"I am interested in starting a trucking business."

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by TripleSix, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. Fold_Moiler

    Fold_Moiler Road Train Member

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    Yeah, there was less laws I guess but you had to drive trucks that wanted to kill you.

    my wife’s dad drove trucks in the 70s until the 2000’s. A lot of fun stories for sure and wild times but also a lot of not so fun stuff he had to deal with.
     
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  3. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    My Pete is a ‘86. I’m still kicking
     
  4. spindrift

    spindrift Road Train Member

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    Dang, you must be old. ;)
     
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    rank Road Train Member

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    Less ABS and emissions stress keeps me young
     
  6. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Abs ain't that bad, it's just basic wiring. But I'm right the with ya on the emissions. Electronically controlled injectors and timing is as much emissions as im ever gonna have.
     
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    rank Road Train Member

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    I beg to differ. I’ve replaced at least 3 ABS computers, several tone rings and sensors, two modulator valves at a cost of several thousand dollars for what? All it does is increase stopping distance, CSA score and the purchase price of both truck and trailer. Currently have a open circuit to the ABS computer on my 98 T800. Can you even tell me where they hid the stupid computer?
     
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  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    When abs first was mandated, they had a rash of accidents. Some argued it wasn’t perfected, which I still believe is true, simply because the abs Manufacturers lobbied for the mandate. All I know is I had to stand on the brakes, first run in my 2000 to keep from blowing through a toll booth. Still don’t like the added stopping distance in an emergency, standing on them, dry pavement, keeps rolling. Yet all the studies show, blah blah blah. Give Me the old solid brakes. My foot has a built in sensor, Lol
     
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  9. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    Did you check under the cab? Some are outside of truck
     
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  10. stayinback

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    Couldn't agree more fellas
     
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    rank Road Train Member

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    I eventually gave up and took it to the kw dealer, whotook 2 hrs to find it. He tells me it’s behind the coffee cup holders
     
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