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Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 104Feeder, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Rick Ross

    Rick Ross I'm into distribution!!

    A sleeper driver told me there is/was a grievance in Texas. He said that tractors are supposed to be governed at the speed limit and in Texas it's 75mph.

    Our building is trying to cut mileage runs for some reason while it seems many buildings I meet are adding them. I know some buildings pay anything over 500 as mileage which would be nice.
     
  2. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Not much of an upgrade.
     
  3. robot

    robot Has A Large Member

    Man those 268 internationals are real ass beaters. They turn on a dime and can pull though
     
  4. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I love Sterling's !!
     
  5. ManInBrown

    ManInBrown Well-Known Member

    Way to rub it in. We have garbage here. From a Freighliner to a KW. Aren’t you special.

    On a side note the best old garbage tractors are the 270 Internationals. Shift like butter and turn on a dime. Only downside is breaking your back when hitting bumps in the road.
     
  6. retiredTxfeeder

    retiredTxfeeder cap'n crunch

    I drove more tractors in my career than is normal I think. Started off with a GMC 5 speed with a wet clutch. Then a Ford, Sterling, snub nose international, long nose international, cabover international. Finally a Freightliner. Worst riding tractor was the Ford/Sterlings, which are basically the same tractor. Best riding tractor was the cabover, but I hated driving it. I couldn't stand looking down over the grill.
     
  7. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    Ain't nothing wrong with a Sterling.
     
  8. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    You have never drove any of ours.
     
  9. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    I'll do yours if you do mine ?
     
  10. Johney

    Johney Well-Known Member

    Not a chance.
     
  11. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Live a little ...
     
  12. govols019

    govols019 You smell that?

    It's only broke down on me twice in the last 3 weeks.
     
  13. Yeet

    Yeet Inbound, turnaround, go to town

    We have a few Sterlings left but they are only used as training vehicles and the shifters might use one if there aren’t enough birds.
     
  14. Jones

    Jones fILE A GRIEVE! Staff Member

    I've seen plenty of trashed out sterlings, but that will happen to any tractor when they make it a spare and nobody takes care of it.
     
  15. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    I don't know how many I've seen with the whole dashboard falling off.

    Held on with bungee cords.
     
  16. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Did my first ever chain up in the Rockies late Wednesday night or Thursday morning. Wasn't as hard as advertised. I was very grateful to have a seasoned veteran Sleeper driver with me to show me how to do it.
     
  17. burrheadd

    burrheadd KING Of GIFS

    Wonder how the veteran driver slept
    when the guy behind the wheel is a rookie on chains in snow in the Rocky Mountains

    I’am going to take a guess and say not to good
     
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  18. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    He actually stayed up with me until we unchained. Then he slept like a rock all the way to Nevada.
     
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  19. Feeder665

    Feeder665 Go big or go home!

    I’d love to try a sleeper run. Sadly, we don’t have any in our center.
     
  20. brostalss

    brostalss Well-Known Member

    Some people love it. Some hate it. Do a three day sleeper run, then do extra work all on OT. Do a second day of extra work all on Double time. $4000 a week.