Company Downgraded Me To A OLD SEMI TRUCK | 2016 Freightliner Cascadia LONG HAUL Over The Road |Feb 25, 2020
hey guys welcome back to another video my name is rusty and we are back driving
trucks coast to coast across america and we have a new
companygave me an older
cascadiaand this is not so well compared to the new one of course I don't mind at all because they are running out of trucks and one of the trucks was being repaired, my Volvo was actually already fully finished, maintenance work is being done on it, check engine light removed if you guys remember I drove that new 2019 Volvo for a while I mean it just so happens I got this rental truck and I have to be with it for about a week or two until I get back and they will give me a new truck again but this is what i got i mean from the outside it doesn't look too bad just the front end is old style and the interior is the worst part of this whole truck and I'll show you that.
In a minute there are a lot of negatives about this truck like it only goes 70 miles an hour, I'm used to going 75 in Texas. I guess 70 will do and the throttle is so slow I put my foot down on the pedal and it takes like five seconds for this thing to wind up and just get going. I'm not sure if this is so. a rental thing from Penske and they put this special governor in here so you know it has no eNOS torque but I don't know what's going on with this thing no check engine lights or anything but this thing is so slow and barely even people last I'm just loaded with 70,000 gross I have 11 8 on my steers and then I'm like 31 and then 20 something in the rear so it's very light I mean I'm used to 80,000 gross so if this takes a 70 total this thing should bunch up but it doesn't it's so slow not sure what's going on the only positive about this truck is we have a test pack if you guys don't know what a test pack is these test packs cost about three grand and it's awesome because you can turn off your truck you don't have to have it idling you get heating and cooling out of this th So yeah the truck is off and you get air conditioning and heat inside the truck so It's awesome that's one advantage of this truck well yeah old school old school yeah very simple here.
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company downgraded me to a old semi truck 2016 freightliner cascadia long haul over the road...
I have a little rent spot right there. I swear I didn't do this, I was already there. I try to clean it and I can't so I have to deal with it. I guess I should buy a seat cover and put it here for the two weeks. I live in this truck but man this is just hard yeah we got old school right here old school steering wheel my other gps so it's like you know in a row i also plugged my dash cam right there i know there's a lot going on i can explain it i swear i can explain so this plug right here doesn't work so i have to buy this extension a split and the split had to go to this little inverter and this inverter had to connect to this tablet and then it also powers my GPS and my dash cam and my phone charger all with this little inverter that I bought to Walmart for about 10 bucks, but I mean, I just made a deal, this little plug doesn't work, so what am I going to do with you?
I know this is only temporary. It's my room for these two weeks and it's not bad. I thought it was going to be a lot dirtier here than it is at first, but it really isn't. I liked it I mean it has this little thing in here for food and then I have my fridge here which is obviously covered with this tape because I was driving and then this thing keeps opening and all my food goes flying out this fridge is super small I mean , it's like a foot by a foot. I could barely fit my Lunchables and bread in there and got my little grape juice.
You know what I'm saying. This thing has this locking mechanism here, but it doesn't work. I do not know. cause it's supposed to be locking but it's not working for you k now welcome to the 1980s oh and i don't know if i mentioned but this is a
2016model i thought it was a 2017 it's awesome it's still driving So let's do our pre-trip real quick and we'll be on our way oh and did I mention how strong it is on this truck compared to the other truck yeah it's super super strong. I don't know why it is maybe twice as loud as the new ones.
I guess the new ones are new generation so they know they made it a lot more comfortable for the drivers. Sweet Home Alabama. Welcome to miss me annoying weigh station. Let's see if I like them well. we're ready to go, let's get past this big size and head to Louisiana. I don't know if I explained it to you, but I go from coast to coast. I left Charlotte NC yesterday and I'm going to Phoenix to drop off a load and then I'm off to the Los Angeles area of California I know the corona virus is out there hopefully I don't get infected man that's going to suck ok tomorrow we all make it almost to dallas i got my coffee back and tried to fuel up yesterday but all the pumps were shut down and they are still all shut down today.
I don't know what's up with this TA every time I come to this TA something's wrong the pumps are off or something's broken I don't know what's up with this TA but I'm not going to stop here anymore it's the only right one when I enter Texas and before entering dal is so whatever I'm not going to get too mad I've got a little bit of diesel left I'm going to refuel in a couple of hours I wanted to fill up last night or today but yesterday from outside of Atlanta and almost made it to the outskirts of Dallas, So it's 700 miles for that day, that sucks.
I usually go around 750 miles a day and I made myself a small sandwich. I am waiting for my PTI to finish. I already did my PTI. I'm trying not to eat so much on this trip because it gets expensive and eating you It's so much greasy food it's already a bit annoying so I'm trying to make my own food as much as I can until it's gone and then I'm going to start eating what what you have to do. PT Yeah, but I want to show you one of the rear tires on my trailer, it's a little iffy, the sides are wearing pretty unevenly here, but the tread itself is good, except on the side it's wearing unevenly.
I'm not sure what's going on. I checked that the pressure is good, so I don't know, but it's fine. I'm pretty sure this shouldn't be a violation. I could show you my gear stick settings here, so you pretty much push this little button here, hit the brake, and then you shift it into reverse. i have an indicator right there that says i'm in second gear right now and then if i can put a neutral it says neutral reverse whatever that's good for now i just want to go to california and trade this truck in for another Thing I hope they give me another newer truck because this is too slow for me.
I need something that goes through Texas so I can make more money you know what I say a lot of people ask me where I refuel most of the time and it's usually TAS and Petros because two things my
companygets a discount on TAS and Petros and I use the ultra one card for all my points on TAS and gas, so I save and get free food, free showers, and free items on TAS and Petros, because of that, and a lot of people ask me to record while refueling and stuff like that. and i'm not sure why they want me to do that all i can say is wear gloves while refueling because these nozzles are so gross they have to wear gloves because they want to get in their truck clean and clean that's the only advice what can i give you I don't know why they were above the subway.
I'll record, you know, while I'm filling up, but yeah, I only have 165 gallons, that's next to nothing. My Volvo was pulling 300 gallon tanks. i'm going to fuel up and with this ultra one card you get one point a day every time you fill over sixty gallons so even if it's a half tank i'll fill up 60 gallons just to get that extra point for free meals and showers it's not there bad, not bad, let's get back on the
road, I don't want to waste too much time. stuff like that so the eleven hours of driving i don't like to do that i like to hit the
roadget as far as i can with my eleven hours and try to make the most money i don't like to kill you know i'm on the road to win money trying to get at least 700 miles today.
I'm going to try 750 but with this speed limit of 70 it's on my truck I don't know I don't know if I can try going up this hill almost 35 miles an hour up this little hill I don't know what's wrong with this truck it's super weak only towing 70k I don't know taking my 30 minute break pretty cool little seating area look what I want this beef jerky almost fell off maybe if I buy one of these cheetos come on leave it so close whatever ok , I couldn't make a two. for one, but whatever, I'm about to take my 30s, eat maybe a little food, and move on. at all the truck stops we are almost at our location in phoenix arizona we have about six seven hours to go and we are going to make a first drop off and then we are on our way to california los angeles and i need to explain something to you guys i know there is one hundred percent something wrong with this truck the clutch doesn't slip but never Every time I try to accelerate or am backing out of a parking space the clutch shakes really really hard and the whole truck stalls sometimes it's automatic .
I know automatic stops because there are on these trucks. There is still a clutch. There is no pair. converter or something and sometimes if I'm thinking too hard about putting it in I pull it to a place where it stalls so it's a little weird but sometimes when I accelerate forward the truck starts to jump up and down like the clutch is squealing and stuff and then they start to go good when you get some speed the truck drives good so I'm not sure what's going on it's a rental I'll let it be hopefully when I get to California I can erase this. truck and swap it for something newer if boss is cape obviously ok Got to my first delivery but can't get off for another two hours so guess it's break time.
Let's see if there's any food around here. I ate out. i try not to eat out but i d id because i wanted some fresh coffee but guess what i found out so remember when i told you this pedometer said 70,000 miles right now it's 75,000 miles seven five zero five 9,000 miles, right? I did some research and followed the door it says last wheel I know of was done in
2016with 230,000 miles that's suspicious and then I came here and it says last inspection was done at 700 and 1,000 miles two months ago so This truck has 700,000 miles on it, not the 75,000 miles it specifies.
As I knew this felt super slow and lazy, and I thought there was no way to 75,000 miles, yes this has over 700,000 miles on it. I'm not sure why it shows 75,000 miles, there could be a mistake or they could have changed the speedometer, I'm not sure and also if you're wondering how to check how much horsepower these old Cascadias have just go to the glove box and open it up and the blade It's here this is a DD 15 14 point 8 liter 475 horsepower this t Feels like it's 300 horsepower that's how slow it's unloading now and then we're heading to California actually I'm going to sleep tonight and I don't have a place to park because the truck stop is full.
Phoenix parking sucks it's always so scarce but whatever we park here on the side of the road no sign saying no parking but there's next to that one over there whatever. Oh, there's actually a sign there. everything will be fine. I'm waking up early in the morning and going to California to my drop off location in the middle of Los Angeles, central Mexico, and I didn't know the homelessness problem was so bad, there are campers all over the sides. there's a bunch of campers right there I went there I don't want to record there because it was pretty sketchy there's like, I don't know, maybe ten people inside that one with the little tarp there it's a little sketchy so I don't want to ge I'm no closer than I owe but yeah let's unload and then maybe pick up some more and then go to the warehouse in Ontario ok let's get out of here look at all these campers omg how's the town? lets this just let them park here its some really really narrow streets here towards downtown los angeles oh my god how did i get lost los angeles california or all of california actually i love this traffic company texted me saying i have to do a little pick up and then go to the warehouse so let's do it now ok i got loaded up pretty quick. you guys are going to be able to hear me i'm going to try to cover the camera as best as i can but we made it and i'm not sure what's happening from here i could do my reset and then head back to the east coast thanks guys for sticking around watching my channel and don't forget to buy my merch and subscribe like and always enjoy guys i appreciate it for double watching
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