I did it!!

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by timetotruck, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. timetotruck

    timetotruck Bobtail Member

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    Thank you to everyone who answered my questions regarding from what kind of truck to registration to what motor. I bought my first truck. It took a while but I found it at a dealership in North Dakota about 300 miles from my home. I will be leasing to an Intermodal Company. I am still trying to wrap my head around all there is to know but I am moving forward with great excitement. I have a great tax person who knows a ton. I paid $18,000 for my '99 Freightliner. It has new tires all around, 87,000 on an Inframe done by Freightliner. There is 839 thousand miles and some change It was a Texas lease truck. I took it in last night for the DOT and the guy doing the inspection was astounding as to how nice the truck is. He went down in the pit and said that there was not one leak anywhere on the truck. The drums had been replace not to long ago and the brakes are about 50 to 60%. Anyway, it is a great first truck for me. And being a Pastor as well as a truck driver I give Him the glory for answered prayer!
    Thanks again everyone who shared their experience with me!
    God bless,
    Paul
     
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  3. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Paul gots himself a toy.Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    cdreid Thanks this.
  4. Stand4112

    Stand4112 Bobtail Member

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    Congratulations on your purchase!
     
  5. kerosene jockey

    kerosene jockey Light Load Member

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    Well done Pastor Paul ! Congrats and stay safe out there !
     
  6. Ubu

    Ubu Road Train Member

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    Congratulations, it sounds like a sold truck for a good price.
     
  7. critters

    critters <b>Late For Dinner</b>

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    congtrats Paul Good Luck and stay safe
     
  8. joker760

    joker760 Light Load Member

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    Congrats on getting your first truck, I truly hope you make it!!!
     
  9. HwyPrsnr

    HwyPrsnr Medium Load Member

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    Congrats to you Paul. Hope all goes well for you and your first truck. Have a blessed day and Be safe out there.
     
  10. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

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    Did it come with a DPF(Diesel Particulate Filter) ? If Im not mistaken, you need a DPF to run ports and rails.
     
  11. rherndon1971

    rherndon1971 Bobtail Member

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    I'm looking into buying a truck as well, so I hope all goes well for you!
     
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