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davef

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1065 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.

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1065 on: September 17, 2011, 11:13:32 AM »

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1066 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

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1067 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.

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1068 on: October 13, 2011, 04:56:28 PM »
I Dont Know If This has Been Mentioned, But a Pitt Ohio Dodge Sprinter Van  :o ???

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1069 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. 
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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1070 on: October 14, 2011, 01:41:26 PM »
Aluminum rims, huh? Were they silver?
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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1071 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.
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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1072 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.
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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1073 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).
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« Reply #1074 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.

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1075 on: October 17, 2011, 11:39:25 AM »
Actually the UPS wheels are black with the silver trim.

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1076 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
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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1077 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.

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1078 on: October 18, 2011, 02:04:49 PM »
Probably been mentioned, but I saw a Saia ProStar daycab with Aluminum Alcoa wheels.

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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1079 on: October 18, 2011, 04:26:00 PM »
Prostar, yes. Alums, no.
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Re: New LTL Equipment Sightings
« Reply #1079 on: October 18, 2011, 04:26:00 PM »

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