Good Night From II

Discussion in 'Swift' started by scottied67, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. BlackBeard

    BlackBeard Light Load Member

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    Still in Ocala atm but will be taking 37k over to Milton, FL. Anybody got an idea which hole I should put the tandems in?
     
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  3. A21CAV

    A21CAV Road Train Member

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    If it was sealed when you picked it up start at the 8th hole. If you are able to look inside slide tandems to where the back edge of the tires are lined up with the back edge of the load. Look at your drive and tandem tires sidewall bulge; they should look the same. Then drive straight to the nearest CAT scale!
     
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  4. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    Depends on what you are carrying and how it was loaded ... But 37K ... I'd put at CA legal, call it good and roll. If it's pallets ... all the way forward and roll.
     
  5. BlackBeard

    BlackBeard Light Load Member

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    Now would that be from fifth wheel to middle of the rears or end of the rears?
     
  6. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    I got fouled up pretty bad last year on a load, the BOL listed 36,000 pounds, I set the tractor suspension gauge to legal and rolled. Embarrassing to admit, but got popped at the scales for 2200 pounds over on the trailer, evidently the customer put too much product on the trailer. That little mistake of not paying the $10 bucks to scale the load cost me $3800 bucks. When in doubt, scale the laod and send macro 50 to cover your tail end. If the load shifts, you have it in the system showing legal weights and will not be liable for rework.
     
  7. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    yeah.....anything over 35000 lbs, i always go to nearest catscale. calif bridge law is fifthwheel to center axle on rear axle of trailer. there are some states that goes to middle of tandems of trailer. check your mp when in doubt
     
  8. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    wolfy... yeah , the 150 dollar guarntee is the minimum per day i make. othey pay i'll find out tomorrow when they give me that 15 min. orientation.
     
  9. dptrucker

    dptrucker Road Train Member

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    oh forgot.... porterville ca. at the shell station 8 miles from the dc. dont have to be there till 8:30 in the morning
     
  10. Broccelli

    Broccelli Medium Load Member

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    Still at Richmond terminal.

    Got my B-service done today. Got my co-driver, now I'm just waiting for a load to Texas.
     
  11. Leftnut

    Leftnut Light Load Member

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    I know this is about where you swift drivers are now but I have a question for you guys.
    I am an experienced driver and have been looking at swift. They have offered me a good pay per mile, more than I am making now and the recruiter said I could get home every other weekend. I live in Mobile Al. The home time is a big thing for me.
    Also benefits I have heard the benefits at swift are decent.
    You guys let me know if you think the every other weekend is possible.
     
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