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Are these International MVs actual purchases or more rental/lease trucks from Ryder?

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On 8/10/2019 at 2:35 PM, Maxidyne said:

Are these International MVs actual purchases or more rental/lease trucks from Ryder?

Actual purchases. All the quirky postal specs included.

The Ryder trucks were more of a bandaid to replace trucks that weren’t repairable or if we just needed more trucks.

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Should be interesting to see. I retired as a TTO just before the current Macks came in, so I've been out of the loop for a while.

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Interesting that International bid the vocational HV series... Must be the only way to spec a tractor without all the aero tupperware? What's it got for powertrain?

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Not bad for a quick "grab" photo. Looks like St.Louis still has those single axle 28 foot trailers, smallest we had in Minneapolis was 32 foot tandems. In good shape for a '98 model too.

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Very strange they chose the vocational HV over the RH on-highway.

Of course we did later sell them MR tractors, but we had no choice after MC production ended. The lighter MC tractors sold to the USPS originally were all they needed.

https://www.internationaltrucks.com/trucks/hv-series

https://www.internationaltrucks.com/trucks/rh-series

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And the MC rode better, with no complaints from the drivers. The MR brought with it a 3/8" thick frame and that along with a stack of stiff springs which although rated at only 12,000 pounds seemed to have been designed for front loader refuse trucks made for a rough ride and documented back and neck injuries. There was a campaign that retrofitted the MRs with different springs, seats, and a smaller steering wheel but that thick MR frame remained. As anyone who has watched trucks on uneven off road surfaces has observed, the frame acts as a spring whether we like it or not, and even after the mods the MR still rode worse than the MCs.

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