On a hot day here at TPF HQ, feels like a good time for some randoms.
So without further ado, here we go.
Leading the pack today, a very classy Peterbilt 567 for Savoie Express from Manseau, Quebec.
Next up, a Peterbilt 389.
I've always found "OVERSIZE" decals a foolish choice for companies to put on heavy haulers - I get it is easier than using a banner, but when a rig with no load is running around with "OVERSIZE" on it, seems to me they just want attention. Kinda like seeing Road Work signs, and absolutely no road work going on, or dump trucks and other construction vehicles running beacon/strobe lights constantly - just an unneeded distraction, and like a lot of things, people get so accustomed to seeing it for no reason, they begin to ignore it. End rant.🙄🤔
A nice Kenworth T680 for Hornady Transportation, who are headquartered in Monroeville, Alabama.
Another Kenworth, this one a T880 for BMC, whose headquarters are in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Recently, as I see how the T880 has totally usurped the T800 as the premier vocational rig, and also how the W990 seems poised to do the same to the W900, I wonder how long the T800 and W900 will remain part of KW's lineup.
Also, why does KW (and Pete) continually rename/number their rigs - why couldn't the T880 just be the new T800, and same with the W900? Like a Ford Mustang or F-150, instead of a totally new name, just update the current lineup. The W900 is the premier "Large Car", and has been for 50 or so years, so why, instead of a "W990" not just say "here's the new W900, enjoy!", and like a Mustang, trade on the already hugely popular name - W900 means premier Large Car, Mustang means premier muscle car, 359 could have continued to mean co-premier Large Car. Same with the T800 and 357/367 meant premier vocational rigs.
I'd be very interested to know how that type of decision is made within PACCAR.
Anyway, up next, a nice Peterbilt 579 for R&L Carriers, who're headquartered in Wilmington, Ohio.
I recently saw that these fairly new Pete condo sleepers are available on the 567 now - kinda an inverse to the KW news from last week; W990 gets a flattop, 567 gets a condo...
I'll try to get an article up about that on our News page.
A stackless Freightliner Coronado for Rising Sun Express from Jackson Center, Ohio.
A sharp Peterbilt 567 for Vulcan Materials, who are headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama.
-notice the fold-up plate for their "OVERSIZE" decal, which looks better and makes far better sense than the previously discussed variant.
A very cool Kenworth W900L hauling a nice CAT loader that looks like it's new.
Billboard sure worked out perfectly!
And a couple very sharp Peterbilt 389s that I caught one after the other, so were very possibly together.
I hope you've enjoyed this round, and thanks for looking!