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Swift oddities
« on: May 10, 2011, 11:56:55 PM »
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Swift oddities
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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2011, 06:59:58 AM »
Very odd, indeed! I assume the White/GMC is a training tractor.  I wonder what the story behind the Kenworth is? ???
The foot turned to the horse, the horse to the carriage, the carriage to the train, and the train to the truck.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2011, 11:03:12 AM »
I think Mike grabbed a shot of that same White/GMC awhile back and said it was used as a yard truck now, I'll also say it was a training truck at one point....

About that Brown truck....Swift has a brown Western Star single axle that is used as a yard truck at the Greer SC yard that came from the West Best acquisition, I'm gonna say that truck is too.
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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2011, 11:53:35 AM »
Yup, posted pics of those 2 yard trucks a year or 2 back.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2014, 02:17:57 PM »
Mike C started a topic about a 1990's era pup trailer in that particular logo. I mentioned seeing some 53 foot trailers in that design from time to time that had the "Carrier of the 90's" on them.

I couldn't get a photo, and it wouldn't be worth it anyway, but trailer T55330 was manufactured by Wabash National, on June 9th, 1994.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2014, 07:28:27 AM »


I'm not sure if I ever saw anything like this before.    ???   The trailer belonged to Swift.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2014, 01:25:11 AM »


I'm not sure if I ever saw anything like this before.    ???   The trailer belonged to Swift.

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That's the "Up" truck that works as part of a team on the Auto Haul fleet for Chrysler out of Laredo. Once he's done making his deliveries, he'll meet up with his partner who is driving a Cascadia and they'll drive the up truck onto the Cascadia's rack and return to Laredo to do it again.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 08:34:43 PM »
Mike, here's the setup matched together at the Loves in Troutdale, OR back in December.  Sorry for quality as I zoomed in on my Iphone.



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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2014, 02:02:09 PM »
Well, here's a new one for me, and of course because of where it was parked, I couldn't get a photo. Wouldn't you know it. This afternoon, I learned that trailer 111613 was manufactured by Great Dane, in October 2010. How did this happen? I didn't know that there were any Great Dane trailers mixed in with these Wabash National ones. There must be a small amount of these, because after all of these years, I never saw any or knew this.  :o  ???

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2014, 12:15:32 AM »
Here's another good one. Tonight I learned that not all of the 135000's are manufactured by Great Dane. These new Swift trailers are way ahead of me. I found Hyundai 135039, which was built exactly one year ago. I also have Great Dane 135073, which was built in March 2013. This is what I don't understand, not that I'm complaining, but why didn't Great Dane just simply start these at 135000? They were built six months before the Hyundai ones. Say if the Hyundai ones go from 135000-135049, and the Great Dane ones go from 135050-135999, why didn't Great Dane just build the first fifty? I find that very interesting.

Here, I'm looking on the front of this 135039 for a Great Dane plate, and it has a Hyundai plate. I had to look at the trailer number two times, to make sure I was reading it right.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2014, 02:36:21 PM »


As you can see, this is pretty much all I was able to do with this photo. The point is, that the 133000's are something else for manufacturing companies. It's as if the 133000's were a "experimental series" for Swift. I have Wabash National 133016 being built in October 2012. This one doesn't really count though, because it was part of the 132 series trailers that were built that month. Then, in the above photo, you have Great Dane 133041 which was also built in October 2012. I also have a Hyundai 133051, but I don't know when it was built. It could have been built in October as well, because I have 133117 being built that month.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2014, 06:55:47 PM »
Here's another good one. Tonight I learned that not all of the 135000's are manufactured by Great Dane. These new Swift trailers are way ahead of me. I found Hyundai 135039, which was built exactly one year ago. I also have Great Dane 135073, which was built in March 2013. This is what I don't understand, not that I'm complaining, but why didn't Great Dane just simply start these at 135000? They were built six months before the Hyundai ones. Say if the Hyundai ones go from 135000-135049, and the Great Dane ones go from 135050-135999, why didn't Great Dane just build the first fifty? I find that very interesting.

Here, I'm looking on the front of this 135039 for a Great Dane plate, and it has a Hyundai plate. I had to look at the trailer number two times, to make sure I was reading it right.

Well, my head is officially spinning.  Mike. I understand that TLC is producing a new reality series called "Swift - The Lost Trailers." ;) ;D

I noticed looking through some folders that I have caught some Great Danes, and, I don't know if there is any significance to this, but this one shot in October 2013 is numbered 111606 and also has blue GD symbols instead of the usual red.





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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2014, 07:35:28 PM »
Paul, that is really cool, and I have no idea why these trailers are in between ones from Wabash National. I've seen trailer 111600, and also a 111619, but I'm not sure if those are Great Dane trailers. The 111600 probably is, but what I mean is that maybe I saw it on the expressway and didn't know it was a Great Dane. The Wabash National trailers that I have in this neighborhood were built in November, and the 111613 that I found was built in October (2010).

Trying to pinpoint where the different builders pick up and leave off, reminds me of trying pinpoint where the trailer numbers change months. It's a lot of fun, and interesting.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2014, 03:17:19 PM »


I'm not sure if this is an oddity, but this trailer was a good one. Great Dane 136145 was built in October 2013. The point is, that maybe these Great Dane trailers stop at 136149, because I have a Wabash National 136153 which was built in May 2013.

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Re: Swift oddities
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2015, 01:54:34 PM »


Wabash National 108091 is exactly five years old, as for being built in August 2010. These 108 series trailers are somewhat rare, because there are maybe 115 of these? My highest number is 108110. Also, these trailers were built during February and August. I have 108000-108044 for February, and 108057-108110 for August.

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Re: Swift oddities
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