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  1. TheLittleGuy

    TheLittleGuy Medium Load Member

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    At some point a forum must necessarily become redundant!
     
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  3. LMB

    LMB "Olde Goat"

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    Then if it is redundant, then there is no need to post here anymore. If that's the case, whoever comes here for answers, will have to read the whole forum to get thier answers. Isn't that how this whole thing got started???????
     
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  4. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

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    Same same! If I could have all that tuition and book money back (I'll keep the memories of getting puking drunk and passing out on the floor) I'd be a richer man.
     
  5. Mr. Clean

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    Orientation date is set for March 13th and still no direct answer on the length of tractor question. And as for total length Im not aware of a total length law that Cali has other than its 40' bridge law which that still wouldnt affect. Now in the O/O sheet that was emailed to me JCT also has a total length requieremnt of no more than 68'. I currently drive a Columbia with a 53' dry box that measures out at 71 1/2' from bumper to bumper and the Columbia has one of the shortest wheel bases out there. Jct still has hoods out there on the road that has longer wheel bases than that that will give them a longer overall length. So Im just curious is all as if this is just a rule that they wont budge on or is there some kind of safety factor. It just has my curiosty. Maybe the recruiter will be able to get me an answer tomorrow.
     
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  6. TheLittleGuy

    TheLittleGuy Medium Load Member

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    That'd be true, if everything were static.

    The reality, however, is that the industry and the companies are fluid. Meaning, always changing.

    The company I'm leased onto completely re-vamped their pay structure back in November.
    So, if someone came here and read posts from January 2010, they'd be misinformed.

    Therefore, asking redundant questions is relevant because of the plausibility of answer/situation having changed.




    BTW, I checked on the truck repair issue. A carrier cannot force a lease operator to get truck repairs at an in-house shop or any other specific repair facility.It's violation of Federal Truth In Leasing laws.
     
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  7. LMB

    LMB "Olde Goat"

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    There again, JCT has never forced me to get a repair at there shop.
     
  8. sha

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    You say to go back and check post for answers? I think if one was to go back and read all the post , they would find that out of all the drivers that have posted, there are only a few of the original drivers that started this site still posting on here today. That ought to tell you some thing. Thanks for the info on the truth and lending laws. Will have to check that out.
     
  9. Jarhed1964

    Jarhed1964 Road Train Member

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    There is only one original poster that started this thread. LMB. He's still here. Beyond that, if you read the thread thoroughly, you'll see that it was pretty much moved to Facebook. All of your "original posters" are there.

    Lets get right down to it...... just because a two or three year old thread doesn't have the same people posting regularly in it now that did from the start doesn't mean JACK. People move on, people get tired of posting and find other things to do with their time, people get bored with threads. I no longer follow threads that I did way back in 2007 when I joined this site.

    So, I reject that theory completely. Making conjecture about who posts and it's connection to the ability of drivers to make it is a very VERY long stretch. Doncha think?
     
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  10. Alanp613

    Alanp613 Road Train Member

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    Littleguy,
    Don't know what your deal is! If there was something new we would've answered it. Just cuz you experienced something else at your company doesn't mean crap.

    As far as being forced to use in house shop, once again if you read carefully they DON'T FORCE anyone to use their shop. Regardless what sha said, she's not telling the truth. If you're in the red of course they have a right to have more control over where you repair your truck, because you are using their money then.
     
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  11. Haystak

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    the shorter wheel base is mainly for weight displacement. you can haul more weight on a shorter wheelbase than a long wheelbase. i know i know, it sounds silly. but just think about it.... on a short wheelbase you can easily put 12,000 / 34,000 / 34,000 whereas on a longer wheel base the distance from the drives to the steers makes it harder to shift weight forward allowing for the full maximum weight per axle. usually on a longer wheelbase, especially those stretched supertrucks that we admire so much, they are usually very light on the steers. and thats good and bad. good because it guarantees that you are not carrying too much weight on your steers. bad because being too light on the steers also causes uneven wear on the steers and you cant haul as much weight. me personally, i do not like being light on the steers especially in rainy or winter roads. on another note, the shorter wheelbase allows for shorter, tighter turning radius. lol
     
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