Will Cabovers Return to the Trucking Industry?

http://www.smart-trucking.com/the-return-of-these-nostalgic-big-rigs.html

So many truckers ask us if we think the CABOVER truck will ever return to the trucking industry again?
Dave goes over the practical points, benefits and downsides of the CABOVER truck, to assess whether or not it’s even feasible for the cabover to operate on a mass basis on our highways and roadways.
Also catch some great pics of cabovers we’ve seen on our travels and at North American Truck Shows.

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20 thoughts on “Will Cabovers Return to the Trucking Industry?

  • September 28, 2017 at 11:15 am
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    when you the owner op are all gone you mean there is no chance of me buying a truck and hauling for a broker?

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  • September 28, 2017 at 12:08 pm
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    Cab over is normal everywhere other than America and Australia.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 12:45 pm
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    What a coincidence that I just happened to find this video there is an American trucking company they are looking to purchase trucks from Swedish manufacturer Scania and Volvo they make some of the best trucks in Europe they are looking to purchase the new Scania R. Or Volvo FH 16 both of these trucks have 500 brake horsepower with a maximum of 750 brake horsepower . most American trucks only have 420 brake horsepower.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 1:08 pm
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    Its best to just figure out how to get out of trucking

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  • September 28, 2017 at 1:18 pm
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    Kenworth still builds cab-overs in Australia.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 1:51 pm
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    first truck I ever drove with an 88 international cabover

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  • September 28, 2017 at 2:26 pm
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    It is possible to order a Freightliner Argosy, but it's only available as a glider kit. They're really popular in Canada with carriers fond of drom box super trucks.

    As for the "cabovers are dangerous in head on collisions" tale, it was true once upon a time. But safety innovation has come a long way since the cabover was made redundant. Seat belts are mandatory, cabs are reinforced structures and brakes are much, much better. If you're worried about head on collisions with how good modern brakes are, you're driving too close to whatever is in front of you.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 2:54 pm
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    I drove a lot of miles in cab overs. When they came out with the 9673's i thought I was living until the 9700. I 'm a spoiled hood lover now.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 3:39 pm
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    Too much emphasis on looking cool.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 3:50 pm
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    BREEZEWOOD Pa two truck stops a T/A and aFlying J and a small strip between Pa TurnPike and I76 I see a few old Cab overs not many but a few mostly fly by night type of companys problay still use paper log books to

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  • September 28, 2017 at 4:41 pm
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    Well if any of you have driven a FH16 Volvo 600 Globetrotter cabover like here in Australia at 93000 pounds and that is only with a single trailer you would find that what a beautiful truck to drive..so quite and a ride like a cadillac with double bunks and stand up 8ft ceiling and factory fridge..an amazing cabover to drive just like the VNL 880s in the usa but Volvo wont try to sell FH series there..shame really.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 4:59 pm
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    Freightliner still makes the Argosy. Also Biagi Bros and Gardner Trucking operate cab overs in Nor Cal.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 5:17 pm
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    i miss cabovers sob's fit every where!

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  • September 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm
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    a truck driver sadly will be a thing of the past in the future there working hard to make a truck that can drive its self it sounds like BS but one day as with all are jobs robots and or computers will take are jobs

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  • September 28, 2017 at 6:14 pm
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    If it's any comfort to you, my workaday truck is a 2005 Freightliner Argosy. I pull flatbeds, stepdecks, tilt'n'loads and some light lowboys, often with an oversize load. I'm based out of the Montreal QC area, and I often pull 60-foot-long office trailers without a pilot car because the lack of hood keeps me within the lenght limit to do so. I love my job, and a good part of it is because of the truck I drive. And besides, you can't beat the visibility!

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  • September 28, 2017 at 6:20 pm
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    Freightliner is advertising the Argosy cab over in Canada.Only seen as a glider so far.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 7:14 pm
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    You can still get a Freightliner Argosy as a glider

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  • September 28, 2017 at 7:22 pm
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    Optimus Prime is a cabover that is way people think they are cooler than curb sniffers.

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  • September 28, 2017 at 7:59 pm
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    Once they fix all the autonomous issues long haul trucks will be driverless in the future, that's my prediction

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  • September 28, 2017 at 8:03 pm
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    European trucks are all cab over…

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