Automatic Kenworths?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Mr Shifter, Jan 29, 2013.

  1. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Rumor is the new Kenworths that are trickling in are Automatic. o_O

    If so I don't thinks any of the old timers will EVER retire.
  2. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Hope not. Then everyone will think they can go to feeder.

    I'll scope one out when I get a chance.
  3. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Trust me anyone that is able to retire in my center and doesn't is straight up crazy. You could load me up and send me out on a cloud to deliver and I would still retire. The stop counts are just down right dangerous.
  4. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Oops. Thought the OP meant the new feeder KWs.
  5. brownmonster

    brownmonster Man of Great Wisdom

    I'm thinking he did.
  6. raceanoncr

    raceanoncr Well-Known Member

    Heard we got couple new auto KWs here.

    Am reapplying as we speak...NOT! Like I said before...It's still WORK!
  7. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    The kenworths I have driven were all your standard 10 speed transmissions. None that we have received are autos to my knowledge.
  8. over9five

    over9five Senior Member Staff Member

    We all need new Kenworths, cause the new Macks SUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKK.

    They're in the shop all the time. Mine went back AGAIN last Thursday. What a POC!
  9. Old International

    Old International Now driving a Sterling

    Get a Sterling........
  10. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Get a long nose Mack.

    BSWALKS Easily Amused

    Get a yugo
  12. Dracula

    Dracula Package Car is cake compared to this...

    Our KW's are 10 speeds. No room to sleep either.
  13. browntruckmechanic

    browntruckmechanic Well isn't that special ?????????

    Actually there computer controlled standard transmissions. the clutch is used only for stopping and starting. computer controls all functions of up shifting and downshifting.
  14. cachsux

    cachsux Wah



    Well, there is a stick so it could be a manual or, knowing the guys who drive them, a tampon dispenser.
  15. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Rofl @Tampon dispenser.
  16. brett636

    brett636 Well-Known Member

    I was driving one for the past couple of months and ended up going back to a Mack. I'm guessing something wasn't right with mine because sometimes it would go into gear and then become almost impossible to get out of gear. Didn't matter if the clutch was pressed in or not you had to really pull hard to get that stick to come into neutral sometimes. They are good trucks, but lack power when cruising at highway speeds, not to mention they require a full city block's worth of room to turn around and I missed the maneuverability of the smaller, single axle Macks.
  17. robot

    robot Large Member

    The new Kenworths suck!

    Whenever you open your door it smacks the mirror, wtf? The rear window is low and you have to bend down to look out it. Also wtf is up with that gas pedal? It's all cockeyed like it was made for someone with a club foot. Real bad design overall.
  18. cachsux

    cachsux Wah

    Spoke directly to a KW driver tonight. Straight up manual trans.
  19. Kevin211

    Kevin211 Member

    have the mirror moved, have the shop move your braces in turn moves mirror away from door when opening
  20. Mr Shifter

    Mr Shifter Active Member

    Oh thank God. I was thinking these farts won't ever leave if they were straight up automatics. We don't have any here at my HUB but one had came from a larger HUB and caught Everyone's eye.