I believe I've ever seen for TP.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 19, 2009, 03:39:58 PM
First sleeper unit i've ever seen for NYCE out of Conklin NY.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/th_5-19-09Lacey-Edisonpics070.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/5-19-09Lacey-Edisonpics070.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on May 19, 2009, 06:59:10 PM
First sleeper unit i've ever seen for NYCE out of Conklin NY.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/th_5-19-09Lacey-Edisonpics070.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/5-19-09Lacey-Edisonpics070.jpg)

Saw an O/O running for NYCE last week.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 20, 2009, 09:13:52 AM
I can't ever recall seeing an NYCE sleeper, nice catch.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on May 20, 2009, 05:50:39 PM
2010 U.S FoodService Transtar Tandem with Polished Aluminum Wheels all the way around  :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on May 20, 2009, 10:02:35 PM
2010 U.S FoodService Transtar Tandem with Polished Aluminum Wheels all the way around  :lol:

Thanks for the posting, but this really should go to the food service area or the regular New Equipment Sightings thread in Anything Trucking Related. They are not a LTL carrier. But, we are kind of loose about this and its certainly not a big deal...

Thanks,

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on May 20, 2009, 11:40:41 PM
Got a closer look at the Volvo VNM for TP....I stand corrected, it is a brand new tractor!!

Would this be the first NEW equipment for TP?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: swift#1 on May 21, 2009, 05:33:24 AM
Thanks for the posting, but this really should go to the food service area or the regular New Equipment Sightings thread in Anything Trucking Related. They are not a LTL carrier. But, we are kind of loose about this and its certainly not a big deal...

Thanks,

Jimmy B
I put it in the New Equipment sightings thread also Jimmy...thought I would post it here so the guys here could see it as well. :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on May 25, 2009, 09:14:04 AM
Nate. I have a shot of that TP Volvo VNM on my TP page.  I shot it last year near Grants Pass.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on May 25, 2009, 06:30:28 PM
Nate. I have a shot of that TP Volvo VNM on my TP page.  I shot it last year near Grants Pass.

I guess I dont get out enough these days, Dave!!

Thanks for the info!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on May 26, 2009, 06:45:21 AM
I think they had an older tandem axle VNM as well.  I used to see the single axle one about every trip somewhere down there.  Mike probably knows where they hide it!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on June 03, 2009, 05:08:15 PM
I dont think this is a New Sighting But, It was a First for me, New Penn Twin Screw VNM  :-o :-o I wish i could have gotten a Pic but it caught me Off Guard  :cry: :cry:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on June 06, 2009, 04:59:03 PM
One of two UPSF Sterlings traveling together on I-80 near Youngstown.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/UPSF/th_DSC_1084.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/UPSF/DSC_1084.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on June 06, 2009, 07:08:50 PM
Excellent catch Paul!

Rumor has it they're getting a good deal from Sterling to get rid of inventory! Rumors are like, well you know...But maybe its true? :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 07, 2009, 01:52:34 PM
I agree with Nate, that's a nice find. 

Nate, that rumor sounds feasible. It seems in PA, they send all of the newer tractors that aren't Volvos up to the northern part of the state.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on June 11, 2009, 12:57:16 PM
Pitt-Ohio Prostar.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on June 11, 2009, 04:44:20 PM
A friend of mine said he saw a Pitt-Ohio KW T800.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on June 12, 2009, 11:35:34 AM
A friend of mine said he saw a Pitt-Ohio KW T800.

YOWZA! :-o

Somehow I don't see them going that route-my money is on a mix of Mack (depending on what kind of luck they have with the Pinnacles) and maybe IH or Freightliner, although FL seems to be once again excluded from the mix.

The Pinnacles, Transtars and the Prostar that I've seen are all within a 20 unit number range so maybe those are the final runner-ups.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on June 12, 2009, 12:06:27 PM
Finally got to see the UPS & UPSF Prostars, UPSF Sterlings, ODFL Cascadias & Volvos and the elusive PJAX FL Columbia this past week. Only had to go 600 miles west but it was worth it.  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on June 12, 2009, 05:22:23 PM
I Know this isnt a New sighting But I didnt know where else to put Post it  :? I Seen NEMF has Acquired at Least 1 Jevic Heated Dryvan, I seen one hooked to a CH613 this evening while i was coming out of the Mcdonalds  :-D :-D they had spray painted over the Jevic Name and Had the NEMF Near The Back of the Trailer  :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 12, 2009, 05:50:42 PM
I've seen several as well, Ray.  They have small NEMF logos on the heater units, too. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BModelMack on June 12, 2009, 06:19:40 PM
     NEMF purchased about 100 Jevic  48-foot heater vans, numbered in the H58xxx series, and several 48-foot dry vans, not sure of the exact number, but they are numbered in the S485xx series.  They also purchased a number of Volvo and International condo sleepers but I believe they were all assigned to Eastern Freightways duty, an are numbered in the 40xxx tractor series.  The H in the unit number obviously means heater, and the S in the dry vans means to be used as singles only and to differentiate them from Thruway doubles 48-footers, which are set up as lead trailers which a dolly can be hooked to.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on June 16, 2009, 01:32:41 PM
Pitt Ohio Kenworth T270/T370, I'm not sure which model it was.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on June 17, 2009, 04:17:43 PM
I've never seen O/O's for R&L before, but today I saw a fairly sharp Coronado pulling a set of pups for them, on I-5.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on June 18, 2009, 11:30:30 AM
I've never seen O/O's for R&L before, but today I saw a fairly sharp Coronado pulling a set of pups for them, on I-5.
I've been seeing quite a few in pictures from guys out in the midwest. :|  Sign of things to come I guess.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on June 18, 2009, 02:45:21 PM
Everyones using them these days, certain companies more than others....
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 19, 2009, 10:49:17 AM
Saw one of New Penn's white 53' Wabash Duraplate HD trailers today.  Looked good.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on June 19, 2009, 12:53:04 PM
Finally got to see the UPS & UPSF Prostars, UPSF Sterlings, ODFL Cascadias & Volvos and the elusive PJAX FL Columbia this past week. Only had to go 600 miles west but it was worth it.  :-D
im starting to see the Pjax Columbia more often down here  :-D i caught one this evening with a vitran long box  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on June 22, 2009, 07:00:46 PM
Saw a CRST tractor pulling R&L doubles.

Also saw a UPS Freight TL Freightliner Columbia with a liftgate trailer and a crubside door.

Also saw 6 of these KW T800's for Matheson LTL, maybe Jimmy and Red will be seeing these in service soon?

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/6-22-09/IMG_2896.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Capital City Kid on June 25, 2009, 10:22:30 AM
First Off, I am sorry, did not have a camera with me, but was at Hisson KW Dealer, former Kenworth of Chillicothe, Ohio and seen about fifty brand new KW T-660 single axle tractors waiting to be piggy backed for delivery. The dealer is about a mile from the factory. But they were white and logoed for Fed EX, but was not able to get close to see if it was freight, or national ltl. They looked very nice. Also two stacks of mixed T-2000 and T-660's with a small bunk in maroon, which leads me to think Millis. Once again, got caught with my pants down with no camera, lol. Later Kevin
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 25, 2009, 10:25:23 AM
I heard FedEx Freight's getting T660 daycabs.  I can't wait to see one.  I have yet to see a single axle daycab T660.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 25, 2009, 04:21:42 PM
I heard FedEx Freight's getting T660 daycabs.  I can't wait to see one.  I have yet to see a single axle daycab T660.

We have a couple already, coworker saw one in Dallas already, but never saw it since.  I've been trying to get a picture of it for months!

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on June 25, 2009, 06:40:23 PM
Matheson is using those little T8's to run the mail around the Puget Sound area here Nate. Usually see them pulling 45-48' trailers.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on June 25, 2009, 07:04:33 PM
Matheson is using those little T8's to run the mail around the Puget Sound area here Nate. Usually see them pulling 45-48' trailers.

The middle tractor in the 2nd stack had some rust in the wheels, I didn't understand that, now I do!

Sounded like a Cat when it went by, I wonder what they kind of hp they are running, as these will be used for doubles and triples duties out of Reno and Sacramento.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 25, 2009, 10:02:16 PM
Oh, oh, oh, I saw a ODFL Columbia yesterday in Sparks, no picture though. I know, its not new anymore. But I just wanted to post here once, instead of just read about the new stuff!<LOL>

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on June 26, 2009, 08:52:19 AM
That is so 2005 Jimmy  :-D Btw: Do you have any pics of the OD FLD120 TA I saw in the background of one your pics ages ago?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 26, 2009, 09:40:38 AM
That is so 2005 Jimmy  :-D Btw: Do you have any pics of the OD FLD120 TA I saw in the background of one your pics ages ago?

That was just so funny! I got a good laugh over that line. So, I'm typing my post, I'm thinking Cascadia and the fingers type Columbia...So, it was a Cascadia I saw, not so bad. But still way behind the curve.

I wanted to get a photo of that unit. But, it so rarely gets on the street, or I just never see it. I have a photo of it in the yard in Sparks. I'll post it if you like.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 26, 2009, 09:50:35 AM
Admittedly this is not the greatest pic, it was emailed to me from my contact at HQ. No idea who took it but it's a glimpse.  Should have better ones soon.

roog

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2588/3662658823_4d301bbdc2_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roogie/3662658823/)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on June 26, 2009, 11:50:27 AM
I love the looks of that truck I cant wait to see one in person.


Ryan
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on June 26, 2009, 12:54:29 PM
If you could, I'd really appreciate it Jim. Thanks.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on July 05, 2009, 05:54:41 PM
I'm not sure if these have been mentioned or not, but I saw a R&L Prostar in West Virginia today.

(http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/R%20and%20L/th_DSC_2003.jpg) (http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a290/steelerfan123/LTL/R%20and%20L/DSC_2003.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on July 06, 2009, 04:15:57 PM
Here are a bunch of ABF Sterlings sitting next door to Midway Sterling, Kansas City ,Mo.  This has been the dealer of choice for ABF for many, many years. They have delivered both Ford's and Sterlings to ABF along with taking their trades, too.  i have seen a yard full of green used Volvo's and Mack's as well.   What is interesting to me, is the dock pictured, is the former Ryder Truck Lines dock I worked at in 1979 thru 1982.  After they moved in 1983, they sold the building to Midway.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/July2009/th_001-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/July2009/?action=view&current=001-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/July2009/th_002-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/July2009/?action=view&current=002-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris on July 11, 2009, 04:44:26 PM
Was told to post here too... Saw this today in OH.

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s170/kona911/cascadiadaycab.jpg)

Never seen a cascadia with a vent on the side of the hood before...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 11, 2009, 04:45:56 PM
Was told to post here too... Saw this today in OH.

(http://i152.photobucket.com/albums/s170/kona911/cascadiadaycab.jpg)

Never seen a cascadia with a vent on the side of the hood before...

Oh sure, make the freighthauler do all the work!  :-)

great catch this one.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 11, 2009, 05:04:40 PM
Oh sure, make the freighthauler do all the work!  :-)

great catch this one.

roog

Gotta break it in some how Roog! This first run will be the lightest work it does for the next 7-10 years, knowing how Con-Way works they're tractors!

Great catch, Chris!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on July 11, 2009, 05:47:17 PM
Looks like it might be the new short hood version of the Cascadia?  Like a 112"BBC or so?  Nice looking truck for Con-way.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on July 12, 2009, 05:29:21 PM
I think I saw a UPS Freight Freightliner cascadia Daycab?  :?


Ryan
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 12, 2009, 05:58:02 PM
I think I saw a UPS Freight Freightliner cascadia Daycab?  :?


Ryan

Its very possible, a bit out of cycle for new equipment to be showing up for them, but very possible!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on July 12, 2009, 06:57:54 PM
That would be a cool sight to see  :-o :-o BTW I Wonder what they will Use to fill in the hole where the Freightliner Badge was  :? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 12, 2009, 07:02:03 PM
That would be a cool sight to see  :-o :-o BTW I Wonder what they will Use to fill in the hole where the Freightliner Badge was  :? :?

Nothing! Just like everything else!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: TejasTrucker on July 14, 2009, 02:45:14 AM
That thing is Sweet! Glad to see something other thatn Sterling.

Andrew
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: ric_no_k on July 14, 2009, 03:03:38 AM
I saw this new Mack for Armour


(http://www.pbase.com/image/114952862.jpg)
Larger Pic
http://www.pbase.com/image/114952870.jpg (http://www.pbase.com/image/114952870.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on July 17, 2009, 05:44:29 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/th_UPSFreight_Cascadia.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/UPSFreight_Cascadia.jpg)
UPS Freight Cascadia shot somewhere in the Chicago area.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 17, 2009, 09:16:08 PM
Wow, awesome find! Guess you were right Ryan!!!

Thanks for sharing, Dave!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on July 17, 2009, 09:17:46 PM
Nothing! Just like everything else!
Sorry Nate i was actually thinking of UPS  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: truknut02 on July 19, 2009, 06:55:41 PM
Thanks Dave it looks great.

Ryan
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 19, 2009, 07:01:36 PM
Sorry Nate i was actually thinking of UPS  :lol: :lol:

I'm still a little lost, Ray. The only thing they've ever used to fill in a hole was on the CH's where they put the handle instead of the Bull Dog.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on July 19, 2009, 07:39:01 PM
I'm still a little lost, Ray. The only thing they've ever used to fill in a hole was on the CH's where they put the handle instead of the Bull Dog.
Im sorry Nate, But I was actually refering to the Nameplates, Didn't UPS used to get Rid of them, so that People wouldn't recognize who the Maker of a certain Truck was  :? :? Thats what i was joking about  :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 19, 2009, 08:11:32 PM
Both UPS and UPS Freight both still practice this, but there are not holes left by the removal, there is usually a filler that is placed on the hood, then the emblem goes inside or over that, the emblem is removed, and the filler is left. Or it is just on top of the metal, and only metal is left.

Example.


(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/Randoms/DSCN2280.jpg)



Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 24, 2009, 03:07:47 PM
Kansas City got 3 new Kenworth T660 daycabs.  These seem to be identical inside as the current extra cab T800s, but with updated exterior.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/1new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/1new660.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/2new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/2new660.jpg)
(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/3new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/3new660.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/4new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/4new660.jpg)
(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/5new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/5new660.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/6new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/6new660.jpg)
(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/7new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/7new660.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/8new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/8new660.jpg)
(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/10new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/10new660.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/9new660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/9new660.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 24, 2009, 06:19:43 PM
Roog,

What are they supplied with for power?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 25, 2009, 04:00:17 AM
Roog,

What are they supplied with for power?

15 liter Cummins ISX rated @ 425hp with 10 speed Eaton
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 25, 2009, 04:25:51 AM
I loved the walk around shots Roog.  Great job!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 25, 2009, 05:48:52 AM
15 liter Cummins ISX rated @ 425hp with 10 speed Eaton

Thats not bad at all, should handle the triples alright out west here. :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 25, 2009, 05:56:40 AM
The sliding 5th wheels are new for us, we have a few Volvos (with the extra black fairings on the back of the cab) that have them but these are the first KWs.

Thanks for the comments on the T660 pics. 

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on July 28, 2009, 09:42:43 PM
I'll just go ahead and put this here.

Caught this FedEx Freight lineman heading east over OR126 towards Bend. T800 tractor, FXFW first box, with FedEx National rear box. I've never seen FXF hauling National boxes on line before. New? Or just me behind times again?

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/Hooking%20Triples/GetAttachmentaspx.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 29, 2009, 09:49:20 AM
I'll just go ahead and put this here.

Caught this FedEx Freight lineman heading east over OR126 towards Bend. T800 tractor, FXFW first box, with FedEx National rear box. I've never seen FXF hauling National boxes on line before. New? Or just me behind times again?

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/Hooking%20Triples/GetAttachmentaspx.jpg)

Just you behind on the times again. :wink:  Chad had a pup from them about a year ago and I've seen a few shots posted of LTL boxes in line sets.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on August 12, 2009, 04:18:20 PM
(http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/th_UPSFreight_Cascadia.jpg) (http://i178.photobucket.com/albums/w270/daveusf862/UPSFreight_Cascadia.jpg)
UPS Freight Cascadia shot somewhere in the Chicago area.

WOW,  looks great, Ill have to keep an eye out for one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: TejasTrucker on August 14, 2009, 05:57:53 AM
I must have missed that UPS cascadia, that thing looks awesome.
I think the UPS Freight Paint scheme is very unique and I love it.

Andrew
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on August 15, 2009, 02:31:16 AM
I agree about the UPS Freight Cascadia, it does look good in their paint scheme! I just wish UPS had specced them with visors, like Old Dominion has... really helps the looks of these rigs a great deal!

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on August 16, 2009, 04:49:40 AM
Don't know if brand new or repainted or mentioned before but. I spotted an Estes twin screw day cab  T-800 southbound on I 79 around MM 80 Friday morning with a set. Looked awesome in bumblebee colors!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 16, 2009, 05:27:39 AM
That is interesting Chad!  I'd believe it since they seem to be testing the Kenworth T-660 sleepers too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on August 17, 2009, 06:09:34 PM
I'll just go ahead and put this here.

Caught this FedEx Freight lineman heading east over OR126 towards Bend. T800 tractor, FXFW first box, with FedEx National rear box. I've never seen FXF hauling National boxes on line before. New? Or just me behind times again?

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/Hooking%20Triples/GetAttachmentaspx.jpg)

Ive seen a combo like this once on I-84 A FedEx National box was on the tail end of a set of FedEx Freight triples.  Spotted that last winter and forgot all about it until I saw your pic Nate. 
Thanks
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 17, 2009, 08:02:14 PM
Ive seen a combo like this once on I-84 A FedEx National box was on the tail end of a set of FedEx Freight triples.  Spotted that last winter and forgot all about it until I saw your pic Nate. 
Thanks

I'm always the last to know about everything!   :-( :-P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on August 18, 2009, 03:49:26 AM
Sunday8-16-09 I was on my way to pickup a sandwich at Quiznos for lunch and spotted a bobtail Volvo tractor turning into the mall. Unfortunately he didn't stay much longer than I was gone and when I returned and went into the mall parking area he pulled out.  A Black or dark Blue Volvo high rise tandem sleeper unit with an Estes decal on the door and under a white placard "operated by Estes West".  Sorry no pic.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on August 18, 2009, 08:17:04 AM
Sunday8-16-09 I was on my way to pickup a sandwich at Quiznos for lunch and spotted a bobtail Volvo tractor turning into the mall. Unfortunately he didn't stay much longer than I was gone and when I returned and went into the mall parking area he pulled out.  A Black or dark Blue Volvo high rise tandem sleeper unit with an Estes decal on the door and under a white placard "operated by Estes West".  Sorry no pic.

Maybe a former Jevic volvo???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 18, 2009, 10:45:49 AM
Maybe a former Jevic volvo???

It is.  They're getting them and ex-Heartland tractors for teams use along with the T660s.  Be on the lookout.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on August 19, 2009, 01:57:25 PM
It is.  They're getting them and ex-Heartland tractors for teams use along with the T660s.  Be on the lookout.

OK that explains it,  I saw a white Estese 9400I the other day and thought that was odd.  Must have been an ex Heartland truck.  Ive seen the T660s and htey look good.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 31, 2009, 02:56:42 PM
Saw a new Pitt Ohio van this afternoon.  Not sure of the length but they put their slogan under the logo now.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on September 01, 2009, 02:50:34 AM
It is.  They're getting them and ex-Heartland tractors for teams use along with the T660s.  Be on the lookout.
I haven't seen any of the ex-Heartland rides, but I did see a few of the ex-Jevic Volvos, as well as the new T660s, which look great IMO. 8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 01, 2009, 09:47:44 AM
I'm always the last to know about everything!   :-( :-P
X2 Same Here  :roll: :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 01, 2009, 09:49:53 AM
I haven't seen any of the ex-Heartland rides, but I did see a few of the ex-Jevic Volvos, as well as the new T660s, which look great IMO. 8-)
Somebody needs to get a good picture!  These things have been out for a year yet I haven't seen one in person nor a clear photo. :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 01, 2009, 09:51:32 AM
Somebody needs to get a good picture!  These things have been out for a year yet I haven't seen one in person nor a clear photo. :lol:
X2 and My work is about 5 seconds away from their Terminal  :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on September 02, 2009, 01:44:53 PM
Somebody needs to get a good picture!  These things have been out for a year yet I haven't seen one in person nor a clear photo. :lol:
I believe somebody did get a pic of the Estes T660.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 02, 2009, 01:45:47 PM
Estes717 did share a picture with us, but it was a night shot with a cell phone.  I haven't seen one other than that.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on September 15, 2009, 09:52:53 AM
Saw a new FedEx liftgate trailer yesterday, and Dunmore Kenworth has a bunch of the new T660's in. Brand new, not even fully assembled yet (some don't have the stack and air deflector).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 15, 2009, 11:42:53 AM
Heck im still trying to get a Decent Shot of one of the Plain White Flattop Frtl FLDs Estes Innovative is running  :| :| I did Manage to get a pic of one tonight but a DARN light pole got in the way  :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on September 15, 2009, 03:45:35 PM
We've been getting a lot of new T660s, they are all over the place and I've seen a bunch on I-44 in Oklahoma decked up 3 at a time.

roog

Saw a new FedEx liftgate trailer yesterday, and Dunmore Kenworth has a bunch of the new T660's in. Brand new, not even fully assembled yet (some don't have the stack and air deflector).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 15, 2009, 09:57:12 PM
Looks Like Vitran Has gotten a Cascadia Daycab  :-o :-o I Just Found these on the Main Page  :-D

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/todd_mayor.htm
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 16, 2009, 11:20:14 AM
A new interesting logo as well...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on September 18, 2009, 04:47:09 PM
Quote
Looks Like Vitran Has gotten a Cascadia Daycab 


I saw one of those today and didn't pay any attention to it because I thought it was just a random distribution trick coming.  Didn't realize what I missed until I just happened to look back and see the old Vitran logo on the back of the trialer.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: steadms on October 01, 2009, 09:13:55 AM
i saw to sets of estes triples on the ohio turnpike for the first time and also i have noticed vitran with new equipment ond logos be on the lookout guys who keep their cameras handy. sorry i diddn't get a picture.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 02, 2009, 10:21:48 PM
I saw a Vitran Cascadia today. It was different from the one Ray mentioned. It was a long hood, with full cab extenders, dual tanks, and a visor. It was the first truck I've seen branded Vitran that hasn't been a Mack.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on October 03, 2009, 04:27:21 PM
Saw on truckingboards that Conway Freight LTL has started getting a bunch of Cascadia's with DD engines and 10spd trannys much nicer than the Sterlings. Courtesy of Snaildriver from TB. "http://i26.tinypic.com/2vxhxfm.jpg"
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 03, 2009, 05:52:02 PM
Saw on truckingboards that Conway Freight LTL has started getting a bunch of Cascadia's with DD engines and 10spd trannys much nicer than the Sterlings they are use to.<a href="http://tinypic.com" target="_blank"><img src="http://i26.tinypic.com/2vxhxfm.jpg" border="0" alt="Image and video hosting by TinyPic"></a>

Here's the pic from Chad's post (de-HTML'd).

(http://i26.tinypic.com/2vxhxfm.jpg)

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on October 03, 2009, 05:59:03 PM
Thank you I tried a couple times but my Blackberry wouldn't copy and paste the right link. Look better with a visor but still a pretty good looking truck in their colors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 03, 2009, 06:05:21 PM
Thank you I tried a couple times but my Blackberry wouldn't copy and paste the right link. Look better with a visor but still a pretty good looking truck in their colors.

It was putting it in HTML code instead of the BBcode or whatever this board runs on needs.    :-) 

Thanks for posting it, much better than the Sterlings imo.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on October 03, 2009, 06:12:47 PM
I knew this wasn't going to come out when I shot it since it was practically dark out, but here's a Pitt Ohio Prostar headed for the Pa Turnpike X48 on the NE side of Pgh.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Pitt%20Ohio/th_DSCN0210.jpg) (http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Pitt%20Ohio/DSCN0210.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 03, 2009, 06:14:37 PM
Those Cascadias will look nice alongside the Sterlings Con-Way owns.  The shop guys will probably appreciate the similar parts they need too.

Paul, it may be blurry but that's a nice looking Prostar.  I wonder if that's going to be their new vendor since Sterling went under despite they still technically have Mack.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on October 03, 2009, 06:30:00 PM
They may have a split with International and Mack just like Mack and Sterling. First Prostar I have seen but they run an 8600 down here everyday and its a good looking truck. And for some reason the Conway Cascadia grows on me everytime I look at it. Maybe its just nice to see a plain jane fleet get some bling finally. Other than the grill.   
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 03, 2009, 07:19:37 PM
Ok, it seems like Everybody is getting new Equipment Except Estes and NEMF  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 04, 2009, 02:55:38 AM
Ok, it seems like Everybody is getting new Equipment Except Estes and NEMF  :?

Whoa take it easy on NEMF Ray. :-o Give 'em another 20 years or so and i'm sure they'll be in the market for some used Cascadias and T660's.  :lol: That is if the R & U model Macks have been retired by then.  :-P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 04, 2009, 02:46:35 PM
Whoa take it easy on NEMF Ray. :-o Give 'em another 20 years or so and i'm sure they'll be in the market for some used Cascadias and T660's.  :lol: That is if the R & U model Macks have been retired by then.  :-P
Looks To Me Like Those R & U Model Macks are long gone around here, Because all i see are the Mack CHs  :| :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 09, 2009, 04:29:48 PM
Hey Guys, anyone else seen the new penn trucks that are now sporting the USF Door Decals yet  :? :? i seen a New Penn Mack Vision Sporting the New Decals and pulling a USF Long Box just about 20 or 30 minutes ago, as i was coming home from work  :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 10, 2009, 08:59:40 AM
Never saw that before... I've only been seeing these.
(http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF9618.png) (http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF9618.png) (http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF9617.jpg) (http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF9617.jpg) (http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF9247.jpg) (http://i485.photobucket.com/albums/rr220/Greg_trucks/DSCF9247.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: steadms on October 17, 2009, 03:26:31 AM
i saw a land air express tractor pulling a lakeville motor express trailer on 1 271 in cleveland probably headed to the pitt ohio terminal or possibly the averitt terminal here has any seen this combo before.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Butcherman on October 20, 2009, 01:51:00 PM
I caught a new logo Vitran Cascadia and trailer last week.
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j131/Brewtus502/001-7.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 20, 2009, 01:52:05 PM
Good catch. I saw the new logo today behind a PJAX Mack CH but my camera wouldn't start. The one that got away...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on October 30, 2009, 02:10:28 AM
FedEx National LTL ProStar

(http://i745.photobucket.com/albums/xx98/09JettaTDI/c70ab379.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 30, 2009, 03:50:28 AM
Wasn't expecting that. :-o I tried getting a job as a dock man with them a month or two ago but they never got back to me. Guess I'll re-submit my app soon. :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on October 30, 2009, 05:15:44 AM
Pitt Ohio Intl Prostar  :-o

Sean
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on October 30, 2009, 12:40:12 PM
Wasn't expecting that. :-o I tried getting a job as a dock man with them a month or two ago but they never got back to me. Guess I'll re-submit my app soon. :lol:

Don't give up, because persistance pays off. I remember when I tried to get on with UPS. I applied 3 or 4 times before I got the job. Had 5 good years with them until I decided to move on.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on November 02, 2009, 02:14:09 PM
The Vitran Cascadias have made it all the way back to Jersey. :-D Caught one today working the Bordentown area.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/11-2-09Woodland-Bordentown-Mansf-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on November 03, 2009, 04:02:30 PM
The Vitran Cascadias have made it all the way back to Jersey. :-D Caught one today working the Bordentown area.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/11-2-09Woodland-Bordentown-Mansf-1.jpg)

I like the new logo, kind of retro looking.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on November 03, 2009, 04:26:53 PM
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Pitt Ohio Intl Prostar


I posted one on the previous page, Sean.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on November 03, 2009, 04:52:50 PM
Sorry Paul, I never visit this board but since some people werent happy with me that I posted a LTL sighting in the new equipment sightings board I put it here.

Also, that could be the same one I seen, I seen it down between Cranberry and Pittsburgh somewhere.

Sean
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JP on November 03, 2009, 07:04:32 PM
We've been getting a lot of new T660s, they are all over the place and I've seen a bunch on I-44 in Oklahoma decked up 3 at a time.

roog


I saw two coming out of our Sapulpa terminal last week. Sure looked nice!


Keep doing this.
I never visit this board
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on November 04, 2009, 07:13:10 AM
Ok, it seems like Everybody is getting new Equipment Except Estes and NEMF  :?

Ray, dont forget bout Este's new T660's for team drivers. Ive only seen one though  :|

Sean
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on November 04, 2009, 03:51:22 PM
I'm not sure if these have been mentioned before, a search turned up empty.  I passed this R and L Prostar on I-470 near Wheeling W.Va. recently and got off a few scrappy shots.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/R%20and%20L/th_DSC_0564.jpg) (http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/R%20and%20L/DSC_0564.jpg)

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/R%20and%20L/th_DSC_0572.jpg) (http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/R%20and%20L/DSC_0572.jpg)

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/R%20and%20L/th_DSC_0573.jpg) (http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/R%20and%20L/DSC_0573.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 04, 2009, 03:57:39 PM
Nice catch, Paul.  There have been some Prostar sleeper sightings, but this is the first daycab, I think.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 15, 2009, 08:57:47 PM
I see Escape02 posted a pic of a FedEx national LTL Prostar.  Heres one I found sitting at the Hotel in Hermiston Yesterday morning.  I assume he's out of Boise and wasnt able to make it back as the chain law was in effect the night before up on Cabbage Hill which made his a trip a bit slower than usual.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_6548.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_6548.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_6548.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on November 15, 2009, 09:35:50 PM
Great shot Mike!  I have seen these but haven't had a chance to get a photo as I see them at night.  Maybe Fed Ex National is getting tired of some fo the Volvo problems with the regen system too?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 15, 2009, 09:58:22 PM
Great shot Mike!  I have seen these but haven't had a chance to get a photo as I see them at night.  Maybe Fed Ex National is getting tired of some fo the Volvo problems with the regen system too?
seems Like a Large Majority of Fleets are switching over from volvo to other Manufacturers  :? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on November 16, 2009, 11:49:36 AM
I see Escape02 posted a pic of a FedEx national LTL Prostar.  Heres one I found sitting at the Hotel in Hermiston Yesterday morning.  I assume he's out of Boise and wasnt able to make it back as the chain law was in effect the night before up on Cabbage Hill which made his a trip a bit slower than usual.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_6548.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_6548.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/Hanks%20Forum%20Post%20Pics/IMG_6548.jpg)

Your shot is 100x better then mine.  Thanks for posting, they look good.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 16, 2009, 07:50:37 PM
Great shot Mike!  I have seen these but haven't had a chance to get a photo as I see them at night.  Maybe Fed Ex National is getting tired of some fo the Volvo problems with the regen system too?
Thanks Dave,


Your shot is 100x better then mine.  Thanks for posting, they look good.


Thanks but you still posted the first pic of one :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RedStapler on November 18, 2009, 04:01:20 PM
I caught this Fedkins Cascadia this evening on my way to Reno. 

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w303/RedStapler73/Nov%2009/th_FedkinsCascadiaI80MM711_18_09.jpg) (http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w303/RedStapler73/Nov%2009/FedkinsCascadiaI80MM711_18_09.jpg)

 The twin screws and extra wheelbase seem a bit out of the ordinary for LTL. I wonder if its a lease or demo unit.

Reading the Cascadia thread on Truckingboards apparently Con-Way is leasing them.  I wonder if Freightliner up to their old tricks of buying market share once again with subsidized leasing and guaranteeing optimistic residuals.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 18, 2009, 04:02:56 PM
It's a good picture Red, but I'm not sure if that's a company truck or not. It doesn't really look spec'd for it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 18, 2009, 04:18:26 PM
They have some Volvo VNL's that you'd never believe are company trucks. I wouldn't be surprised at all if that one wasn't one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on November 18, 2009, 05:39:00 PM
The "P" prefix on that Fed Ex National Cascadia shows that it is a contractor leased to them.  They continued the same  paractice in this numbering from Watkins.  The aluminum wheels are another giveaway that this is not a company unit.  As far as I know all sleeper units at FXN are single axles.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on November 20, 2009, 02:41:20 PM
New one on me. :-o Can't recall ever seeing a New Century International 8100 before - checked all my pics & can't find a one. Any idea where they might have picked this up from?  :?

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/th_11-20-09Barnegat-Bordentown-Mans-2.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%203/11-20-09Barnegat-Bordentown-Mans-2.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 20, 2009, 02:46:59 PM
Probably Penske.  Jason said in the past how they can't pass up a good deal when it's available.  Local terminal probably needed another P&D truck and Penske may have just been having a surplus sale at the time. :-D  Cool catch, nonetheless.  New Century is always good for a mold breaker truck once in awhile.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jason D. on November 20, 2009, 03:42:39 PM
Jeez, I gotta get back into uploading pics.... :oops:

I photographed that at the yard last year, but never got around to posting it. That's the only 8100 in the fleet as far as I know. No idea on power or anything, but I imagine it can't be a whole lot. And as far as where they picked it up, your guess is as good as mine...
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z77/Largecar359-Cobra13-/Cruising%20With%20New%20Century/DSCF2160.jpg)
You're very much right on them being a mold breaker, as well as frugal. They have so many different trucks down there...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on November 20, 2009, 07:10:26 PM
Jeez, I gotta get back into uploading pics.... :oops:

I photographed that at the yard last year, but never got around to posting it. That's the only 8100 in the fleet as far as I know. No idea on power or anything, but I imagine it can't be a whole lot. And as far as where they picked it up, your guess is as good as mine...
(http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z77/Largecar359-Cobra13-/Cruising%20With%20New%20Century/DSCF2160.jpg)
You're very much right on them being a mold breaker, as well as frugal. They have so many different trucks down there...

WOW,   kinda cool looking.  Wish I could see a New Century daycab in person :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 01, 2009, 09:56:54 AM
(This isn't exactly a new sighting, but new for Con-Way Freight).  I saw an ex-Con-Way Truckload trailer (pre-facelift) rebranded in the new Con-Way livery.  The trailer still had side skirts and swing doors and was being pulled by a city tractor in matching livery.  I didn't have a camera, so no picture. :-(  However, I'm hoping it will appear again in the future...

Just to give an idea of what I'm talking about, here's a picture of one from the CWT days.  Photo by Gary Morton, obtained from the David Faust collection.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/morton/2006/jul/misc/file0004.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on December 01, 2009, 11:47:25 AM
I saw the same Con-Way combo in Edison today Chris but couldn't get a shot cause the driveway was blocked by a 2nd truck. :x
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on December 01, 2009, 11:48:08 AM
(This isn't exactly a new sighting, but new for Con-Way Freight).  I saw an ex-Con-Way Truckload trailer (pre-facelift) rebranded in the new Con-Way livery.  The trailer still had side skirts and swing doors and was being pulled by a city tractor in matching livery.  I didn't have a camera, so no picture. :-(  However, I'm hoping it will appear again in the future...

Just to give an idea of what I'm talking about, here's a picture of one from the CWT days.  Photo by Gary Morton, obtained from the David Faust collection.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/morton/2006/jul/misc/file0004.jpg)

They got one or 2 of them out here in Portland, OR now as well.  Ill work on getting a pic.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on December 01, 2009, 11:51:08 AM
Been seing a new "short nose" single axle Cascadia for FedEx Ground running around Portland the last few weeks.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on December 01, 2009, 05:42:27 PM
yesterday  11-30-09 I saw a DHL straight Box van truck on the 605--older model IH unit similar to those used by UPS.  Usually they only run parcel type vans.  Sorry no pic. Definitely still in business but they use a different contractor out of Signal Hill CA which in right next to the Long Beach Airport. They may have taken over Air Bourne's landing slot at Long Beach as they had previously used a contractor out of Santa Monica which is close by LAX.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 01, 2009, 05:59:35 PM
Interesting info, Charlie.  I only caught a couple of glances, but I was able to tell that the trailer was in Freight livery and had the underride skirts and swing doors.  Didn't have a camera, or I would've definitely gotten a picture.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 02, 2009, 09:48:10 AM
Been seing a new "short nose" single axle Cascadia for FedEx Ground running around Portland the last few weeks.

I saw one down here too, Mike. Also been seeing a few single axle sleepers for Ground as well.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on December 10, 2009, 01:42:52 AM
USF Holland KW T300 single axle pulling a 53 footer.

Sean
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 10, 2009, 02:18:58 AM
Looks like Ray caught one back in 2007.

http://i165.photobucket.com/albums/u70/rayman852002/DSC00106.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 10, 2009, 06:41:56 AM
They've had the T300s for a while now. I have some pictures too. Holland's not in my area anymore though.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Sean on December 10, 2009, 12:19:40 PM
Ive never seen one before, and it was all white w. white wheels....pretty plain. It was either coming from Reznor or the Mercer Forge.

Sean
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on December 10, 2009, 03:20:59 PM
Finally seen My First Fedex T660 with Long Box, at a Local Factory a couple Days ago  8-) 8-) BTW This Same Factory used to big a Long time Customer to Frames Motor Freight  :cry: :cry: I wish I had Taken pics at that Place, More Often  :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on December 17, 2009, 05:13:23 PM
saw 2 conway freight short hood cascadias. not sure if its been posted, too lazy to search
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 18, 2009, 01:11:42 AM
saw 2 conway freight short hood cascadias. not sure if its been posted, too lazy to search

Ten four. Thanks for keeping a look out for us LTLers, Pat.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: pat on December 18, 2009, 01:24:14 AM
Ten four. Thanks for keeping a look out for us LTLers, Pat.
no problem! they were new in transport  :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on December 18, 2009, 01:28:04 AM
no problem! they were new in transport  :-D :-D :-D

Whats your 20 on those new in transport Conways, dwiva?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 23, 2009, 06:23:30 PM
Seen on I-35 Northbound in Oklahoma just rolling into Kansas.  I saw 3 of these yesterday.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/newconways.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 23, 2009, 06:58:20 PM
Guess we'll be seeing them all over the place in the near future. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on January 02, 2010, 01:58:34 PM
Don't know if this has been mentioned before or not but i spotted an Estes KW T800 twin screw day cab pulling a set of pups on I-495 today in Washington DC.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 02, 2010, 02:34:11 PM
Don't know if this has been mentioned before or not but i spotted an Estes KW T800 twin screw day cab pulling a set of pups on I-495 today in Washington DC.

It was, but I was starting to think it was a mis-type, as I've yet to see one.  I'm sure it looks good in Estes colors.  I'd love to see one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 06, 2010, 02:52:59 PM
Hercules Pup with side skirts.

Saia Reefer.

UPSF Truckload moving van.

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on January 07, 2010, 12:13:05 PM
Southeastern Mack (Vision or Pinnacle  :?) on I-75 today near Estero FL.  8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on January 07, 2010, 05:07:17 PM
I'm not sure if these have been mentioned or not, but this evening I was riding along in traffic with a Pitt Ohio IH 8600.  First one I can recall seeing.  It had a drivers name badge on the door and was out of their Washignton, Pa terminal (Eighty-Four?).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 08, 2010, 07:54:31 PM
I seen the Local UPSF Terminal has Gotten one of the New California Clean Idle Volvo VNLs, I spotted one sitting near My work This afternoon, I wish i Had gotten a Pic but i was in a Hurry  :| :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 08, 2010, 09:26:39 PM
Meh, your not missing out on anything, Ray. Nothing to really write home about either, its the same as an 08, just with a little sticker saying it can go to Cal.

California.  :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 08, 2010, 10:20:56 PM
Meh, your not missing out on anything, Ray. Nothing to really write home about either, its the same as an 08, just with a little sticker saying it can go to Cal.

California.  :roll:
I Know i just want a Shot for My Personal Prints Collection  :| :| Thats all i wanted it for  :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 08, 2010, 10:24:07 PM
I Know i just want a Shot for My Personal Prints Collection  :| :| Thats all i wanted it for  :|


I'm kind of the same, I want one just to have it. I've got 2 ProStars, now I just need a Volvo, and that rumored Cascadia!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 08, 2010, 10:27:41 PM
Im Still Trying To get a Better shot of the Ford Aeromax they have  :| :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 09, 2010, 06:44:34 AM

I'm kind of the same, I want one just to have it. I've got 2 ProStars, now I just need a Volvo, and that rumored Cascadia!

Their Pinnacles would be nice too.  As well as that moving van!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on January 09, 2010, 07:04:17 AM
I'm not sure if these have been mentioned or not, but this evening I was riding along in traffic with a Pitt Ohio IH 8600.  First one I can recall seeing.  It had a drivers name badge on the door and was out of their Washignton, Pa terminal (Eighty-Four?).

Yeah that's ours. 1 year old with a whopping 70,000 miles because it hasn't gone more than 2 months without a meltdown. It actually has 2 driver badges-both the road and city drivers have million mile awards. The city driver loves it, says it quiet and very comfortable, but I don't think Transtars have a future in the fleet.


(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/th_ATT00013.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/?action=view&current=ATT00013.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on January 14, 2010, 06:28:19 PM
Spotted a new UPS Freight Reefer pup with liftgate being pulled by a single axle UPSF Prostar.   Very sharp combo.  First time I have ever seen a UPSF reefer pup with a liftgate on it :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 14, 2010, 06:33:14 PM
Dang, I wouldn't mind someone catching that setup.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 15, 2010, 12:21:47 AM
Spotted a new UPS Freight Reefer pup with liftgate being pulled by a single axle UPSF Prostar.   Very sharp combo.  First time I have ever seen a UPSF reefer pup with a liftgate on it :-o

To my knowledge, none of the liftgates reefers are new. We got this one new when I was at Motor Cargo in 2004. Thats the newest that I know of besides the long boxes and the 32's.

On a side note, say good bye to the ProStars and Volvo's from Eugene, Portland, and Seattle. They are being "Volunteered" to be sent down to the Cal terminals to meet emission requirements. The junk is being sent back up for the Northwest guys. Something they are used to by now. :wink:  :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 15, 2010, 06:22:26 AM
Last year when I ran Medford a few months I would see the same guy every day coming south on I-5 toward the Medford terminal with a UPS Freight smooth sided reefer with liftgate.  He always had a line tractor but I assumed it was a city trailer based in Medford.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 16, 2010, 01:22:58 AM
Like this Dave? This was our 04.

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/terminal_017.jpg)

Medford only has 2 line drivers now. One runs to Seattle the other runs to Portland. A Seattle driver also comes down to Medford. So both line tractors are used in the day on P&D, Medford also has a puddle jumper and a newer 4400 tractor.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 16, 2010, 07:04:35 AM
I saw an NEMF 4300 straight truck last night.  It might not be new to the fleet, but it's new to the local terminal.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 16, 2010, 02:54:03 PM
Thats it Nate!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on January 16, 2010, 07:47:36 PM
Like this Dave? This was our 04.

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/terminal_017.jpg)

Medford only has 2 line drivers now. One runs to Seattle the other runs to Portland. A Seattle driver also comes down to Medford. So both line tractors are used in the day on P&D, Medford also has a puddle jumper and a newer 4400 tractor.

Wow :-o :-o  Thats an 04' I dont recal ever seeing one of these in person.   Guess im out of the loop.  Thanks Nate
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on January 16, 2010, 07:49:16 PM
Like this Dave? This was our 04.

(http://i76.photobucket.com/albums/j3/mrbush55/terminal_017.jpg)

Medford only has 2 line drivers now. One runs to Seattle the other runs to Portland. A Seattle driver also comes down to Medford. So both line tractors are used in the day on P&D, Medford also has a puddle jumper and a newer 4400 tractor.

Wow :-o :-o  Thats an 04' I dont recal ever seeing one of these in person.   Guess im out of the loop.  Thanks Nate
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 17, 2010, 02:04:58 AM
The 32 foot lift gates are pretty new, 08's. Portland got quiet a few, and Eugene has one. They brought in a few 53's as well, Eugene doesn't really need one, so not sure why they got one, but hey, never turn down a lift gate in the trailer pool!!  :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 22, 2010, 12:13:40 PM
As I'm writing this, there's a Con-Way Cascadia hooked to a long box on P&D backed up to the dock at Bunzl.  They sure didn't waste any time slip seating these things! :-P  Unfortunately, due to the fading light, I won't be able to get a picture. :-(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 22, 2010, 01:36:30 PM
As I'm writing this, there's a Con-Way Cascadia hooked to a long box on P&D backed up to the dock at Bunzl.  They sure didn't waste any time slip seating these things! :-P  Unfortunately, due to the fading light, I won't be able to get a picture. :-(

I just saw another Con-Way Cascadia hooked to a 53' rental on I-70 in Salina, KS about 20 minutes ago. 

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 22, 2010, 05:12:08 PM
I've been seeing them all week pulling triples on I-5. I went by the local barn but it doesn't seem to have them, I'd imagine they are put of Portland.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 23, 2010, 09:14:08 PM
I've been seeing about 3  Con-Way Cascadias a night between Spokane and Seattle.  I assume they are Seattle based.  Nice looking trucks!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on February 04, 2010, 07:23:01 AM
Southeastern Mack (Vision or Pinnacle  :?) on I-75 today near Estero FL.  8-)

Took a while but i finally caught another Southeastern Mack doing P&D work this morning along Jones Loop Road in Punta Gorda FL.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%204/2-4-2010PuntaGordapics030-Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on February 18, 2010, 08:05:18 PM
Oak Harbor is getting some new to them lift gates from a nusery in California. Saw two sets with two each heading north today.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 02, 2010, 01:12:44 PM
Coming up I-81 this morning i saw the following UPSF units between Pulaski VA & Winchester VA.  :-)

White Prostar sleepers with the acorn on the airshield pulling pups.

A Volvo sleeper in the brown/grey livery pulling an Advance Auto Parts long box.

A white Mack (Vision or Pinnacle not sure) with the acorn on the doors with Advance Auto Parts pups.
 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on March 02, 2010, 03:49:54 PM
Charlie,
    The white ProStar sleepers are "real" UPS sleeper team tractors, not UPS Freight. :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 02, 2010, 04:07:12 PM
Charlie,
    The white ProStar sleepers are "real" UPS sleeper team tractors, not UPS Freight. :wink:

I don't know about that, Chris.  I've seen several pictures of white Columbias for Freight recently that were leased from Penske.  I think Freight may be doing what UPS has already been doing for their teams.  Without a picture, I can't say for certain.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on March 02, 2010, 04:11:10 PM
Chris E,
      You can tell the "Real" UPS from the Freight Div. by the name on the door. :wink:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 03, 2010, 02:59:26 AM
Chris E,
      You can tell the "Real" UPS from the Freight Div. by the name on the door. :wink:

I think i managed to get one decent shot of a Prostar & will try to post it tonight when i get home. Either way it looked sweet. 8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 03, 2010, 12:36:43 PM
I think i managed to get one decent shot of a Prostar & will try to post it tonight when i get home. Either way it looked sweet. 8-)

One of those better than nothing shots  that will have to do until something better comes along.  :roll: Somewhere around Raphine VA on 3-2-10.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%204/th_3-1-103-2-10FL-GA-SC-NC-VA-DEpics20.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%204/3-1-103-2-10FL-GA-SC-NC-VA-DEpics20.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 03, 2010, 01:38:01 PM
As Chris said, it's a parcel team rental from Penske. Pretty nice tractor those boys get.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 03, 2010, 07:48:13 PM
As Chris said, it's a parcel team rental from Penske. Pretty nice tractor those boys get.

I've been seeing a lot of these on I-70 from Denver to KC.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 03, 2010, 07:51:46 PM
I've been seeing a lot of these on I-70 from Denver to KC.

roog

I see them pretty heavy between So. Cal and Seattle on I-5.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 11, 2010, 05:41:51 PM
Spotted 2 New UPS Cartage Straight Trucks This week, a New Frtl M2-106 with a Short Box and a New Redesigned Isuzu NPR LCF Straight Truck also with a Short Box  :-o :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on March 20, 2010, 12:20:58 PM
I've been seeing about 3  Con-Way Cascadias a night between Spokane and Seattle.  I assume they are Seattle based.  Nice looking trucks!

Not sure on which line it's running, but there is one domicilled in Pasco.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on March 20, 2010, 03:45:17 PM
Found this on Flickr.

Con-way Freight Sterling Acterra Straight truck.

Any info about these? Or other pics? Don't know if it has been mentioned or not.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/poynors_images/3861933314/
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 24, 2010, 05:36:48 PM
Found this on Flickr.

Con-way Freight Sterling Acterra Straight truck.

Any info about these? Or other pics? Don't know if it has been mentioned or not.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/poynors_images/3861933314/
I seen one of these coming back from Cecilton MD a couple days ago, but wasn't able to get a shot of it  :cry:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 27, 2010, 02:08:30 PM
Not sure if this is really new, but around here, FedEx Freight's been using Freightliner FL70s and former AF units in their straight truck fleet.  I caught this newer International 4300 Friday 3/19/10 heading WB on Grant Ave. in Philadelphia.
(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSCF2301.jpg) (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSCF2301.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 27, 2010, 02:19:36 PM
Not sure if this is really new, but around here, FedEx Freight's been using Freightliner FL70s and former AF units in their straight truck fleet.  I caught this newer International 4300 Friday 3/19/10 heading WB on Grant Ave. in Philadelphia.
(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSCF2301.jpg) (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSCF2301.jpg)

We have a 4300 here in Kansas City, but the numbering on that one is interesting, appears to be Viking numbering.

The odd thing about our 4300 is that it uses our Volvo keys, kinda weird.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on March 27, 2010, 02:21:46 PM
Maybe your Volvo keys aren't really Volvo keys....lol.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 27, 2010, 04:20:18 PM
We have a 4300 here in Kansas City, but the numbering on that one is interesting, appears to be Viking numbering.

The odd thing about our 4300 is that it uses our Volvo keys, kinda weird.

roog
Those Key are Probally Universal ?? To Fit any Vehicle that Fedex Owns  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 27, 2010, 05:26:08 PM
A Volvo key is an actual Volvo factory key. Pretty fancy setup for a truck key. All of ours came keyed differently. A line drivers delight, P&Ds worst nightmare. The internationals at Motor Cargo all had the same key from 1994-2006.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 28, 2010, 06:43:21 AM
A Volvo key is an actual Volvo factory key. Pretty fancy setup for a truck key. All of ours came keyed differently. A line drivers delight, P&Ds worst nightmare. The internationals at Motor Cargo all had the same key from 1994-2006.

We have different keys for many of our units, Kenworths, Internationals, red Volvos and white Volvos all have different keys.  I've never driven any of our Freightliners or Mack so I'm not sure about those.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RedStapler on March 28, 2010, 02:39:23 PM
Keys, what are these Keys that you speak off? 

All Con-Way equipment has a start button of a dummy key permanently glued into the ignition.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 28, 2010, 06:29:18 PM
What happens when you lock the keys in the truck, Red? LOL!  :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 30, 2010, 03:41:54 PM
Not exactly new equipment per se but maybe new equipment on newer equipment?  :? Last week on I-59 around McCalla AL i spotted a Con-way TL KW T660 with those Mesilla Valley type shiny wheel covers on the tractor.  :-o No pic but the driver said they've been testing them on a few units for about 4 months or so. Has anyone else seen these and has a pic been posted? :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 30, 2010, 04:27:58 PM
Not exactly new equipment per se but maybe new equipment on newer equipment?  :? Last week on I-59 around McCalla AL i spotted a Con-way TL KW T660 with those Mesilla Valley type shiny wheel covers on the tractor.  :-o No pic but the driver said they've been testing them on a few units for about 4 months or so. Has anyone else seen these and has a pic been posted? :?
I Just Posted about this a week or so ago, Because i seen one Laying over at the TA Truckstop, I Tried getting an Action Shot, But The DANG Pic BLURRED !!!!!!  :x :|
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on March 31, 2010, 02:56:10 PM
Not exactly new equipment per se but maybe new equipment on newer equipment?  :? Last week on I-59 around McCalla AL i spotted a Con-way TL KW T660 with those Mesilla Valley type shiny wheel covers on the tractor.  :-o No pic but the driver said they've been testing them on a few units for about 4 months or so. Has anyone else seen these and has a pic been posted? :?

I spotted one of those on I-70 in eastern CO today, Charlie! Here's the pic I got:

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/USA%202010/DSC_0260.jpg)
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/USA%202010/DSC_0260.jpg (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/USA%202010/DSC_0260.jpg)

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on March 31, 2010, 03:01:28 PM
Oh, and would a twin screw sleeper ProStar for Estes, pulling an unmarked white dryvan by any chance be a new equipment sighting? :? First one I've seen at least. I spotted it at the McDonald's across the street from the T/A here in Limon, CO this evening as I was eating dinner, but it was already gone by the time I had finished my steak and gotten out, so no pics...

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 31, 2010, 04:23:18 PM
Oh, and would a twin screw sleeper ProStar for Estes, pulling an unmarked white dryvan by any chance be a new equipment sighting? :? First one I've seen at least. I spotted it at the McDonald's across the street from the T/A here in Limon, CO this evening as I was eating dinner, but it was already gone by the time I had finished my steak and gotten out, so no pics...

Jan.
I Should Have known Estes would Be following suit with The Prostars  :-o :-o I didnt even know Estes was Ordering any New Trucks right now  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on April 01, 2010, 01:20:53 PM
Finally seen one of Last of the Sterlings Conway Ordered, The ones with the Clean Idle Stickers on The Hood :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on April 01, 2010, 02:36:29 PM
Express Transport has either a 8600 or a ProStar, cant tell the difference at night. Passed him this morning on Sexton at about 2 am. Was handling his triples pretty well, but my 500 Cat couldn't be held back. :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JOSH403 on April 01, 2010, 07:42:38 PM
8600 Nate. Looks to be a used Penske rig. Has Express ever bought anything off the showroom floor brand new?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on April 02, 2010, 07:59:02 AM
Not that I know of. The same guy has been using a little 8100 for the past 5 years going between Medford and Portland with triples.

Thanks for the id info Josh, glad they finally got something from this century!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 03, 2010, 03:55:15 PM
Anyone mention Averitt Prostar sleepers yet? :? Saw one last week on I-59 in MS. :-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on April 03, 2010, 05:42:11 PM
I spotted one of those on I-70 in eastern CO today, Charlie! Here's the pic I got:

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/USA%202010/DSC_0260.jpg)
http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/USA%202010/DSC_0260.jpg (http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/USA%202010/DSC_0260.jpg)

Jan.

Never thought Con-way would fall into the wheel cover trap... Now if only they would get some more Peterbilts in there too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on April 04, 2010, 08:46:08 AM
Nate: I saw the same 8600 Josh is talking about with triples just south or Portland recently.  Also have seen a newer Freigthliner M2 painted gold pulling doubles north of Portland.  It's the large version of the M2 (like Oak harbor has) with the 112" BBC and is a tandem. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on April 06, 2010, 03:22:25 PM


Have not seen the Averitt Prostars yet, but am looking forward to it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 15, 2010, 04:59:50 AM
Finally Seen one of the New Vitran FL Cascadias This Evening  :-o :-o it was Pulling a PJAX Long Box.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on May 15, 2010, 05:10:10 AM
Finally Seen one of the New Vitran FL Cascadias This Evening  :-o :-o it was Pulling a PJAX Long Box.

I have a couple Vitran Cascadias (single and twin screw) I need to prepare for a post, along with a Peterbilt daycab.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on May 15, 2010, 05:20:29 AM
Finally Seen one of the New Vitran FL Cascadias This Evening  :-o :-o it was Pulling a PJAX Long Box.

They're not really new anymore, I've been seeing them since late last summer.  It helps that PJAX is headquartered here though.
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Vitran/DSC_0360a.jpg)

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on May 24, 2010, 04:32:00 PM
Not a new equipment sighting but an old equipment sighting. Saw an R-600 for APA on I95 in CT. It still had the APA on the roof fairing. i didn't catch what was on the doors. Sure was unexpected. :-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 24, 2010, 10:51:50 PM
Not a new equipment sighting but an old equipment sighting. Saw an R-600 for APA on I95 in CT. It still had the APA on the roof fairing. i didn't catch what was on the doors. Sure was unexpected. :-)
Maybe Somebody bought and Restored it and Heading for a truck show :? Thats what I would Do  8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: US MAIL GUY on June 26, 2010, 04:18:03 AM
Charlie,
    I saw an Averitt Prostar sleeper & a Cascadia sleeper last Sunday on the way home from Macungie. Both headed north on I-81. I posted it last Sunday, but it was anything truck
related. I don't know if this is news or not but I  saw a UPS Cascadia daycab/pups today
on I-85 south.
                                                                                               Gary
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on June 26, 2010, 07:14:39 AM
Gary UPGF wouldn't be new, there are a few in the system. Now UPS Parcel, that's a whole nother' ball game!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: US MAIL GUY on June 26, 2010, 01:01:38 PM
Nate,
  It was UPS parcel. I've actually seen it a few times,but no photo yet.
                                                                                  Gary
                                             
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 29, 2010, 03:29:03 AM
We got a new Volvo in Kansas City (FedEx Freight of course) that had rectangular fuel tanks on instead of the typical round tanks.  Will try to get pictures.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on July 13, 2010, 03:22:37 AM
Back on the Sunday morning of Memorial Day weekend I finally saw one of the rumored Pitt Ohio KW T800's up on I-90 in Erie, so I guess they are not just an urban legend.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on July 16, 2010, 02:11:42 AM
I Seen one of the New Fedex National LTL Long Boxes with the Trailer Skirts, being pulled by a Ryder IH Prostar, This afternoon  :-o :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 31, 2010, 12:40:55 AM
Finally caught a couple of trucks that have been talked about for a while. :-) Estes KW T660 sleeper pulling doubles at the 301 Plaza Truck Stop in Middletown DE this morning and a Pitt Ohio Prostar down in Rehoboth Beach DE this afternoon.



















Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 09, 2010, 09:50:03 PM
I saw a Volpe Express Volvo VNM twin-screw today heading south on Route 1.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 09, 2010, 10:04:48 PM
Is UPS Freight in the car hauling business? :? I swear i saw 2 of the brown/beige Volvo sleepers with enclosed trailers westbound on the PATP around Pittsburgh yesterday morning. :-o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 09, 2010, 10:35:27 PM
Last news I heard only hauling they were doing in the automotive industry was for Harley and West Coast Choppers.

Could be new though.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 09, 2010, 10:38:45 PM
Thanks Nate - couldn't really see much over the dumb &*%#@* Jersey barriers. :x :x
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 09, 2010, 10:50:26 PM
Luckily Oregon seems to be going with smaller fences with steel cables. Still ruins photos.  :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 09, 2010, 11:28:16 PM
Thanks Nate - couldn't really see much over the dumb &*%#@* Jersey barriers. :x :x
You need to find a nice overpass around there Charlie, that's my only remedy for those blasted barriers. :lol:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 10, 2010, 12:42:23 AM
I saw a Volpe Express Volvo VNM twin-screw today heading south on Route 1.
I seen One of these sitting at a Wawa in Aberdeen a couple Days ago pulling a Long Box  8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 10, 2010, 01:26:39 PM
Stanley Houghton caught a Ward Trucking Volvo VNM. I never speculated they would try Volvo, but what LTL company isn't these days...
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/stanley_houghton/2010/08-02/ward-trucking-07-29-10-altoona-pa.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on August 11, 2010, 06:51:34 AM
Stanley Houghton caught a Ward Trucking Volvo VNM. I never speculated they would try Volvo, but what LTL company isn't these days...
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/stanley_houghton/2010/08-02/ward-trucking-07-29-10-altoona-pa.jpg)

Wow!  With the exception of their fling with GMC in the 80s, Ward has traditonally been an International fleet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 12, 2010, 03:42:40 PM
Another new equipment sighting which was also an odd pair up... I saw a Roadway Volvo VNM twin-screw (orange bumper) with what looked to be a brand new Vitran long box. It had all the new logos on it billboard style, chrome swing doors and it looked to be a Great Dane.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on August 28, 2010, 08:57:51 PM
I spotted what looked to be a new FedEx Freight Freightliner M2 straight truck last night.


Stanley Houghton caught a Ward Trucking Volvo VNM. I never speculated they would try Volvo, but what LTL company isn't these days...
[img width=600 height=472]

Con-way.  :roll:
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 28, 2010, 09:46:07 PM
Con-way.  :roll:
But... they are. (Photo by Jimmy B)
(http://www.drunkduck.com/Rockman_5/gfx/CWF.JPG) (http://www.drunkduck.com/Rockman_5/gfx/CWF.JPG)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on August 29, 2010, 01:11:57 AM
That doesn't count, those are Truckload's old hammy-downs. I'm talking daycabs.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on August 29, 2010, 02:49:34 AM
It most certainly does count. It's purpose is used the same as a cascadia or sterling. Where the tractor came from has no effect.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 02, 2010, 12:07:23 AM
R+L Carriers single axle FL Columbia? :? Pic's a tad blurry but i don't recall seeing one posted before. :| Caught it yesterday around Pemberton NJ but have seen this one or others like it everyday this week in my travels.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/th_8-31-10Barnegat-Columbus-HorshamPApics002.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/8-31-10Barnegat-Columbus-HorshamPApics002.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 02, 2010, 05:52:16 AM
R+L Carriers single axle FL Columbia? :? Pic's a tad blurry but i don't recall seeing one posted before. :| Caught it yesterday around Pemberton NJ but have seen this one or others like it everyday this week in my travels.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/th_8-31-10Barnegat-Columbus-HorshamPApics002.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/8-31-10Barnegat-Columbus-HorshamPApics002.jpg)
I Caught one of them Back in May or June of this year in Newark, DE  8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 06, 2010, 05:05:28 PM
Dave Faust sent me and a few others this shot of a Southeastern International Prostar.
(http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/SouthEasternProStar009.jpg) (http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/SouthEasternProStar009.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 10, 2010, 02:08:47 AM
Dave Faust sent me and a few others this shot of a Southeastern International Prostar.
(http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/SouthEasternProStar009.jpg) (http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/SouthEasternProStar009.jpg)

Thats an awesome little truck. :-D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 10, 2010, 02:39:30 AM
Stanley Houghton caught a Ward Trucking Volvo VNM. I never speculated they would try Volvo, but what LTL company isn't these days...
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/stanley_houghton/2010/08-02/ward-trucking-07-29-10-altoona-pa.jpg)
Estes, and A. Duie Pyle, Hasn't Gone over to Volvo Yet, Thank Goodness :-D BTW, Didnt Paul Kane Just Catch a Ward Columbia Daycab as well  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on September 10, 2010, 02:58:53 AM
Ward has had a smattering of Columbia daycabs and sleepers for a couple of years now, you just don't see them very often.

Estes has one Volvo out of West Middlesex, I think I posted it some time ago.

Ward sleepers would be in the Truckload Express division

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Ward/DSC_0647.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 10, 2010, 03:15:49 AM
Ward has had a smattering of Columbia daycabs and sleepers for a couple of years now, you just don't see them very often.

Estes has one Volvo out of West Middlesex, I think I posted it some time ago.

Ward sleepers would be in the Truckload Express division

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Ward/DSC_0647.jpg)
Would That Estes Volvo Be a VN or Newer Tractor Paul,  :? Because I knew about The Volvo VNs, Because, My Local Terminal Has at Least 1 or 2 of those Older VNs as well  :-D I thought that The Group was actually Talking about Fleets of Newer Volvos like UPSF and Fedex Runs  :?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on September 10, 2010, 03:26:43 AM
VN I believe.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=9587.0 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=9587.0)

i also caught an older WG series several years ago.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 10, 2010, 03:33:05 AM
VN I believe.

http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=9587.0 (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/forum01/index.php?topic=9587.0)

i also caught an older WG series several years ago.
That what Estes uses on Night Runs around Here  8-)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 13, 2010, 05:52:46 PM
Spotted a New Volvo VNM T/A Daycab for Central Transport this afternoon  :o :o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on October 13, 2010, 11:08:10 PM
Spotted a New Volvo VNM T/A Daycab for Central Transport this afternoon  :o :o

I've only seen Sterlings for them, it's inevitable that all the Sterling users find a new make, however an account like Central you'd think FL would cut them a deal to keep their business.

Now go back out and get us a pic.  ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 13, 2010, 11:15:21 PM
Spotted a New Volvo VNM T/A Daycab for Central Transport this afternoon  :o :o

I've only seen Sterlings for them, it's inevitable that all the Sterling users find a new make, however an account like Central you'd think FL would cut them a deal to keep their business.

Now go back out and get us a pic.  ;D
I'll Try  :D Heck, Im still trying to get a shot of one of their FLD Daycabs Running around here  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 14, 2010, 05:52:11 PM
Spotted a New Volvo VNM T/A Daycab for Central Transport this afternoon  :o :o

I've only seen Sterlings for them, it's inevitable that all the Sterling users find a new make, however an account like Central you'd think FL would cut them a deal to keep their business.

Now go back out and get us a pic.  ;D

They have some older Volvo WG42Ts in the fleet in certain areas.  I'm actually surprised they don't have newer Internationals.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cornbinder on October 30, 2010, 03:46:25 PM
The older Volvo's I believe came from Chrysler Transort a few year's back. I know here in Mi. that Matty Moroun (owner of Central Transport) used to to go the auction's himself, now he send's his errand boy's, or get's a hold of the dealer involved in the new purchase truck's in order to get some of the tradin's.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on November 12, 2010, 09:16:41 PM
Has a Pitt Ohio FL Cascadia day cab been mentioned before? ??? I saw one (no pic) heading westbound on the PATP today around Bristol. Looked pretty sharp too.  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 12, 2010, 09:19:59 PM
Has a Pitt Ohio FL Cascadia day cab been mentioned before? ??? I saw one (no pic) heading westbound on the PATP today around Bristol. Looked pretty sharp too.  8)
Pitt Ohio Cascadia ......  :o :o :o I Thought they were Going to stay with Mack  ???

BTW Speaking of Cascadias, I wonder if A. Duie Pyle when Get any  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 13, 2010, 06:48:16 AM
Has a Pitt Ohio FL Cascadia day cab been mentioned before? ??? I saw one (no pic) heading westbound on the PATP today around Bristol. Looked pretty sharp too.  8)
Maybe one day I'll see it eastbound Charlie. 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 13, 2010, 05:32:12 PM
This One Blew Me away, This Evening  ;D ;D

Spotted a Brand New Estes FL Cascadia S/A Daycab with a set of Pups  :o :o I About Fainted when i spotted it  :o :o Ill Post the Pics Later  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on November 13, 2010, 05:44:25 PM
This One Blew Me away, This Evening  ;D ;D

Spotted a Brand New Estes FL Cascadia S/A Daycab with a set of Pups  :o :o I About Fainted when i spotted it  :o :o Ill Post the Pics Later  8)

Okay Ray, not that's not fair. You need to tell me the exact spot you saw it, so I can go back and time and catch it instead, lol. ;D

Can't wait to see it!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 13, 2010, 08:33:45 PM
This One Blew Me away, This Evening  ;D ;D

Spotted a Brand New Estes FL Cascadia S/A Daycab with a set of Pups  :o :o I About Fainted when i spotted it  :o :o Ill Post the Pics Later  8)

Okay Ray, not that's not fair. You need to tell me the exact spot you saw it, so I can go back and time and catch it instead, lol. ;D

Can't wait to see it!
LOL !!! Well it was sitting on the side of the Road right next to the Mason/Dixon Line (MD/DE) here in Elkton about a 1/4 -1/2 mile from the Terminal  ??? with no driver inside the cab  ??? i dont know what that was about  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 18, 2010, 12:37:23 PM
Well, Its Taken UPSF Terminal, Near Me Almost 3 Years for them To Finally Get a New IH Prostar  :o Spotted it this afternoon pulling a Overnite Special Services long box  :o 8) hopefully, i'll catch a shot of it soon  ;D 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: HuntFlatbed on November 20, 2010, 05:47:51 AM
It's been mentioned before but here's a picture of a FXF T660 Daycab with a set up Pups WB on I-80 in NE on 7/2/10.

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/sd9043mac/North%20Platte%20Trip%207-2-10/th_FXFT660PupsI80WB7-2-10.jpg) (http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/sd9043mac/North%20Platte%20Trip%207-2-10/FXFT660PupsI80WB7-2-10.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on November 22, 2010, 08:36:50 PM
(http://inlinethumb43.webshots.com/46634/2192808790103566962S425x425Q85.jpg) (http://rides.webshots.com/photo/2192808790103566962MfofWl)

Not a good shot but the only place where I could take it was facing into the sun as the truck was parked among some utility contractors supplies who was working out in the street.  Never saw an Oak Harbor KW before--usually always IH--Lift gate trlr doing P & D.

Also saw a Conway day cab Cascadia with a long box on the street in traffic--no pic.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on November 22, 2010, 11:24:05 PM
Yeah, think they're rather rare, this is one that I see every once in a while up here in Reno.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on November 23, 2010, 06:20:49 AM
I don't know if its been mentioned before or if they are very common, but I saw a solid blue Eastern Freighways Volvo VNL on I-81 the other day.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 23, 2010, 09:30:25 AM
I don't know if its been mentioned before or if they are very common, but I saw a solid blue Eastern Freighways Volvo VNL on I-81 the other day.
If it was a High Rise Sleeper, VNL it would be an-Ex Jevic Tractor  ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on November 23, 2010, 11:18:14 AM
I don't know if its been mentioned before or if they are very common, but I saw a solid blue Eastern Freighways Volvo VNL on I-81 the other day.
If it was a High Rise Sleeper, VNL it would be an-Ex Jevic Tractor  ;)

Ahh ok, yeah it was a high rise, and it did appear to be Jevic's shade of blue. The tractor must have just been cleaned, as looked brand new.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 23, 2010, 09:05:36 PM
Caught a Southeastern ProStar grabbing some fuel in Fort Smith, Arkansas today.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/southeasternprostarth.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/southeasternprostar.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 24, 2010, 05:34:20 AM
Nice to see one out and about Roogie. 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 24, 2010, 11:10:03 PM
Spotted a New FL M2-112 Daycab Tractor pulling a Longbox for Bilkays from NJ this afternoon, One Sharp Looking Unit IMO !!!!  :o :o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: soapman on November 25, 2010, 08:12:22 PM
Caught a Southeastern ProStar grabbing some fuel in Fort Smith, Arkansas today.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/southeasternprostarth.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/southeasternprostar.jpg)

roog

nice catch! i'm a fan of southeastern-i didnt even know they had these :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on November 25, 2010, 08:51:12 PM
I don't know if its been mentioned before or if they are very common, but I saw a solid blue Eastern Freighways Volvo VNL on I-81 the other day.

http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=43418.0 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=43418.0)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on November 29, 2010, 03:07:11 PM
Well, Its Taken UPSF Terminal, Near Me Almost 3 Years for them To Finally Get a New IH Prostar  :o Spotted it this afternoon pulling a Overnite Special Services long box  :o 8) hopefully, i'll catch a shot of it soon  ;D 

Might be a BRAND new one Ray, UPGF ordered 300 new trucks for the 2010 tax year which were delivered in October. 1500 new dollies were also ordered, along with 500 new Great Dane Pups. Its the largest equipment order UPGF has had since the merger of the two companies. Financially, things are looking up over at Brown.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 01, 2010, 07:23:25 PM
This is sort of a "new equipment sighting".  Since YRC's merger no new equipment has been purchased going on two years now.  So I spied this "new trailer" sporting a new fairing.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/th_20101201_0347_edited-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/?action=view&current=20101201_0347_edited-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 02, 2010, 04:14:56 PM
Heh, guess we'll chalk YRC up there for testing out those skirts too. Great catch!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on December 02, 2010, 06:22:53 PM
Has a Pitt Ohio FL Cascadia day cab been mentioned before? ??? I saw one (no pic) heading westbound on the PATP today around Bristol. Looked pretty sharp too.  8)
Pitt Ohio Cascadia ......  :o :o :o I Thought they were Going to stay with Mack  ???

BTW Speaking of Cascadias, I wonder if A. Duie Pyle when Get any  ???

I've never seen a Cascadia. My guess is that it was a purchased around the same time as the Transtars, Prostars and Pinnacles when PO needed to find a new supplier with the closing of Sterling.

We have a Transtar at our terminal that I drove for the first time this evening to make some late pick-ups. This particular one has been plagued with electrical problems since it was new. In fact, it came back from the dealer this afternoon and I had an electrical fault code only 20 miles down the road. That aside, this was not only the most comfortable fleet truck I've driven but it has the visibility and maneuverability of a cabover.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on December 03, 2010, 03:03:22 AM
This is sort of a "new equipment sighting".  Since YRC's merger no new equipment has been purchased going on two years now.  So I spied this "new trailer" sporting a new fairing.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/th_20101201_0347_edited-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/?action=view&current=20101201_0347_edited-1.jpg)

Load it to 819 so I can get some pics.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on December 03, 2010, 09:50:00 AM
Noticed a YRC 53ft with sideskirts in Worcester, MA. Sorry, no picture. :'(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Joe on December 05, 2010, 01:43:08 AM
Heh, guess we'll chalk YRC up there for testing out those skirts too. Great catch!

Not testing... Required by California law.

At least YRC is realizing and making an effort towards compliance to the CARB mandate. Saia (nor many others), from what I've seen and heard, haven't made such an effort.

Yes, it's a California law, not Federal. And while that trailer is not in Cali, yet, the skirt (along with LRR tires) will be required for use in that market. STAA trailers don't require these modifications, yet - so you will not likelly see skirts on anything shorter than 48'. With this being said, I did spot a Fed Ex Freight pup trailer sporting a skirt. I would like to know how these will help the handling dynamics of a set of doubles - or triples...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on December 11, 2010, 02:58:02 PM
I Dont know If this is New Equipment or Not But an Estes IH 8600 with Chrome Wheels and super singles on all 3 axles  :o :o First Time Ive seen That on an Estes Rig  :o ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cornbinder on December 14, 2010, 06:32:08 PM
I Dont know If this is New Equipment or Not But an Estes IH 8600 with Chrome Wheels and super singles on all 3 axles  :o :o First Time Ive seen That on an Estes Rig  :o ;D

Ray,, that is different for an Estes truck, wonder maybe an ex Penske lease truck painted in Estes livery color's but they left the tire's and rim's on! just a thought.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on December 14, 2010, 07:55:59 PM
I've never even seen a Penske truck with aluminum wheels though.  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on December 14, 2010, 08:01:50 PM
I've never even seen a Penske truck with aluminum wheels though.  :-\
Agreed !!!! Im Wondering if it might have been a Million Miler or Dedicated account That needed Weight Savings  ??? It was Pulling a Mixed set of GI/Estes Pups too  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on December 15, 2010, 05:57:34 AM
I spotted one of UPS's new Mack Pinnacles this morning pulling doubles, sadly no pic though.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 26, 2010, 06:01:32 PM
UPS Freight in Kansas City has several new Internationals sitting on their yard, along with some new city liftgates.  Here is one I saw across the street at the McDonalds.  The seats were still wrapped in plastic. (And the picture was through my windshield, sorry about the glare)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/December%202010/th_20101222_0368_edited-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/December%202010/?action=view&current=20101222_0368_edited-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 01, 2011, 04:08:41 PM
R&L is testing a new KW T-660 and it has been seen by a friend along I-65 near Indianpolis.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Dwayne on January 02, 2011, 06:31:45 AM
R&L is testing a new KW T-660 and it has been seen by a friend along I-65 near Indianpolis.

 :o :o That I want to see! Was it nice?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on January 02, 2011, 04:33:36 PM
I hear the R+L KW has full roof and side fairings as well as the tank skirting and is in their green paint scheme so I am sure it looks great.  He is hoping to catch a photo of it some night.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on January 02, 2011, 07:14:15 PM
I like R&L's ProStar sleeper they have on their website. I do think a T660 would look nice in their colors also.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 12, 2011, 05:29:35 PM
Last couple of days I've been seeing new Great Danes for UPS Freight Truckload with the nice side skirts like what Conway first had. They even have rubber splash guards under them. They look really nice. Must be coming in on rail in Portland.

Also saw my first painted UPSF TL Cascadia. Had a visor. ;) Looks super sharp for UPSF.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Estes717 on January 13, 2011, 08:10:00 PM
This One Blew Me away, This Evening  ;D ;D

Spotted a Brand New Estes FL Cascadia S/A Daycab with a set of Pups  :o :o I About Fainted when i spotted it  :o :o Ill Post the Pics Later  8)

Okay Ray, not that's not fair. You need to tell me the exact spot you saw it, so I can go back and time and catch it instead, lol. ;D

Can't wait to see it!

I have 2 pics of this unit on my phone.. I'll try to get them posted in the next couple days.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 13, 2011, 08:47:48 PM
here are my pics of that Cascadia  8)

http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=49092.0
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on January 24, 2011, 08:45:34 AM
I figured I should add this pic here as well. 4 brand new ProStars for FexEx Freight. ;D
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks/100_0808.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 26, 2011, 12:08:36 PM
R12210 in the brand new Wichita, Kansas Service Center, recently prepped and ready for duty.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/wtkprostar_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/wtkprostar.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on January 26, 2011, 08:02:17 PM
Express Transport has a new to them Columbia. Single axle with no air shield.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on February 04, 2011, 10:20:45 PM
Spotted a New IH/Workhorse Stepvan for Fedex Ground A Couple Days ago  ;D The only thing that told me it was an IH was The Grill Design  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on February 17, 2011, 08:42:28 PM
We had a visitor today. My trailer was already loaded and manifested and I noticed my tractor number was higher than any that I've seen. Expecting a Pinnacle, I went over to the tractor line and found this...
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/cascadiafront.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/cascadialeft.jpg)

Maybe my judgement was clouded by too many days in 15 year old single axle CH Macks, but this was a dream to drive. Plenty of power from the DD13 while running the ups and downs of US 119 from Morgantown to Grafton, WV. It was quiet, very comfortable, had great visibilty and could seemingly turn on a dime. This the first tractor I know of in the fleet that has a Detroit Diesel,  weedburner exhaust, and back of cab fairings.

Nothing fancy about the interior but it did have power windows (another first) and a great sounding 6 speaker stereo. It didn't have a cd player, just am/fm which I thought was odd. I guess they figure it's not worth the expense with so many drivers using ipod's a satellite radios these days.


                         (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/cascadiadash.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on February 17, 2011, 09:52:01 PM
Awesome Pics Jim !!!!  :o :o It Seems like Every LTL Company is testing the Cascadias out  :o  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on February 18, 2011, 05:49:41 AM
Thanks for sharing your catch Jim. :) I knew i spotted one of these on the PA Pike last fall..........this proves i wasn't seeing things. :D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on February 18, 2011, 06:07:53 AM
It makes sense for Pitt Ohio since the Sterling brand is no more. Thanks for sharing with us Boll.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on February 18, 2011, 09:01:21 PM
Glad you guys liked the pics. I don't normally keep a camera with me at work so I did what I could to clean up the cell phone shots.

I was surprised that this truck had only 42,000 miles on it which means it was probably put in service sometime in December, assuming it runs both city and linehaul at it's home terminal in Columbus, OH. We were told of the decision to go with Pinnacles back in July and this tractor has a build date or 08/2010. ???

The word Express has been eliminated from both the roof fairing and door decals. The end of an era.. :(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on February 18, 2011, 09:42:52 PM
Glad you guys liked the pics. I don't normally keep a camera with me at work so I did what I could to clean up the cell phone shots.

I see Eaton Vorad, is that something Pitt Ohio normally has installed in the trucks?

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on February 18, 2011, 11:08:23 PM
Glad you guys liked the pics. I don't normally keep a camera with me at work so I did what I could to clean up the cell phone shots.

I see Eaton Vorad, is that something Pitt Ohio normally has installed in the trucks?

roog


That's another new feature. It was my first experience with it and I would've liked to have been able to turn it off. To get to that stop where I took the pics, I had to drive about 23 miles of hilly winding two-lane where it is necessary at times to ride the white line to keep the trailer from crossing the double-yellow. It didn't miss a trick. :-\

I'm assuming Pitt Ohio installed it with mainly the linehaul drivers in mind.  Our shuttles are run at night with only a few exceptions.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wbache on February 21, 2011, 08:40:55 AM
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_3595.jpg)
(http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q203/wtbache/IMG_3620.jpg)

Shot from a moving tour bus on 1-25-2011 --both eastbound on I 40 between Ludlow and Needles CA--I can't find the post but in reference to single tire con gears at least the top shot of these sets appears to have one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on February 27, 2011, 08:17:33 PM
Walt,

The con-gears are an interesting debate in the LTL world. I believe Idaho still has the ban on them in triples operations. AFAIK ODFL and FXF are the only large profile LTLers using them.

I am still impressed that ODFL spec'd the Cascadias the way they did. Visors and dual convex mirrors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on February 27, 2011, 08:24:16 PM
Walt,

The con-gears are an interesting debate in the LTL world. I believe Idaho still has the ban on them in triples operations. AFAIK ODFL and FXF are the only large profile LTLers using them.

I am still impressed that ODFL spec'd the Cascadias the way they did. Visors and dual convex mirrors.

Eventually they will be all gone from FXF, when they are being PM'd or when they finally just wear down all the Super Single gears are getting regular dual tire setups again.  Many of our gears have already been changed back.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on February 27, 2011, 08:26:36 PM
Walt,

The con-gears are an interesting debate in the LTL world. I believe Idaho still has the ban on them in triples operations. AFAIK ODFL and FXF are the only large profile LTLers using them.

I am still impressed that ODFL spec'd the Cascadias the way they did. Visors and dual convex mirrors.

And those Cascadia's look damn good that way! ;D

FedEx Ground runs a good bit of super single gears as well.  They look out of place with aluminum rims, though.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on February 27, 2011, 08:58:11 PM
Walt,

The con-gears are an interesting debate in the LTL world. I believe Idaho still has the ban on them in triples operations. AFAIK ODFL and FXF are the only large profile LTLers using them.

I am still impressed that ODFL spec'd the Cascadias the way they did. Visors and dual convex mirrors.

Eventually they will be all gone from FXF, when they are being PM'd or when they finally just wear down all the Super Single gears are getting regular dual tire setups again.  Many of our gears have already been changed back.

roog

Interesting Roog, do you know if the tractor tests have persuaded them for or against buying anymore SS tractors?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on March 03, 2011, 08:18:41 PM
Finally, after two years of no new purchases, the word is out KC is to receive THREE new test road tractors and ONE new test straight truck to evaluate. Following the evaluation period, word is a purchase of 400 tractors later this year.  Currently, a contract has been renewed with Westfall GMC/Volvo to do engine swaps/rebuilds on several hundred Volvos.  Also, a program is being continued at Trailer Sales, Inc to rebuild selected pups with Deck Tracking, doors, brakes, touch up, along with holes being repaired.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Deck%20Trailers/th_CIMG0082-1.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Deck%20Trailers/?action=view&current=CIMG0082-1.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Deck%20Trailers/th_CIMG0106.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Deck%20Trailers/?action=view&current=CIMG0106.jpg)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Deck%20Trailers/th_20101217_0358.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Deck%20Trailers/?action=view&current=20101217_0358.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on March 04, 2011, 08:06:31 AM
What make of test tractors? :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 04, 2011, 07:26:07 PM
Big L

 You saved me a post. ;D I was planning on asking if and when YRC gets new tractors what do you think they'll be? ??? Glad to hear the news - now just tell us what makes the test tractors are......please. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on March 04, 2011, 08:18:07 PM
If I was to guess, I'm sure Volvo's will be included.  Yellow has purchased from Westfall GMC/ Volvo for many, many years. In fact, YRC purchases all of their Volvo replacement parts nationwide from Westfall, which we pickup daily and move them deadhead on our trucks. Roadway has primarily purchased Volvo for many years as well.  I've been told YRC is not happy with the Volvo engine they were forced to buy, after the Detroit Series 60 would not meet emission standards and became unavailable. Westfall also owns the Mack dealership in KC, and the Freightliner dealership as well.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on March 04, 2011, 08:34:47 PM
I would guess out of these:

Volvo VNL300 daycab
International ProStar daycab
Freightliner Cascadia daycab.

The new main LTL trucks.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 04, 2011, 08:42:55 PM
Wasn't Peterbilt trying to break into this market with a new day cab IIRC? ??? At the time the consensus was the tractor was too pricey for this field so maybe that was correct. :-\ The KW T660 would be a surprise for YRC but maybe they'll be bold and follow Fedex. :D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on March 04, 2011, 09:44:45 PM
Ya, Peterbilt was going to do an "LTL friendly" model, the 382 I believe.

(http://www.9hcw.com/Image/20101019125026166.jpg)

But I'm not sure if it went through. As far as I know, FedEx only has a few T660 trucks because of their deal with KW when they were getting the T800 daycabs.

Mack is jumping in with their Pinnacle daycab, so they might be a choice as well.

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on March 05, 2011, 07:09:24 AM
Since both Yellow and Roadway ran Sterlings, the Cascadia would probably be a fairly likely choice. I know that they've been selling off a LOT of Sterlings though. :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 05, 2011, 02:25:32 PM
Although it's old equipment, it's new to the area. FedEx Freight here in town received a couple of red, former AF, FL 70s. Saw them piggy backed into town, then a couple of days later saw one in action with a pup. Sorry no pictures yet.

Jimmy b
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on March 06, 2011, 05:33:23 PM
Although it's old equipment, it's new to the area. FedEx Freight here in town received a couple of red, former AF, FL 70s. Saw them piggy backed into town, then a couple of days later saw one in action with a pup. Sorry no pictures yet.

Jimmy b

They have been doing a lot of swapping around out here Jim. Eugene got several ProStars, and sent out a bunch of T800's. The FXF guys say they are heading east. Guess the guys out here will miss their "big motors."  :D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 07, 2011, 02:59:50 PM
So far in the past two weeks I have spotted a Volvo VN, 8100 and a Freightliner FL70 all painted in red for Fed Ex (all from AF) in the Seattle area and have seen a white T-300 bobtailing across Oregon with the L prefix for Fed Ex Frt East city power.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 09, 2011, 01:22:21 PM
Another sighting on the Fed Ex Freight scene:  A KW that was transfered to Fed Ex National a while back and sporting a "National" number in the 46000 class with the Fed Ex Freight name back on the door.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 10, 2011, 12:24:56 AM
Interesting that they'd be distributing the red former AF stuff all the way out here...

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on March 12, 2011, 08:42:18 PM
Ok guys are you ready for these?  Only one pic, ABF Freightliners. These were parked behind Midway Sterling/Ford's body shop being lettered.  ABF has bought a lot of trucks from Midway through the years, and I had heard Midway had aquired a Freightliner dealership somewhere in Iowa.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/March%202011/th_IMAG0037.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/March%202011/?action=view&current=IMAG0037.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 12, 2011, 08:47:35 PM
Whoa what a tease!!! :o We need more pics of those Cascadias sir. I think i see one with Dockmen027's name stenciled on the door. ;D Great catch. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: US MAIL GUY on March 12, 2011, 08:50:47 PM
Charlie,
  Look on Dave Fausts photo pages (ABF) for a photo.
                                                                 Gary
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on March 12, 2011, 08:57:42 PM
Whoa what a tease!!! :o We need more pics of those Cascadias sir. I think i see one with Dockmen027's name stenciled on the door. ;D Great catch. :)

Those are awesome! I can't wait to see one in person. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 13, 2011, 05:16:47 AM
Charlie,
  Look on Dave Fausts photo pages (ABF) for a photo.
                                                                 Gary

Thanks Gary.....as often i as check the new postings on the main site i still manage to miss some. >:(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 13, 2011, 05:28:08 AM
Charlie,
  Look on Dave Fausts photo pages (ABF) for a photo.
                                                                 Gary
  :o :o 8)

(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2011//03-09/abf/dsc00078-medium.jpg)
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/dfaust/2011//03-09/abf/dsc00078-medium.jpg
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dockmen027 on March 18, 2011, 08:22:25 PM
Whoa what a tease!!! :o We need more pics of those Cascadias sir. I think i see one with Dockmen027's name stenciled on the door. ;D Great catch. :)

Charlie,

I'd rather have a Mack from Allentown, than something from south of the border, besides, word is that there will only be 25 Freightliners. More Macks on the way, hopefully I can see some coming off the assembly line during this years Macungie Show. Also some Volvo sleepers are supposed to happen, we'll see...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on March 23, 2011, 05:48:17 PM
They look nice. Con-way type setup, except for ABF ordered the one piece roof fairing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 23, 2011, 10:53:27 PM
Charlie,

I'd rather have a Mack from Allentown, than something from south of the border, besides, word is that there will only be 25 Freightliners. More Macks on the way, hopefully I can see some coming off the assembly line during this years Macungie Show. Also some Volvo sleepers are supposed to happen, we'll see...

Never been a big MACK fan, due mainly I'd suppose growing up in the industry out here in the west. Big lack of exposure in the beginning. But, I'm certainly on board with you dockmen about made in the USA.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 25, 2011, 05:18:43 PM
Usually it's deader than a doornail at the SEFL terminal in Punta Gorda FL whenever i drive by but today there was a Penske FL Cascadia & an International 8600 in the yard. :o  Me thinks the Cascadia would look good in SEFL livery. 8)


(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Florida%20January%20-%20April%202011/th_3-25-2011PuntaGordapics081-1.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Florida%20January%20-%20April%202011/3-25-2011PuntaGordapics081-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 04, 2011, 11:36:06 AM
Just spotted a new Mack Pinnacle for NEMF, which looked awesome btw.  8)
I'll upload a pic a little later.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on April 04, 2011, 12:58:18 PM
Just spotted a new Mack Pinnacle for NEMF, which looked awesome btw.  8)
I'll upload a pic a little later.

Sleeper or daycab?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 04, 2011, 01:37:31 PM
Just spotted a new Mack Pinnacle for NEMF, which looked awesome btw.  8)
I'll upload a pic a little later.

Sleeper or daycab?

It was a daycab.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks/100_1830.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on April 04, 2011, 03:29:18 PM
Purolator with a Peterbilt daycab.
I wonder if it is a "green" tractor.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 05, 2011, 05:14:43 PM
Don't recall any mention of Fedex Freight FL Cascadias. :-\ I know they're all one big happy family now but don't think this was a National truck either. :-\  Looked pretty good yesterday morning heading southbound on I-95 around Roanoke Rapids NC. 8)


(http://img854.imageshack.us/img854/6803/4311to4511flgascncvamdd.jpg) (http://img854.imageshack.us/i/4311to4511flgascncvamdd.jpg/)

Uploaded with ImageShack.us (http://imageshack.us)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on April 05, 2011, 05:40:13 PM
Good catch Charlie. Roog mentioned them but I don't recall there being a picture. It is from Freight, it looks like it's in Freight's numbering system and in their location on the air fairing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on April 05, 2011, 06:55:46 PM
I posted one here from National about a year ago, but I don't think I've seen one since.

http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=41841.0 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=41841.0)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 05, 2011, 07:33:30 PM
Good catch Charlie. Roog mentioned them but I don't recall there being a picture. It is from Freight, it looks like it's in Freight's numbering system and in their location on the air fairing.

As far as I know it's a former National LTL like Paul caught on the east coast, needs a visor.  :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 05, 2011, 07:41:01 PM

As far as I know it's a former National LTL like Paul caught on the east coast, needs a visor.  :)

roog

Interesting. Might be on the same run then as the one Paul caught.......both pics are in NC. ??? I'll see if i get lucky next week & spot it again when i'm down that way. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on April 05, 2011, 09:39:59 PM
Im not sure the one Paul caught has numbers on the bumper like the National trucks have, also only has 1 spot mirror on the hood Charlies has 2 and no number on the bumper. Maybe a newer model?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 07, 2011, 08:20:15 PM
ABF Cascadia hard at work, north of St. Joseph, MO on I-29.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/abfcascadia_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/abfcascadia.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on April 08, 2011, 12:10:08 AM
Super catch on one working...

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on April 09, 2011, 09:57:43 AM
Nice NEMF pinnacle. ABF is supposed to be getting another 300 Pinnacles and they got 25 Cascadias. I guess they are testing out the Sterling
replacements. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 15, 2011, 05:43:19 PM
Saw an Estes white twin screw International 9200/9400  :-\ day cab pulling a set of pups along I-26 in South Carolina the other day. :o Any idea where this one came from? ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Nate on April 15, 2011, 06:00:56 PM
Oak Harbor is running what I believe is a Mack Vision, but could be a Penicle?

Maybe Dave has pictures?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on April 15, 2011, 11:15:22 PM
Saw an Estes white twin screw International 9200/9400  :-\ day cab pulling a set of pups along I-26 in South Carolina the other day. :o Any idea where this one came from? ???

Could it be from GI Trucking?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 16, 2011, 03:48:32 PM
Saw an Estes white twin screw International 9200/9400  :-\ day cab pulling a set of pups along I-26 in South Carolina the other day. :o Any idea where this one came from? ???

Could it be from GI Trucking?

I think you hit the nail on the head Jimmy. ;D After making this post i checked out some pics on Dave F's collection and i'd have to agree with you. It had the red wheels but no airshield.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on April 16, 2011, 08:07:33 PM
The local Estes terminal has had some GI pups parked on their lot for several months. This past Thursday I got a quick glimpse of an ex-Heartland 9400 with red rims and the standard red Estes logo on the door. It was pulling 2 GI pups and appeared to have come from that terminal.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on April 16, 2011, 09:35:00 PM
Short hood Prostar from FXF in WVA 4/15.  I believe granitefan posted one of these at a dealer.

(http://thumb10.webshots.net/t/84/84/0/9/10/2306009100107125950MBAfkq_th.jpg) (http://news.webshots.com/photo/2306009100107125950MBAfkq)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 13, 2011, 03:57:55 PM
Saw a Ward Trucking Prostar twin screw daycab this afternoon up in Newtown, PA near I-95.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on May 17, 2011, 01:15:58 AM
ABF Cascadia hard at work, north of St. Joseph, MO on I-29.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/abfcascadia_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/abfcascadia.jpg)

roog


These look pretty good.  nice catch
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on June 03, 2011, 11:26:36 PM
Caught a Saia Prostar single axle daycab this afternoon while sitting in traffic.  Got a crappy pic of it I will try to upload tomorrow night.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 04, 2011, 12:14:34 AM
Caught a Saia Prostar single axle daycab this afternoon while sitting in traffic.  Got a crappy pic of it I will try to upload tomorrow night.

Was it other than Red? This terminal here in Sparks got 3 new to them Prostars. They look like Penske or Ryder former lease trucks. Two are white and one is yellow, and yes, same problem. No nice photo yet.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on June 04, 2011, 10:58:26 PM
Caught a Saia Prostar single axle daycab this afternoon while sitting in traffic.  Got a crappy pic of it I will try to upload tomorrow night.

Was it other than Red? This terminal here in Sparks got 3 new to them Prostars. They look like Penske or Ryder former lease trucks. Two are white and one is yellow, and yes, same problem. No nice photo yet.

Jimmy B

Full Saia livery.  I spotted another one of these being piggybacked towards Portland on I-84 this afternoon but wasnt able to grab a pic :-\
(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_2641.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_2641.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_2641.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on June 10, 2011, 09:12:13 PM
2012 Volvo VNL300 daycab from Southeastern Freight Lines at the QuikTrip along x216 off I-75 in McDonough,Ga. Photo was taken on 6-8-2011.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/peterbilt387_photos/IMG_20110608_131748.jpg)

1truckingenthuiast
6-11-2011
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on June 12, 2011, 03:18:18 PM
Spotted an ABF ProStar daycab at a Shell Gas Station in Arkansas last night. It was too dark for a pic, and we just grabbed fuel and left anyway.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on June 13, 2011, 05:26:43 AM
ABF prostar? That must be a test unit. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 13, 2011, 06:18:26 AM
Spotted an ABF ProStar daycab at a Shell Gas Station in Arkansas last night. It was too dark for a pic, and we just grabbed fuel and left anyway.

I'd love to see that!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike S on June 13, 2011, 07:29:03 PM
           I found this Celedon Prostar at a Kroger in Lansing, Mi. on a weekend layover.




                                                         (http://i1121.photobucket.com/albums/l507/mls200863/International%20trucks/th_100_4703.jpg) (http://s1121.photobucket.com/albums/l507/mls200863/International%20trucks/?action=view&current=100_4703.jpg)

                                   Mike S
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on June 13, 2011, 09:00:34 PM
Thanks for posting, Mike, that is a nice shot, but Celedon has been running ProStars for quite some time, and they are a OTR operations company, not LTL.  ;)
ABF prostar? That must be a test unit. :)

It would have to be because I didn't see another one on the whole trip, just Macks and Cascadias.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 14, 2011, 05:55:12 AM
Thanks for posting, Mike, that is a nice shot, but Celedon has been running ProStars for quite some time, and they are a OTR operations company, not LTL.  ;)
ABF prostar? That must be a test unit. :)

It would have to be because I didn't see another one on the whole trip, just Macks and Cascadias.


I have yet to see a Cascadia, just Mack's and Sterlings here. Plus, ABF's new order of 300 more Mack's started hitting the line. I guess I know what we'll be seeing at Macungie this weekend! ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike S on June 14, 2011, 08:23:37 PM
                   
                 Okay, i am going to try this again. :-[ 
      Today, on my way home,                                                                                                          1) I saw a Conway T660 and 2 Cascadias. Its nice to see something other than Fordlings.
2) I saw a Fed Ex PB 587 pulling doubles on east I-96.  Sorry no pictures. 



                                                    Mike S.       
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 17, 2011, 10:57:06 PM
I finally got a chance to get a reasonably good photo of the yellow painted SAIA 8600, one of three 8600s the local terminal received about 4 or so months ago, maybe longer. The other two are white, and look to be former Ryder or Penske lease tractors.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Saia/2011_06_17-SAIA05826_Reno.jpg) (http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Saia/2011_06_17-SAIA05826_Reno.jpg)
Click for larger view

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 18, 2011, 08:46:16 AM
Here's what I have for Saia Prostars, they still surprise me until I start looking more for them.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on June 19, 2011, 06:08:45 PM
THis is a really bad picture as I had to wait for a passing car, then had the camera settings wrong.  Thought I would post anyway, shot on I-81 NE of Harriburg PA.
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/Macungie/DSC_0328.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 20, 2011, 04:32:29 AM
THis is a really bad picture as I had to wait for a passing car, then had the camera settings wrong.  Thought I would post anyway, shot on I-81 NE of Harriburg PA.
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/Macungie/DSC_0328.jpg)


Very cool Paul! I hope to see one soon!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on June 20, 2011, 11:31:41 AM
Didn't know old D had mack pinnacles. I only saw CH's :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on June 20, 2011, 02:33:27 PM
Here's what I have for Saia Prostars, they still surprise me until I start looking more for them.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2.jpg)

Those look really good. Just wondering though, why is that first one pulling a minivan?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on June 20, 2011, 02:35:57 PM
Here's what I have for Saia Prostars, they still surprise me until I start looking more for them.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2.jpg)

That is how they transport them from the factory. It's the drivers way home. ::)

Those look really good. Just wondering though, why is that first one pulling a minivan?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Freightliner Guy on June 21, 2011, 01:36:21 AM
Here's what I have for Saia Prostars, they still surprise me until I start looking more for them.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar1.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/saiaprostar2.jpg)

That is how they transport them from the factory. It's the drivers way home. ::)

Those look really good. Just wondering though, why is that first one pulling a minivan?

Also if you look at the drivers door where the Saia logo is. There is a temporary sticker for the company delivering it.  ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on July 07, 2011, 05:59:08 PM
Hope to find one stopped so I can get a picture but Fed Ex Freight has new Volvo VNL tractors with the rectangular fuel tanks and I assume the new uriah system.  I have seen a couple of them pulling triples in Oregon.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 07, 2011, 07:54:40 PM
Hope to find one stopped so I can get a picture but Fed Ex Freight has new Volvo VNL tractors with the rectangular fuel tanks and I assume the new uriah system.  I have seen a couple of them pulling triples in Oregon.

We have 2 of the original test units in Kansas City, were they like these Dave?  We are getting 800 more from what I hear, not sure if they are keeping Volvo power or not but the automatics have been a hit.

http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=45327.0

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on July 09, 2011, 10:57:31 AM
About a dozen or so brand new pups for UPS outside the Stoughton Trailers Stoughton, WI plant this morning.  And as I was heading out on to the main road, a Stoughton Trucking T600 came pulling in with a dolly.

With Stoughton having a history with UPS and currently with the new long boxes with side fairings and now new doubles, its surprises me that they wouldnt get new intermodal containers through them as well at least not in the near future.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 09, 2011, 02:31:01 PM
I figured I should add this truck to this thread as well, an A. Duie Pyle Cascadia. There was another one in the shop where I took this pic. These look really sharp in my opinion. ;D

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks/100_3562.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 09, 2011, 06:06:47 PM
I'm not a big fan of the Cascadia, but that one looks great in Pyle's colors!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 29, 2011, 12:37:50 PM
No picture but about a 1/2 hour ago i saw an A. Duie Pyle single axle Volvo doing P&D work in Barnegat NJ. :o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 29, 2011, 07:50:26 PM
No picture but about a 1/2 hour ago i saw an A. Duie Pyle single axle Volvo doing P&D work in Barnegat NJ. :o
It was mentioned as being a possiblity, around 2008, that A. Duie Pyle would be testing a Volvo. Dave Faust was sent pictures from Kevin Miskiewicz, an ADP employee in West Chester. I got one in an e-mail in June, but did not post it on my own site since I had no permission from Kevin and figured it would get many views on Dave's main page anyway.
(http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/a_duie_pyle_volvo11.jpg)
http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/df_a_duie_pyle.htm
I don't know if there is more than one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 30, 2011, 07:03:22 AM
Now that VNM looks awesome!  ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 30, 2011, 07:21:35 AM
I remember seeing that ADP Volvo pic but figured they didn't drink the KoolAid and never placed any orders with Volvo. Strange to see one yesterday after all this time. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on July 30, 2011, 04:12:56 PM
NEW YRC TRACTORS.  Have seen pictures, however not my pics,  on another site.  All white Volvos.  Source said some sitting out behind Volvo plant waiting to be delivered
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on July 30, 2011, 07:02:19 PM
NEW YRC TRACTORS.  Have seen pictures, however not my pics,  on another site.  All white Volvos.  Source said some sitting out behind Volvo plant waiting to be delivered

Saw a photo last week, came to my phone from one of the members here on Hanks. It was a FL Cascadia 3 axle, looked really nice.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on August 02, 2011, 05:47:30 PM
Also, new pups coming soon, too.  Now I'm also hearing ALL YRCW tractors for ALL divisions will be white.  Cheaper, plus if one division gets short to tractors, its only a matter of switching door decals.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 02, 2011, 06:10:11 PM
Now I'm also hearing ALL YRCW tractors for ALL divisions will be white. 

How boring is that. :( :( :'(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 02, 2011, 06:58:21 PM
Now I'm also hearing ALL YRCW tractors for ALL divisions will be white. 

How boring is that. :( :( :'(

I kinda like white ones...   ;)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 05, 2011, 01:05:37 PM
I seen that ADP Cascadia Twice today and My Camera and Traffic Fouled up Both Pics  :'( :'( I Hate Fridays  ::)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on August 12, 2011, 12:32:36 AM
Thought I'd add these new Great Dane ABF pups, this one was about 2 months from the factory. The 552*** series:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/ABF/2011_08_11-ABF-GD-552007_01.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/ABF/2011_08_11-ABF-GD-552007_02.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/ABF/2011_08_11-ABF-GD-552007_03.jpg)

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Dwayne on August 12, 2011, 01:16:12 PM
SMT Lines International 8600. No pix at this time but hopefully I'll be able to snag a pic next time.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 12, 2011, 03:59:39 PM
Been seeing a lot of ABF sets on my trip, but so far they've mostly been old Pines built units. Greg even caught a ragtop.  I'll have to keep an eye out for newer Great Danes.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on August 12, 2011, 10:05:28 PM
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/DSC_0304.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 12, 2011, 10:10:44 PM
Paul, Awesome Catch :o :o :o  8)

I Just seen My First Set 2 weeks ago, But The Tractor was a CH613 pulling a set of Overnite Pups ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Dwayne on August 13, 2011, 05:50:41 AM
I can't decide if I like it or not.  ???  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 15, 2011, 09:12:43 AM
Just saw a shiny, brand new Old Dominion pup with AeroSkirts.  No pic though, camera is with MrsRoogie for my son's first day of 1st grade.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 15, 2011, 08:33:16 PM
This may be an O/O or something, but this is an albino Freightliner Cascadia for Con-Way Truckload with no roof logo or stripes. Looked kind of strange to me after seeing a lot of other rigs with all the colors...
(http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/Con-Way/DSC_0585.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on August 16, 2011, 07:52:45 AM
I95 CT saw a NEMF new IH twin screw day cab painted red with NEMF logo pulling a NEMF trailer :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on August 16, 2011, 11:42:53 AM
This may be an O/O or something, but this is an albino Freightliner Cascadia for Con-Way Truckload with no roof logo or stripes. Looked kind of strange to me after seeing a lot of other rigs with all the colors...
(http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/Con-Way/DSC_0585.jpg)

Cool catch. judging by the number starting with a 4 it is an Owner Operator. Their latest trucks start with a 3**** and their O/Os always start with a 4. Maybe they have some kind of Lease Program going or something.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on August 20, 2011, 12:30:46 PM
Thought I'd add these new Great Dane ABF pups, this one was about 2 months from the factory. The 552*** series:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/ABF/2011_08_11-ABF-GD-552007_01.jpg)

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/ABF/2011_08_11-ABF-GD-552007_02.jpg)

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Jimmy B
I see ABF has been going back to swing doors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 20, 2011, 05:06:26 PM
(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSC_0085.jpg) (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSC_0085.jpg)(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSC_0053.jpg) (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSC_0053.jpg)(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSC_0025.jpg) (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSC_0025.jpg)(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSCF1109.jpg) (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSC_0025.jpg)(http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSCF1115.jpg) (http://i400.photobucket.com/albums/pp90/Chris_E/DSCF1115.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Capital City Kid on August 20, 2011, 05:17:23 PM
Looks like a ODFL Volvo, switching back from FL Cascadia's?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 20, 2011, 05:28:27 PM
They already have a few in the system. I caught a sleeper and a day cab last summer and I caught another one this summer.  I wasn't sure if they were getting anymore, so I was glad to see that one.  There was another identical setup running with this one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on August 20, 2011, 06:04:36 PM
Nice catch on the Averitts city units as well. There was a rumor on another board that they would go with some Internationals. I hope they may pick up some Prostars or Transtars for shuttle/line haul.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 20, 2011, 06:10:41 PM
I caught a ton of Prostar sleepers for their truckload division on this trip.  Unfortunately, I didn't see many trucks from LTL except for these and ones parked at their Knoxville terminal.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 22, 2011, 05:43:27 PM
So YRC gets new white Volvos and USF Glen Moore winds up with a great lookin' Prostar. :o Go figure. :D

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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 22, 2011, 06:09:55 PM
So YRC gets new white Volvos and USF Glen Moore winds up with a great lookin' Prostar. :o Go figure. :D

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Nice Catch Charlie  8) I wonder if thats an O/O  ??? I spotted a White Glen Moore Prostar sitting over at a Local Warehouse over Near Burris awhile Back and thought it was O/O as well  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 23, 2011, 10:01:35 PM
Saw a new UPSF Volvo, all brown, piggybacked with an ODFL Volvo heading towards Denver near Salina, Kansas.  Missed the pic due to a passing truck. :(

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on August 23, 2011, 10:58:10 PM
went back 5 pages and didnt see anything.   not so much "new equipment" but rather:
Holland (usf) has repainted many older sterlings to solid orange and has them simply lettered Holland like the newer volvos. the units are at their joliet IL terminal. ill try for a picture. it was raining today and i couldnt get a shot off.
sorry if it was mentioned already.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on August 23, 2011, 11:21:30 PM
Nice catch on the Averitts city units as well. There was a rumor on another board that they would go with some Internationals. I hope they may pick up some Prostars or Transtars for shuttle/line haul.

It's unusual to see a carrier buying city tractors nowadays since the ROI and resale value on them is essentially zero.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 24, 2011, 03:46:39 AM
went back 5 pages and didnt see anything.   not so much "new equipment" but rather:
Holland (usf) has repainted many older sterlings to solid orange and has them simply lettered Holland like the newer volvos. the units are at their joliet IL terminal. ill try for a picture. it was raining today and i couldnt get a shot off.
sorry if it was mentioned already.
Sounds more like ex-Yellow twin-screw Sterlings. I've seen a photo or two of Yellow Sterlings transferred to Holland in the Midwest.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on August 24, 2011, 04:24:43 AM
that was my initial thought. but there was about 30 trucks like that.
also this terminal has an onsite shop
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 24, 2011, 05:55:45 AM
Passed an Old Dominion driver yesterday who was pulling what appeared to be a brand new converter.  The odd thing about it was it looked to be galvanized bare metal instead of their normal green painted unit.  Was Super Single equipped.

Wasn't a good picture opportunity but I'll keep my eyes open for one.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on August 26, 2011, 08:37:53 PM
today I saw a stack of three all brown UPS Freight Volvo tractors going west towards Denver on I70.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DayliteDean on August 27, 2011, 08:06:28 PM
Passed an Old Dominion driver yesterday who was pulling what appeared to be a brand new converter.  The odd thing about it was it looked to be galvanized bare metal instead of their normal green painted unit.  Was Super Single equipped.

Wasn't a good picture opportunity but I'll keep my eyes open for one.

roog /quote]  They're fairly new they started coming into the fleet about two years ago,then they were all recalled by Wabash to have frames reinforced,OD bought more than 500 of them this year,they are'nt galvinized(or at least they dont have the "do not weld or drill"notice on them like on our galvinized dollies) just painted silver.
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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 27, 2011, 08:13:05 PM
They're fairly new they started coming into the fleet about two years ago,then they were all recalled by Wabash to have frames reinforced,OD bought more than 500 of them this year,they are'nt galvinized(or at least they dont have the "do not weld or drill"notice on them like on our galvinized dollies) just painted silver.

Cool, I'd not seen any like that. 

PS. Hope I didn't startle you when I honked at you a week or so ago, I didn't have my radio in.  :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: DayliteDean on August 27, 2011, 08:29:30 PM
Ok that explains it,I've been an LTL driver too long,thought I'd done something wrong(were always at fault you know!)Havent run a radio in quite sometime myself,Too bad you don't have the super singles anymore it always made it easier too pick you out of the crowd!Hope with all the changes at your place You are still doing well!Its good hear from you!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 27, 2011, 09:18:15 PM
Ok that explains it,I've been an LTL driver too long,thought I'd done something wrong(were always at fault you know!)Havent run a radio in quite sometime myself,Too bad you don't have the super singles anymore it always made it easier too pick you out of the crowd!Hope with all the changes at your place You are still doing well!Its good hear from you!

I've had my truck back since April so I had them, maybe it was just the distraction, I know it wasn't because I passed you too quickly.  :D

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 01, 2011, 02:37:56 PM
Crappy picture (which will go in the round file as soon as i get a better one) but caught a NEMF International 8600  ??? in Edison NJ today. All red but with NEMF logos. :o

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/th_9-1-11Barnegat-Lacey-Edison-Wallpics076.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/9-1-11Barnegat-Lacey-Edison-Wallpics076.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on September 02, 2011, 05:53:52 AM
I saw one of those red NEMF 8600's on I 95 connecticut. I've seen new Macks and Volvos for NEMF

First time for the IH in red. Kind of a surprise. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 02, 2011, 07:27:26 AM
I wonder if those red 8600s are leased? It looks like a Lily truck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on September 02, 2011, 08:57:02 PM
What kinda donuts did you get?  We are just now getting Dunkin's back in Kansas City.  :D

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BModelMack on September 02, 2011, 09:21:37 PM
    Those red NEMF 8600's are ex-Alvan Motor freight.  They are 2006 models and will probably be repainted to NEMF colors when they are due for their first refurbishing (or when they go in for their first million mile check up, whichever comes first)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 03, 2011, 05:25:09 AM
What kinda donuts did you get?  We are just now getting Dunkin's back in Kansas City.  :D

roog

Coffee roll!!! ;D Not really a big fan of their donuts but i do like the coffee. :) Thanks to BModelMack about the Alvan info.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 09, 2011, 05:55:00 PM
Here's a new Cascadia short-hood for FedEx Express. ;D

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks/DSC_0072-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 09, 2011, 07:18:53 PM
About time they started getting new tractors.  Newest I've seen for them until now was an International 9100.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 09, 2011, 07:31:39 PM
About time they started getting new tractors.

Might as well throw this twin screw in here then that i caught the other day on the Jersey Pike by the airport.

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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: HuntFlatbed on September 11, 2011, 08:34:24 AM
FedEx Has at least 1 of those new little KWs

(http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll131/sd9043mac/Work%20Week%209-6%20Thru%209-8-11/FedExKWPupVanMVIA9-7-11.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 11, 2011, 01:09:24 PM
That's a KW T-300 Hunt, they've been around for a little while. I'm not sure if they invested in more new city tractors since the merger.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 11, 2011, 03:39:02 PM
Here's a new VNL for FedEx Freight.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks/DSC_0097-1.jpg)
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I also caught the same USF ProStar Charlie did a few weeks ago.
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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on September 11, 2011, 04:48:01 PM
I like the tiny FedEx logo on the door.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 11, 2011, 05:45:25 PM
The gray parts on the fairings and bumper of that Freight truck make it stand out a bit. I like it! A shame we can't see the numbers.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 11, 2011, 05:48:02 PM
The gray parts on the fairings and bumper of that Freight truck make it stand out a bit. I like it! A shame we can't see the numbers.

Check the separate post I made for it. ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 11, 2011, 05:57:36 PM
That's what I'm talking about. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 11, 2011, 06:35:14 PM
That's what I'm talking about. ;D

Fixed. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on September 13, 2011, 05:10:37 PM
Maybe I was seeing things but I could have sworn I saw an R&L Carriers T660 pulling doubles. I see a lot of their equipment as they have terminals and an HQ in OH but this was a surprise. Never knew they had anything PACCAR.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: justin8842 on September 13, 2011, 07:17:37 PM
rollin past te VA volvo plant last month and saw about 200 volvo UPS trucks
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on September 15, 2011, 05:09:10 PM
Saw 3 UPS Freight Cascadias being delivered driving along I-84 in Oregon adn Idaho.  They appeared to have the short hood instead of the long hood.  Maybe to keep them short enough to pull triples in Oregon?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 16, 2011, 03:24:04 PM
Saw 3 UPS Freight Cascadias being delivered driving along I-84 in Oregon adn Idaho.  They appeared to have the short hood instead of the long hood.  Maybe to keep them short enough to pull triples in Oregon?

I really hope to see one of those!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 16, 2011, 03:30:40 PM
I hope Dave doesn't mind if I post this. He caught this as it was being delivered. His UPS Freight page has a few photos of a Freightliner too.
(http://i864.photobucket.com/albums/ab201/LTL_Archive/UPS%20Freight/sept_14_038.jpg)
Personally I like these a little more than the new Freight Volvos. The tank skirts that stop at the end of the cab on those look ridiculous to me.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 16, 2011, 04:56:08 PM
Now that is sharp! :o

I noticed the one on his page on the main site is a CA125, where this is a CA113. I personally like the CA113s better.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on September 17, 2011, 11:13:32 AM
Like I said I think the short hoods are coming to the Northwest for triples use in Oregon where they still have a 105' length law.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 17, 2011, 11:22:36 AM
Like I said I think the short hoods are coming to the Northwest for triples use in Oregon where they still have a 105' length law.

Then I will rely on you for photos, as I don't expect to make it out to the opposite corner of the country any time soon.  ;);D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on September 21, 2011, 01:44:30 PM
Reddaway is getting some new white Volvos identical to the YRC version.  Supposed to be 40 single axles and 10 tandems.  I have a photo of the pilot unit for the order but was asked not to post it yet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 13, 2011, 04:56:28 PM
I Dont Know If This has Been Mentioned, But a Pitt Ohio Dodge Sprinter Van  :o ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on October 14, 2011, 01:37:52 PM
Spotted a couple new UPS Stoughton dry vans being pulled by Stoughton's inhouse fleet.

What was interesting was that they appeared really short.  I wanna say maybe 45'.  Equipped with rub rails for intermodal use and aluminum rims.  No aero devices what so ever.  Nice change compared to the 53' footers they produced earlier. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 14, 2011, 01:41:26 PM
Aluminum rims, huh? Were they silver?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on October 15, 2011, 02:52:06 PM
I Dont Know If This has Been Mentioned, But a Pitt Ohio Dodge Sprinter Van  :o ???

They've been around for 5 years or so, but they are not easy to catch. Each terminal only has one or 2 and I believe most of the drivers are part-timers.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on October 16, 2011, 09:16:25 AM
Aluminum rims, huh? Were they silver?

Now you got me 2nd guessing now.  They were shiny as hell whatever they were.  Makes sence that they were silver considering  that I doubt UPS would spend money on alum. rims.  Oh well I'll have to stop by their plant and see if there are any left in the yard.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 16, 2011, 09:34:56 AM
Thinking back, the silver outer rim probably caught your eye. I forgot UPS paints the outside of the rim silver. I couldn't see UPS ditching the standard brown wheels (except for weight savings, and even then, they'd probably still be brown).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 16, 2011, 01:07:02 PM
Thinking back, the silver outer rim probably caught your eye. I forgot UPS paints the outside of the rim silver. I couldn't see UPS ditching the standard brown wheels (except for weight savings, and even then, they'd probably still be brown).

UPS already uses the lightweight steel rims, so I don't know how much more they'd gain by going aluminum.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 17, 2011, 11:39:25 AM
Actually the UPS wheels are black with the silver trim.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 17, 2011, 04:21:37 PM
I always thought they looked more black then brown.  Kind of funny since they're all about brown. Guess they thought no one would notice.  :P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 17, 2011, 06:19:55 PM
The black matches the frame on the truck.  Up until a few years ago the tanks were black as well.  They finally went to aluminum tanks and that improved the look in my opinion.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on October 18, 2011, 02:04:49 PM
Probably been mentioned, but I saw a Saia ProStar daycab with Aluminum Alcoa wheels.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 18, 2011, 04:26:00 PM
Prostar, yes. Alums, no.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 20, 2011, 01:55:55 PM
Caught a New Century Prostar sleeper at the Westampton NJ terminal this morning. Crappy shot but i'm sure a better one will come along soon enough. ;D

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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 29, 2011, 12:45:38 PM
Kenworth has created natural gas running T-800s.
http://www.truckinginfo.com/clean-green/news-detail.asp?news_id=73060&news_category_id=63

The coolest part is UPS has bought 48 of these for the southwest corridor!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on October 29, 2011, 09:03:47 PM
New U P S   P 1000 Package Cars. Not in service yet.
Secaucus, N.J.   10 27 11
Jim
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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 31, 2011, 05:47:44 PM
Nice shots Jim! Here are my own new UPS catches.

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Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 02, 2011, 07:56:08 PM
Brand new 2012 Volvos sitting in the back 40 of the Kansas City yard.  Hope to get some time tomorrow to look inside and under the hood.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/2012volvos_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/2012volvos.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 02, 2011, 08:08:49 PM
Brand new 2012 Volvos sitting in the back 40 of the Kansas City yard.  Hope to get some time tomorrow to look inside and under the hood.

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/2012volvos_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/2012volvos.jpg)
So are Those Roof Fairings, New for the 2012 Model ??? Theres A Company Near Me (A&S Trucking) That is Running that style Roof Fairing as well  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on November 02, 2011, 08:26:05 PM
Very cool. I'm liking those new hood mounted mirrors. I saw a few on some VNL sleepers over the weekend.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 02, 2011, 08:43:12 PM
I got flipped to days this week so I'm gonna bring the big camera and my Volvo key tomorrow. :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on November 09, 2011, 03:35:49 PM
I got flipped to days this week so I'm gonna bring the big camera and my Volvo key tomorrow. :)

roog

Cannot wait, I love these new Volvos!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 09, 2011, 03:37:09 PM
I got flipped to days this week so I'm gonna bring the big camera and my Volvo key tomorrow. :)

roog

Cannot wait, I love these new Volvos!

More detail photos in this thread:

http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=56932.0

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cornbinder on November 11, 2011, 12:20:37 AM
Roogie ...  Did these Volvo's come fog light's? The front bumper's have the hole for them, but normally if there ordered without fog light's there aint no hole ! FDX FRT has never had fog light's on there truck's were as National did.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 11, 2011, 07:39:59 AM
Roogie ...  Did these Volvo's come fog light's? The front bumper's have the hole for them, but normally if there ordered without fog light's there aint no hole ! FDX FRT has never had fog light's on there truck's were as National did.

No fog lights, I would guess you'll not be seeing them anymore since FXF seems to run by the AF spec on tractors.  On the FTV™ for example it had a removable panel and the wiring for them however. 

My wife's Nissan was like that too, I bought a fog lamp kit for it and knocked out a couple panels on the bumper and put in a new headlight switch (came with the kit) and it was all prewired for it.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 12, 2011, 08:10:09 AM
Got to pull a brand new converter this morning in from the Denver meet, will post pictures of it after I get some sleep.

I think it was a Great Dane, looked very heavy duty compared to most of the Monon or Silver Eagles.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on November 16, 2011, 12:10:35 PM
Fed Ex Freight is starting to run some KW T-660s in the Northwest.  They seem to be numbered in the 12300-series so they must be fairly new if not brand new.  Haven't seen on with triples yet and probably wont judging by the weather this coming week.  I know these aren't new to Fed Ex but they are new to this area which was once dominated by Viking influenced T-800s.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 16, 2011, 01:39:33 PM
Fed Ex Freight is starting to run some KW T-660s in the Northwest.  They seem to be numbered in the 12300-series so they must be fairly new if not brand new.  Haven't seen on with triples yet and probably wont judging by the weather this coming week.  I know these aren't new to Fed Ex but they are new to this area which was once dominated by Viking influenced T-800s.

Those are brand new (Cummins ISX powered with DEF, 10spd manuals, lack of lower side fairings).  Seems they've been skipping the R124xx range as the new Volvos we've been getting in Kansas City are R125xx numbered.  Usually when that happens there is a different brand involved, so I wonder if the R124xx range will be something besides KW or Volvo.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 16, 2011, 02:00:32 PM
Quote
Those are brand new (Cummins ISX powered with DEF, 10spd manuals, lack of lower side fairings).  Seems they've been skipping the R124xx range as the new Volvos we've been getting in Kansas City are R125xx numbered.  Usually when that happens there is a different brand involved, so I wonder if the R124xx range will be something besides KW or Volvo.

International Prostars perhaps? ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 16, 2011, 02:08:49 PM
Quote
Those are brand new (Cummins ISX powered with DEF, 10spd manuals, lack of lower side fairings).  Seems they've been skipping the R124xx range as the new Volvos we've been getting in Kansas City are R125xx numbered.  Usually when that happens there is a different brand involved, so I wonder if the R124xx range will be something besides KW or Volvo.

International Prostars perhaps? ???
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That'd be nice, I like ones we have even though they aren't real twin screws.  Most of our RMD twin screw fleet is pretty old too, it'd be nice to see new twin screws for the RMDs.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on November 16, 2011, 03:29:02 PM
Fed Ex Freight is starting to run some KW T-660s in the Northwest.  They seem to be numbered in the 12300-series so they must be fairly new if not brand new.  Haven't seen on with triples yet and probably wont judging by the weather this coming week.  I know these aren't new to Fed Ex but they are new to this area which was once dominated by Viking influenced T-800s.

Those are brand new (Cummins ISX powered with DEF, 10spd manuals, lack of lower side fairings).  Seems they've been skipping the R124xx range as the new Volvos we've been getting in Kansas City are R125xx numbered.  Usually when that happens there is a different brand involved, so I wonder if the R124xx range will be something besides KW or Volvo.

roog

The first new FXF Volvo that I saw pass through my dealer was R12492. http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=55836.msg477093#msg477093 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=55836.msg477093#msg477093)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Dwayne on December 08, 2011, 08:18:39 PM
Saw a new UPS Kenworth T660 or T800 on the back of wrecker rolling through Las Vegas yesterday.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 08, 2011, 08:22:57 PM
Saw these new ones (in another thread too) Tuesday at a rest area on I-70 westbound in Ellsworth, Kansas.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/1207piggybacks_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/1207piggybacks.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 08, 2011, 08:52:23 PM
Saw a new UPS Kenworth T660 or T800 on the back of wrecker rolling through Las Vegas yesterday.

Probably a T800. They got some new day cabs that run on natural gas to test out in CA.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on December 14, 2011, 11:13:41 PM
Here's a new UPS Mack Pinnacle tandem axle they recently got here in Portland, OR.  See it pulling containers around town as well as the flatbeds with air crates on them they shuttle between the Potland sort facility on Swan Island and the airport.

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3384.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3384.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3384.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on December 15, 2011, 09:22:09 AM
Very nice catch Mike! I had hoped to see one of these on one of my trips to Macungie, but no luck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on December 31, 2011, 06:42:32 PM
Not sure if its been announced yet, but Lakeville Motor Express out of MN is ordering 165 Prostars.  About time they get some new equipment in.  Maybe I'll get lucky and spot 1 or 2 at their ex Conway terminal in Janesville, WI.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 09, 2012, 03:29:50 PM
Not sure if its been announced yet, but Lakeville Motor Express out of MN is ordering 165 Prostars.  About time they get some new equipment in.  Maybe I'll get lucky and spot 1 or 2 at their ex Conway terminal in Janesville, WI.
After seeing all of their used power, it's nice to see they're getting more trucks.

I couldn't tell what branch it was for, but I drove by the NE Philadelphia Airport today on my way home from school and a single axle UPS Cascadia was sitting in the driveway with a Ryder long van. It was either for Cartage or Freight for the lettering under the acorn, but since it was at the airport, I'm going to say it was a Cartage unit.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on January 10, 2012, 05:06:24 AM
Not sure if its been announced yet, but Lakeville Motor Express out of MN is ordering 165 Prostars.  About time they get some new equipment in.  Maybe I'll get lucky and spot 1 or 2 at their ex Conway terminal in Janesville, WI.

X3 on the about time for some new equipment. They've been adding some new trailers over the past year. I've heard some horror stories about the ex-Heartland and Transport America trailers they use.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 12, 2012, 06:38:49 PM
New FedEx Freight twin screw Kenworth T660.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/newtwinscrewT660_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/newtwinscrewT660.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 12, 2012, 07:38:54 PM
Another long wheelbase LTL tractor. I like it! Are they for pulling any sort of LCVs Roogie or just twin-screw tractors to scale heavier loads?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 12, 2012, 08:14:55 PM
Another long wheelbase LTL tractor. I like it! Are they for pulling any sort of LCVs Roogie or just twin-screw tractors to scale heavier loads?

Greg I'm almost positive these will go to Denver since they have Rocky Mountain Doubles bids and the twin screws they have for those runs are pretty old.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on January 12, 2012, 08:25:40 PM
Sounds logical to me! I had a feeling that's where they're going.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 12, 2012, 08:27:32 PM
Sounds logical to me! I had a feeling that's where they're going.

I'm not sure why we get the Denver trucks here in Kansas City first, we put them in service then run them to our Denver meets in WaKeeney, Kansas.  Must save some money on transport I guess, we have a shop in Denver and I'm sure there's a Kenworth dealer there.  :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on January 13, 2012, 01:34:16 PM
FedEx Express Canada - Freightliner Cascadia
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/bluejaysfan/LTL%20Carriers/FedExExCascadia.jpg)

grab shot through all the foreground mess in Oakville -1-13-12
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Largecar82 on January 15, 2012, 02:47:45 PM
We got some new Cascadias here in Salt Lake. I got to drive one for a day.(http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/largecar82/855f47c4.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on January 15, 2012, 04:15:42 PM
Nice! It has a visor too 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 16, 2012, 09:05:31 PM
I saw one of the new YRC Cascadia sleepers working today on I-29 northbound near Mound City, MO.

No picture, too dark, came out unrecognizable.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 17, 2012, 07:22:08 AM
Not really a new equipment sighting, but an observation. FedEx Freight, at least around here, is painting the ex-Watkins equipments hoods.  I've seen a Volvo VNL and yesterday I saw the local Freightliner M2 box truck and both their hoods are now white lacking stripes.  Both still had their red frames and 4 hole rims, though.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 17, 2012, 09:44:31 PM
Not really a new equipment sighting, but an observation. FedEx Freight, at least around here, is painting the ex-Watkins equipments hoods.  I've seen a Volvo VNL and yesterday I saw the local Freightliner M2 box truck and both their hoods are now white lacking stripes.  Both still had their red frames and 4 hole rims, though.
Thats Weird  ???

BTW I Havent seen any of their Newer or Older Volvos around here in Awhile, Just Prostars  ??? I Havent even seen any T800s  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 17, 2012, 09:46:57 PM
Not really a new equipment sighting, but an observation. FedEx Freight, at least around here, is painting the ex-Watkins equipments hoods.  I've seen a Volvo VNL and yesterday I saw the local Freightliner M2 box truck and both their hoods are now white lacking stripes.  Both still had their red frames and 4 hole rims, though.

I drove a former Watkins/FedEx National LTL VNL today and it had white decals covering the blue and red stripes all around.  Same deal, red frame and 4 hole wheels (8 lug instead of our usual 10 lug).

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on January 18, 2012, 08:25:05 AM
Not really a new equipment sighting, but an observation. FedEx Freight, at least around here, is painting the ex-Watkins equipments hoods.  I've seen a Volvo VNL and yesterday I saw the local Freightliner M2 box truck and both their hoods are now white lacking stripes.  Both still had their red frames and 4 hole rims, though.

I drove a former Watkins/FedEx National LTL VNL today and it had white decals covering the blue and red stripes all around.  Same deal, red frame and 4 hole wheels (8 lug instead of our usual 10 lug).

roog

Sounds like the YRC treatment. :P  Another random observation.  UPS Freight has demoted some of the older Overnite Volvo VNMs in the old livery to P&D used.  They removed the air fairings, but did not repaint them, yet they relabeled their numbers into the UPS font gold font on the front of the hood  .  Makes getting unit numbers more difficult.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: RoadRailer on January 30, 2012, 01:29:24 PM
Last week the President visited a UPS terminal in Las Vegas (not a subject I normally follow) however I had to look for more pictures of the background displays which included new T800s for UPS:

http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-01-26T190034Z_01_WHT06_RTRIDSP_3_OBAMA.jpg

http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-01-26T185800Z_889616632_GM1E81R08H701_RTRMADP_3_OBAMA.JPG

http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-01-26T185853Z_1307253_GM1E81R08JY01_RTRMADP_3_OBAMA.JPG
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on January 30, 2012, 04:53:39 PM
Last week the President visited a UPS terminal in Las Vegas (not a subject I normally follow) however I had to look for more pictures of the background displays which included new T800s for UPS:

http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-01-26T190034Z_01_WHT06_RTRIDSP_3_OBAMA.jpg

http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-01-26T185800Z_889616632_GM1E81R08H701_RTRMADP_3_OBAMA.JPG

http://media.zenfs.com/en_us/News/Reuters/2012-01-26T185853Z_1307253_GM1E81R08JY01_RTRMADP_3_OBAMA.JPG

Want to bet that UPS saves one of those KW's for their antique collection.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on January 31, 2012, 09:06:09 AM
That is way to much grill chrome for UPS. Quite a departure from the past. :o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on February 04, 2012, 04:48:09 PM
Lots and lots of brand new Vitran trailers at the Stoughton Trailers plant in Brodhead, WI.  48' possibly.  Could be 53' but had no markings telling so.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on February 04, 2012, 09:30:50 PM
Thanks for the heads-up Steve. I'll be watching for them out this way.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: JIM STEELE on February 24, 2012, 07:48:33 PM
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/jim_steele/2012/02-22/ups_freight_2_sml.jpg) (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/jim_steele/2012/02-22/ups_freight_2.jpg)  (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/jim_steele/2012/02-22/ups_freight_truckload_1_sml.jpg) (http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/jim_steele/2012/02-22/ups_freight_truckload_1.jpg)

Two photos of UPS Freight Truckload with new badges parked in Collins, MO. At the Pilot getting some sleep.
This the first time i had seen the new badges. Also the change of the color for the UPS Truck Load Division. Taken on February 22, 2012.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on February 24, 2012, 09:32:53 PM
Two photos of UPS Freight Truckload with new badges parked in Collins, MO. At the Pilot getting some sleep.
This the first time i had seen the new badges. Also the change of the color for the UPS Truck Load Division. Taken on February 22, 2012.

I drove right by there today, that place used to be a .. run down .. place. :)

Good to see the acorn making it's way through the fleets.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on February 25, 2012, 04:22:46 PM
I saw a 3 axle R+L Sterling today on I-4 around Orlando FL.  :o Can't recall ever seeing a Sterling in their fleet but maybe i'm tired from a day on the road and just can't remember. :D If the grab shot turned out i'll post it when i get home tomorrow.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on February 25, 2012, 06:44:57 PM
I saw a 3 axle R+L Sterling today on I-4 around Orlando FL.  :o Can't recall ever seeing a Sterling in their fleet but maybe i'm tired from a day on the road and just can't remember. :D If the grab shot turned out i'll post it when i get home tomorrow.
R+L buys so much used equipment, I'm not surprised. Can't wait to see the picture!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on February 25, 2012, 11:07:09 PM
A Con-way Truckload driver at the ConwayDriver forums said he has seen a few Con-way Freight International ProStars! No pics to confirm it, but he said they were in full Con-way Livery, stripes and everything. Keep lookout for them, I'm going to ask my dad as well.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on February 26, 2012, 05:08:51 AM
Now that's bound to look great!

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on February 26, 2012, 10:24:55 AM
Hope it has polished aluminum wheels like those newer Cascadias! 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on February 26, 2012, 02:19:58 PM
Hope it has polished aluminum wheels like those newer Cascadias! 8)

Me too, that would definitely make them look great! :) Although I am sure some of the grumpier members might feel that that's as out of place on an LTL rig as pinstriping on a Mack R. :P Haha!

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on February 26, 2012, 05:31:40 PM
R+L buys so much used equipment, I'm not surprised. Can't wait to see the picture!

Well like i said it's just a grab shot, not the best, probably something i'd only post to show the "item in question" does truly exist. ;D At least we know there's one Sterling in the R+L Carriers fleet. Dave Faust also has one in his collection on the main site that was hauling pikers on the FLA Turnpike. Wonder if it might be the same one?  ??? Odd how they were a big Ford user in the '90's but shied away from Sterlings.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/th_007-Copy-1.jpg) (http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/007-Copy-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on February 26, 2012, 05:39:22 PM
Although I am sure some of the grumpier members might feel that that's as out of place on an LTL rig as pinstriping on a Mack R. :P Haha!

Jan.

Au contraire Jan. ;D Pinstriping was pretty common on trucks in the northeast back in the day......Bulldogs included. :D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on February 26, 2012, 05:45:16 PM

Au contraire Jan. ;D Pinstriping was pretty common on trucks in the northeast back in the day......Bulldogs included. :D

That was a very northeast coast thing when I was trucking back then, part of that look.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on February 26, 2012, 06:54:19 PM
I'd rather see an LTL truck with "ugly steel wheels" but that's just me. They just don't look right wearing aluminum rims (though they probably do make the truck lighter).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on February 26, 2012, 07:20:23 PM
I'd rather see an LTL truck with "ugly steel wheels" but that's just me. They just don't look right wearing aluminum rims (though they probably do make the truck lighter).
X2 !!! I also Like seeing the Painted Wheels as well  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on February 26, 2012, 07:34:40 PM
I love clean steel wheels, especially 5 holes, but the aluminums look good too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on February 26, 2012, 09:54:30 PM
I love clean steel wheels, especially 5 holes, but the aluminums look good too.

I don't really have a preference, but I do think it looks bad when aluminum wheels (and tanks like we have at FXF) end up looking the way they do from neglect.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cornbinder on February 28, 2012, 03:28:39 PM
Not sure if it's been mentioned yet, I saw 2 new Volvo tandem axle day cab's  set's for UPS frieght on I-94 W headed for Port Huron Mi. Ontario bound I'm sure. 1st for me to see.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on February 28, 2012, 04:54:43 PM
Glad to hear there has been a sighting. I heard that there were twin-screws in the next order of trucks for UPS Freight. Good thing too, they don't have too many tandem axle tractors in the fleet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on February 29, 2012, 08:02:29 AM
The twin screw KW's are the first Paccar purchases in a long while as far as I remember. They had some cab ovet Pete's back in the 70's/80's.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on March 15, 2012, 02:46:16 PM
Sorry if these have been mentioned before, but I caught this new FedEx Freight ProStar with a one-piece chrome bumper. 8) Looks a bit out of place on a plain white truck.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_3564.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 15, 2012, 03:00:04 PM
Vitran took order of 300 new Stoughton built 53' trailers.  Saw one the other day.  Looked real clean and neat.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 15, 2012, 05:15:49 PM
Sorry if these have been mentioned before, but I caught this new FedEx Freight ProStar with a one-piece chrome bumper. 8) Looks a bit out of place on a plain white truck.

I've not seen one of these before, not a fan. 

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 15, 2012, 07:57:35 PM
Quote
I've not seen one of these before, not a fan. 

It does look a bit out of place.  Wonder what the story is behind it?  Doesn't appear to be an award tractor.  Maybe the shop ran out of plastic bumpers to replace it with?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on March 19, 2012, 09:47:54 AM
Looks like UPS is getting Ford Transit Connects.  I haven't seen any in service yes, but have seen several riding on carriers.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on March 25, 2012, 08:38:07 PM
It does look a bit out of place.  Wonder what the story is behind it?  Doesn't appear to be an award tractor.  Maybe the shop ran out of plastic bumpers to replace it with?

It's really not out of place, as the main purpose of those one piece chrome bumpers on ProStars apparently is to make the bumper more rugged. The plastic bumpers are quite flimsy and also quite expensive to replace, so I bet more and more companies are speccing these one piece chrome deals because of that.

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on March 25, 2012, 08:50:32 PM
Looks like Old Dominion have gotten a bunch of new Volvos lately. I've been seeing quite a few of them so far on this trip, all of them with the new style spot mirrors. This one came by the rest area along I-65 close to Mammoth Cave in KY on Wednesday. I must say I like the looks of these; I always thought Old Dominion's livery looked good on Volvos. :)

(http://i571.photobucket.com/albums/ss154/norseman77/USA%202012-1/DSC_9673.jpg)

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on March 26, 2012, 04:08:19 AM
Cool catch! If only it had two aero pups.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 26, 2012, 08:44:13 PM
I got a brand new Volvo VNL to use this week while I'm in Fargo, had 54 miles on the clock when I got in her.  Pictures and maybe a video walk around if I get some daylight.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on March 27, 2012, 06:35:07 PM
Saw one back in the summer but heres my first pic, (however crappy it may be ;D). R & L Carriers KW T660!
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l594/kwcoe1/MATS%202012/510.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on March 27, 2012, 07:59:36 PM
Now that is sharp! Great catch!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 27, 2012, 08:00:46 PM
Saw one back in the summer but heres my first pic, (however crappy it may be ;D). R & L Carriers KW T660!

That looks good in green!  Great pic.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on March 27, 2012, 08:51:07 PM
I liked it in green as well! 8) I hope to get a better shot in the near future, as I am hoping to get a new camera that works for making the truck look stopped while moving like you guys are able to do. Once I do that I will hopefully get some more pics of these! :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 27, 2012, 09:47:15 PM
Very Cool Shot Jon !!!  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 28, 2012, 05:25:12 AM
Bit of a shocker since R+L has been a long time Mack & International user but it looks good. :o 8) Thanks for the look. ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Estes717 on April 03, 2012, 06:23:15 AM
One of our newest pups. Kind of a bad picture but I was in a hurry.
 (http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q223/fridgebuzzing33/IMAG0165.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on April 03, 2012, 06:29:22 AM
I heard they got new pups, but I didn't know they had skirts! They look kind of awkward with the gear set so far back, but glad to see you guys are getting new equipment. 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 05, 2012, 07:52:16 PM
That Estes pup looks awesome!

I know roogie made a separate thread for one of these, but I figured this was fitting for this thread as well. A new UPS Freight Volvo VNL twin screw.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_4050.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 05, 2012, 07:59:08 PM
Some new YRC Freight equipment from this week:

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/530267newyrc_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/530267newyrc.jpg)

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/newyrcf_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/newyrcf.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 05, 2012, 09:05:00 PM
And one I've been driving:

Volvo D13 engine, Volvo iShift 12 speed automatic with Hill Assist takeoff, air sliding 5th wheel, power mirrors, power windows, power locks, steering wheel controls (for dimming headlights, blinking marker lights, radio controls), AM/FM/CD with AUX IN, massaging seat with 12 way adjustable driver's seat

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/R13037reflections_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/R13037reflections.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 06, 2012, 04:05:19 PM
Nice catches roogie!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on April 06, 2012, 04:51:57 PM
The night shot of the UPS Volvo is just way too cool Dave. :) POTM material me thinks. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on April 08, 2012, 07:38:18 PM
A CWTL driver took this for me, confirming that there are in fact Con-way Freight International ProStars out there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPorBzx0L-g&feature=youtu.be


That Estes pup looks great, love the skirts, but I hate to see what drivers do to them. haha.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 09, 2012, 04:20:32 AM
A CWTL driver took this for me, confirming that there are in fact Con-way Freight International ProStars out there.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPorBzx0L-g&feature=youtu.be


That Estes pup looks great, love the skirts, but I hate to see what drivers do to them. haha.

Very interesting! Hopefully I'll see one out here.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on April 13, 2012, 09:05:51 AM
Spotted an Eastern Frieghtways volvo 670, but in all white. Very disappointed :( I hope they aren't following the 'all white' trend a lot of fleets have been lately.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on April 13, 2012, 02:29:56 PM
Pitt Ohio Kenworth T370 straight truck in Quakertown.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on April 21, 2012, 06:06:59 PM
I have a new OD Volvo, with two new skirted pups in my camera.  Will post as soon as I get a new card reader for my computer
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: justin8842 on April 21, 2012, 06:35:34 PM
Taki in Davenport,Iowa Flying J on Monday.
(http://i180.photobucket.com/albums/x24/justin3815/377930_288552127846733_255740631127883_764836_390137433_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 21, 2012, 07:45:12 PM
Three new USF Volvos going to Grand Rapids, sent to me by a friend.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/3usfvolvos.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on April 22, 2012, 03:03:01 AM
Nice pic; I think I'll take the VNL780 up front, though. ;) Hehe. :)

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: justin8842 on April 22, 2012, 06:44:10 AM
Aquick question are all those new trucks or is the front 1 an o/o?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on April 22, 2012, 06:49:50 AM
Aquick question are all those new trucks or is the front 1 an o/o?

The front one is brand new as well. Notice the delivery note (or whatever it is called) in the windshield, same as on the daycabs.

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on April 24, 2012, 06:48:33 PM
Saw this OD pup at Coleman Inc. with a new logo.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2012%20March%20April/th_011.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2012%20March%20April/?action=view&current=011.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 24, 2012, 07:10:07 PM
Saw this OD pup at Coleman Inc. with a new logo.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2012%20March%20April/th_011.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2012%20March%20April/?action=view&current=011.jpg)

That looks nice, I recognize the slogan from their last commercial I saw.

Surprised that the skirts are flush with the sidewalls, thought the trend was the angled ones.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on April 25, 2012, 04:52:17 AM
They have some new No-Zone pups as well. Saw a picture on the net. Will have to look out for these.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on April 27, 2012, 11:44:28 PM
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Vitran-SWE/2012_04_27-Vitran_Stroughton.jpg)

Above one of the new Vitran Stroughton pups. Think roogie took a photo of one in transit.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on April 27, 2012, 11:47:01 PM
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Oak%20Harbor%20Freight/2012_04_27-OHFL_NewVolvo.jpg)

Oak Harbor brand new Volvo. They've had it for about a month or so...

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 28, 2012, 06:06:51 PM
Nice find Jimmy! I wonder if it's an autoshift? I know some of their new Mack Pinnacles have mDrives.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on April 28, 2012, 08:03:44 PM
It's an automatic, no clutch...

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 28, 2012, 08:34:41 PM
Nice find Jimmy! I wonder if it's an autoshift? I know some of their new Mack Pinnacles have mDrives.

I can see the D13 badge on the side so it'll be the Volvo iShift.  I really like the one I've been driving, waaaay better than the Eaton AutoShifts of old.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on April 28, 2012, 11:06:07 PM
Roogie; The driver said he liked it.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on April 28, 2012, 11:19:43 PM
I was passed by 2 White Volvos for UPS Freight that were pulling containers for Chiquita Bananas.  They were heading north on I-495 in Delaware.  Looks like UPS is diversifying.
I was Just Looking through My Pics and Realized I Caught This one Back on 04/12  :o 8)

(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h338/GM_General84/Can%20Haulers1/IMG_3557-001.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on May 08, 2012, 03:22:39 PM
Pitt Ohio Kenworth T370 straight truck in Quakertown.

Good catch. You won't see many of those , they're going with Freightliner for the straight trucks this year. Be on the lookout for aluminum rims on tractor steers.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 08, 2012, 03:29:28 PM
Wish I'd had a camera then. Have a friend who goes to school up there and she said their terminal is off 309 near the local mini-golf course. Will have to check it out next time I'm up that way. Saw a lot of trucks up that way and wondered if you were driving one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 10, 2012, 10:56:46 AM
I Forgot to mention This, But I see Gray's Trucking out of NJ has gotten some New Trucks, I spotted a Cascadia Long Hood Daycab for them a couple weeks ago  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on May 11, 2012, 10:13:58 AM
Spotted a new Cascadia short bbc day cab for NEMF on I95 Ct. Must be one of there test tractors.
 :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jamie on May 11, 2012, 10:57:45 AM
I was passed by 2 White Volvos for UPS Freight that were pulling containers for Chiquita Bananas.  They were heading north on I-495 in Delaware.  Looks like UPS is diversifying.
I was Just Looking through My Pics and Realized I Caught This one Back on 04/12  :o 8)

(http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h338/GM_General84/Can%20Haulers1/IMG_3557-001.jpg)

I saw A UPS Freight white volvo pulling a 40' container back down I-83 towards Baltimore just the other day.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on May 13, 2012, 08:10:16 AM
Ward has ordered 25 Mack Pinnacles!! There is a picture on another forum, and I must say, they look pretty sweet! 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on May 13, 2012, 09:23:19 AM
Ward has ordered 25 Mack Pinnacles!! There is a picture on another forum, and I must say, they look pretty sweet! 8)
Ward Trucking going Mack? That's bizarre... They've usually been an International fleet with the occasional Freightliner. Must not have liked the newest Prostars.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on May 18, 2012, 05:01:03 AM
Pitt Ohio Kenworth T370 straight truck in Quakertown.

Good catch. You won't see many of those , they're going with Freightliner for the straight trucks this year. Be on the lookout for aluminum rims on tractor steers.

There was one in our yard this morning. I'm not sure what they're doing about the bumper ends. We had the paint start peeling off a tractor bumper while on it's maiden voyage last week.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/Photo05180645.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/Photo05180645_1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on May 18, 2012, 07:56:27 AM
Ward has ordered 25 Mack Pinnacles!! There is a picture on another forum, and I must say, they look pretty sweet! 8)
Ward Trucking going Mack? That's bizarre... They've usually been an International fleet with the occasional Freightliner. Must not have liked the newest Prostars.

Don't forget their fling with GMC in the 80s - Generals and Brigadiers.  Other than that, Ward has been pretty solid for International through their history.  I wonder if this Mack buy is in reaction to the issues with the MaxxForce engines.  Other than a few 8600s, I have not seen a Ward LTL tractor newer than the 9200i.

BTW, these will not be Ward's first Macks.  Back in the 80s they had a Cruiseliner, an R600ST and a MidLiner, presumably for tests.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on May 18, 2012, 09:48:19 AM
Ward has ordered 25 Mack Pinnacles!! There is a picture on another forum, and I must say, they look pretty sweet! 8)
Ward Trucking going Mack? That's bizarre... They've usually been an International fleet with the occasional Freightliner. Must not have liked the newest Prostars.

Don't forget their fling with GMC in the 80s - Generals and Brigadiers.  Other than that, Ward has been pretty solid for International through their history.  I wonder if this Mack buy is in reaction to the issues with the MaxxForce engines.  Other than a few 8600s, I have not seen a Ward LTL tractor newer than the 9200i.

BTW, these will not be Ward's first Macks.  Back in the 80s they had a Cruiseliner, an R600ST and a MidLiner, presumably for tests.

I'm guessing that must be the case. Many issues with MaxxForce engines, combined with the growing popularity of the Pinnacles with LTL fleets most likely led to the decision.
The Ward terminal in Wilkes-Barre has one ProStar, this photo was taken last year when it was new. It's since lost some of its "luster". :-\
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks/100_3232.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on May 18, 2012, 11:05:18 AM
Ward has ordered 25 Mack Pinnacles!! There is a picture on another forum, and I must say, they look pretty sweet! 8)
Ward Trucking going Mack? That's bizarre... They've usually been an International fleet with the occasional Freightliner. Must not have liked the newest Prostars.

Don't forget their fling with GMC in the 80s - Generals and Brigadiers.  Other than that, Ward has been pretty solid for International through their history.  I wonder if this Mack buy is in reaction to the issues with the MaxxForce engines.  Other than a few 8600s, I have not seen a Ward LTL tractor newer than the 9200i.

BTW, these will not be Ward's first Macks.  Back in the 80s they had a Cruiseliner, an R600ST and a MidLiner, presumably for tests.

I'm guessing that must be the case. Many issues with MaxxForce engines, combined with the growing popularity of the Pinnacles with LTL fleets most likely led to the decision.
The Ward terminal in Wilkes-Barre has one ProStar, this photo was taken last year when it was new. It's since lost some of its "luster". :-\
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks/100_3232.jpg)

Mack used to be strong in LTL, but lost much of that market in the bloodbath of deregulation and lost still more over quality issues on the early CHs.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 18, 2012, 12:35:50 PM
I'm not sure what they're doing about the bumper ends.

Time to go retro......chop the bumpers and go back to the '70's LTL look. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Gary Smith on May 18, 2012, 04:09:52 PM
I'm not sure what they're doing about the bumper ends.

Time to go retro......chop the bumpers and go back to the '70's LTL look. :)

 :)  :)  :)  :)  :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dockmen027 on May 22, 2012, 10:32:15 AM
ABF 12063, a new Mack Pinnacle, was in our terminal this morning, only got a couple cell/camera photos, will see if they are suitable for posting tonight after work...

Nothing different from last years model.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dockmen027 on May 22, 2012, 06:47:17 PM
ABF 12063, a new Mack Pinnacle, was in our terminal this morning, only got a couple cell/camera photos, will see if they are suitable for posting tonight after work...

Nothing different from last years model.

2012 Mack Pinnacle

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/dockmen027/ABF/0522120945.jpg)

(http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q72/dockmen027/ABF/0522120944.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 22, 2012, 07:05:39 PM
How come only 1 spot mirror? ??? Thought the NMFA specifies one on each side? ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dockmen027 on May 22, 2012, 07:22:21 PM
How come only 1 spot mirror? ??? Thought the NMFA specifies one on each side? ???

Charlie,

There's one on the drivers mirror, passenger mirror, and passenger fender, same as the rest of the Macks and Sterlings.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on May 25, 2012, 07:32:10 PM
Not sure if it has been noted, but saw a Cascadia for Wilson. Was at a bad angle and caught off guard, so no pick. Running north on I-95 outside of Jacksonville.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on May 25, 2012, 08:00:31 PM
Supposedly FedEx Freight has a new Kenworth in Harrison, Arkansas.  Unsure of the model but it's supposed to NOT be a T660.

Will try to take a Harrison run to see if it's true.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Philatruck on June 04, 2012, 02:19:21 PM
Not a big LTL guy, but a saw a new Ward Trucking Cascadia in White! I also think it has aluminum rims too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 08, 2012, 05:15:12 PM
Yesterday I saw 3 brand new YRC Volvo VNM sleepers rolling up I-29 north of St. Joseph, MO.  These were white with the new YRC logo.  They were all 3 connected but not in a typical piggyback setup, it appeared there were attachments to the 5th wheel of the front that lifted the steer axle of the tractor behind.

No pic, totally took me by surprise.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 08, 2012, 05:21:12 PM
Setup like this roogie? 
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/299864_10150377047032489_6967_n.jpg)
Interesting that their VNM sleepers. That models isn't commonly seen like that. However, the VNM is the staple model of YRC's fleet, so it makes sense.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 08, 2012, 06:20:25 PM
Exactly, however the Volvos had a relatively small sleeper compared to these.

Thanks for this pic!

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on June 09, 2012, 04:11:16 PM
I imagine those were single axle YRC Volvo VNMs for triples service to replace the blue ones the are currently running.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 09, 2012, 08:42:15 PM
I imagine those were single axle YRC Volvo VNMs for triples service to replace the blue ones the are currently running.

They were single axle, plus the sleeper cab was fairly small compared to most Volvo sleepers I've seen.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on June 10, 2012, 12:57:43 AM
They have to be short enough to pull triples under the antiquated Oregon 105' length law. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on June 16, 2012, 11:51:27 PM
 Today I saw 2 new YRC Freight Volvo mid-roofs running on I-84 about an hour apart from each other. 

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3876.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3876.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3876.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 17, 2012, 05:14:01 AM
Nice catch Mike, roogie mentioned seeing some, but didn't get a shot.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 17, 2012, 12:29:48 PM
Today I saw 2 new YRC Freight Volvo mid-roofs running on I-84 about an hour apart from each other. 

(http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3876.jpg)
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3876.jpg (http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c130/avsfan118/IMG_3876.jpg)

These are exactly what I saw, they surprised me and I wasn't able to get a shot since they were being towed in a 3 pack.

Great pic Mike, now I know I wasn't seeing things!  :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on June 19, 2012, 07:42:41 AM
Mike should be seeing these on a regular basis as they will be based in SLC and run to Portland.  We can thank Oregon and their 105' length law for these!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on June 19, 2012, 06:13:43 PM
Has anyone heard of Saia getting twin screw Prostar's with sleepers? Saw one this morning on US 301 in Lawtey, FL, heading into Jacksonville.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: justin8842 on June 20, 2012, 06:56:18 PM
Has anyone heard of Saia getting twin screw Prostar's with sleepers? Saw one this morning on US 301 in Lawtey, FL, heading into Jacksonville.

yup seen quite a few of them. and a few volvos also.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 21, 2012, 12:31:12 AM
I think this is a new find, Oak Harbor Freight Lines International Prostar 3 axle, no tag. Caught this guy on my travels to Fernley today. He mentioned that this terminal (RENO) will have 3 rostered. It is also an automatic, he likes it right now, but in the same sentence he said he will withhold judgement until he runs it through a winter.

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Oak%20Harbor%20Freight/2012_06_20-OHFL2590C-Fernley.jpg)

They also have a new Mack, saw it today, but no picture. So at Reno they have 3 new Prostars, a new Mack, and some new Volvos. Will be hoping for a chance at the Mack sooner than later.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on June 21, 2012, 07:31:37 AM
Jimmy, This Months Bulldog Magazine Has a Picture of that New Oak Harbor Pinnacle  8)

Here is The Issue, Its on Page 7 or 8 I Believe  8)

http://www.macktrucks.com/assets/mack/Bulldog/MCKTRK_8856_BDM12V2Pgs_150.pdf
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on June 21, 2012, 07:55:19 AM
I Dont know if this is New or Not But Last Evening I Spotted a Stripeless Dryvan Trailer for R&L Carriers  ??? It Had the R&L Carriers Name on the side and Back Doors But No Stripes  :-\ It was Being Pulled By an IH 9200i T/A Daycab. I spotted Him on 95 Heading towards The Toll Plaza.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 21, 2012, 09:48:26 AM
Jimmy, This Months Bulldog Magazine Has a Picture of that New Oak Harbor Pinnacle  8)

Here is The Issue, Its on Page 7 or 8 I Believe  8)

http://www.macktrucks.com/assets/mack/Bulldog/MCKTRK_8856_BDM12V2Pgs_150.pdf

They ordered several of them. They were in Macungie when I was there last fall. I believe there were 15 on the order if I remember correctly. They all had Mack's new mDrive transmission. 8)
I believe Walt has caught a few as well.
(http://www.hankstruckpictures.com/pix/trucks/david_balko/2011/12-12/03.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on June 21, 2012, 12:10:39 PM
I Dont know if this is New or Not But Last Evening I Spotted a Stripeless Dryvan Trailer for R&L Carriers  ??? It Had the R&L Carriers Name on the side and Back Doors But No Stripes  :-\ It was Being Pulled By an IH 9200i T/A Daycab. I spotted Him on 95 Heading towards The Toll Plaza.
Plenty of them around. They're all used...

Those OHFL Macks made quite a trip!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 21, 2012, 08:02:39 PM
New UPSF Volvos, saw 3 different sets of these heading west on I-70 near Russell, Ellsworth and Topeka, Kansas.

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/newupsfvolvos_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/newupsfvolvos.jpg)

Also a twin screw Saia Volvo, sorry no sleeper on this one:

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/new2xsaiavolvo_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/new2xsaiavolvo.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Largecar82 on June 21, 2012, 10:44:33 PM
I caught this in Cerritos Ca (http://i714.photobucket.com/albums/ww145/largecar82/db9647fe.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 22, 2012, 12:05:02 AM
I spotted one of the Oak Harbor Macks hook to a set of triples heading out to I-80 for a trip east. Camera didn't turn on fast enough, so all I got today was the trailers :(

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 23, 2012, 01:34:23 PM
Jimmy, This Months Bulldog Magazine Has a Picture of that New Oak Harbor Pinnacle  8)

Here is The Issue, Its on Page 7 or 8 I Believe  8)

http://www.macktrucks.com/assets/mack/Bulldog/MCKTRK_8856_BDM12V2Pgs_150.pdf

One of the drivers was up at Mack Parts DC and picked up a copy for me the other day. Was able to read it last night. Thanks ray,

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 23, 2012, 01:40:30 PM
Well, 4 days after Mike C reported with photo of the new mid-roof Volvo sleepers at YRC Freight, on was a visitor to T819 here in Sparks, NV:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/YRC/2012_06_20-NewVolvo37609.jpg)

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 23, 2012, 05:23:34 PM
Very cool! 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 23, 2012, 09:41:22 PM
Well, 4 days after Mike C reported with photo of the new mid-roof Volvo sleepers at YRC Freight, on was a visitor to T819 here in Sparks, NV:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/YRC/2012_06_20-NewVolvo37609.jpg)

Jimmy B

That's what I saw in the triple pack on their way to delivery.  If those black fairing extensions are anything like what we're getting on our VNLs they will be gone soon.  Some of the 30mph crosswinds we get that gust up to 45mph take those off pretty quick.

Great looking truck, love the FL too.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 24, 2012, 01:55:54 PM
It seems they moved a number of the FL Columbia day cabs into Salt Lake recently, last 3 months or so, both blue and orange. Man it's been a windy pre-summer out here too. When the subject came up about these new tractors I was thinking we'd see them here, that one had 3,000 miles on it according to the team driver.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on June 28, 2012, 06:32:30 PM
New ODFL twin screw Cascadia already working hard before delivery.  I-70 westbound near Ellis, KS mm145

roog

(http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/twinODFLcasc_th.jpg) (http://homepage.mac.com/roogie/workimages/twinODFLcasc.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on June 28, 2012, 06:38:18 PM
A couple of ODFL Cascadias at a layover hotel in Edison NJ today.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/2012-06-286-28-12Edison-AllentownNJpics021.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/2012-06-286-28-12Edison-AllentownNJpics024.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on July 06, 2012, 09:42:27 AM
Saw a brand new conway twin screw paystar at weigh station on I95 Ct. Thought they were all shacker KW and Sterling. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 06, 2012, 10:53:25 AM
Saw a brand new conway twin screw paystar at weigh station on I95 Ct. Thought they were all shacker KW and Sterling. :)

Wow that must have been cool! I did catch a single axle ProStar back in April.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on July 06, 2012, 10:19:45 PM
New Mack for Oak Harbor Freight Lines:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Oak%20Harbor%20Freight/2012_07_06-OHFL2596C_Sparks1.jpg)

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 10, 2012, 08:06:36 PM
New UPSF sleepers and a day cab seen in central Kansas heading west.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_3932.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 10, 2012, 08:09:03 PM
New 49xxxx series van to be used for RMDs, seen in Kansas City, Kansas.

roog

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_3940.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_3942.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_3941.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_3943.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_3944.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 10, 2012, 08:19:23 PM
Not sure if this is exactly a new sighting but I couldn't find anything using the search function.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_3938.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 11, 2012, 04:29:23 AM
Good stuff roogie! Those UPS Freight VNL670's are a shocker, I would have expected more VNL630's. I hope to see one of those. 8)

As far as the R&L VNL630 goes, that's the first mid-roof sleeper I've seen for them. I saw a lot of their sleeper combos last month, but all were either VNL670's, 9400's, or ProStars. I posted some of them in this thread: http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=61533.0 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=61533.0)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 25, 2012, 03:09:57 PM
Haven't seen any yet, but I heard that A. Duie Pyle's new trucks from here on out will be solid orange. No more black fenders. :(  Of course, all I ever see out here are older Mack CH612s and Columbias, so I should be good for a while yet. :P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 25, 2012, 03:47:27 PM
Haven't seen any yet, but I heard that A. Duie Pyle's new trucks from here on out will be solid orange. No more black fenders. :(  Of course, all I ever see out here are older Mack CH612s and Columbias, so I should be good for a while yet. :P

That's a shame. At least they'll be orange. I'll keep an eye out up my way.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 30, 2012, 02:12:44 PM
Haven't seen any yet, but I heard that A. Duie Pyle's new trucks from here on out will be solid orange. No more black fenders. :(  Of course, all I ever see out here are older Mack CH612s and Columbias, so I should be good for a while yet. :P

That's a shame. At least they'll be orange. I'll keep an eye out up my way.

From what i heard it's a cost savings move. Factory wants $1000-$1200 per tractor for fender paint & ADP has a 100 truck order so when you do the math it does add up but still sad for all the old hands at ADP who feel the black fenders were the companys legacy.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on July 30, 2012, 02:22:47 PM
Charlie

a 100 truck order, what are they getting ?

Thanks

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 30, 2012, 02:31:01 PM
I figured it was for money. I'll bet if a tractor gets into an accident, the replacement hood will be all orange too. :(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on July 30, 2012, 03:10:54 PM
Saw a brand new conway twin screw paystar at weigh station on I95 Ct. Thought they were all shacker KW and Sterling. :)

Never know what Con-way is going to do. Freight is only Sterling and Cascadia, they have been known for testing some Internationals though.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 30, 2012, 03:38:35 PM
Saw a what looked to be brand new all white Volvo sleeper for Eastern Freight Ways the other day........no pic.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 30, 2012, 04:00:50 PM
Saw a what looked to be brand new all white Volvo sleeper for Eastern Freight Ways the other day........no pic.

Heh, could just be new to them too. ::) :P ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 30, 2012, 06:09:44 PM
Never know what Con-way is going to do. Freight is only Sterling and Cascadia, they have been known for testing some Internationals though.
Know of a T-660 daycab as well.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 31, 2012, 05:31:31 AM
Charlie

a 100 truck order, what are they getting ?

Thanks

Jim

The 100 truck order is split right down the middle...........50 Volvo VNMs & 50 FL Cascadias (all single axle). Last year 70 of each were purchased...........maybe some tandems next year.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 31, 2012, 12:29:07 PM
Haven't seen any yet, but I heard that A. Duie Pyle's new trucks from here on out will be solid orange. No more black fenders. :(  Of course, all I ever see out here are older Mack CH612s and Columbias, so I should be good for a while yet. :P

That's a shame. At least they'll be orange. I'll keep an eye out up my way.

From what i heard it's a cost savings move. Factory wants $1000-$1200 per tractor for fender paint & ADP has a 100 truck order so when you do the math it does add up but still sad for all the old hands at ADP who feel the black fenders were the companys legacy.

Not my photo........just got this from a friend at ADP.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/ADPVolvo.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 31, 2012, 12:40:18 PM
Even without the black fenders, it still looks good to me.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on July 31, 2012, 01:41:40 PM
What happened to ADP's long association with Mack  ?

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 31, 2012, 02:07:52 PM
What happened to ADP's long association with Mack  ?


Maybe next time. ??? As for Volvo the drivetrains are the same as Mack so i guess they don't see much of a difference anymore. :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 31, 2012, 02:17:15 PM
Or money. Volvos are probably cheaper than Macks. Kind of like the Estes situation Gary explained where new 8600s are still cheaper than new Prostars.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 31, 2012, 05:05:57 PM
Even without the black fenders, it still looks good to me.

I agree, not quite as cool, but not bad. At least their still orange.

Or money. Volvos are probably cheaper than Macks. Kind of like the Estes situation Gary explained where new 8600s are still cheaper than new Prostars.

True, I'd say that's a good possibility. Although unlikely, it could have to do with BBC. The VNM has a 113" BBC while the Pinnacle has a 117" BBC. Yet they are buying "standard hood" Cascadias which have a 125" BBC....so who knows.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike S on August 03, 2012, 05:15:19 PM
           R&L Carriers FL Columbia twin screw w/sleeper.  Unmarked except DOT number on the door and R&L mudflaps.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on August 03, 2012, 09:27:43 PM
Wonder if they bought it as a glider or used? Speaking of R&L, how about a T800 8) I know they also have at least one T660 tandem, or at least they did as of March. Maybe trying PACCAR out?
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l594/kwcoe1/Hilton%20Head%2012/IMG_1982.jpg)

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on August 04, 2012, 04:48:32 PM
Nice catch on the T800! That's an older unit though, I'm estimating around a 2004-ish. I've been seeing quite a few R&L sleepers lately, all have been 9400's, ProStars, and VNL670's though.

And speaking of VNL670's, this caught me by surprise today. I know its a horrible shot, but I took it for record purposes, and figured I'd share. A new all brown VNL670 twin screw for UPS Freight. 8)
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_6483.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 17, 2012, 08:58:00 PM
This guy passed me today, look like Conway and ABF are getting some new yard jockeys!

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DSC_4124.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on August 18, 2012, 10:24:43 PM
This guy passed me today, look like Conway and ABF are getting some new yard jockeys!
roog

You being in the KS area, you must see things like this from time to time. Ottawas on the move?

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 19, 2012, 10:13:18 AM
This guy passed me today, look like Conway and ABF are getting some new yard jockeys!
roog

You being in the KS area, you must see things like this from time to time. Ottawas on the move?

Jimmy B

Yep, when I did P&D the Ottawa manufacturing facility in Ottawa, Kansas was a frequent stop on the Johnson County Extended route.  So was Wal-Mart DC, both of which are actually in Franklin county. 

There was a 3rd on that flatbed, but never did get a good look at it.  It got fuel in WaKeeney but was on the opposite side of the truck stop from where we do our drop and hooks.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 21, 2012, 02:09:45 PM
Saw two brand new UPS Freight twin screw Cascadias with the tow dolly type of connection in Salina today. Sorry no pics, Momma has the big Nikon for 1st day of school. :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 22, 2012, 08:26:38 PM
Saw two brand new UPS Freight twin screw Cascadias with the tow dolly type of connection in Salina today. Sorry no pics, Momma has the big Nikon for 1st day of school. :)

roog

Saw at least 6 more UPSF Cascadias heading west today, all single screw.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 24, 2012, 07:39:33 AM
I saw some Central Transport Freightliners saddleback on the Ohio Turnpike. They had aluminum rims, at least on the steer axles for sure. I also caught a Dayton Freight Kenworth T-660, but I feel like I've seen a photo on the main site or somewhere else before.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on August 24, 2012, 10:32:22 PM
Saw a new Oak Harbor Freightliner Cascadia (short hood) the other night.  Add that to the new KWs, Macks, Internationals and Volvos they already have!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 13, 2012, 02:44:33 PM
Saw a new Oak Harbor Freightliner Cascadia (short hood) the other night.  Add that to the new KWs, Macks, Internationals and Volvos they already have!

I love short hood Cascadias! I'll bet that looks sharp!

And speaking of short hood Cascadias, it looks like ABF added some more to the fleet.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_8023.jpg)

I also found this new all-orange A. Duie Pyle Volvo VNM this past weekend. It doesn't look as bad as I thought they would, but it's still not the same without the black fenders.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_8035.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on September 14, 2012, 09:24:02 AM
Con-way is getting new Pup trailers, complete with Alcoa wheels
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on September 14, 2012, 10:48:19 AM
Con-way is getting new Pup trailers, complete with Alcoa wheels

Awesome way to save weight.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on September 14, 2012, 02:21:48 PM
Con-way is getting new Pup trailers, complete with Alcoa wheels

Awesome way to save weight.

Yes it is! And they look good too, as long as CWF ever lets the drivers clean their equipment.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 14, 2012, 02:26:21 PM
As an LTL hobbyist I hate it... I'd rather see painted or white steel wheels or even spoke rims on freight equipment.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on September 15, 2012, 07:33:27 PM
UPS Cartage Services Freightliner Cascadia spotted at Peach State Freightliner in Forest Park, GA on 9-7-12.

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/peterbilt387_photos/20120907_154244.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 16, 2012, 03:04:17 AM
Awesome!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on September 16, 2012, 05:17:11 AM
As an LTL hobbyist I hate it... I'd rather see painted or white steel wheels or even spoke rims on freight equipment.

You gotta open your eyes to the possibilities, my friend! Haha! :-)

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 16, 2012, 10:43:51 AM
Quote
You gotta open your eyes to the possibilities, my friend! Haha! :-)

For functionality, they should take some of the weight off the truck, but I highly doubt those rims will be looking showroom new after the winter.  Doubt the drivers get paid to clean and polish them. :P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on September 16, 2012, 02:10:40 PM
Nope, you definitely have a point. And neglected aluminum wheels tend to look pretty sad... But so do neglected steelies at time, so... :)

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 18, 2012, 04:20:05 PM
No pic but saw a new twin screw NEMF FL Cascadia on I-287 today around South Plainfield NJ.  :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 18, 2012, 04:22:14 PM
No pic but saw a new twin screw NEMF FL Cascadia on I-287 today around South Plainfield NJ.  :)

There's a few running around.  Saw one pulling doubles on the PA Turnpike when we were going to Macungie, then saw (I think) the same one doing P&D around here a few days later.  It had chrome lugs and baby moons. 8)

Saw a Volpe Express Mack Pinnacle this morning in Abington. Had aluminum rims all around.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on September 19, 2012, 11:16:56 AM
As an LTL hobbyist I hate it... I'd rather see painted or white steel wheels or even spoke rims on freight equipment.

Spoke rims would be sweet, I like the painted steelies too, but they don't keep them painted, they rust real bad...I hate to see what happens to the Alum. but the Cascadias with them are still looking good.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 19, 2012, 12:11:12 PM
As an LTL hobbyist I hate it... I'd rather see painted or white steel wheels or even spoke rims on freight equipment.

Spoke rims would be sweet, I like the painted steelies too, but they don't keep them painted, they rust real bad...I hate to see what happens to the Alum. but the Cascadias with them are still looking good.

The key with aluminum rims, is you need to spring for Alcoa DuraBrights or Accuride Accushields, as they don't require polishing to keep their shine.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 19, 2012, 02:26:22 PM
No pic but saw a new twin screw NEMF FL Cascadia on I-287 today around South Plainfield NJ.  :)

Saw a Volpe Express Mack Pinnacle this morning in Abington. Had aluminum rims all around.
Been seeing them around Here for awhile Now  ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on October 17, 2012, 06:25:38 PM
Alright, so while I was not able to take my camera today, I was on I-71/275 for a long while today, and saw some new LTL.
I spotted a short-hood Cascadia twin-screw, Kenworth T370 box rig, and Mack Pinnacle with polished aluminums for R&L Carriers.
I will try and get pics next time, sorry ;)

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 17, 2012, 07:06:06 PM
Alright, so while I was not able to take my camera today, I was on I-71/275 for a long while today, and saw some new LTL.
I spotted a short-hood Cascadia twin-screw, Kenworth T370 box rig, and Mack Pinnacle with polished aluminums for R&L Carriers.
I will try and get pics next time, sorry ;)

Jon

I want to see them all!!! (Especially the Mack). I took a ride by the local R&L terminal last Sunday, and they had what appeared to be a new ProStar sleeper, but sadly it was white, like all their other sleepers. :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on October 18, 2012, 09:35:44 AM
Didn't know R&L had pinnacles. All we see around here in CT is visions :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on October 18, 2012, 11:32:13 AM
As an LTL hobbyist I hate it... I'd rather see painted or white steel wheels or even spoke rims on freight equipment.

Spoke rims would be sweet, I like the painted steelies too, but they don't keep them painted, they rust real bad...I hate to see what happens to the Alum. but the Cascadias with them are still looking good.

The key with aluminum rims, is you need to spring for Alcoa DuraBrights or Accuride Accushields, as they don't require polishing to keep their shine.

'Tis true...I think that is what is on Con-way's equipment.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on October 24, 2012, 07:12:56 AM
Might have been mentioned, but I saw a brand new ABF Short Hood Cascadia daycab this morning.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 24, 2012, 07:47:11 AM
Might have been mentioned, but I saw a brand new ABF Short Hood Cascadia daycab this morning.

Yup, I posted one on the previous page. ;)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_8023.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on October 24, 2012, 12:35:29 PM
Nicely done! Mine was just like that, 'cept with Chrome mirrors.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 24, 2012, 07:54:59 PM
A. Duie Pyle FL Cascadia without black fenders doing P&D work in Edison NJ today.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/2012-10-2410-24-12Edison-LaceyRebelpics012.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 25, 2012, 04:21:46 PM
A. Duie Pyle FL Cascadia without black fenders doing P&D work in Edison NJ today.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/2012-10-2410-24-12Edison-LaceyRebelpics012.jpg)
So Did ADP Get Both Short & Long Hood Cascadias  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 25, 2012, 05:31:04 PM
A. Duie Pyle FL Cascadia without black fenders doing P&D work in Edison NJ today.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/2012-10-2410-24-12Edison-LaceyRebelpics012.jpg)
So Did ADP Get Both Short & Long Hood Cascadias  :-\

Only long hoods to my knowledge.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on October 26, 2012, 07:46:39 AM
Originally ABF had 25 Cascadias. How many do they have now. I heard the original 25 had steering problems.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 26, 2012, 07:59:44 AM
Originally ABF had 25 Cascadias. How many do they have now. I heard the original 25 had steering problems.

I believe I heard they ordered 25 more, to bring the total to 50.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on October 26, 2012, 08:47:12 AM
So I got to see one of only 50 ABF Cascadias that exist.  ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on October 26, 2012, 08:56:09 AM
UPS Ground KW T660 tandem spotted on I-75 North south of Forsyth, GA this morning.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 26, 2012, 11:27:27 AM
UPS Ground KW T660 tandem spotted on I-75 North south of Forsyth, GA this morning.

Was it pulling a van or doubles?  Rich Reinhart caught one at the factory.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on October 26, 2012, 01:05:31 PM
UPS Ground KW T660 tandem spotted on I-75 North south of Forsyth, GA this morning.

Was it pulling a van or doubles?  Rich Reinhart caught one at the factory.

It was pulling doubles.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 27, 2012, 12:03:34 PM
UPS has several of the KW T-660s operating out of the Seattle terminal.  I see at least 2 each night on my way out of town.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 27, 2012, 12:08:19 PM
Anyone else see a Western Star 4700 for Land Air Express?  Russ Macneil caught one and it should be posted on the main page soon if not already.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 31, 2012, 10:21:08 AM
Plain white Freightliner Columbia for Ward Trucking. It's probably a "new to them" tractor.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on October 31, 2012, 10:45:48 AM
(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Oak%20Harbor%20Freight/2012_10_30-OHFL_MSC_Fernley.jpg)

Well after a couple tries on the move, finally got a chance to get a decent photo of the OHFL's Cascadia.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on October 31, 2012, 10:59:45 AM
It's nice getting lucky Jim. 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on October 31, 2012, 06:13:34 PM
Saw one of those Oak Harbor Cascadias one night a few months ago on I-5 near Tacoma and never saw one again.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on October 31, 2012, 09:59:51 PM
Saw one of those Oak Harbor Cascadias one night a few months ago on I-5 near Tacoma and never saw one again.

It was your sighting that got me looking down here. The first two times I had a chance didn't get my camera up fast enough, the next two times got my camera up fast enough, but it didn't give the camera enough time to focus. First 2 shots blurry, but this was the one that worked, took that long.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 07, 2012, 12:26:38 PM
Pitt-Ohio Freightliner Cascadia twin-screw.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on November 08, 2012, 05:37:54 PM
Spotted this pair in Edison NJ today.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/11-8-12ForkedRiver-Edisonpics039.jpg)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%205/11-8-12ForkedRiver-Edisonpics040-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 08, 2012, 06:26:38 PM
And I thought the Pitt-Ohio Cascadia was weird...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on November 08, 2012, 07:36:11 PM
Very cool!! The Pitt Ohio VNM is interesting, it's a few years old though (no SCR). The FXF T270 is really cool. I guess we shouldn't be surprised, given the several hundred T660's they ordered.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on November 08, 2012, 07:55:56 PM
Very cool!! The Pitt Ohio VNM is interesting, it's a few years old though (no SCR).

I didn't think it was new but the driver didn't seem like much of a truck fan when i started asking him about it. :(  He mentioned it was the only one PO had but i'm not sure of that either. :-\  Where's Boll Weevil when you need him? ??? ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 08, 2012, 08:11:45 PM
Spotted this pair in Edison NJ today.

That has got to be the biggest FedEx logo I've ever seen, there is one like that in Denver and I've seen a couple Custom Criticals setup like that too.

Good shots charlie,

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on November 15, 2012, 06:33:12 PM
I don't know if this been mentioned, I spotted a Averitt Express Freightliner CA113 tandem axle daycab in Forest Park today. The tractor belongs to Averitt's Atlanta hub.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on November 15, 2012, 08:41:15 PM
Very cool!! The Pitt Ohio VNM is interesting, it's a few years old though (no SCR).

I didn't think it was new but the driver didn't seem like much of a truck fan when i started asking him about it. :(  He mentioned it was the only one PO had but i'm not sure of that either. :-\  Where's Boll Weevil when you need him? ??? ;D

You're about three years behind on that one Charlie. ;)

http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=29874.msg244348#msg244348 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=29874.msg244348#msg244348)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 27, 2012, 02:11:06 PM
Saw a brand new Dugan Truck Lines twin screw Cascadia today while grocery shopping with Mrs. Roogie today, it looked like a short hood and was a dark gray instead of their typically white tractors.

Wish I could've gotten a pic of it,

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on November 30, 2012, 08:21:37 PM
R&L Carriers Peterbilt 386 tandem daycab.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on November 30, 2012, 08:22:54 PM
R&L Carriers Peterbilt 386 tandem daycab.

Green or white? ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on November 30, 2012, 08:46:00 PM
R&L Carriers Peterbilt 386 tandem daycab.

Green or white? ???
Green 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on December 01, 2012, 06:50:34 AM
Wow! An LTL Pete? Can't wait to see that! 8)

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on December 01, 2012, 02:35:27 PM
Wow! An LTL Pete? Can't wait to see that! 8)

Jan.
I certainly hope to get a pic soon, because it looked good! Had I not been driving I would have taken one.

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 01, 2012, 07:07:26 PM
Wow! An LTL Pete? Can't wait to see that! 8)

Jan.

I have a few pics of Chris Truck Lines LTL Peterbilts, not sure if they're still around since I switched hosts.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 01, 2012, 07:09:55 PM
Wow! An LTL Pete? Can't wait to see that! 8)

Jan.

If you ever make it up to the PNW, you'll find Diamond Line and Peninsula Truck Lines have Peterbilt single axle day cabs (I think 386s).  NPT has many older Paccar products in their fleet as well.  A few other LTLs have had at least a few Petes over the years as well (ABF, Yellow, Chris Truck Lines).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on January 01, 2013, 08:14:49 PM
Very cool!! The Pitt Ohio VNM is interesting, it's a few years old though (no SCR).

I didn't think it was new but the driver didn't seem like much of a truck fan when i started asking him about it. :(  He mentioned it was the only one PO had but i'm not sure of that either. :-\  Where's Boll Weevil when you need him? ??? ;D

Here I is!

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season.

Now, about those Volvos......

The one that Paul posted (thank you, btw-I've only heard about them) was like the Cascadias, Centurys, Columbias, and many others, a trial unit of a model they chose not to go with.

Fast forward to today....They have decided to be more agressive in retiring the Sterlings than they are in purchasing new Macks. Parts for the Sterlings are becoming more expensive and harder to find which is resulting in more cannibilzation of other trucks just to keep them running while waiting for parts. My Sterling went in for a head gasket and within a few hours was relieved of it's bumper. :o

To fill the void created by "Sterlingpurge" they decided to go used and have purchased 50 (afaik) 2006 Volvos VNMs formerly owned by Giant Eagle/Talon Logistics. They are distributed to terminals based on need and I'm currently driving our one and only because my Sterling is down for yet another head gasket and it's future is now uncertain. I jumped in the Volvo because no one wants to drive it and I don't want to slip-seat. I might stay in it if my regular ride is no more.

Those of you familiar with the Giant Eagle fleet may recognize these trucks in their original form. The PO Pittsburgh shop has taken the time to properly paint these trucks, even the doors have been removed and painted inside and out. The only evidence of blue paint is on the cowl when the hood is opened. Wheels have been painted gray to match the rest of the fleet.

Here's the TruckPaper ad:

http://www.truckpaper.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=3663093

Have a Safe, Happy, and Healthy New Year!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on January 01, 2013, 10:25:12 PM
Weevil

Excellent report, thank you.

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on January 02, 2013, 06:29:26 AM
Thanks Boll..........i knew you'd come through. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on January 04, 2013, 05:55:28 PM
I was treated to something really cool today when I swung by the KW dealer....a FedEx Freight T680! 8) Granted, it was just delivered, so the fairings weren't put together yet, and it was nowhere near as clean as the one roogie posted, but I was still happy to find it. Photos will follow.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 04, 2013, 09:19:18 PM
I was treated to something really cool today when I swung by the KW dealer....a FedEx Freight T680! 8) Granted, it was just delivered, so the fairings weren't put together yet, and it was nowhere near as clean as the one roogie posted, but I was still happy to find it. Photos will follow.

I was lucky I caught that T680 when I did, the maintenance shop in Harrison was getting it ready for the Top Wrench competition they hold at HQ.  I bet now after the snow they got recently in Arkansas it doesn't look as spiffy.  :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on January 04, 2013, 10:09:05 PM
Saw this new UPS Freight straight truck recently, while at a stop light in front of their dock.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20JanuraryFeburary/th_001.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20JanuraryFeburary/?action=view&current=001.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on January 06, 2013, 04:32:29 PM
Very cool!! The Pitt Ohio VNM is interesting, it's a few years old though (no SCR).

I didn't think it was new but the driver didn't seem like much of a truck fan when i started asking him about it. :(  He mentioned it was the only one PO had but i'm not sure of that either. :-\  Where's Boll Weevil when you need him? ??? ;D

Here I is!

Good evening ladies and gentlemen. I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday season.

Now, about those Volvos......

The one that Paul posted (thank you, btw-I've only heard about them) was like the Cascadias, Centurys, Columbias, and many others, a trial unit of a model they chose not to go with.

Fast forward to today....They have decided to be more agressive in retiring the Sterlings than they are in purchasing new Macks. Parts for the Sterlings are becoming more expensive and harder to find which is resulting in more cannibilzation of other trucks just to keep them running while waiting for parts. My Sterling went in for a head gasket and within a few hours was relieved of it's bumper. :o

To fill the void created by "Sterlingpurge" they decided to go used and have purchased 50 (afaik) 2006 Volvos VNMs formerly owned by Giant Eagle/Talon Logistics. They are distributed to terminals based on need and I'm currently driving our one and only because my Sterling is down for yet another head gasket and it's future is now uncertain. I jumped in the Volvo because no one wants to drive it and I don't want to slip-seat. I might stay in it if my regular ride is no more.

Those of you familiar with the Giant Eagle fleet may recognize these trucks in their original form. The PO Pittsburgh shop has taken the time to properly paint these trucks, even the doors have been removed and painted inside and out. The only evidence of blue paint is on the cowl when the hood is opened. Wheels have been painted gray to match the rest of the fleet.

Here's the TruckPaper ad:

http://www.truckpaper.com/listingsdetail/detail.aspx?OHID=3663093

Have a Safe, Happy, and Healthy New Year!

Below is one of the tractors that Jim refers to.  His info would explain why, a few weeks ago, I saw a de-branded blue Talon tractor at a Bridgeville body shop, with a door placard that read "Leased to Pitt Ohio."  I unfortunately wasn't able to grab a picture.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/Grocery/DSC_0725_zps9505b43c.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on January 06, 2013, 05:18:53 PM
Saw this new UPS Freight straight truck recently, while at a stop light in front of their dock.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20JanuraryFeburary/th_001.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20JanuraryFeburary/?action=view&current=001.jpg)

Now that is awesome!!! I'd love to see one of those up close!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on February 04, 2013, 08:57:36 PM
Another 85 Pinnacles are coming down the line for Pitt Ohio! ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Leonard on February 09, 2013, 11:01:19 PM
Hope you guys don't mind me adding Therese... Found at kw. Sorry I had to take them with my I phone
(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo190/leonard82a/Facebook/2012/24295_4931814730779_1959112119_n.jpg)

(http://i374.photobucket.com/albums/oo190/leonard82a/Facebook/2012/13015_4931814290768_50310664_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on February 09, 2013, 11:15:21 PM
Very Cool Finds Cody !!!  8)

BTW would you Mind sending one down here, Im Just Now starting to see the T660s  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on February 10, 2013, 05:40:54 PM
Awards tractor T680 arrived in KCY and was gone very quickly.   Unit: R13434

Not sure who or where it goes, but I know it's not Don Logan's because he's not been with FXF for 25 years.

roog

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/6ED45473-4BAE-4000-9303-26374D8B8E98-2538-000000E97F5C18B4_zps1a005003.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/2D703635-D157-4659-91F7-6297963FB37E-2538-000000E975E329D1_zpsab7a3ee6.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/1C1A8C0B-2536-4C1D-9EB8-8D2B4A9CE83F-2538-000000E9875E8278_zps6e4ae802.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/E1053114-34C5-44A1-8D78-026B3DB6247C-2538-000000E9953C557F_zpsa769cd1e.jpg)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/9ED351FD-3DAD-47E7-91A2-0FE2BE3DA9CE-2538-000000E9A16CF870_zps0cbf9719.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on February 10, 2013, 06:24:44 PM
Man, I absolutely love these new FedEx T680s!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: dino9854 on February 20, 2013, 06:50:14 PM
This was posted here at the Con-Way terminal, a little insight into the new tractors they will be buying and there areodynamic enhancements. Saw one briefly in a company video on monday, if you see one get a picture. I probably won't get see one out here in Idaho for awhile. 

(http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk142/dino9854/IMG_20130219_225806_979_edit0-1.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on February 20, 2013, 07:01:04 PM
Pretty neat. Wish they weren't getting those ugly wheel covers though (unless you can see through them). :P  You working for Con-Way now, dino?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: norseman on February 21, 2013, 12:59:42 PM
On the contrary, I think those covers could look pretty good on a truck like this, especially if they specced some matching covers for the front wheels and the trailer wheels as well - which I assume they won't, but still. Together with trailer skirts, which I actually think look good on pups, I think the result would look pretty good!  :)

Jan.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on February 21, 2013, 05:11:10 PM
Estes FL Cascadia sleeper for the TL division.......all white. :( Saw 2-3 today on I-95 in the Carolinas.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: jimh721 on February 21, 2013, 05:22:31 PM
Coke New York has some new Cascadia day cabs. saw the first one today
sorry no pictures.  Waiting for the Macks.

Jim
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on February 21, 2013, 07:19:37 PM
Interesting that Conway is going to test the Evo day cab with the wheel covers. Other than the Preston GMC Batmobile, I can't think of another LTL truck utilizing wheel covers!

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: justin8842 on February 28, 2013, 08:05:33 PM
t680 for fedex  a whole lot
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on March 16, 2013, 05:47:14 AM
YRC new Volvos being delivered to Kansas City shop.  Will have photos soon.  Keep you eyes open for 3000 pieces of equipment ( think its a trailer order) for 2013.  Also, due to California emissions, new city tractors for California.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 17, 2013, 06:06:29 PM
Hope they buy some trailers for Reddaway so we actually have something to load freight in after YRC ordered too many of our current trailers scrapped.  We have been short trailers all winter so I have no idea what will happen when it gets busy.  They told us we will get 80 new tractors (all going to California) and NO trailers.  Sigh.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on March 17, 2013, 07:08:55 PM
Hope they buy some trailers for Reddaway so we actually have something to load freight in after YRC ordered too many of our current trailers scrapped.  We have been short trailers all winter so I have no idea what will happen when it gets busy.  They told us we will get 80 new tractors (all going to California) and NO trailers.  Sigh.
Do you mean they order scrapped trailers, or did they have to scrap them right after they were purchased?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: setdragger on March 18, 2013, 07:33:08 AM
t680 for fedex  a whole lot

why is fedex buying so many tractors when they are using so much purchase and rail..Or are these just replacements for the trucks that wont meet the emissions mandate?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 18, 2013, 09:23:20 AM
Greg:  They have been scrapping our trailers built in the mid to late 90's.  Many of these were in better shape than the trailers from Dugan and Bestway and in WAY better shape then the YRC trailers I have seen or pulled lately.  Now we don't have enough equipment to service our customers and our dispatchers have actually had to tell customers to use the competition as we had no trailers to send to them.  Not good business but a way of life for YRC.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on March 20, 2013, 05:29:35 AM
Yrc is getting more money for old trailers as scrap metal, than selling them intact.  Scrappers will drive straight to the scrap yard, drop the trailer, remove the tires and wheels.  The cranes will pick them up, put them in the hopper, where they shread them.  The scrap is loaded into containers, and sent to India or China.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 21, 2013, 10:05:48 AM
Looks Like The YRC Terminal Near Me Has gotten one of the White VNMs in  8) I spotted it Sitting Beside a Roadway VN and a Yellow CH612 a Couple Days ago  8)

Speaking Of Yellow Macks I spotted a CH thats Been Rebranded with YRC Inc. Name sitting at a Wrecker Company'sYard down Past Joppa, Yesterday  :o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 21, 2013, 10:09:29 AM
Ray, those white ones were probably just passing through. Line power just kind of bounces around the system.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 21, 2013, 10:22:45 AM
Forgot to Mention I also Seen The Volvo Pinnacle Sleeper and a White FL Columbia S/A Daycab with a Roof Shield, I was wondering what The Story on that one was  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 21, 2013, 03:17:09 PM
The Columbia was probably for a dedicated account like Rite-Aid. I see them all the time.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 23, 2013, 09:54:17 AM
The Columbia was probably for a dedicated account like Rite-Aid. I see them all the time.
i seen it running in Christiana, Due pulling a volpe dry van with swing doors, I usually see just dcs hauling rite aid around here.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on March 29, 2013, 11:18:34 PM
Estes FL Cascadia sleeper for the TL division.......all white. :( Saw 2-3 today on I-95 in the Carolinas.

I can't recall if any of these had been posted yet.  I shot a couple on I-80 back in February, and there were several more at the West Middlesex PA terminal
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Estes/DSC_0102_zps2faf7f89.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on March 30, 2013, 05:41:19 AM
Estes FL Cascadia sleeper for the TL division.......all white. :( Saw 2-3 today on I-95 in the Carolinas.

I can't recall if any of these had been posted yet.  I shot a couple on I-80 back in February, and there were several more at the West Middlesex PA terminal
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Estes/DSC_0102_zps2faf7f89.jpg)


There is one on my page, and I will echo what Dave Faust always says, nobody looks there !! :-\ ::) >:( :P
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 30, 2013, 05:57:53 AM
Estes FL Cascadia sleeper for the TL division.......all white. :( Saw 2-3 today on I-95 in the Carolinas.

I can't recall if any of these had been posted yet.  I shot a couple on I-80 back in February, and there were several more at the West Middlesex PA terminal
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There is one on my page, and I will echo what Dave Faust always says, nobody looks there !! :-\ ::) >:( :P
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Not sure but i think Paul's referring to the Forum specifically Chris.  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on March 30, 2013, 06:08:00 AM
You might be right Charlie......I guess the Forum is most people's Main Page. ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on March 30, 2013, 06:09:21 AM
Estes FL Cascadia sleeper for the TL division.......all white. :( Saw 2-3 today on I-95 in the Carolinas.

I can't recall if any of these had been posted yet.  I shot a couple on I-80 back in February, and there were several more at the West Middlesex PA terminal



There is one on my page, and I will echo what Dave Faust always says, nobody looks there !! :-\ ::) >:( :P

Sorry Chris, I always go through Dave's pages before posting, then check to some degree, time permitting, your's, Gary's, Russ....I guess I missed this one ;)

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on March 30, 2013, 06:11:06 AM
Ok Paul, but don't let it happen again....LOL ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 30, 2013, 06:20:10 AM
You might be right Charlie......I guess the Forum is most people's Main Page. ;)

Not really........it's just that you can't post on the main site & keep a thread going like you can on the Forum. I think most of us check out the main site religiously but maybe our memories aren't as sharp as they once were. ;D  Btw i just went back & looked at your collection (from the last page to page 25) and couldn't find an Estes TL Cascadia sleeper. :o Where did you hide it? ???  :D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on March 30, 2013, 07:41:18 AM
It is on page 46...... ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 30, 2013, 09:03:46 AM
A couple of people have caught them. They seem to be more common in the southeast. That seems to be where most of the sightings are reported anyway.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on March 30, 2013, 09:08:53 AM
They are popular out here too in the land of the Estes Sterling!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on March 30, 2013, 09:21:51 AM
A couple of people have caught them. They seem to be more common in the southeast. That seems to be where most of the sightings are reported anyway.

They have been running into the Northeast for the last 4 months....... ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 30, 2013, 09:25:46 AM
Seen my first conway truckload ex-penske Volvo vnl sleeper  8) it was yellow with black lettering
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on March 30, 2013, 10:17:35 AM
It is on page 46...... ;D

Thanks Chris. ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 30, 2013, 10:34:09 AM
Yeah, they'll run them all over I imagine. I've yet to see one in person though. Wish they were in the "bumble-bee" livery.  ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 30, 2013, 08:13:15 PM
I can't recall if any of these had been posted yet.  I shot a couple on I-80 back in February, and there were several more at the West Middlesex PA terminal
(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Estes/DSC_0102_zps2faf7f89.jpg)

I passed one of these today, he was not a match for the old '05 T800 automatic.  :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on April 01, 2013, 04:52:10 AM
Up here in Ontario, there is an LTL carrier named Armbro. They were painted in an orange code but the newest one I saw recently was a Pete 386 and they are now members of the "white Truck Club" too.  :'(
Their orange paint wasn't really special but white doesn't stand out as clearly although they are highlighted with orange (decal) pinstripes.

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on April 01, 2013, 08:28:13 AM
Up here in Ontario, there is an LTL carrier named Armbro. They were painted in an orange code but the newest one I saw recently was a Pete 386 and they are now members of the "white Truck Club" too.  :'(
Their orange paint wasn't really special but white doesn't stand out as clearly although they are highlighted with orange (decal) pinstripes.



Pretty soon most of these trucks aren't even going to be worth taking pictures of if they're all white.  >:(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 24, 2013, 08:43:01 PM
US Road Freight Express is based in Wichita, Kansas and serves a good portion of the midwest.  They are right down the street from the Vitran and FedEx Freight terminal in western Wichita.

They have several new Cascadias like this one sitting at their Wichita terminal.

http://www.usroad.com

roog

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/IMG_4647_zps2b35fb70.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/IMG_4647_zps2b35fb70.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on April 25, 2013, 03:59:45 AM
They're also the same owners of Dugan Truck Line. They've primarily been an International fleet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on April 26, 2013, 01:42:50 PM
New short hood Cascadia for Averitt Express's LTL operations.  Taken on I-10W in Leon Springs, TX today.
(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd452/sj3mark/April%202013%20Photos/DSC04679.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on April 26, 2013, 02:50:41 PM
Great catch on that Averitt! They also have some 2012-13 Volvo VNM tandem daycabs, with the new fairing style.

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on April 26, 2013, 03:02:10 PM
Thanks Jon!  I don't normally see many of Averitt's LTL rigs, but I saw one of those VNMs on campus before leaving to take pics, then I see this Cascadia!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 26, 2013, 06:35:17 PM
Nice catches guys!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on May 04, 2013, 09:09:26 PM
Keep your eyes open for some ex Penske 2008-2009 Internationals day cabs, with around 300k

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 04, 2013, 10:12:05 PM
Spotted the Estes T660 pulling a set of pups this afternoon, but couldn't catch it  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 15, 2013, 07:42:14 PM
Con-Way Freight Freightliner M2 bobtail spec'd with aluminum rims. Can't say I'm surprised, but the first one I've ever seen.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on May 15, 2013, 09:32:49 PM
We have a couple new Volvo VNLs in KC, a surprise since I heard we are getting all Kenworths.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on May 16, 2013, 09:37:04 AM
Con-Way Freight Freightliner M2 bobtail spec'd with aluminum rims. Can't say I'm surprised, but the first one I've ever seen.

They've got one running around San Antonio too. IMO it looks pretty good.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on May 21, 2013, 08:14:18 PM
I could have posted this on the Sterling thread.  Holland and a "new" Sterling.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20April%20MAY/th_May2013007_zpse41f6e98.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2013%20April%20MAY/May2013007_zpse41f6e98.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on May 21, 2013, 08:19:37 PM
Looks pretty good!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 22, 2013, 11:23:26 AM
Looks pretty good!
I agree !!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on May 30, 2013, 08:19:25 PM
Benton Express of Florida has a Mack Pinnacle sleeper and Freightliner Cascadia daycabs now.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Escape02 on May 31, 2013, 02:23:40 PM
Just saw 4 YRC International TranStar's piggybacked on Rt13 south in New Castle, DE. All white of course. Sorry, no pic as we were heading in separate directions. There is a terminal near by but it's tiny and usually has the older equipment about to hit the graveyard. I'll take a ride over during work tonight and see if that's were they ended up.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 31, 2013, 02:42:45 PM
Just saw 4 YRC International TranStar's piggybacked on Rt13 south in New Castle, DE. All white of course. Sorry, no pic as we were heading in separate directions. There is a terminal near by but it's tiny and usually has the older equipment about to hit the graveyard. I'll take a ride over during work tonight and see if that's were they ended up.

The new city units Big L mentioned!  They're ex-Penske.  I heard there were a bunch at the Swedesboro Penske facility.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on May 31, 2013, 09:07:03 PM
I saw some new UPS Freight Cascadias being piggy backed up towards Des Moines today.  All brown single axles.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 01, 2013, 08:30:24 AM
I saw some new UPS Freight Cascadias being piggy backed up towards Des Moines today.  All brown single axles.

roog

They're multiplying! Saw two down on I-95 in the southeast on our trip to Disneyworld! :P  Wonder why the sudden change?  They seemed to be only in the west.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on June 04, 2013, 07:54:25 AM
AAA Cooper's 2014 Volvo VNM200 daycabs spotted at Vanguard Volvo in Forest Park, GA. 6-4-13

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/peterbilt387_photos/20130604_085752_zpsef7bb5d0.jpg)

(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/peterbilt387_photos/20130604_085832_zpsb57aecc0.jpg)


Art S.
6-4-13
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on June 05, 2013, 09:52:04 AM
Saw my First Ward Trucking Mack Pinnacle Yesterday  :o 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on June 05, 2013, 01:11:25 PM
Volvo tandem pulling a set of new skirted pups for Saia
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l594/kwcoe1/Highway%20Pictures%202013/IMG_4319_zpsf7f8f9df.jpg)

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on June 13, 2013, 04:41:22 AM
The new trailers are begining to arrive.  Word is 1800 pups.  Saw this one going to one of the varrious truck rodeos.  131847 looks like it might be a Great Dane.  Could only do a drive buy.  Jimmy, note they went back to a metal roof, and an all wood floor.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20April%20MAY/th_SANY0444_zps49f05e3f.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2013%20April%20MAY/SANY0444_zps49f05e3f.jpg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20April%20MAY/th_SANY0445_zpsf3884f7b.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2013%20April%20MAY/SANY0445_zpsf3884f7b.jpg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20April%20MAY/th_SANY0443_zpsc8f8b706.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2013%20April%20MAY/SANY0443_zpsc8f8b706.jpg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20April%20MAY/th_SANY0442_zpsfc60ee53.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2013%20April%20MAY/SANY0442_zpsfc60ee53.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Philatruck on June 13, 2013, 04:39:37 PM
Even though I think it was a 2012 model, spotted a NEMF Cascadia the other day.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on June 13, 2013, 05:40:37 PM
I'll be looking out for those Big L. The shiny aluminum corners on the nose make these standout at the moment. I'll be adding them to the roster.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on June 13, 2013, 07:00:09 PM
I'll be looking out for those Big L. The shiny aluminum corners on the nose make these standout at the moment. I'll be adding them to the roster.
I was looking at this trailer today.  It might be a test trailer.  I looked at the manufacture plate, and the build date is Feb. 2013 and it was a Stroughton.  I do know the trailers are coming.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 14, 2013, 01:19:32 AM
Its interesting to note that at least one of the 290*** series RDWY pups as the same treatment of the front corner. I saw one today in the yard, 290214. It has the YRCW logo with the small Roadway on the front and back under the YRCW logo.

I like the oak floors over the aluminum anti skid floors. Also, looks to have Jost legs. The pintle hook is not what I'd have chosen, that style seems to have many more problems then some of the other models used. So, two pluses and a minus, neutral on the roofs.

Thanks for the heads up BigL...

Jimmy B 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on June 20, 2013, 02:36:36 PM
Con-way Freight 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution single axle daycab spotted in McDonough today. Truck belongs to the Atlanta, GA hub.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on June 22, 2013, 06:17:47 AM
Its interesting to note that at least one of the 290*** series RDWY pups as the same treatment of the front corner. I saw one today in the yard, 290214. It has the YRCW logo with the small Roadway on the front and back under the YRCW logo.

I like the oak floors over the aluminum anti skid floors. Also, looks to have Jost legs. The pintle hook is not what I'd have chosen, that style seems to have many more problems then some of the other models used. So, two pluses and a minus, neutral on the roofs.

Thanks for the heads up BigL...

Jimmy B

I hate the fiberglass roofs.  Always hot in the summer and very prone to leak.  When they get old. the fiberglass breaks like glass.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on June 30, 2013, 07:26:45 PM
ODFL 2014 Freightliner Cascadia Evolution setup (no Cascadia Evolution logo on the doors) 125" BBC, 60" RR, single axle, and Cummins engine spotted in Stockbridge, GA on 6-29-13.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 12, 2013, 06:11:00 PM
Twin screw UPS Cascadia.........have they been mentioned? ??? Saw one today in south Jersey on the Pike. All i've caught or recall seeing are single screw.........and yes i have checked about on the main site some before anyone asks (and i apologize if i missed 'em).
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 12, 2013, 06:14:36 PM
Twin screw UPS Cascadia.........have they been mentioned? ??? Saw one today in south Jersey on the Pike. All i've caught or recall seeing are single screw.........and yes i have checked about on the main site some before anyone asks (and i apologize if i missed 'em).
I've never heard or seen one from Parcel. It wouldn't surprise me since UPS is starting to invest in more twin-screws as of late. Was it bobtail? It could have been from Freight or Cartage too.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 12, 2013, 06:39:32 PM
I've never heard or seen one from Parcel. It wouldn't surprise me since UPS is starting to invest in more twin-screws as of late. Was it bobtail? It could have been from Freight or Cartage too.

Pulling a long box........pretty sure it was Parcel. After i watched it go by  ;D i kept my eyes open the rest of the way down to Aberdeen MD. UPS runs constantly on that stretch of 95 & i figured i was bound to see another one but it was not to be. :(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on July 20, 2013, 08:12:40 PM
Here is a "new" Holland.
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20April%20MAY/th_image_zps804c1014.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2013%20April%20MAY/image_zps804c1014.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fordl8000 on July 20, 2013, 10:38:31 PM
nice truck from Holland, where'd they pick that up at?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on July 21, 2013, 06:02:55 AM
nice truck from Holland, where'd they pick that up at?
Not sure how may, but I think these are the ones I've heard talk of that are getting new motors and since Holland doesn't run California, won't use " blue fuel". 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on July 21, 2013, 07:25:47 AM
nice truck from Holland, where'd they pick that up at?

These are ex Penske units.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fordl8000 on July 21, 2013, 10:44:08 AM
I thought that they might be ex-Penske, wasn't for sure, thanks!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 21, 2013, 12:12:26 PM
nice truck from Holland, where'd they pick that up at?

These are ex Penske units.

Close, they're ex-Ryder, at least New Penn's are.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 23, 2013, 07:50:25 PM
Two new T680s in Kansas City, units R14313 and R14320.  Single axle, Cummins ISX, Eaton UltraShift.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/6E5174D9-C98D-4189-BA7B-30B8E658D18A-2185-000000DF1AF47B3B_zpsdfcc722e.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/6E5174D9-C98D-4189-BA7B-30B8E658D18A-2185-000000DF1AF47B3B_zpsdfcc722e.jpg.html)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on July 23, 2013, 08:48:42 PM
Passed a Pitt Ohio rig tonight with a skirted trailer.

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 28, 2013, 03:31:13 PM
Two new T680s in Kansas City, units R14313 and R14320.  Single axle, Cummins ISX, Eaton UltraShift.

Cool! I wonder why they only went with a single spot mirror on these "skirted" T680's. ???

Here's a new Old Dominion Cascadia with a condo sleeper.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Road%20Trip%202013--LTL/DSC_2450_zpsbdcd9f93.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on July 29, 2013, 04:21:45 AM
FedEx Freight Kenworth T680 skirted trucks spotted at MHC Kenworth in McDonough, GA on 7-27-2013.


Trucks for the Conley (Atlanta), GA hub.


R14379
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/peterbilt387_photos/20130727_102520_zps7a5bfee5.jpg).


R14380
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/peterbilt387_photos/20130727_102624_zps553f4aa7.jpg)


Art S.
7-29-2013
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on July 29, 2013, 09:33:10 AM
Looks like Paccar kicked Volvo to the curb as far as Fed Ex goes.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on July 29, 2013, 09:55:18 AM
FedEx Freight Cascadia Single Axle  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on July 30, 2013, 11:17:13 PM
Along with new pups that have been mentioned here already, SAIA is purchasing 48 ft vans, some have pintle hooks for "Rocky Mountain" set use. All have the trailer skirts along with the LTL Freight lettering under the logo. Also notice they have "new" uniforms with the LTL Freight under the logo on the shirt.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on July 31, 2013, 08:04:40 PM
Nine new FedEx Freight Kenworth skirted T680s in Springfield, Missouri:

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/84C3652F-123E-4EC9-9619-B769A0262C5B-12126-000004E68B8A594D_zpsa02757cd.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/84C3652F-123E-4EC9-9619-B769A0262C5B-12126-000004E68B8A594D_zpsa02757cd.jpg.html)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fordl8000 on August 01, 2013, 04:53:45 PM
Spotted two brand new Freightliner Cascadia's for Con-Way Freight being piggybacked, interesting thing is they both had super singles!  Saw them on I-35 heading towards Dallas.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 16, 2013, 06:24:42 PM
A White New Century FL Cascadia Day Cab, I Couldn't Tell If it was a Rental or a Company Truck, a Car was Beside it  ::) :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on August 21, 2013, 06:19:12 PM
New Penn Freightliner Cascadias!

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_3834_zps19c4f8b5.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fordl8000 on August 21, 2013, 06:44:47 PM
nice trucks, would be way better if they were in green!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 22, 2013, 09:27:22 AM
nice trucks, would be way better if they were in green!
x2
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 22, 2013, 06:24:36 PM
New Century Has Pup Trailers ??? Seen a T800 Daycab Pulling a Lift Gate This Afternoon Rollin' On 95, First Time seeing one  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on August 22, 2013, 07:53:52 PM
One of the few new Freightliners coming online at YRC
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2013%20August/image_zps62515cf2.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2013%20August/image_zps62515cf2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 22, 2013, 08:35:01 PM
Looks great BigL!

A junior driver wrecked my Volvo a couple nights ago, nothing serious but will need a new bumper.

Got to drive a new T680 as a replacement. 

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/02CC6227-B253-4FBC-87E9-D4EEFCAB53BF-39166-00000F8A5D3CD6EE_zps4bfba38f.jpg)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 22, 2013, 09:08:42 PM
How do you like it Roogie?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 24, 2013, 10:55:50 AM
How do you like it Roogie?

The truck is ok, I'm not a fan of the Eaton Ultra Shift Plus automatics.  Also not a fan of the driver's seat, the bottom cushion is very flat and put a lot of pressure on my tailbone.  There is no adjustment for bottom cushion wing support and it doesn't "oscillate" like most of our other driver's seat.

Visibility is as good as our Volvo VNLs, the cab is bigger than a T660 but smaller than a Volvo VNLs, not as much leg room as a T660/800 or VNL either surprisingly.  Very little storage as the auto shifter is console mounted. 

Not a bad truck overall but my tailbone hurt after 9 hours in the saddle.

Singled on Friday's trip, good news is that my Volvo has been fixed. :)

roog

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/84325392-2FFC-444C-A9D4-66CFAD008F97-40684-00001013C9D7FBB6_zps71dd5b6a.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/84325392-2FFC-444C-A9D4-66CFAD008F97-40684-00001013C9D7FBB6_zps71dd5b6a.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/09238731-9524-478B-8AD8-E1327468DCD0-40684-00001013B126F898_zps92b2fe2c.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/09238731-9524-478B-8AD8-E1327468DCD0-40684-00001013B126F898_zps92b2fe2c.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/DD3393D4-3E2E-4E1A-B7C6-0639C67AE847-40684-00001013BB9077B1_zpsaaa10bac.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/DD3393D4-3E2E-4E1A-B7C6-0639C67AE847-40684-00001013BB9077B1_zpsaaa10bac.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 24, 2013, 11:26:38 AM
Probably better for city work than the T660s.  Perhaps an extra cushion will help your tailbone? ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on August 25, 2013, 08:54:54 PM
A new T680 for FedEx Ground on I-20 in Texas last week
(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/YMQ1D2yOA0QMTN/5699954.1/700/p/DSC05987.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/YMQ1D2yOA0QMTN/5699954.1/org/p/DSC05987.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on August 28, 2013, 02:41:25 PM
Spotted a New Fedex Express Stepvan Yesterday, But Cant Figure out the Make of it  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on August 29, 2013, 02:15:59 AM
Probably one of their new Isuzu step vans Ray
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 29, 2013, 03:28:11 PM
Spotted a New Century Prostar day cab on the Jersey Pike today up near Elizabeth. Will hold off on posting a pic until i get a better one. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 03, 2013, 06:05:37 PM
Probably one of their new Isuzu step vans Ray
It was one of the New Isuzu Reach Vans  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on September 13, 2013, 10:21:06 AM
Just saw three new Estes Cascadia Evo Daycabs piggybacked on I-10W.  All three were single screw and painted up in the full livery, which looked pretty darn good.  Now I wish I'd stayed at my spot for just 5 more minutes...
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 13, 2013, 10:56:29 AM
Just saw three new Estes Cascadia Evo Daycabs piggybacked on I-10W.  All three were single screw and painted up in the full livery, which looked pretty darn good.  Now I wish I'd stayed at my spot for just 5 more minutes...

I heard they were getting new ones.  Good to hear they painted them.  I heard they're going to be used primarily to pull triples, so I probably won't see one for awhile.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 14, 2013, 07:26:37 PM
Looks Like Central Freight lines out of TX is getting 100 New M2 Q112 CNG Tractors  8)

http://www.freightlinertrucks.com/About-Us/Press-Release/?id=central-freight-lines-upgrades-fleet-with-2013-09-06
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on September 14, 2013, 08:00:20 PM
I saw one of the FedEx Freight single axle Cascadia long hoods leaving Kansas City on Friday morning as I was going through the guard shack.  Looked great, will get up close pictures soon (none domiciled in KC yet).

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 17, 2013, 08:39:20 AM
Estes Kenworth T680s are confirmed. They're white with red wheels. :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on September 17, 2013, 12:55:53 PM
Just saw three new Estes Cascadia Evo Daycabs piggybacked on I-10W.  All three were single screw and painted up in the full livery, which looked pretty darn good.  Now I wish I'd stayed at my spot for just 5 more minutes...

In leaving the yard on my to Kmart spot a three pack of Estes Cascadia being down stack at their year.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: davef on September 17, 2013, 01:52:07 PM
Peninsula has some new Volvo VNL tandem axle daycabs.  They sport the new style fairings and fuel tank skirts.  Also have seen a single axle Cascadia with the Freightliner roof fairing with triples.  Both seem to have the full Peninsula logos so they must be company owned unlike the Ryder leased Cascadias they already have.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on September 17, 2013, 03:43:06 PM
Just saw three new Estes Cascadia Evo Daycabs piggybacked on I-10W.  All three were single screw and painted up in the full livery, which looked pretty darn good.  Now I wish I'd stayed at my spot for just 5 more minutes...

In leaving the yard on my to Kmart spot a three pack of Estes Cascadia being down stack at their year.

Well isn't that cool!  Figuring the time from when I saw him until today (including time to drop the fourth daycab somewhere), it is very possible that those are the same three I saw on Friday.  Thanks for the update Jimmy!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on September 21, 2013, 06:40:27 AM
Southeastern Freight Lines International ProStar+ 122 with the SCR system spotted yesterday at Westridge industrial area in McDonough, GA.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 21, 2013, 03:13:01 PM
Peninsula has some new Volvo VNL tandem axle daycabs.  They sport the new style fairings and fuel tank skirts.  Also have seen a single axle Cascadia with the Freightliner roof fairing with triples.  Both seem to have the full Peninsula logos so they must be company owned unlike the Ryder leased Cascadias they already have.
Are the Volvos short enough to pull triples Dave?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on September 21, 2013, 03:22:55 PM
Saw one of those new single axle YRC FL Cascadia day cabs with a set of pups heading for the GWB yesterday on I-95 in NJ so they are out & about in this area. :) 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mikeholland on September 21, 2013, 04:06:34 PM
Speaking of LTL..has anyone heard of these guys before? www.freight-leads.com I'm tempted to buy but not ready to take the plunge yet. Please let me know if anyone has any experience with this company. Thanks in advance guys!  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on September 25, 2013, 07:22:39 PM
Seen a New Penn FL Cascadia #1637 yesterday, I wish it had been green though  :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 04, 2013, 08:35:03 PM
Saw three new USF Holland white Volvo VNMs piggybacked on I-70 headed west in Abilene, Kansas today.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on October 04, 2013, 10:03:38 PM
Headed west in Kansas?  How far is their reach?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Boll Weevil on October 06, 2013, 07:08:47 PM
I passed through the Pittsburgh terminal saturday morning and found 5 ProStar+'s. The white steel wheels and bare bones interior have me thinking they may be on lease. I'll ask around and when I get something more than a blank stare for an answer, I'll let ya know.

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/th_null_zps50a12d93.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ragman517/media/Pitt%20Ohio/null_zps50a12d93.jpg.html) (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v240/Ragman517/Pitt%20Ohio/th_null_zps5dd6f983.jpg) (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/Ragman517/media/Pitt%20Ohio/null_zps5dd6f983.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on October 06, 2013, 07:30:35 PM
Saw three new USF Holland white Volvo VNMs piggybacked on I-70 headed west in Abilene, Kansas today.

roog

hmm that is interesting.  I sure would love to know where they're headed.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 07, 2013, 08:13:02 AM
Saw three new USF Holland white Volvo VNMs piggybacked on I-70 headed west in Abilene, Kansas today.

roog

Could've been heading to Oklahoma.  Maybe Texas.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on October 07, 2013, 08:25:59 AM
They don't operate in either state.  Kansas City is the furthest west they operate.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 07, 2013, 08:27:26 AM
Really? I could've swore I used to see them in Oklahoma. I know Dugan was out there years ago. That was of course before the whole YRC debacle.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on October 07, 2013, 08:44:14 AM
Yea Dugan was out there but not Holland.  I believe Holland had a terminal in Wichita once several years ago?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 07, 2013, 10:08:49 AM
Apparently they interline with Southwest Motor Transport near the Oklahoma border so maybe that's where I remember seeing them.  Maybe they were going to a dealership west of KC then.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on October 07, 2013, 08:25:45 PM
Spotted three new Reddaway Volvos decked on the back of a new red Volvo sleeper. The drive away combination was headed west along I80 at Lockwood. No photo.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 08, 2013, 05:38:08 PM
Spotted a DHL Ford Transit Connect earlier  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on October 09, 2013, 09:49:46 AM
Nine new FedEx Freight Kenworth skirted T680s in Springfield, Missouri:

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/84C3652F-123E-4EC9-9619-B769A0262C5B-12126-000004E68B8A594D_zpsa02757cd.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/84C3652F-123E-4EC9-9619-B769A0262C5B-12126-000004E68B8A594D_zpsa02757cd.jpg.html)

roog

In Springfield? Wow, so close to me, yet I hardly ever see any T680s for FXF.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: sj3mark on October 11, 2013, 09:01:33 PM
Just saw three new Estes Cascadia Evo Daycabs piggybacked on I-10W.  All three were single screw and painted up in the full livery, which looked pretty darn good.  Now I wish I'd stayed at my spot for just 5 more minutes...

Well, realized today that they're not completely painted...  Would look much better if they painted the bumper and skirts.  Caught it piggybacked headed West on I-10 in San Antonio today.
(http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/Zm1MwwYTMTzlYQ/6218981.0/700/p/DSC08871.jpg) (http://bulk-share.slickpic.com/album/share/Zm1MwwYTMTzlYQ/6218981.0/org/p/DSC08871.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 12, 2013, 08:24:45 AM
Still looks sweet though, great catch! 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 12, 2013, 09:01:54 AM
Still looks sweet though, great catch! 8)
looks like they're Keeping up with the Regular hood Cascadias, instead of short hoods  ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 15, 2013, 07:21:50 PM
Finally manged to catch one of System Freight's new T680 short-hoods.
(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/DSC_6218_zps56a82394.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 16, 2013, 07:46:56 PM
Caught a new Estes Freightliner Cascadia this evening. It was getting dark so the picture is not the best. This one is unit #66502, where the ones James caught, bearing "Operated by Estes West" on the door, was #66526.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%202/EstesExpressFreightlinerCascadia_zps078626d5.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on October 17, 2013, 11:26:27 PM
Here are the unit #s in Sparks, NV 66518, 19, 20 and 21. Talking with a driver he seems to think there are 5, but from the street I only see 4.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on October 22, 2013, 08:36:37 PM
Estes Kenworth T680 daycab single axle in full aerodynamics and solid white color with red budds. Spotted on I-75 North towards Stockbridge, GA this morning.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 23, 2013, 01:51:47 PM
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/AD5EF524-B133-4367-BA7A-2A381909567E-723-0000006D29EA3281_zps9fc3eb35.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 23, 2013, 05:19:42 PM
Cool catch!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 24, 2013, 09:05:55 PM
(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/60468561-0BBD-430F-9BA0-AEBC137B31FF-689-000000404A7EF120_zpsa258c835.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on October 25, 2013, 02:09:06 AM
Liking the tandem Volvo!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on October 25, 2013, 07:33:38 AM
Saw on a Google map search that ODFL has reefers, both pups and long vans, in SLC.  Most have their logos.  I'm not sure what they're for (probably to keep freight warm in the winter) but if anyone's out that way, they might want to keep an eye. I'll probably never see one in person.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 28, 2013, 09:38:07 AM
Unit 9268, wb in Salina, Kansas.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/2BFC6A41-82C5-4D37-87BC-6107C3B1E51C-2929-0000020ACA7BAA06_zpsc8561847.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on October 29, 2013, 01:29:33 PM
New Century Prostar Day Cab  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 15, 2013, 09:46:48 PM
Saw an Estes Kenworth T680 making a delivery at the Peterbilt dealer by my home terminal in full black and yellow paint. 

It was in much better shape than this one:

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/1425664_400851570017248_1701377050_n_zps18b0c2ce.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/1425664_400851570017248_1701377050_n_zps18b0c2ce.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 15, 2013, 10:05:05 PM
Saw an Estes Kenworth T680 making a delivery at the Peterbilt dealer by my home terminal in full black and yellow paint. 

It was in much better shape than this one:

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/1425664_400851570017248_1701377050_n_zps18b0c2ce.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/1425664_400851570017248_1701377050_n_zps18b0c2ce.jpg.html)

Saw that on Facebook. My head wanted to meet the wall.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Douglass-2011 on November 15, 2013, 11:45:22 PM
I guess the guy didn`t see the no left turn signs :'(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: justin8842 on November 16, 2013, 01:41:31 PM
Saw an Estes Kenworth T680 making a delivery at the Peterbilt dealer by my home terminal in full black and yellow paint. 

It was in much better shape than this one:

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/1425664_400851570017248_1701377050_n_zps18b0c2ce.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/1425664_400851570017248_1701377050_n_zps18b0c2ce.jpg.html)

Saw that on Facebook. My head wanted to meet the wall.

Did it say where it was taken?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on November 17, 2013, 05:49:41 PM
Did it say where it was taken?

 Sarcoxie, Mo was the area on the Facebook post.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on November 18, 2013, 09:57:44 PM
FedEx Freight Kenworth T680 twin screw spotted in Kansas City.   Cummins ISX / Eaton UltraShift Plus

Unit:  R15556

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/F4DE6A1C-9C45-4FA6-8ABF-A453BDEB9FCA-1184-000000C657B05C5F_zps03991e2a.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/F4DE6A1C-9C45-4FA6-8ABF-A453BDEB9FCA-1184-000000C657B05C5F_zps03991e2a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on November 19, 2013, 01:13:14 PM
Cool catch Roogie! I'm waiting to see one around here.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on November 19, 2013, 04:14:46 PM
Spotted another FedEx Freight Cascadia this afternoon  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on November 25, 2013, 12:51:49 PM
I saw a Ward Trucking Freightliner Cascadia daycab... that was blue.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on November 25, 2013, 05:15:25 PM
I saw a Ward Trucking Freightliner Cascadia daycab... that was blue.

It looks like it came from Price Trans.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike C on December 04, 2013, 09:43:06 PM
Spotted a 579 single axle daycab for RL carriers today pulling a 48' trailer in NW Portland as I left the BNSF rail yard this afternoon. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 05, 2013, 01:00:28 AM
Spotted a 579 single axle daycab for RL carriers today pulling a 48' trailer in NW Portland as I left the BNSF rail yard this afternoon.
Dave Faust sent me one from up there powering a set. I wonder if it's the same one or if they have a couple.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 11, 2013, 10:28:33 AM
FedEx Freight R14261 domiciled in Nashville, TN meeting me in Okawville, IL. He didn't want me taking pictures for some reason.

roog

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/FC6E3CBC-33CB-4C16-B803-E5E21B2BC07A_zpspjjl9rq2.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/FC6E3CBC-33CB-4C16-B803-E5E21B2BC07A_zpspjjl9rq2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 11, 2013, 01:14:49 PM
Quote
He didn't want me taking pictures for some reason.

Oh well.  :P  They look neat with the tank skirts.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on December 11, 2013, 04:54:38 PM
Haha! I can see some of these guys I've seen out here saying the same.   I usually take without permission stealthily, or wait until they walk or look away.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on December 11, 2013, 05:18:17 PM
I saw a Ward Trucking Freightliner Cascadia daycab... that was blue.

It looks like it came from Price Trans.

Spotted one today in Edison & i think you're right on about it coming from Price Trans.........the National Lease decal and unit #s are in the same spot.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/12-11-13Edison-LaceyRebelpics004.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on December 11, 2013, 06:38:45 PM
Haha! I can see some of these guys I've seen out here saying the same.   I usually take without permission stealthily, or wait until they walk or look away.

That sounds like my method too!! Haha.

I saw a Ward Trucking Freightliner Cascadia daycab... that was blue.

It looks like it came from Price Trans.

Spotted one today in Edison & i think you're right on about it coming from Price Trans.........the National Lease decal and unit #s are in the same spot.


Nice catch Charlie!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on December 11, 2013, 06:46:39 PM
Thanks Dave.......wonder how many of these Ward has? ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on December 11, 2013, 11:14:27 PM
Thanks Dave.......wonder how many of these Ward has? ???
I've seen screws and single-axles. The one screw I saw had the logo on the fairing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on January 15, 2014, 09:01:25 PM
Spotted a new Estes Volvo A Few Nights ago heading towards the terminal here in town  :o 8) also seen a Ward Prostar too  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: militaryman4 on January 22, 2014, 08:31:25 AM
Thanks Dave.......wonder how many of these Ward has? ???
Well, from what I read about Price-Tran was that they had 14 tractors (at least one was a white volvo sleeper) and they were being leased. The trailers were also being leased. The guy who started it up was Dave Ward, former CEO of Ward Trucking … not sure of the whole dynamics of the split off or whatnot. Saw an article here but can't find anything about them shutting down operations. http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/559669/Price-Tran-seizes-opportunity.html?nav=725 (http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/559669/Price-Tran-seizes-opportunity.html?nav=725)

Rob
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 22, 2014, 09:31:21 AM
Saw a new ABF Mack with two chassis cabs piggybacked behind it on westbound I-70 near Salina, Kansas. Unit 13010

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on January 22, 2014, 07:47:11 PM
Saw a new ABF Mack with two chassis cabs piggybacked behind it on westbound I-70 near Salina, Kansas. Unit 13010

roog

Awesome! I heard they bought new equipment this year, I was hoping they would be more Macks, at least some of them anyway.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Freightliner Guy on February 04, 2014, 10:36:53 PM
Thanks Dave.......wonder how many of these Ward has? ???
Well, from what I read about Price-Tran was that they had 14 tractors (at least one was a white volvo sleeper) and they were being leased. The trailers were also being leased. The guy who started it up was Dave Ward, former CEO of Ward Trucking … not sure of the whole dynamics of the split off or whatnot. Saw an article here but can't find anything about them shutting down operations. http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/559669/Price-Tran-seizes-opportunity.html?nav=725 (http://www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/559669/Price-Tran-seizes-opportunity.html?nav=725)

Rob

The Price Tran website is a blank page now. Rates must have been so low they priced themselves out of business. Maybe Ward took over the lease of the tractors to lessen their debt?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on February 08, 2014, 06:53:57 PM
Here is a new Estes Cascadia based in Denver, Colorado.  Meeting a Kansas City driver in WaKeeney, Kansas.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/1E32A374-6DCF-44C5-823F-28D920FCD87A_zps35v1eud6.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/1E32A374-6DCF-44C5-823F-28D920FCD87A_zps35v1eud6.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/A8C1D4CD-CC42-43B9-8079-4C5ED9CEB786_zpsmq74p0ya.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/A8C1D4CD-CC42-43B9-8079-4C5ED9CEB786_zpsmq74p0ya.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on February 08, 2014, 06:56:59 PM
Very Cool Pics Roog  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cornbinder on February 09, 2014, 12:21:37 PM
Good to see they are still using their original livery colors. Nice catch Roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on February 13, 2014, 08:45:47 PM
Saw an Estes single axle Columbia today in the bumble bee colors. When it pasted me it looked like factory fresh paint. I was wondering if this was a used purchase or a glider kit. Anyone have any info?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on February 14, 2014, 01:46:58 PM
Saw an Estes single axle Columbia today in the bumble bee colors. When it pasted me it looked like factory fresh paint. I was wondering if this was a used purchase or a glider kit. Anyone have any info?

I think I heard somewhere they were getting a few gliders, but I don't know for sure.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on February 28, 2014, 03:31:22 PM
Conway M2 w/ polished aluminums, unless its been mentioned already.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on February 28, 2014, 04:56:58 PM
Nice shot of the Estes there Roog.  I wished they had more of those 9200's.  I saw a new Estes single axle Volvo on I85 southbound between Greensboro and Charlotte NC the other day.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 08, 2014, 06:46:07 PM
Noticed our local SAIA terminal has received, what appears from the street, a brand new Capacity "Yard Goat," it's in red paint. Looks good in that red!

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on March 09, 2014, 10:29:46 AM
Man I spent many hours in a red Capacity, although it was AF red instead of Saia red.  :)

roog

Noticed our local SAIA terminal has received, what appears from the street, a brand new Capacity "Yard Goat," it's in red paint. Looks good in that red!

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on March 15, 2014, 09:23:23 AM
More UPS doubles on the way from Stoughton Trailers. Their main plant in Stoughton, WI has quite a few of them sitting in the lot awaiting delivery. Their trailers are being delivered via either Stoughton's own private fleet or outside contractors. Never quite understood that.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on March 15, 2014, 04:58:29 PM
More UPS doubles on the way from Stoughton Trailers. Their main plant in Stoughton, WI has quite a few of them sitting in the lot awaiting delivery. Their trailers are being delivered via either Stoughton's own private fleet or outside contractors. Never quite understood that.
Do you know where they take the new trailers to? I always figured they went the CACH hub for their first revenue load.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 15, 2014, 06:15:12 PM
Man I spent many hours in a red Capacity, although it was AF red instead of Saia red.  :)

roog

Noticed our local SAIA terminal has received, what appears from the street, a brand new Capacity "Yard Goat," it's in red paint. Looks good in that red!

Jimmy B

I bet it did, anything looks good over corporate white!<LOL>

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on March 18, 2014, 09:35:56 AM
More UPS doubles on the way from Stoughton Trailers. Their main plant in Stoughton, WI has quite a few of them sitting in the lot awaiting delivery. Their trailers are being delivered via either Stoughton's own private fleet or outside contractors. Never quite understood that.
Do you know where they take the new trailers to? I always figured they went the CACH hub for their first revenue load.

I would assume so.  Whenever I see them they are heading south (East) on I90.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on March 19, 2014, 06:26:33 AM
Caught this set of new SEFL doubles being pulled by an outside carrier just south of Terre Haute Indiana on US 41.  They appear to be jumping on that bandwagon with the trailer skirts.....

(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/10009310_429760177168140_1762705957_n.png)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 19, 2014, 11:13:42 AM
Didn't even notice the skirts until you pointed them out.  Hope they keep 'em clean. :-\  They're probably new, as I can't recall ever seeing Southeastern running around that area before.  Used to stay in Terre Haute the last couple years going to OK.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on March 19, 2014, 02:20:38 PM
Yes they were new, being pulled down south by whoever that was.  I believe the Great Dane plant is somewhere around the Chicago area?  I didn't notice the skirts when I drove by, only when I blew the picture up a bit.  They had a few vans with super singles and skirts on them for test trailers back when I was there, but the newer ones had no skirts and the regular dual wheels.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on March 20, 2014, 08:12:04 PM
Has a Pitt Ohio Volvo VNM been mentioned already? Have a pic taken today, but have not uploaded yet.

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 20, 2014, 08:20:49 PM
Has a Pitt Ohio Volvo VNM been mentioned already? Have a pic taken today, but have not uploaded yet.

Jon

Yes, they're used actually.  They were originally blue and were a food distributor.  I think they're '06-'07s.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on March 22, 2014, 08:21:23 AM
Interesting, thanks!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on March 22, 2014, 12:55:53 PM
Seen one of the R&L Carriers Pete 579 Daycabs sitting over at the TA Truck stop just a Few Minutes ago  8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on March 29, 2014, 07:51:18 PM
Here is that new "Yard Goat" for SAIA:

(http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m5/JimmyB_05/Saia/2014_03_28-image1.jpg)

Noticed our local SAIA terminal has received, what appears from the street, a brand new Capacity "Yard Goat," it's in red paint. Looks good in that red!

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on April 06, 2014, 07:15:11 PM
Caught this New Penn Cascadia twin screw on I-81 yesterday.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%203/DSC_8671_zpsca735917.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on April 25, 2014, 01:35:30 PM
UPS 3-axle T680

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/2459DB57-B894-45B8-A1E4-E66D463AD730_zpst539cvy1.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/2459DB57-B894-45B8-A1E4-E66D463AD730_zpst539cvy1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 05, 2014, 05:55:25 PM
Saw a what looked to be brand new all white Volvo sleeper for Eastern Freight Ways the other day........no pic.

Heh, could just be new to them too. ::) :P ;D

Only took a year and 10 months but i finally spotted the white Volvo sleeper again today and got a shot of it at a NJTP service plaza in Hamilton. ;D :D

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/5-5-14Jackson-SoudertonPApics049.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BModelMack on May 05, 2014, 08:57:38 PM
     Charlie, that group of Eastern Freightways 2012 Volvo sleepers were purchased new and were the startup tractors for Easterns venture into a reefer operation.  With the flatbed business booming, they quickly decided the reefer operation wasn't worth the hassle and pulled the plug.  The 8 or 10 Volvos were absorbed into the existing van and flatbed operations.


                     Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 06, 2014, 04:15:13 AM
Thanks for the info Mike. ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on May 06, 2014, 08:05:37 PM
Nice catch!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 11, 2014, 02:12:11 PM
Has a Land Air Express of New England Prostar sleeper been mentioned? ??? Spotted one earlier this week on the PA Pike.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on May 18, 2014, 06:30:03 AM
AAA Cooper 2015 Volvo VNL300 single axle daycab with under cab skirts spotted on I-75 North in McDonough, GA. 5-17-2014
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on May 19, 2014, 03:28:02 AM
AAA Cooper 2015 Volvo VNL300 single axle daycab with under cab skirts spotted on I-75 North in McDonough, GA. 5-17-2014

I bet it looked sharp!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on May 19, 2014, 06:30:32 AM
AAA Cooper 2015 Volvo VNL300 single axle daycab with under cab skirts spotted on I-75 North in McDonough, GA. 5-17-2014

I bet it looked sharp!

It sure was bro!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on May 19, 2014, 06:32:06 AM
2015 Volvo VNL300 tandem axle with under cab skirts for Southeastern Freight Lines spotted this morning in McDonough, GA.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on May 30, 2014, 03:36:37 PM
AAA Cooper seems to have replaced their fleet over night.  Every one of their trucks I see is new it seems like.  SEFL also has flooded the streets with new equipment.  I saw these new kids on the block heading north on I85 between Atlanta and Greenville this past Saturday

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/10373633_466946380116186_6513953526142439771_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10341862_466946146782876_8534272673422488195_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/t1.0-9/10390474_466946193449538_2442982648845021492_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on May 30, 2014, 03:56:01 PM
Here is a new AAA Cooper pup in Atlanta
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10374086_466951930115631_1843075788855094599_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on May 30, 2014, 05:15:26 PM
The new ACT pup looks nice! 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on May 30, 2014, 06:28:24 PM
Here is a new AAA Cooper pup in Atlanta
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/10374086_466951930115631_1843075788855094599_n.jpg)


Awesome!
Also I see their new 2015 Volvo VNL670 single axle pulling the doubles.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on May 31, 2014, 07:04:59 PM
Nice catches!!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: marksteven on June 03, 2014, 05:36:58 PM
2 new single axle Vision Cabs showed up today.
(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq206/bucksdad/photo10_zpsb131939e.jpg) (http://s448.photobucket.com/user/bucksdad/media/photo10_zpsb131939e.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on June 03, 2014, 05:53:47 PM
Cool Mack but the sleeper in the background intrigues me. :o Didn't know NM ran them Mark. ???
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: marksteven on June 03, 2014, 05:58:02 PM
Cool Mack but the sleeper in the background intrigues me. :o Didn't know NM ran them Mark. ???

Charlie, thats For N&M Expedited. They run all 48 States.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on June 03, 2014, 06:59:19 PM
Thanks Mark. Like i said i've never seen one before. 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on June 05, 2014, 12:49:54 PM
2015 Volvo VNL670 with full wheel to wheel skirts from Southeastern Freight Lines spotted today on I-75 North in McDonough, GA.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 05, 2014, 07:33:25 PM
More new Macks are on the way for ABF Freight, Pitt Ohio Express, and Ward Trucking. Also a new Freightliner Cascadia for Estes Express sporting painted tank skirts and bumper. I have some pics posted in this thread: http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=71425.0 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=71425.0)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: marksteven on June 10, 2014, 05:02:51 PM
A few more showed up today, Still got the plastic on the seats.


(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq206/bucksdad/photo12_zps85c020c3.jpg) (http://s448.photobucket.com/user/bucksdad/media/photo12_zps85c020c3.jpg.html)

Waiting to get Stickered up

(http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq206/bucksdad/photo22_zps07504a88.jpg) (http://s448.photobucket.com/user/bucksdad/media/photo22_zps07504a88.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on June 10, 2014, 08:11:55 PM
Sweet!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on June 10, 2014, 09:28:06 PM
Looking good.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on June 13, 2014, 01:19:53 PM
Abf has 2014 Cascadias. Saw one today and went and checked it out. Driver said it wasn't too bad. I didn't have my phone so no pic
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 15, 2014, 08:14:31 AM
Abf has 2014 Cascadias. Saw one today and went and checked it out. Driver said it wasn't too bad. I didn't have my phone so no pic


I wonder if they're as spartan as the new Pinnacles?  When I sat in one at the factory yesterday, it had no radio and no passenger seat like the old days.  As I recall, the one I sat in back in '09 had a passenger seat.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on June 23, 2014, 03:28:39 PM
ABF Freight 2015 Freightliner Cascadia 113" daycab for the OTR division.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 29, 2014, 09:14:12 AM
Saw a new A. Duie Pyle Freightliner Cascadia screw bobtailing on the PA Turnpike yesterday.  Unlike its predecessors, it had an orange plastic bumper and the logo was applied without the white background.  I think it had a varishield.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on June 30, 2014, 03:16:28 AM
I can't usually participate in this thread but while driving in Oakville on Sunday afternoon I discovered 5 new FedEx tractors.
FedEx EX?
FedEx Freight?
To be udes in Canada at all?
Short wheelbase single axle Freightliner Cascadias.
fedex.com is the door markings.
1 800 gofedex
They are in the 972 unit number series. I don't know what "972" is.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/bluejaysfan/Freightliners/newfedex03_zps090d86f6.jpg~original)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on June 30, 2014, 07:28:16 AM
Those are for Express Rob.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on June 30, 2014, 09:46:26 AM
How many 2014 Cascadias for ABF?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on June 30, 2014, 10:31:21 AM
FedEx Freight got some new ones too though.  I have a (poor) photo of one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: rujac on July 02, 2014, 11:15:48 AM
Not sure but I think its just under 90 units for ABF.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on July 07, 2014, 10:50:55 AM
(http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j104/peterbilt387_photos/Mobile%20Uploads/20140707_105709_zps046c1e04.jpg) (http://s78.photobucket.com/user/peterbilt387_photos/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20140707_105709_zps046c1e04.jpg.html)

New 2015 Freightliner Cascadia CA125 daycab single axle with undercab skirts and Airodyne (www.airodyne.com)  airshield from Southeastern Freight Lines. Spotted in McDonough, GA at the Westridge area.


Art S.
7-7-2014
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on July 08, 2014, 02:48:10 AM
Nice catch on the Sefl cascadia. I had heard there were a few in the system now but have not laid eyes on one.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on July 08, 2014, 06:44:40 AM
Saw a new ABF cascadia on I95 CT #144xx
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on July 08, 2014, 06:18:53 PM
Nice catch on the Sefl cascadia. I had heard there were a few in the system now but have not laid eyes on one.

Thank you Matt!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 15, 2014, 03:49:34 PM
Caught a new Con-way FL on city P&D duty in Lakewood NJ today. :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/7-15-14Lakewood-Freehold-Laceypics010.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 15, 2014, 04:08:59 PM
Not that new Charlie. The "9" in the '4962' of the number designates it as an '09 tractor. It's about 5 years old!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 15, 2014, 05:08:45 PM
Not that new Charlie. The "9" in the '4962' of the number designates it as an '09 tractor. It's about 5 years old!

It's newer than that, it has an SCR system, so it wouldn't have been built prior to 2010. And based on the rate in which the metals on Freightliners "weather", this truck has to be brand new. Nice catch nonetheless Charlie!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 15, 2014, 05:52:53 PM
Not that new Charlie. The "9" in the '4962' of the number designates it as an '09 tractor. It's about 5 years old!

It's newer than that, it has an SCR system, so it wouldn't have been built prior to 2010. And based on the rate in which the metals on Freightliners "weather", this truck has to be brand new. Nice catch nonetheless Charlie!

Chatted with the driver for a while about some mutual friends.........he told me it was a brand new 2015 model.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on July 15, 2014, 07:56:12 PM
My apologizes, you're right it would be brand new. The fourth digit actually designates the year and that is a '4' for 2014 (I dont think they always go by model years.) Anyway, the last three numbers are determining the sequence in the fleet.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fordl8000 on July 18, 2014, 05:37:06 PM
I saw the following new equipment for R&L Carriers for their sleeper team operations.

Mack Pinnacle
Peterbilt 386
Kenworth T660
Freightliner Cascadia

Sadly, wasn't able to snag a pic as I was driving.  These were all green and spotted on I-30 heading towards Arkansas.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on July 18, 2014, 05:49:28 PM
Wow!!! R+L seems to be all over the board as to their equipment recently. :o 8)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on July 18, 2014, 06:02:51 PM
Caught a couple of Estes glider Columbias
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/10462447_495222207288603_2041279212689792836_n.jpg)

(https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xaf1/v/t1.0-9/r270/10488184_495222283955262_8275469394100954920_n.jpg?oh=01219e0c1605c10f1c3c45b281fa91d4&oe=544F9C6E)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t1.0-9/10378199_495222363955254_7097521498445462632_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/v/t1.0-9/10347496_495222477288576_4185757973551403999_n.jpg?oh=87d960d3a6da515e23aba97481b8c26e&oe=5446E891&__gda__=1412996173_9764933c9e70ed21499a10335afd25f0)

I noticed they were all spring ride
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10527328_495222527288571_1708861043972644050_n.jpg)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/10513349_495223927288431_1953799730055406890_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on July 18, 2014, 06:05:21 PM
New AAA Cooper pup
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/t1.0-9/983729_495224633955027_8670650746498599709_n.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on July 19, 2014, 01:54:49 AM
Saw at the union pacific rail yard that ups parcel has new pup trailers in the 370xxx series.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 19, 2014, 05:52:21 PM
I saw the following new equipment for R&L Carriers for their sleeper team operations.

Mack Pinnacle
Peterbilt 386
Kenworth T660
Freightliner Cascadia

Sadly, wasn't able to snag a pic as I was driving.  These were all green and spotted on I-30 heading towards Arkansas.

I want to see those Mack Pinnacles, I hope they're green!!!

I noticed they were all spring ride
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfa1/t1.0-9/10527328_495222527288571_1708861043972644050_n.jpg)


Who in the world uses spring ride tractors in the freight industry!?!?!? :o
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Freightliner Guy on July 22, 2014, 04:55:57 AM
Who uses spring ride tractors? I'd say the bean counters got a hold of the order book. They could care less about driver/cargo comfort from behind their desks.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: IowaSuperTrucker on July 22, 2014, 06:05:55 PM
You know, I bet once you get some freight on there, it isn't that bad.  Might be a little bumpy empty though.

We had spring riding equipment at the air freight place I worked for back in college....wasn't that bad.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on July 22, 2014, 06:15:55 PM
You know, I bet once you get some freight on there, it isn't that bad.  Might be a little bumpy empty though.

We had spring riding equipment at the air freight place I worked for back in college....wasn't that bad.

The only time that YFSY Brigadier was bad was "bobtail" and it was way bad...

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fordl8000 on July 23, 2014, 09:38:59 AM
The new equipment for R&L I spotted were all green.  There was an oddball Peterbilt 387  I spotted that was white, but I'm going to say they bought it used.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on August 04, 2014, 02:49:22 PM
Not sure if it has been mentioned, but I spotted wheel covers on a Freightliner Cascadia daycab single axle for UPS Freight at a lawn equipment business in Janesville, WI.

Also the Stoughton Trailers Brodhead, WI plant is jam packed with USF Holland trailers. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Steve_WI on August 06, 2014, 02:45:55 PM
Spotted a Peterbilt 587 day cab for Lakeville Motor Express leaving their Janesville, WI terminal this morning. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 06, 2014, 07:55:14 PM
Supposedly FedEx Freight will be getting Peterbilts and Macks in Kansas City to test, have seen a couple new T680s but nothings else.

Note the double hood spot mirrors.

Unit R16337

roog

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/22C42DFB-FDE8-45A7-8EE5-3531513DBA59_zpsubwc1k4k.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/22C42DFB-FDE8-45A7-8EE5-3531513DBA59_zpsubwc1k4k.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/EC440017-80BF-46C4-BAC9-162851517B54_zpsmy0bdgbg.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/EC440017-80BF-46C4-BAC9-162851517B54_zpsmy0bdgbg.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 07, 2014, 08:41:39 AM
Cool to hear they're getting more Mack's to test, and some Petes too, though IMO, the Pete's look almost the same as the T680.  I was up near Mt. Pocono a few weeks ago and was hoping to see the Pinnacle they have running out of there, but no such luck.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on August 07, 2014, 09:39:48 AM
UPS, ABF, Pitt Ohio keep buying them
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on August 07, 2014, 12:45:13 PM
Last few days have seen an Oak Harbor Freight Lines Pete twin screw, not too familiar with Peterbilt model numbers. This looks like a very new tractor.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 11, 2014, 05:13:23 PM
A few new Kenworth T440s in SoCal. Diesel powered with DEF, automatic transmissions.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/20140726_070215_zps219adeb2.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/20140726_070215_zps219adeb2.jpg.html)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: fordl8000 on August 11, 2014, 06:08:21 PM
Nice, interesting that they went with T440's instead of the T370's they have.  I see you're venturing out into California, you should get a burger at In & Out if you get the chance!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on August 12, 2014, 09:26:53 AM
Roog You don't need any more burgers but they are good. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 12, 2014, 08:59:23 PM
Nice, interesting that they went with T440's instead of the T370's they have.  I see you're venturing out into California, you should get a burger at In & Out if you get the chance!

Been to the one in Texas, but I forgot to mention this picture was sent to me.  Last time I was in SoCal was when Momma saw me for the first time at Balboa Naval Hospital in San Diego.  :)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on August 13, 2014, 06:47:25 PM
Very cool!! I saw one of those T440's in transit last week but couldn't get a pic. And it's great to hear about them getting more Macks. It'd be nice if they sent some more over to PA as well.

Cool to hear they're getting more Mack's to test, and some Petes too, though IMO, the Pete's look almost the same as the T680.  I was up near Mt. Pocono a few weeks ago and was hoping to see the Pinnacle they have running out of there, but no such luck.

You probably stand your best chances of seeing one of the four on either I80 or I81, that's where I always seem to catch them. I saw one while I was in Carlise two weeks ago, but couldn't get a shot, as it went by on I-81 while I was parked at the Bob Evans. :-\
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 13, 2014, 07:01:01 PM
Very cool!! I saw one of those T440's in transit last week but couldn't get a pic. And it's great to hear about them getting more Macks. It'd be nice if they sent some more over to PA as well.

Cool to hear they're getting more Mack's to test, and some Petes too, though IMO, the Pete's look almost the same as the T680.  I was up near Mt. Pocono a few weeks ago and was hoping to see the Pinnacle they have running out of there, but no such luck.

You probably stand your best chances of seeing one of the four on either I80 or I81, that's where I always seem to catch them. I saw one while I was in Carlise two weeks ago, but couldn't get a shot, as it went by on I-81 while I was parked at the Bob Evans. :-\

Unfortunately, I almost never have any reason to travel those highways, so it'll probably be a long time before I see it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on August 21, 2014, 05:16:47 PM
New Central Transport International TranStar in transit.

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Carlisle%20July%202014/CentralTransportInternationalTranStar_zps64fcb995.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on August 29, 2014, 06:22:42 AM
Saw a brand new Peninsula truck lines T 660  last night.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on August 29, 2014, 08:22:12 AM
Talk about a plain jane white tractors. That's a plain jane yellow tractor. The appearance is definately no frills. :)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 29, 2014, 03:29:11 PM
My sources from FXF HQ tells me they placed an order for 1300 (yes, 1300) new Peterbilts. Washbay given any other details.

Also we got an all electric trailer jockey (mule) in KCY, not sure if it's a loaner or a test.
roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on August 29, 2014, 07:28:18 PM
Not sure if this is new or not, but it looks as if the latest logo has been updated a bit and says "LTL Solutions" underneath.  Shot today in Pittsburgh.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/ADP/DSC_9742_zps35003313.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on August 29, 2014, 07:34:03 PM
Nice shot Paul! I caught a new twin screw Volvo with that logo yesterday, it was a first for me.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on August 29, 2014, 07:39:05 PM
Not sure if this is new or not, but it looks as if the latest logo has been updated a bit and says "LTL Solutions" underneath.  Shot today in Pittsburgh.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/ADP/DSC_9742_zps35003313.jpg)

Nice shot Paul!  I've only seen one Freightliner Cascadia with that logo so far on the PA Turnpike.  I like it more than the previous logo.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on August 30, 2014, 07:24:28 PM
Once again, not sure if this is exactly new, but this tandem Columbia came past me today in Washington PA. would have come out of the Eighty Four PA terminal.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Estes/DSC_9821_zps94b8a812.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on August 31, 2014, 03:39:37 PM
Nice catch Paul! That is new, it's a glider. They ordered a ton of them. Someone shared a photo on my Facebook group of close to 50 of them, including a T660 daycab glider that wasn't put together yet.

Funniest part is, I caught the exact same unit on my side of the state back on 8/22. ;D

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5553/14872417207_1145197362_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oEe2uk)Estes Express Freightliner Columbia Glider (https://flic.kr/p/oEe2uk) by granitefan713 (https://www.flickr.com/people/46549100@N07/), on Flickr


Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: LoneStar on September 02, 2014, 08:57:13 PM
Caught a new Con-way FL on city P&D duty in Lakewood NJ today. :)

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/7-15-14Lakewood-Freehold-Laceypics010.jpg)

Nice catch! I love it, surprised they went with something so small, but it is a cool little combo. I've heard about them, but Dad's terminal hasn't gotten any yet. These strictly for city use?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on September 02, 2014, 10:21:12 PM
The *78 number would make it a city unit.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on September 10, 2014, 10:47:51 AM
Nice catch! I saw one recently as well. This one was in for service at a local FL dealer back in July.
(http://i1125.photobucket.com/albums/l594/kwcoe1/m2_zps3f077190.jpg)

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on September 10, 2014, 04:48:20 PM
No one has seen one in person yet but this picture was hanging on the wall in Fort Wayne IN
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/10424279_528341973976626_3573548973541643171_n.png?oh=27b83c3ee58b419f1b533fc61107d690&oe=54D086F8&__gda__=1419062129_2d09323401862d4d7484f0529f2c9df9)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: wahakmen111 on September 11, 2014, 03:53:44 PM
To those who were interested in the fedex freight mack pinnacles. I have as my bid tractor now. i know some wanted to see cab and engine

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk223/wahakmen/20140911_133434.jpeg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk223/wahakmen/20140909_093000.jpeg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk223/wahakmen/20140909_092953.jpeg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk223/wahakmen/20140911_133228.jpeg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk223/wahakmen/20140909_093008.jpeg)

(http://i281.photobucket.com/albums/kk223/wahakmen/20140911_133512.jpeg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 11, 2014, 06:49:37 PM
Sweet!! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: unicorn on September 12, 2014, 07:10:02 AM
good pix. Many here  wanted to see these.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on September 12, 2014, 10:38:10 AM
Thanks, looks good on the inside.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on September 12, 2014, 10:41:21 AM
Man your guys' pinnacles are so plush and nice. Ours are so plain jane!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Cornbinder on September 12, 2014, 05:43:12 PM
Good lookin rides, thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on September 15, 2014, 03:38:46 PM
From the July/august bylines, abf is purchasing 434 road tractors. 350 Mack/84 freightliner. City is getting 234 road tractors and 370 white ones. 100 of the new 12'6" city lift gates and 125 new gears.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on September 15, 2014, 04:06:54 PM
From the July/august bylines, abf is purchasing 434 road tractors. 350 Mack/84 freightliner. City is getting 234 road tractors and 370 white ones. 100 of the new 12'6" city lift gates and 125 new gears.

Thanks for the heads up! Great tidbit.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on September 24, 2014, 07:03:50 AM
Spotted in Shreveport, LA. No other info but these are rumored to be Detroit powered.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/2014-02/5DF93ECE-FDA5-4340-AD4A-F6B701099676_zpsblvncsjd.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/2014-02/5DF93ECE-FDA5-4340-AD4A-F6B701099676_zpsblvncsjd.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/2014-02/B98A302F-8DF5-44DC-B894-B20882FF7FFA_zpsr4n9anvd.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/2014-02/B98A302F-8DF5-44DC-B894-B20882FF7FFA_zpsr4n9anvd.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on September 25, 2014, 07:13:52 AM
I didn't think there was anything like a Detroit(Mercedes) powered peterbilt :-\.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on September 25, 2014, 09:14:47 AM
I didn't think there was anything like a Detroit(Mercedes) powered peterbilt :-\.


Hence the rumor tag, I've not seen one in person yet to verify. The guy who told me that orders trailing equipment so it wouldn't surprise me if he was wrong. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 25, 2014, 02:15:11 PM
Someone posted a photo on FB of a new FedEx Freight Pete in Memphis.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chad on September 26, 2014, 03:22:06 AM
I didn't think there was anything like a Detroit(Mercedes) powered peterbilt :-\.


Hence the rumor tag, I've not seen one in person yet to verify. The guy who told me that orders trailing equipment so it wouldn't surprise me if he was wrong.

According to equipment control he is wrong they are setup the same as the new KW's
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on September 26, 2014, 10:29:28 AM

Very interesting!

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: mattypatty on September 29, 2014, 05:09:31 PM
This is not my picture but was sent to me about 2 weeks ago.  I have heard reports of 17 of these that came through Atlanta and apparently 10 of them have been on the road for a week or so but I have yet to lay eyes on one.  Rumored to be Detroit powered with 10 speed manuals, and a tag axle setup very similar to the ones on the Sterlings we have.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/v/t1.0-9/10666086_537870639690426_7440063699645080249_n.jpg?oh=364c06272b7146725fb656a54a7564c6&oe=54C922F3&__gda__=1422889032_95002b1e402b405cb67e9ac41d5d78cd)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 03, 2014, 06:15:04 PM
FedEx Freight Cascadias, twin and single screw varieties:

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/10720461_10202597035182758_827561269_o_zps53311b3b.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/10720461_10202597035182758_827561269_o_zps53311b3b.jpg.html)

New Local P&D equipment showing up, a first for several years (not counting experimentals):

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/1972331_968424056504808_1067275224973911301_n_zpsda229c46.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/1972331_968424056504808_1067275224973911301_n_zpsda229c46.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 03, 2014, 06:55:28 PM
Nice!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Philatruck on October 07, 2014, 06:27:09 PM
Seen a white twin screw Estes T680 Sleeper heading back to the terminal today.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 28, 2014, 07:12:32 PM
A new Freightliner Cascadia twin screw has made it to my neck of the woods. Saw this one at the dealer a week or so ago, it was just delivered.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3947/14984747053_a95fa6e95d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQ9KeP)FedEx Freight Freightliner Cascadia (https://flic.kr/p/oQ9KeP) by Trucks, Buses, &amp; Trains by granitefan713 (https://www.flickr.com/people/46549100@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: reimerroadway on October 31, 2014, 06:31:51 AM
On NEMF's facebook page, they posted pics of new FL- M2 trucks. They have about ordered about 100. They've taken delivery of about 50 so far. They are numbered 22***, 23***, and 24***. Interesting as I usually don't see too many LTL companies but New P&D equipment very often.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BModelMack on November 01, 2014, 08:29:18 PM
       Saw those pictures of the new NEMF Freightliners.  The unit numbers all end in 15 which designates the model year.  The new NEMF numbering system is 2 for a single axle, next two digits are sequence number and last two digits model year.  Likewise a tandem tractor starts with 3.  So 23315 would be a 2015 single axle and 33315 would be a 2015 tandem tractor. 



                             Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: soapman on November 02, 2014, 07:35:47 AM
On NEMF's facebook page, they posted pics of new FL- M2 trucks. They have about ordered about 100. They've taken delivery of about 50 so far. They are numbered 22***, 23***, and 24***. Interesting as I usually don't see too many LTL companies but New P&D equipment very often.
wow-didnt know about this
they have ordered some new Peterbilts also for P&D but dont know how many
this is a pic i got a few months ago
http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=71494.0
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 09, 2014, 06:15:41 PM
Someone just posted a photo of a brand new UPS drop frame pup on Facebook.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on December 09, 2014, 08:16:37 PM
Chris, any chance you could post the picture or send a link.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on December 11, 2014, 06:25:26 AM
Chris, any chance you could post the picture or send a link.

I don't want to post the photo directly without the owner's permission, but try this link. https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10629502_898838806807242_3584680039477474127_o.jpg (https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/10629502_898838806807242_3584680039477474127_o.jpg)
Source: Less Than Truckload (LTL) Enthusiasts group on Facebook

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on December 11, 2014, 06:36:32 PM
Thanks Dave. I have a friend that drives feeders for ups and he said they ordered 1100 of them. But he didn't believe it so I sent that along to him.

Also at the rail yard, saw a brand new reddaway 35ft pup on the train. It looks to be yellow spec.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 16, 2014, 07:46:51 PM
Finally, some new YRC equipment.  If someone feels necessary to move this post to the LTL trailer board, that's fine, too.  Ok, rumor has it there are 1000 trailers coming  Looks like they are Stougton's, similar to the 200 they bought (leased) about a year ago. 
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zps3b6304fd.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zps3b6304fd.jpg.html)
Looks like the new ones have skirts, along with the LED clearance lights. Placard mounts are on the skirt. Also, the E track is 12 inches apart instead of 18 inches, which was a bad location.  The new pup is sitting next to last years trailer, notice how close the numbers are. 
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zps56107b4e.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zps56107b4e.jpg.html)

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zpsa60b8faf.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zpsa60b8faf.jpg.html)

(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zps0afe39e3.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zps0afe39e3.jpg.html)

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on December 16, 2014, 09:55:48 PM
Good information, will have to check the Strougton post to check the last number in that 200 series lease.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 17, 2014, 07:27:53 PM
Brand spanking new Wabash liftgate pup, unit 230701.

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/462ECFD2-28B3-4CB4-8A21-D72B1BA91A2F_zpslygoc8ha.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/462ECFD2-28B3-4CB4-8A21-D72B1BA91A2F_zpslygoc8ha.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/6B90F830-93A3-4746-8E4A-08306FFA1D53_zpsceyy6xuh.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/6B90F830-93A3-4746-8E4A-08306FFA1D53_zpsceyy6xuh.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/BD6960B3-FBA8-4B57-A9E7-5B2C428A3508_zpssgnfdauk.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/BD6960B3-FBA8-4B57-A9E7-5B2C428A3508_zpssgnfdauk.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/618AF265-F93B-4F7A-B09C-9F868E08FAE4_zpsk4u50z02.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/618AF265-F93B-4F7A-B09C-9F868E08FAE4_zpsk4u50z02.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/E88D2511-7CC8-4E18-A759-A3825D3E8B12_zpsk7ixwx28.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/E88D2511-7CC8-4E18-A759-A3825D3E8B12_zpsk7ixwx28.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/34427A9B-4EA9-42F6-BC47-EDB7F5A2705A_zpskto7uqn6.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/34427A9B-4EA9-42F6-BC47-EDB7F5A2705A_zpskto7uqn6.jpg.html)

Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on December 17, 2014, 07:39:47 PM
Nice!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on December 18, 2014, 05:13:59 PM
I'm not sure if this is the same order as the 200, but the 844 trailers bought/leased from Strougton about a year ago are numbered 131847- 132713. Be interesting if the new order starts at 132714. Well from what I'm seeing looks like maybe the 844 was trimmed to 200.

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 18, 2014, 09:55:51 PM
Was told today the trailer order is up to 1200 now.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 19, 2014, 05:18:00 AM
Goodbye Roadway pups!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike-S on December 20, 2014, 07:39:18 AM
Big L     i happen to find this yesterday and found this article that YRC FREIGHT is buying 600 more tractors and 2000 more trailers
http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/long_suffering_yrc_in_the_black_posts_3q_net_income_of_1.2_million  if you read towards the bottom of the article you will find it. i dont know how true it is, but i thought id post it and maybe you can shed some light on it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike-S on December 20, 2014, 07:42:53 AM
Big L  when you start reading it the paragraph should read this   The brightened financial picture is enabling YRC to recapitalize its fleet. It plans on replacing 600 tractors and 2,000 trailers within the next six months, Welch said. The company has 15,000 tractors and 45,000 trailers in all its operating companies. YRC’s regional carriers will be getting slightly more of the new power units while long-haul YRC Freight will get slightly more than half the new trailers, Welch said  you will find it almost to the bottom of the page.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 21, 2014, 04:59:30 PM
Right you are.  The total is for YRCW.  Most of the tractors are going to Holland, New Penn, and Reddaway.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 21, 2014, 05:05:30 PM
Saw this new Volvo last week.  It was a brand new UPS Freight tractor that UPS Parcel was using
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zpsd98faf94.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zpsd98faf94.jpg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zps3edf4711.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zps3edf4711.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Mike-S on December 22, 2014, 07:12:58 AM
Big L  that is a very nice picture of ups freight's new tractor. 

Also the tractors that YRCW  has ordered,  do you think  the ones that are going to YRC FREIGHT will be freightliner cascadia's
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Yulee on December 22, 2014, 12:57:47 PM
Saw this new Volvo last week.  It was a brand new UPS Freight tractor that UPS Parcel was using
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zpsd98faf94.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zpsd98faf94.jpg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_image_zps3edf4711.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/image_zps3edf4711.jpg.html)

That is cool! If UPS can leverage their purchasing power, as well as figure out how to manage inter-company transfer of equipment, they could build a competitive advantage. Does anyone know if Freight ever receives downgrade Parcel feeder tractors for city use?
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 22, 2014, 02:10:22 PM
Locally, I have seen an older Mack rebranded UPS Freight from UPS parcel
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on December 22, 2014, 03:29:37 PM
UPS Freight received a few Argosies from Parcel in the PNW.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 22, 2014, 07:04:26 PM
Big L  that is a very nice picture of ups freight's new tractor. 

Also the tractors that YRCW  has ordered,  do you think  the ones that are going to YRC FREIGHT will be freightliner cascadia's
YRC Freight day cabs are suppose to be mostly Volvos. The sleepers are Freightliners, although they are Penske's. The new sleepers are single axles, which are not real popular with the team drivers
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on December 23, 2014, 05:45:53 PM
A pair of new local trucks, first new "L" trucks I've seen besides the CNG / LNG test Kenworths.

These are automatics and have power 5th wheel release, lockout, sliding 5th wheel, Hill Start Assist, traction control and a Pretrip Brake Check slider.

Units: L4748  and  L4752

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/6B6E307C-C3BB-492A-B577-B54D57C70D0F_zpsb2cgiwgs.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/6B6E307C-C3BB-492A-B577-B54D57C70D0F_zpsb2cgiwgs.jpg.html)

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/06543705-B5B5-4E72-BDE3-55B8ED48FFE7_zpscqiyufpj.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/06543705-B5B5-4E72-BDE3-55B8ED48FFE7_zpscqiyufpj.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on December 23, 2014, 06:35:26 PM
Neat find roogie!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 26, 2014, 04:36:10 PM
This was handed out recently regarding new equipment
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/2014%20Fall/th_EPSON001_zpsae86b9ee.jpg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/2014%20Fall/EPSON001_zpsae86b9ee.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on December 26, 2014, 04:39:46 PM
big l.which terminal do you work out of?
326/Kansas City
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jimmy B on December 26, 2014, 05:44:09 PM
Good Stuff Big L... I'm out of the loop these days.


Thanks,

Jimmy B
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on December 31, 2014, 05:30:54 PM
At the rail yard on Tuesday I spotted a brand new YRC pup that Big L was talking about. Thought i'd take a picture. Interesting that most of YRC's trailers don't have pintle clamps or snubbers.
(http://i58.tinypic.com/2l6jnm.jpg)

(http://i57.tinypic.com/6pvqj6.jpg)

(http://i61.tinypic.com/2rr7v5l.jpg)

Here is a new Reddaway 35ft trailer I saw the other day at the rail. Terrible quality it was dark and rainy. They had probably about 10 new ones or so that I saw.
(http://i61.tinypic.com/b4yy6p.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on January 03, 2015, 11:51:05 AM
Nice!!!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on January 31, 2015, 02:03:21 PM
New FedEx Freight converters coming into Kansas City in an out of focus image.  :o

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/IMG_3421_zps1807cc7c.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/IMG_3421_zps1807cc7c.jpg.html)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on February 15, 2015, 12:22:30 AM
has an R+L Carriers Freightliner M2 Straight Truck been mentioned yet  ??? Spotted one a couple days ago, even had a nose cone on the box.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on February 15, 2015, 08:10:00 AM
I see one around here, but I probably didn't mention it.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on February 15, 2015, 11:18:18 AM
Some R+L Carriers M2 106 straight trucks are here in McDonough at Peach State Freightliner waiting to go to R+L Carriers Ellenwood, GA hub.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: US MAIL GUY on March 28, 2015, 05:15:50 AM
Saw several new Epes Kenworth T-680 daycabs at the Kenworth dealer in Greensboro,N.C.
                                                                                                                  Gary
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: soapman on March 28, 2015, 12:35:23 PM
the other day while on the nj turnpike, i glanced over at Campbell Freightliner and the have
about 25-30 NEMF Freigtliner Cascadias and a saw a few M2s also-NEMF has been
getting new equipment lately-as if not that they dont need it
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on March 28, 2015, 04:07:45 PM
Ivory, I just drove past there today. Interesting to note that they're all maroon - no gray fenders. :/
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on March 28, 2015, 04:48:01 PM
Ivory, I just drove past there today. Interesting to note that they're all maroon - no gray fenders. :/

I saw one of those "all maroon" M2's heading north on I-476 this morning, bobtail.

Also spotted an Old Dominion T680 heading west on I-78.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BModelMack on April 02, 2015, 09:12:32 AM
     New NEMF paint scheme, including refurbished older tractors, will be black frame, all burgundy cab and grey wheels.


                        Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on April 02, 2015, 01:00:30 PM
NEMF still buying pinnacles. I see new cacadias,baby petes and IH's
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Norcal10 on April 23, 2015, 10:15:41 AM
I spotted these two Peninsula Cascadia sleepers on a sunny Sunday morning in Portland. They appear to be leased from Ryder. Never seen these before. Peninsula only serves WA and OR. Not sure what these would be for?

(http://i60.tinypic.com/2nvt3q9.jpg)

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2q8brkj.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on May 05, 2015, 06:45:37 AM
I just spotted a brand new UPS Freight 2016 Kenworth T680 single axle with 76" raised roof sleeper and 3/4 skirts on I-675 South in Ellenwood, GA.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on May 05, 2015, 11:00:25 AM

Interesting! We had a T680 daycab spotted on here a week or so ago, but cool they have a sleeper as well!

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: james j neiweem on May 06, 2015, 11:39:45 AM
Paccar making inroads at UPS :(
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on May 06, 2015, 05:36:31 PM
That sleeper must look awesome!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: acb88 on May 23, 2015, 08:03:52 AM
Seen the UPS single axle daycabs and the UPS Freight single axle sleeper as well.  Will Try to get a pic.  Have pics of the UPS Freight tandams.
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag10/acb8840/th_DSC03501_zpskswieivs.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/acb8840/media/DSC03501_zpskswieivs.jpg.html)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag10/acb8840/th_DSC03500_zpszil5pxoe.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/acb8840/media/DSC03500_zpszil5pxoe.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: acb88 on May 23, 2015, 08:16:22 AM
(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag10/acb8840/th_DSC03495_zpsz4kbwbga.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/acb8840/media/DSC03495_zpsz4kbwbga.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on May 28, 2015, 07:08:13 PM
     New NEMF paint scheme, including refurbished older tractors, will be black frame, all burgundy cab and grey wheels.


                        Mike
Glad i checked this out before i asked a question about the all burgundy (except for a small grey stripe) cabs. Saw a Mack CH the other day in PA like this & this morning spotted a FL M2 in DE with the same scheme. :o The Mack got me thinking they acquired a company recently. ;D
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Ray F on May 28, 2015, 08:49:43 PM
     New NEMF paint scheme, including refurbished older tractors, will be black frame, all burgundy cab and grey wheels.


                        Mike
Glad i checked this out before i asked a question about the all burgundy (except for a small grey stripe) cabs. Saw a Mack CH the other day in PA like this & this morning spotted a FL M2 in DE with the same scheme. :o The Mack got me thinking they acquired a company recently. ;D

 ;) 8)

(http://rayfisherstruckphotos.weebly.com/uploads/2/6/8/8/2688756/8026339_orig.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BModelMack on June 14, 2015, 10:31:39 AM
    Yeah Charlie, the Burgundy Mack CH you saw was probably one of the white ex-Carrier Industries tractors which had been dovetailed into the NEMF fleet a while back.  Since they were relatively lower mileage units compared to the 83000 series CH's they were placed into linehaul service for a couple of years.  Now with all the new linehaul equipment coming on line the Carrier tractors are slowly but surely being refurbished (including new all burgundy paint jobs) and downgraded to city units.  BTW the Carrier units are all in 82xxx  numbered series.


                                Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on July 13, 2015, 07:49:53 PM
Nice! I know where that's at!! ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on July 14, 2015, 04:55:34 AM
Looks like Carlisle.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on July 19, 2015, 11:53:05 AM
Looks like Ward has resurrected their old slogan

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Ward/DSC_9365_zpsh07l0dvp.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on July 19, 2015, 11:54:54 AM
They have a new Freightliner straight truck and some peddle trailers around here with that logo.  I'll see one of these come through as well. 
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Greg_E on August 05, 2015, 04:59:08 AM
NEMF Peterbilt 579 twin-screw in the all maroon color scheme. Bumper is an unpainted dark gray.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 05, 2015, 06:31:47 PM
New T680 Kenworths in Kansas City.  Cummins ISX, Eaton AutoShift Plus. 

New to the T680 for us is the gray colored bumper and tank fairings.

Units R17050 and R10752

(http://i1153.photobucket.com/albums/p511/roogster/IMG_5837_zpsyo3xwfku.jpg) (http://s1153.photobucket.com/user/roogster/media/IMG_5837_zpsyo3xwfku.jpg.html)

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: 1truckingenthuiast on August 05, 2015, 09:48:10 PM
New Averitt Express Local P&D Freightliner Cascadia single axle daycab with short airshield and no side extenders spotted yesterday on I-75 N, south of Locust Grove, GA.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 08, 2015, 08:07:10 PM
Well I just found out on Friday that I will be getting one of these new T680s with the gray bumpers and side fairings. 

Kinda bummed about it, I love the Cascadia daycab and she only has 105,000 miles on the clock.  But hey, getting a new truck isn't a bad thing.

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 17, 2015, 05:26:35 PM
Found this foursome of new FedEx KW T680s sitting at the Kenworth dealer on Route 130 in Dayton NJ today.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/8-17-15%20Bordentown-Edison%20Rebel%20pics%20017%20-%20Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on August 17, 2015, 08:52:23 PM

Cool photo, especially with the rarer tandem in the background 8)

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: soapman on August 18, 2015, 06:14:17 PM
Found this foursome of new FedEx KW T680s sitting at the Kenworth dealer on Route 130 in Dayton NJ today.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/8-17-15%20Bordentown-Edison%20Rebel%20pics%20017%20-%20Copy.jpg)

nice catch-i assume this is at Gabrielli Kenworth :)
i wonder if these are going over to the FedEx terminal over in South Brunswick-they wont have to travel far
its right in the vicinity
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 18, 2015, 06:54:29 PM
Gabrielli KW is correct Ivory. Yeah the FedEx yard right up the road was my guess too. I wonder where the Newark Airport terminal gets their trucks from? ???

Better shot of the tandem tractor.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/8-17-15%20Bordentown-Edison%20Rebel%20pics%20018.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Rob Archer on August 20, 2015, 07:32:05 AM
Keeping with FedEx I found some of these Freightliners at a place in Oakville that must do final delivery prep for tractors before going to the customer or end user.
The DOT number on the tractor door is for FedEx EXPRESS.
Memphis TN,
not FedEx Express Canada Mississauga ON
Last year I saw some single axle Freightliners at this shop for FedEx.
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v284/bluejaysfan/LTL%20Carriers/New%20FedEx%20F-liner_zpspyatzs4k.jpg~original)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on August 20, 2015, 07:31:10 PM
Keeping with FedEx I found some of these Freightliners at a place in Oakville that must do final delivery prep for tractors before going to the customer or end user.
The DOT number on the tractor door is for FedEx EXPRESS.
Memphis TN,
not FedEx Express Canada Mississauga ON
Last year I saw some single axle Freightliners at this shop for FedEx.

Not surprised they went with the short hood based on the frame length!

roog
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on August 27, 2015, 05:31:40 PM
NEMF Peterbilt 579 twin-screw in the all maroon color scheme. Bumper is an unpainted dark gray.
Got one in the mirror today before it passed me up on I-95. A minute later we both got off the North East MD exit.........I was hoping he'd stop at the J but went straight to the NEMF terminal down the street.

(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/8-25-15%20to%208-27-15%20FL-NJ%20pics%20248%20-%20Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Jon_G on August 27, 2015, 05:57:51 PM

Nice! I saw a Mack daycab in this livery, but with a small stripe going along the cab and hood. It looked to be an existing unit they repainted though.

Jon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 06, 2015, 05:49:12 PM
Nice catches guys! My local KW dealer is prepping a few of those new R17 series FXF T680's as well. And those new NEMF Pete's are sharp. I'll be near the Mack plant next week, I'll see whats hanging around.  ;)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 06, 2015, 05:59:05 PM
How about some shiny new Cascadias for New Penn.  8)

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%203/New%20Penn%202016%20Freightliner%20Cascadias_zpsoisttasd.jpg)

(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/599/20370448913_40fd8470d4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/x34SLr)New Penn 2016 Freightliner Cascadia (https://flic.kr/p/x34SLr) by Dave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/granitefan713/), on Flickr
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on September 14, 2015, 07:46:41 AM
YRC Freight Mack Pinnacle

(http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa219/03CV200/Trucks%203/11958035_10109423174125404_8592398281994103373_o_zps1f5fm8of.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on September 30, 2015, 10:28:55 AM
Currently 21 new KW straight trucks being delivered through out the country.  Pics soon
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on September 30, 2015, 02:23:33 PM
Currently 21 new KW straight trucks being delivered through out the country.  Pics soon

Who is taking delivery of them , or do we have to guess ? ........
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Chris_E on September 30, 2015, 04:50:45 PM
Currently 21 new KW straight trucks being delivered through out the country.  Pics soon

Who is taking delivery of them , or do we have to guess ? ........

My guess is YRC.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: The Yellow Line on September 30, 2015, 04:53:22 PM
Currently 21 new KW straight trucks being delivered through out the country.  Pics soon

Who is taking delivery of them , or do we have to guess ? ........

My guess is YRC.

Your guess is a good a mine Chris, my crystal ball is in the shop !!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on September 30, 2015, 05:21:56 PM
 Sorry guys I totally forgot yes YRC
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on September 30, 2015, 05:24:54 PM
 Also, 200 40 foot liftgate city trailers before the end of the year. YRC
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on September 30, 2015, 07:28:13 PM
Also, 200 40 foot liftgate city trailers before the end of the year. YRC

Pittsburgh could use something new.  The fleet here is about as ragtag as it gets.
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: BModelMack on October 03, 2015, 06:44:44 PM
    Sorry no pix yet but NEMF is prepping a number of Freightliner Columbia gliders.  They are single axles and will be numbered in the 6xxxx series.


                            Mike
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Paul Kane on October 11, 2015, 06:41:16 PM
Stopped by Fyda Freightliner in Canonsburg PA today, and they had maybe a dozen of these new short hood Cascadias there.  Unlike an earlier version posted, these look to be regular diesel instead of natural gas.
http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=72911.msg626102#msg626102 (http://hankstruckforum.com/htforum/index.php?topic=72911.msg626102#msg626102)

The back lots were locked off, so I just shot this through the fence.

(http://i763.photobucket.com/albums/xx271/class8repro/LTL/Pitt%20Ohio/DSC_2090_zpszxjmpqvv.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: acb88 on October 17, 2015, 08:15:59 AM
With all the KWs UPS has been getting I was wondering if we would see any more Volvos for them.  Sure enough; UPS Freight still getting some new Volvos.  Sleepers and daycabs.  Also some Freightliner Cascadia daycabs being delivered.

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag10/acb8840/th_DSC03911_zps7sjnnrbn.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/acb8840/media/DSC03911_zps7sjnnrbn.jpg.html)

(http://i1296.photobucket.com/albums/ag10/acb8840/th_DSC03910_zpsggl4yhh4.jpg) (http://s1296.photobucket.com/user/acb8840/media/DSC03910_zpsggl4yhh4.jpg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: charlie on October 17, 2015, 08:26:32 AM
NEMF FL Cascadia in their new paint scheme out in Blue Ball PA on 10-14-15.
(http://i260.photobucket.com/albums/ii16/chuckyd_72/Album%206/10-14-15%20Jackson-Columbia%20PA%20pics%20033%20-%20Copy.jpg)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: granitefan713 on October 17, 2015, 06:40:12 PM
Nice catches all around guys!
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: Big L on October 25, 2015, 06:39:08 PM
Here is one of two new straight trucks we are getting.  YRC has bought 29 total;
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zps8ybmuz57.jpeg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps8ybmuz57.jpeg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zpsf3qfi0ll.jpeg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsf3qfi0ll.jpeg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zpspw852xjz.jpeg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpspw852xjz.jpeg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zpsse3jntte.jpeg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsse3jntte.jpeg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zps2aentioc.jpeg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2aentioc.jpeg.html)
(http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q136/BigLCollection/Mobile%20Uploads/th_image_zpse5hzdokn.jpeg) (http://s135.photobucket.com/user/BigLCollection/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpse5hzdokn.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
Post by: roogie on October 25, 2015, 07:52:25 PM
Here is one of two new straight trucks we are getting.  YRC has bought 29 total;

I saw one of these near the Gardner/Olathe scale on Friday!

roog