First Run

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by GearWarrant, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. rollin coal

    rollin coal Road Train Member

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    Yeah agree it's not worth it for hotshotting just sayin they do exist but not from the factory.
     
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  3. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

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    Sharp looking truck. Feels like its getting rare to see new pickups rolling out of the factory with clearance lights on the roof.
     
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  4. lastone in

    lastone in Light Load Member

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    Kinda.... If the truck comes from the factory over 80” wide it needs the clearance lights per DOT. Some trucks are not over 80” , but can have an aftermarket bed added to them - then you need the lights. On F350 SWD and Ram 3500 SWD it is an option- but step up to a DRW - it’s mandatory.

    Amber lights means the vehicle is heading towards you. Red lights means that the vehicle is heading the same direction as you are. This is super important because a vehicle can be in your lane and if you see amber lights then you know it may be trying to pass another vehicle and a potential danger is present. If red lights are ahead, then you automatically know that a wider vehicle is ahead and it may be traveling slower than you so beware.
     
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  5. GearWarrant

    GearWarrant Medium Load Member

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    It is a great truck. I put a lot into it to get how I wanted it. Pretty happy with it for sure. Haven't really noticed other duallies without clearance lights.
     
  6. Derailed

    Derailed Road Train Member

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    I pretty much meant all of them in general. I guess mostly SRW. Seeing more and more without roof clearance lights.
     
  7. warmshot

    warmshot Bobtail Member

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    Congrats on your first run Gear. Just finished my 5th as a trucker and so far so good.
     
  8. warmshot

    warmshot Bobtail Member

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    I agree. Lots of negativity on this forum but I suspect much of it comes from disgruntled 18whl drivers.
     
  9. warmshot

    warmshot Bobtail Member

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    Maybe off topic here but I have a 09 GMC Duramax and was wondering what other owners use for oil? 5-40 Mobile1 seems to be popular.
     
  10. lastone in

    lastone in Light Load Member

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    So it's been over a month. Still in the game?
     
  11. lastone in

    lastone in Light Load Member

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    So it's been over a month. Still in the game?
     
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