Advice for an Intermodal Virgin?

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by cjwatson1972, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. browndawg

    browndawg Medium Load Member

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    If you get a chassis with no lights and a box on (by no lights I mean literally NO LIGHTS) then swipe em from the cassis next to you or u will wait forever for a flip or service.
     
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  3. wetinkler

    wetinkler Bobtail Member

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    If you're doing intermodal as an O/O, can you bring your own chassis?
     
  4. Ebola Guy

    Ebola Guy Heavy Load Member

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    So, you're the one who's been doing that! [emoji13]
     
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  5. Pool6710

    Pool6710 Medium Load Member

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    around where I do it they charge $100 for a flip onto your own chassis.
     
  6. askbob

    askbob Light Load Member

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    Yes, run away from the rails! :biggrin_25523:
     
  7. browndawg

    browndawg Medium Load Member

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    Not anymore I have not pulled cans for 2-1/2 years, I did that a time or two in my can hauling days, "I aint got no time to wait" LOL
     
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  8. Pool6710

    Pool6710 Medium Load Member

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    There getting stricter about that. Now there rivioting them on and a lot of the pigtails come off and a easy fix isn't possible.
     
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  9. Cody1984

    Cody1984 Medium Load Member

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    A shipping container chassis or a 53 ft rail chassis? Never heard of an owner operator buying a rail chassis but I know you can buy chassis for shipping containers.
     
  10. RunFlat

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    I don't know if this was posted but,
    slide your 5th wheel back. Youll be bending up mudflaps and frame rails if you don't.
     
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  11. Kindle

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    Very true, I had to replace a mudflap bar. They (Swift) told me to go to Greer SC from Charlotte. I asked if I could pick up part(they paid)t and do it myself and that was ok. Time saved and lesson learned. I just started the intermodel and love being home every night.
     
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