A Year in Review

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  1. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    Thursday marks a year my authority was granted. I had a high stress job and wanted out, and this was the best means possible given my background. And before anyone questions, I had 0-zilch-no idea about rates or even the actual truck driving side of the business. Clueless was I.

    But, I bought this ole Jimmy from a farm auction in Chester, NE. Did a bit of fixing, bought a trailer, and went to work.

    The Jimmy lasted until late January when it had a major issue in Idaho. Got it back home and reevaluated. Time for another truck.

    Bought the 98 T600 in Virginia, and besides a transmission swap in the old Ruby Tuesday parking lot 9 days into running it, it been a gem.

    Here's a few pics of the journey.

    A bit of frame repair under the fifth wheel.
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    My first load, and first time pulling a loaded trailer (Big trailer). Load of fancy rock to Taos, NM
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

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    Enjoying a cold beer and a bit of work in a wide spot along the Arkansas on the way to Montrose.
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    A bit of fishing on the New River in VA. Waiting for Monday to deliver.
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    Enjoying a lot of Wyoming between Kemmerer and Casper waiting for another Moday unload.
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    Delivering a steel building in Gold Beach, OR right on Hwy 101.
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    Sitting on the coast of California with a load of mulch headed for MI.
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    Load of rock headed for a fancy house. Lizard Head Pass
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    Late September headed for a buddies place to watch some Razorback football. Between Angel Fire and Red River, NM.
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  5. pete781693

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    Congratulations to you on taking control of your life. Just goes to show, with determination you can do anything you put your mind to. Also, you don’t have to have a fancy truck to make money.
     
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    Another load of rock to a multi million dollar home way up on a hill in Jackson, WY.
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    And my first chain up. Fourth of July and Lookout passes.
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    And the 11.1 bangin out boost pulling out of the Columbia River WB headed for Seattle. Maybe had something to do with later pics.
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  8. Big Road Skateboard

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    Enjoying some frozen water along I-90 east of Bozeman. Unloaded at -24*F (and rolled up tarps). Made it about 50 miles before starting to lose air pressure.
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    A beautiful December unload south of Bayfield, CO.
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    And Brutus on point of an Arkansas covey of quail.
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    Paying a debt I earned pushing the 30 year old 11.1 a wee bit much.
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    Hiking the Ozark Highlands Trail with my older brother.
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    The new truck
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    Delivering an 8000lb container from Oregon to Miami International.
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    Just enjoying some Utah and Arizona
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    Enjoying some Maine two weeks ago
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    And New Mexico last week
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    And why we do it. To enjoy some time at home
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    That's all folks
     
  11. Sirscrapntruckalot

    Sirscrapntruckalot Road Train Member

    Beer, a dog, trucks, good scenery.

    All this thread is missing is a taco.

    Get on the ball @MLC Adventures !

    Nice thread, an congrats on the year!

    Sirscrapntruckalot - The easy way to spell Happiness is T-A-C-O.
     
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