Tachoblog Tribe member SurfingTrucker has sent Tachoblog an email with some pictures of his truck ‘The Great Pumpkin’. Here’s what he has to say
“I thought I’d send you a few pics of my truck, along with some specifications and a little information about me.
“My truck is a 2007 Freightliner Century S/T. It has a 370 horsepower Detroit Diesel 60 Series engine, Eaton 10-speed transmission, and 2.64:1 Rockwell rear end. Currently I have about 385,000 miles on it, and no real problems. Here are a few pictures of The Great Pumpkin:
“I used to drive over the road for Schneider National, but I am now on a local dedicated account (still with Schneider) – contracted to serve a single customer here in Massachusetts. I have been driving for 12 years, the past 11 years have been with Schneider National.
“I am a trainer for Schneider, but we currently are not training inexperienced drivers, since the current economy has created a glut of experienced drivers in the job market.
“Before signing on with Schneider, I drove for a year for Clark & Reid, an executive relocation company (better known as furniture movers!). I grew up wanting to drive trucks, and had the pleasure of “living the lifestyle” during the late 70′s with my father, who was an owner-operator.
“My father owned a 1971 Kenworth K-100, although I don’t know the specifications. We lived in California at this time, and when we would drive through Arizona, New Mexico & Texas, he would let me drive the long, straight stretches of highway. That was a big thrill for me, since I was only 13 -14 years old at the time.
“This is the only picture I have of his truck, which my son colored with pencils when he was 6. He did get the colors correct, though!
“I very much enjoy what I do, especially now that I am on a dedicated account, since I get the best of both worlds: driving a truck, as well as being able to have time at home to be a father and husband.
“I’m not ruling out the possibility of going back out over the road with my wife once my kids are grown – but that is something to be decided on further down the road. ”
- Thanks for the text and pictures SurfingTrucker, make sure you stay in touch.