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    Fact Friday: Commercial truck engines last much longer than standard consumer car engines. Car engines typically fail at around 200,000 miles, while big rig engines can keep a truck moving for a million miles or more. ‪#‎trucking‬
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    Every truckdriver at YRC knows this fact all to well,hard to find a rig that has less than a million hard miles.
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    Yep I just got a new to me one million three hundred thousand mile truck traded in my one million seven hundred thousand mile truck at least i only have to drive it three hundred miles a day !

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    My hall told me today that some of our trucks are on their 3rd and 4th motor swap. Wouldn't that put the trucks near 3-4 million miles. That would make the trucks 15-20 years old if they are being run on average 200000 miles a year.

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    Ever wonder how many lease payments could be made with "Bonus" money paid out,oh that's right it does make lease payments for there new cars,silly me.

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    I have one of the 2008 Internationals that were bought for Ca. terminals because of their clean air systems. Well this truck is just a piece of junk!!! The supposed clean-air system doesn't work, the transmission is a joke, the lows are to low and the high's are synced to close to make much of a diff when you shift, the suspension is shot, the front end has a serious wobble at 45mph, the mirrors wobble at all speeds making lane changes extra hazardous, backing in is a wait till you slam the dock thing because the mirrors shake so bad. The first one of these I had had such a bad suspension problem the it listed to one side about 3" so going down the road it felt like I was going to slide out the drivers side door. Oh and there's no gutters/channels over the windows so when it rains you can't even crack your window the slightest without getting drenched!!!

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    Sounds like a ProStar,in regards to the mirrors hammer a small piece of wood into the joint where the support arm meets the mirror arm,if someone has pulled the mirror in at some point the rubber bushing in there falls out,our Volvo's have the same problem,you can use a pink eraser cut down to replace the bushing as well,since we don't have a mechanic have to fix stuff ourselves,tried writing "unsafe" on DVIR but that will only get your truck put O/S waiting for parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shredder View Post
    My hall told me today that some of our trucks are on their 3rd and 4th motor swap. Wouldn't that put the trucks near 3-4 million miles. That would make the trucks 15-20 years old if they are being run on average 200000 miles a year.
    Mine is on it's second engine. 1,500,000 miles on this little gem I drive. There isn't a line tractor in the fleet on it's 4th engine unless the others had a catastrophic failure at some point. They generally run them out to the 8 or 900,000 mark before a swap. When was the last time you looked at a registration?

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    I feel for drivers in other parts of the country,only saving grace here in SoCal is the EPA/CARB regulations requiring our trucks to be a little newer,but on another note company spend around 10K a unit equipping the older units with DPF but these fail regularly and become a mechanical nightmare of there own.

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    Ever consider what number of lease installments could be profited paid out,oh the truth is out it does make rent installments for there new autos..........

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    Write it up and DEAD LINE it.
    If they send it out with another driver call CHP and report it as unsafe to drive.. That will fix their wagon.. Oh and keep a copy of the OD-99
    See if ya get something better !!
    Quote Originally Posted by Kickass View Post
    I have one of the 2008 Internationals that were bought for Ca. terminals because of their clean air systems. Well this truck is just a piece of junk!!! The supposed clean-air system doesn't work, the transmission is a joke, the lows are to low and the high's are synced to close to make much of a diff when you shift, the suspension is shot, the front end has a serious wobble at 45mph, the mirrors wobble at all speeds making lane changes extra hazardous, backing in is a wait till you slam the dock thing because the mirrors shake so bad. The first one of these I had had such a bad suspension problem the it listed to one side about 3" so going down the road it felt like I was going to slide out the drivers side door. Oh and there's no gutters/channels over the windows so when it rains you can't even crack your window the slightest without getting drenched!!!
    Last edited by Cab Lizzard; 12-17-2013 at 07:49 AM.

 

 
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