Jack is driving a new truck, a Freightliner. He’s discussed this a little in the comments section of the About page. Jesse Aird asked: “Why the Freightliner? Hard to beat a W9.” Jack answered:
“Well, my bosses asked me if I wanted to try it out and I know a lot of owner operators have them up here and like them, so I did. Turns out the engine is great (DD16), there’s lots of room in the cab, and I don’t feel exhausted at the end of several trips in a row, maybe because of the comfortable seat. The truck rides better. I don’t care what brand it is as long as it’s comfortable and reliable.”
He added to Pete Wylie aka Straight Arrow: “There is something about the Freightliner that makes a better ride. It takes bumps better.”
So there you have it, why Jack is driving a Freightliner.
Happy New Year!
Hope this year is a great one for you and your family Jack. Thanks for sharing pictures of the truck, I am happy that you have it, stay safe.
Good looking truck Jack.
I hope it’s technically as good as it’s nice. Cause it’s really beautiful. In Europe people need 4 trucks glued together to create something like this.
Happy New Year, safe roads and comfortable driving in this new “little thing” 🙂
Nice that Jack has such a beautiful new truck. love Jinny
Looking good! Happy New Year!
there ya’ go Jack. I have been a freightliner fan for a long time. The Classics and the Coronados are great trucks. Good ride and well made. I actually delivered them out of the factory for 8 yrs after I left Alaska.My last one burned up on the way north to pick up a moose bumper in Fbx and because I had to get a truck asap I settled for a Western Star which are made in the Freightliner factory in Portland. Tell you what, this Star has absolutely the best ride I have ever been in and it is an ’07 with 700k on it and not a rattle anywhere. If I had to buy a new truck it would be a Star or a Coronado, both built by Frtlnr, but at 75n yrs of age I think this will be my last hurrah.Keep ‘er between the ditches Jack and keep up the good work Pete aka Straight Arrow
Ah, i still believe Jack is Kenworth guy! Kenworth fits on Jack like glove on hand! 🙂 ps. This blog is awesome, keep it coming!
Great to see the truck , stay safe on the roads Jack
Do U have any more pics of jacks truck the back and inside and mybe one with Carlile decals on the doors ?😊
We’ll see what we can do 🙂
what model is it?
2015 Coronado with a 600 HP Detroit (DD16)
You still driving this truck Jack?
Nope, he’s back in a Kenworth.