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  1. Anyone tow with a HDT? Going to buy our truck today and have been looking at the newer F450's. Will the F450 require bags to tow a mobile suite? I know trucks but I know nothing about diesels or HDT's. Would rather have the HDT to sit higher and all the benefits of pulling/stopping our rig but don't know anything about manufactures, milage, etc... We will be traveling rvers living full time. Thanks for any input.
  2. After looking at the market, I have decided to make a price reduction. I have removed the Smart Car in the sale as well. ***forgot to mention there is a Direclink Brake Controller with Jackalopee Converter. **Frame was lengthened 10" and ET hitch installed by original ET hitch installer Steve Winters of RSI Metal Fabrication Regretfully I am putting up for sale my 2013 Volvo VNL 730 D-13 with iShift. Truck has 465,000 miles on it. Nothing is wrong with this truck. It is still under warranty for the transmission until 2019. It is fully serviced. Brand new (6,000 miles) Super Singles ($6000) plus custom built smart car bed with ramps ($5000). Truck has upgraded LED headlights from Volvo ($1900) if anyone knows how terrible the stock lights are you will understand. Truck is titled in NY as a MOTORHOME. Commercial hitch removed, frame extended and ET Sr hitch is installed and works awesome. This truck pulls and pulls, 1350 rpms on any hill with my 20,000lb camper and Smart Car on back. Interior is spotless and looks and smells brand new, has never been smoked in. Has fridge and porta potty. Full LED tail lights and bars ($1000). Truck also has Boogey Lights Light LED strips (wBluetooth) (https://www.boogeylights.com/volvo-vnl-780-670-led-accent-light-kit-multi-color/). I hate to get rid of this truck but my business needs more of my attention as I am expanding and won't be able to camp as much and do not want to see this thing sit $84999 https://photos.app.goo.gl/foYOXHSEqTSzp3Qr1
  3. Arvey

    Seems like toting Jeeps is becoming popular. I am glad we ran into an HDT in Arkansas, we were pushing the limits with our one ton Dodge. My wife Licia, myself, a dog, (Diesel), and a truck named Arvey:) will be heading to Pennsylvania, and New York, to wheel with friends, and visit the Finger Lakes area, next month.
  4. 2006 Volvo 780 RV Hauler HDT Toter Toterhome. Registered as a Motorhome (not a commercial vehicle). Approximately 675794.4 miles. Largest and most luxurious sleeper model, pre emissions, Volvo D12 465hp engine, ZF autoshift automatic transmission, 3.08 rear axle ratio, loaded with options, heated rotating seats, tires are in excellent condition, rear view camera, ET Senior Hitch with Airbags and 7000lb pinweight and 30000lb trailer rating, bumper pull option, large external storage cabinet behind the cab, Two 150gallon fuel tanks (300gallons total). Non smokers. Custom steel deck that is Smart Car Ready! Recently professionally repainted! (Trailer shown in photo is not included.) Asking price $105,000 CDN. Text five eight seven 318-3025 or email marionk@sudomail dot com
  5. Sold

    Unused and never installed. Complete with instructions. $95 including shipping. General purpose electrical interface between HDT electrical system and the RV or 5th wheel electrical system. Email me at mhylbom at mac dot com. Located in the Hill Country of TX for the next month but will ship with PayPal payment.
  6. Not mine, I have no knowledge, just spotted in the Oregon craigslist, if anyone is interested. https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/rvs/6051254857.html
  7. HDT fenders

    If anyone is in the need of a set of full tandem fenders for you HDT I have a new set that was on our truck for a week. They have all the mounting hardware and are free of charge. We will be at both the ECR and the WCR so I can deliver them to you. I hate to throw them away they run about $1,100 dollars with the mounts.
  8. I have found the perfect truck or at least I think so but it has a Eaton 10 speed manual. Low miles, clean, price, nice paint, engine, right year, long w.b. but the transmission. Currently I drive a 6-speed manual F-350 with manual so I am use to the clutch. Clearly there are more manual transmissions in HDT's than Auto's at least in the pre-2007 year HDT's. Pretty sure I understand the con's; -Shifting -Resale Are you driving a manual HDT? If so tell me about your experience.
  9. Looking to upgrade from pickup

    HI everyone! I am new to posting here. I have been doing some research at length and trying to put everything together, but I was wondering if I can get some recommendations on my specific situation! We currently tow our 41 foot fifth and a gooseneck with antique tractors with a 2004 Dodge with the cummins and six speed. While adequate power, I am growing more concerned regarding braking and suspension with each trip. Which is, of course, what prompted me to look into MDT. Our family consists of myself, my wife, a 4 year old and a one year old. Because they are still in car seats, I felt that a 4 door was necessary. ... I started my research and I really liked the SportChassis type freightliner and really liked the SportTruckRV version! I am one who wants to have power to spare, so I was specifically looking at the M2 112 version with the bigger displacement motor. However, we were not very excited about the price tags.... I am currently looking at a 2008 SportChassis with the 12 liter MBE and 35,000 miles on it and 2000 miles away from me....it looks great but ....unfortunately with a hefty price tag. Then I came across a used 2007 Volvo VNL 730 with 465 hp D12 and 580,000 miles. This was used most recently to haul grain trailers for a farm. it is 800 miles away from me. This has the sleeper, but the refrig is removed and it has been set up with 2 captains chairs sitting sideways and a dinette style table in the back. it is 1/3 the price of the SportChassis. I guess my concerns are: 1. Driving a large HDT- I have a non-commercial class A license, but without driving either MDT or HDT before, the MDT is less intimidating 2. Will it be a problem getting the car seats in and kids in the car seats, or would 4 doors be a lot better? 3. The Volvo is still a tandem....is it ok to leave it that way or will this need to be changed? 4. License/registration in PA....can it be an RV or does it have to be registered as a truck? 5. Is 580,000 miles too much and should I stay away based on that? 6. Parking when out on a trip without the fifth 7. Getting into some campgrounds...the truck is 12' tall, but the camper I guess would still be the limiting factor at 13'6" 8. Any other suggestions I am missing? I know these have probably been answered in one way or another multiple times on this great forum, but I was looking for recommendations for my situation in PA with 2 small children. Thanks in advance for all your help!
  10. Hi, New to the Forums, Looking to upgrade from F-150 and Travel Trailer to 5th wheel. Price of new trucks is ridiculous! Even used ones are going for big money unless they are high mileage or 10 years old. planning on retiring in 5 years and want to get a jump on a new unit and truck to continue traveling on our vacations. I have been researching the HDT hauler Option and it seems like a cost effective way to get a great hauler. I have searched the for sale forum as well as racing junk, truck paper etc and have only found one within 2 hours of the Hudson Valley NY where I live. It seems all the nice ones are located 3000 or more miles away! Is there anything else for sale in NY or the North East - NY, NJ, Penn, Ct, Mass? I like the Volvo's with the workstation, but could consider other options. An Automatic is a must have as wife does a lot of the driving and we both have knee problems at various times. Any leads are appreciated I would like to look local before having to fly out and find something far far away. Thank you, Matt Hudson Valley, NY
  11. Truck sold! Please DELETE.
  12. 2017 Alaska

    As most of you know, RV travel sometimes makes us change our plans and head a different direction. This has happened to us this year with our former plans of heading through Canada to Alaska, this summer. We were delayed leaving Crossville by more than 2 weeks and now, after only being in Canada 12 days we are back in the good ole' USA. We entered Canada at Sault Ste Marie and stayed at Bill and Joan Richard's Beautiful KOA in SSM, Ontario. IF you are in that area, do not miss staying with them. The city of Sault Ste Marie, ON, has tons of places to visit. We already want to return there! On the 7th of June, we headed to Thunder Bay. Stopped in a small campground at Nipigon, ON (I posted to the HDT Campgrounds) and that night the temp dropped to 32 degrees. Our Heat Pump started tripping the breaker each time it tried to start. No problem....Furnace worked great!!!! LOL Anyway, we decided we would spend the scheduled 3+ nights in Thunder Bay ( another city with lots to do) and made contact with a service center just South of Duluth, MN to get our Heat Pump checked and fixed. So THANKFUL we have an extended full service warranty on it. It will be replaced. Arrived Kerrick, MN on Sunday 12 June. Cute little campground on Oak Lake, although small the owner was right: we do fit. View of Oak Lake out our windows is GREAT, even though it's foggy, windy and 54. So, we are catching up on things that can only be handled in the USA. NOW to the real news from us: With this additional delay, we have decided to not go to Alaska this Summer. We hope and are planning on going next Summer. We will travel through Canada with limited sightseeing in Canada along the way, and spend the majority of our time in Alaska. Can you say -- a whole month in 1 area of Alaska? YEP - another relaxed way to see as much as we can see. Although, in 2014 we did cover the majority of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward and Chicken, there is so much more to see. So, I put up this new thread. It sounds to me like Canada and Alaska will be filled with HDTers next year!!!! Should be a FUN TIME!!!!! As soon as the work is done here, we are heading back to Canada for the Summer. I'm looking forward to a more relaxed, stay as long as we want, in more cities than we had planned for this year. We will slowly make our way from Thunder Bay West to Jasper and then Banff. Probably won't take the whole summer, so we are thinking we will cross to USA, somewhere in WA State and visit NW Washington..Whidbey Island, Olympia, etc. as time permits. We are free to do whatever until mid September when we plan to be in Denver. So, as full time HDTers, Raymond and I try to always stay flexible and not get rattled with changes. This is a wonderful adventure and we are so thankful to be able to enjoy now and for as long as we can. Safe travels to everyone and God Bless You All.
  13. CLOSED*** The smart has been sold. Thanks everyone! Tipper Silver 2009 Smart Cabriolet Brabus Edition for sale w/ blue ox base plate installation. $6500 OBO. These make a 'smart' toad on the deck of an HDT like we have or 4 wheels down behind your motor home. Excellent condition,56K miles, Nearly new condition, leather heated seats, New tires last fall and looks and drives very nice for a sub-compact. Blue Ox setup installed for a plan to use as toad or haul on the HDT which we have. Never toad 4 down yet but its' ready. We'd love to keep this right on our Volvo T.V. if we had 1 or 2 smaller dogs. In November we purchased this great smart car bundled with our "new to us" 2001 Volvo. It has traveled on our smart bed conversion on the deck of our Volvo Hauler. It won't hold our two large Shepard Mix Rescue dogs. Hmm yes our fir kids are worth the hassle to look for another car now. We're currently in the Tucson Area for another week or two before we roll out of the desert for the summer. Pictures available for you. (Our profile thumbnail shows you the 'smart' on our Volvo. Just email me please at stippey47@gmail.com
  14. Freightliner Cascadia Mirrors Lt and Rt brand new in box for sale. Brand new never installed both the left and right side. Convex glass. Location: Phoenix, AZ Price: $120 obo. Contact: 480.340.2764 Email: Jetsetfx2@gmail.com
  15. 2009 Volvo 730, i-shift automatic , 535.000 miles, full steel deck with 4 boxes, cruise , jake breaks, power windows, doors, mirrors, Air seats, fridge, microwave, workstation. New headlights (brighter) wheel balancers, sprayed liner on deck. ed jackalop, trailer saver air ride hitch . All filters and fluids changed Registered as motorhome.. Truck is in great shape. Original price asking $90,000. Dropped to &75,000. Now rock bottom reduced price at $70,000. I have many more pictures, so please contact if interested at davesuebanville@gmail.com .
  16. CLOSED** Late Model Residential full-time rig 34'36' wanted.* We have purchased a used 2010 Carriage-Royals International 36MAX1. Rigging and configuring and almost ready to travel! Thanks to all for your comments and suggestions. Forums ROCK! Tipper We're going to want a replacement rig in the next 1-6 months. We're selling our S&B with RV garage now, (see RV Lots for sale) As full-timers we'll need the typical need for excellent insulation, strong frame and a floor plan with travel access to bathroom/bedroom. This rig would have to be a high quality 5th wheel with no weight restrictions for us (We have an HDT Tow Vehicle) The rig must also have the new frame-less thermo-pane windows and very decent storage. *Length from Pin to rear bumper is best to not exceed 36 feet. We do expect to boon-dock so a strong frame is a must and if not equipped we'd want 8K# axles and/or Moryde IS suspension added with 17.5 " wheels. Manufacturers we'd like to consider include: Excel NuWa HitchHiker Champagne Line Or The Discover America Line Carriage 36MAX1 Or the Royal International Version Our current rig should be for sale in February (a 2006 Winnebago Adventurer 35A full body paint, etc.) It along with our Jeep toad will also be sold about that same time or all together if desired.
  17. Cats on travel days

    Hi! We were wondering where your kitties ride on travel days, especially those of you with HDTs? I will be driving our chase car and Ran will be driving our Volvo 780. If you put them in the HDT, are they in their carriers? Thanks, Jo
  18. Wife and I decided to sell our Kenworth T600. Just posted it in the Phoenix Craigslist. Truck has been a very safe, fun, and reliable hauler for us. All of the details are listed in the ad. This truck is ready to make some great memories for someone who is looking to upgrade to an HDT. It is located in Chandler, Az. Truck is available to be viewed and or test driven. Here are some interior pics,..http://s1367.photobucket.com/user/biggandmandy/library/Kenworth%20T600?sort=3&page=1
  19. I am going to replace my current hitch on my Volvo 770, pulling my Teton Home (Frontier 39'). The GVWR on the Teton is 20K. My question: will the Trailsaver model TS3 that is rated at 20K with max pin weight of 4500 be sufficient, Or should I move up to the 32K model TSLB2H? I have a good condition used TS3 ready to purchase, but would like to hear other opinions. http://www.trailersaver.com/product/tslb2h-air-ride-hitch/
  20. Hello all, I am looking at a Class 7 HDT singled and converted for RV hauling/toting. If I purchase it I'll be registering it in AZ. I've not found an official definition of what the AZ DMV requires to be defined as a motor-home versus a non-commercial truck. This rig in question has a sleeper/generator/sink/porta-pottie/microwave/heat & air but no gray water tanks. I've read about the difficulty at times when working with a less than knowledgeable DMV service agent that will err on the answer that they don't know the actual answer for. Does anyone here know the skinny on the AZ ADOT minimum requirement for this truck to be registered as a motor home? AND... should I just register it as a truck since this particular truck would be a 15 year old truck. The AZ registration each year reduces the older a vehicle gets. Thanks for reading and let me know if you might have a good source for members here that register either way here in Arizona. Tipper
  21. We have a 2001 Volvo VNL64T660 and 2009 SmartCar combo for sale. The Volvo has the Eaton Fuller Autoshift 10 speed transmission, the transmission is programmed to start out in 3rd instead of 1st. We have never had to use 1st or 2nd to start, only to "creep" in heavy traffic. The engine is the VED 12, 465 hp, 1650 ft lbs torque. The truck has 603,XXX miles, was originally bought out of commercial in 2008 with 535,150 miles, we purchased it with 572,XXX miles. We are the second owners who have used it as an RV hauler. The previous owners were HDT forum members and I can provide their name/contact info, with their permission of course. After our purchase the truck was singled long and has a custom bed by 2L Custom Trucks. The bed is fully skirted and has a loader that can be raised from the road side to take the break out of loading a vehicle and allow unloading to the curb side out of traffic if needed. The truck is configured in the "weed burner" style and has had a drom box added right behind the cab. The commercial trailer wiring has been converted using the Jackalope system and I put in two solid wire runs from the Jackalope to the rear of the bed for both truck and trailer lights, I then put in two weather proof J boxes to allow repair/replacement of truck or trailer wiring without having to do a splice job each time, you can just build a replacement pigtail and install it. The truck has the ET Hitch and it was upgraded/modified by Henry S. in 2014. The ET gets it's air supply from the truck slider switch on the dash so you can isolate the hitch and not put any air in it if required. The bed was designed to allow a full 60" clearance between where the loading ramps sit on the bed to the front of our fifth wheel, plenty of pivot room. We previously carried a Can-Am Spyder tryke with extremely low front end clearance, the adjustable height loader allowed us to load without scraping bottom. The SmartCar loads without having to use the loader. There is a electric winch system stored in the drivers side front bed compartment, once the "L" arm is attached to the side of the bed above the compartment it allows you to safely winch up the SmartCar. The L arm has two positions, one is centered on the loader that we used for the Spyder tow slings and one offset to the left for use with the SmartCar tow hook. You can drive the SmartCar up if you prefer, we usually winch it up and then drive it down. There are three (3) 2,000 lb ramps from Discount Ramps included, there are three because of the previous requirements of the Spyder. The SmartCar is held down by a eTrack system with straps that go over the front and rear tires on each side of the car, very secure and easy to use for transport. There is a Onan 6500 QD generator (390 hours) installed on the passenger side front bed compartment, it's tapped into the twin 125 gal diesel tanks . The genset compartment has a 50 amp receptacle for external connection in a weather proof box, the electrical cord runs out thru the bottom of the bed. The generator also charges the truck batteries. We have used it dry camping to keep our batteries (truck and fifth wheel) topped up as well as other people's rigs. Nice to have the gen set on the truck where you can position it away from the campsite to reduce the noise. Installing it on the truck also freed up the generator compartment on the fifth wheel and added the weight the generator would have taken up as increased personal cargo capacity. The generator has had the fuel pump replaced under the Onan service bulletin citing premature fuel pump failure. The work was done at Rocky Mountain Onan Cummins in Denver and was covered under warranty. Other annual service has been done by me. The truck has an Vector Maxx SST Model VEC056C 2500W modified sine inverter and pass through shore power capability (30 amp marine receptacle, with power cord included). There are 110 outlets in the interior as well as in the driver luggage compartment which houses all the electrical components. The batteries are kept up by the Progressive Dynamics Intellipower 9100 power converter/battery minder system. The truck also has it's own 100 watt solar panel with controller. The solar panel is mounted on top of the drom box and can be tilted manually if needed. Nice to have when you have to park the truck away from the campsite for extended periods. There are an additional two storage compartments on each side of the rear of the bed. I use these for leveling blocks and the messy truck stuff we all have to carry. There is a compressed air outlet in the drivers side rear compartment. The drom box has two doors, the upper door is configured horizontally and opens upward. The lower door opens from passenger side to drivers side vertically. The lower compartment has three levels. The lower level is 30" H by 26" D by 70" W. All measurements are from interior wall to wall and shelf to shelf. The middle compartment is 24" H by 26" D by 70" W. The upper compartment is 18" H by 26" D by 70" W. The upper level compartment is 18" H by 26" D by 70" W. There are three (3) cargo lock bars included, the nice ones that ratchet out and then fine tune with the twist and lock system. This box will hold a lot of stuff, we almost filled up a 8 X 12 shed when we emptied it. In the truck cab interior the lower bunk has been removed and a dinette/seating area custom built by 2L Custom. There are four lap seat belts installed if needed. We have had 3 grandkids back there comfortably. The table is the marine octagon type on a pedestal and is removable, it stays removed most of the time for us. The upper bunk remains and can be used as a sleeper and has the cargo net so it can be used as storage and not have things flying around the cab for those unexpected stops. The cab has a trucker fridge mounted in the upper portion of the "coat closet" behind the passenger seat. Not on the floor where you can't get to your items, having it at eye levels makes it much more useful. The bottom half of the coat closet can still be used to hang coats and things. There is a custom cabinet behind the drivers seat that has a microwave and self contained sink. The sink is not fancy but serves to wash your hands, brush your teeth etc. There is no porta potti, but there is a space under the dinette seating area to store one if desired, we just chose not to use one. There is a RAM computer work table for the co-pilot that swivels around to use when traveling. Cosmetically the truck is in good shape. The interior has no tears or cracks in the dash, the seats both have cloth seat covers on them, are air ride and adjustable and all the adjustments work. The dinette area is pretty much brand new. The exterior has the normal road chips and dings you would expect from a 14 year old truck. It's not perfect but not trashed out either, nothing effects the functionality of the truck. The SmartCar is a Silver and Black 2009 Brabus Cabriolet with 54,XXX miles. We purchased it from an individual in Chandler, AZ in 2014. The car was sold new at Chandler Mercedes Benz to a lady, she kept it 3 years and then traded it in on a new Passion Coupe, she decided the convertible was not for her. One of the salesmen bought it from the dealer and kept it 2 years, then bought a Mercedes G wagon that had been traded in so had no more use for the Smart. Car has been in AZ most of it's life but was garaged kept by both owners. It has the power convertible top and removable panels to make it look like a true convertible with the top down. It runs great and also has no problems. We put Blue Ox base plates on it to allow a contingency plan if we needed to tow it with our motor coach or the Volvo. We plan on getting a Jeep Rubicon to pull behind the motor coach. We just finished a 4K mile year of traveling (family issues limited us this year and is why we missed the HDT rally), and have done as much as 8K in one year with no major problems. Everything works and the truck runs fine. In 2013 on the way to the HDT rally we had the oil pressure sensor go bad, replaced with no further problems. We just had the air conditioner system components replaced due to leaks in Oct. 2015. The work was done by Transwest in Denver, Co. Blows really cold cab air now. All scheduled maintenance has been done on an annual basis, usually wherever we spent the winter months. The top end maintenance was completed by the previous owner before we bought it, engine should be good til a million miles before overhaul. there are absolutely no fluid leaks and the truck does not use oil. We bought this truck at the 2011 HDT rally on the advice of several of the members of the HDT forum who were there, this was our first truck and we had absolutely no experience driving or maintaining a big rig. We have not been disappointed with their recommendation, it's been a great truck, made pulling a heavy fifth wheel as easy and safe as possible. We have had two blowouts on the fifth wheel (bearing issues, another story) and the truck absolutely did not even swerve and got us stopped both times before any major damage was done by the tire shreds. We have parked our fifth wheel at the Escapees co-op park in Jojoba Hills, Ca. and no longer need the Volvo. We will continue to travel extensively in a '03 36' Foretravel motor coach we recently purchased. We are asking $65,000 for both vehicles as a turnkey unit, all you need is any size fifth wheel you'd like to pull and you're ready for the road. Truck and SmartCar are currently located in Temecula, Ca. for the winter. If you are seriously interested email me and I can provide my cell phone, pictures and more info as requested. Rick rickokc at gmail. com
  22. Hello fellow HDT drivers, We are currently in Colorado and have decided to stay here for the winter. Knowing that it can get fairly cold my husband is already doing the skirting and situating the things we are fully aware that need to be done. However, I am a bit lost on the extent that we should go for our HDT. We own a 2001 Volvo automatic. We have plans to plug it in for the entire winter. Should we start it at all? As we have been running for least 30 min to an hour every 2 weeks through the summer. Should we put anything in the fuel to keep it from freezing? Have read that truckers do this when driving over the road in cold areas. Should we have a certain amount of fuel in it? We will be living in the Fort Collins area and it is known to not get as cold here as the Springs or Denver but still much colder than that of which we are used to with our HDT. Dont know if I am missing any questions to ask. Honestly every bit of schooling that anyone has to offer us will be highly appreciated. Thank you in advance. Phyllis
  23. Go to the following website for specifics. Great deal if you or your spouse are interested in getting your CDL. https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-awards-23-million-grants-help-train-veterans-jobs-commercial-truck-and-bus-drivers FMCSA Awards $2.3 Million in Grants to Help Train Veterans in Jobs as Commercial Truck and Bus Drivers October 8, 2015 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced nearly $2.3 million in grants, double the amount provided in 2014, to 13 technical and community colleges across the country to help train veterans and their families for jobs as commercial bus and truck drivers. The funding is provided through FMCSA’s Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training (CMV-OST) grant program. “We support job opportunities for Veterans who have served our country, but not only because it is the right thing to do, it also makes good sense,” said U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx. “One of the most important, fastest growing employment sectors is for qualified commercial vehicle drivers and Veterans bring invaluable experience to the industry and can enter the workforce quickly.” “We doubled the amount we have previously provided through this grant program because of the important role qualified commercial truck and bus drivers hold in moving our economy forward,” said FMCSA Acting Administrator Scott Darling. “The men and women who complete these commercial driver training programs also serve our country in a vital way by making safety their top priority every mile, every day.” FMCSA awards CMV-OST grants to a variety of educational institutions that provide truck driving training, including accredited public or private colleges, universities, vocational-technical schools, post-secondary educational institutions, truck driver training schools, associations, and state and local governments, including federally-recognized Native American tribal governments. The 2015 FMCSA grants announced today will provide training for hundreds of new students. The awards were made to the following organizations: California – West Hills Community College District, Coalinga, $199,460 Georgia – Central Georgia Technical College, Macon, $146,771 Maryland – Cecil College, North East, $101,825 New York – Erie 2 Chautauqua Cattaraugus BOCES, Angola, $105,201 North Carolina – North Carolina Department of Transportation, Raleigh, $200,000 Ohio – Cuyahoga Community College District, Cleveland, $195,040 Oklahoma – Central Technical Center, Drumright, $200,000 Pennsylvania – Lancaster County Career & Technology Center, Willow Street, $194,811 Pennsylvania – Northampton County Area Community College, Bethlehem, $134,400 Pennsylvania – The Sage Corporation, Camp Hill, $198,504 South Carolina – Orangeburg-Callhoun Technical College, Orangeburg, $197,399 Texas – Alamo Colleges/ St. Phillip’s College, San Antonio, $196,680 Virginia – Tidewater Community College, Norfolk, $199,879 The Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program was established by Congress in 2005 through the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act – A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), to expand the number of commercial driver’s license (CDL) holders possessing enhanced operator safety training to help reduce the severity and number of crashes on U.S. roads involving large trucks and buses. In July 2014, FMCSA announced that the Military Skills Test Waiver Program had been expanded to include all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Under this program, state licensing agencies have authority to waive the skills test portion of the CDL application for active duty or recently separated veterans who possess at least two years of safe driving experience operating a military truck or bus. Waiving the skills test expedites the civilian commercial drivers licensing application process and reduces expenses for qualified individuals and operating costs to state licensing agencies. FMCSA last year also announced that, beginning with Virginia residents, returning military service personnel who possess a state-issued Skill Performance Evaluation (SPE) certificate due to a limb impairment will automatically be recognized as equivalent to an FMCSA-issued SPE certificate and allowed to obtain an interstate commercial driver’s license (CDL). FMCSA encourages other state licensing agencies to establish comparable equivalency SPE programs. To learn more about the Commercial Motor Vehicle - Operator Safety Training Grant Program, please visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/grants/cmv-operator-safety-training-grant/commercial-motor-vehicle-cmv-operator-safety-training For a listing of last year’s CMV – OST grant recipients, please visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-awards-1-million-help-train-and-place-veterans-careers-commercial-truck-and-bus To learn more about the Military Skills Test Waiver Program, please visit https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/registration/commercial-drivers-license/military To learn more about the U.S. Department of Transportation's dedication to our nation's veterans, please visit http://www.dot.gov/veteranstransportationcareers. - See more at: https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/newsroom/fmcsa-awards-23-million-grants-help-train-veterans-jobs-commercial-truck-and-bus-drivers#sthash.1B9N6I0g.dpuf
  24. Had this repaired and wanted to let others know should they be facing a similar repair. Accessory Drive - $475 (core charge - $150 - Returned) Fuel Pump - $388 (core charge - $90 - Returned) A few other small items (o-ring, gasket, new belt, etc) Actual Labor 7.2 hours Total with tax and other charges $1840 Symptom was oil leak from the Accessory Drive (pulley next to the AC compressor and below the Alternator) Volvo D12 Date 07/2015 Location: Volvo shop in Albert Lea, MN
  25. Found this while doing some research on the Hendrickson AIRTEK front suspension used on some Volvo's (and other's) http://www.hendrickson-intl.com/CMSPages/GetFile.aspx?guid=78622d55-29fe-4a29-b981-d1cfc2d387ca Lot's of info on this suspension.... http://www.hendrickson-intl.com/truck/on-highway/airtek Might also be something to add to the Resource Guide....Didn't see much there on this type of suspension. Scott