New horizons with Holland Enterprises (Fargo,ND)

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  1. Vic Firth

    Vic Firth Road Train Member

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    I agree they do look nice, Freightliner did a good job!
     
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  3. gpf87

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    Make sure you guys are checking the side fairings on your new trucks.

    Almost all of my bolts were loose .

    T30 torx bit for the bolt and a 10mm wrench for the nut

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  4. STexan

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    I think I found a street parking areas in Carson if I can get in early enough Sunday, but you know how things fill up on Sundays for Monday AM delivery. I don't want to have to hit any freeways at 07:00 Monday morning and blow up the few remaining minutes I'll have.

    Carson parking map attached minimal as it is ...

    I'm planning on keeping the load but that's assuming things go well the next few days. Will have to make the final call Friday afternoon and see if I can "scrounge up" some reserve time. I use 62 MPH as an average. and would have about 2.0-2.5 hours left after minimal PTI's and fuel and such and if don't hit a lot of slow-and-go traffic somewhere like I-40 AR. But for planning purposes and worst case scenario, 1 hour may be more realistic.

    But if she found a swap around OKC Saturday, that would be okay with me but I don't think she wants to deal with a swap unless somebody else needs it for home time or emergency in SoCal.
     

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  5. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

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    I am getting so sick of running across the southern tier and desert SW, and the southeast and up and down the Appalachians. My fuel eco sucks lately. Now watch, this winter when I'll beg for a run across 10, I'll be stuck running back and forth across 94/90.

    This will be the third broker load back to back. I miss our regular stuff.
     
  6. jeff18

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    I will take all those south west loads any time bro.
     
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  7. STexan

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    Well I made it to Carson and unloaded by 09:00 (hour early). Had 2.5 hours left on my 70. Head over to Fullerton and get in a door 3.5 hours ahead of the appt. promptly loaded. Checked traffic, crossed my fingers after determining I a had just enough time to get to the grapevine J if nobody did anything stupid, and parked with 12 minutes to spare.

    I like these days where everything happens better than you could have imagined but I like to think some careful planning and diligent work had some to do with it. You make a lot of your own luck in this job.

    Tualatin 03:00 Thursday morning.
     
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  8. jeff18

    jeff18 Medium Load Member

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    You should of started a protest lol
     
  9. RogerThat72

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    you guys running 10 hour maximum on your days for recap or you run all 70 in a week?
     
  10. STexan

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    Just depends on how the loads fall. We run almost exclusively to appointments and they try and avoid repowers unless absolutely necessary. So typically resets are not an option, the opportunity presents itself or it doesn't. But it's common here to burn through 70 hours in 6 days just to make the appt.'s when coming off home time or other reset. But I suppose they figure out who the runners are and who prefers to not run so hard and dispatch accordingly. I've talked to some guys who prefer to run no more than 2,500-2,700 MPW and I guess they accommodate this, but they also know I have a personal target of 3k MPW and will do more if/when possible and they do their best to accommodate this

    I've ran 7+ weeks without a reset, and I've gotten resets every week or two for a time. Regardless, 6k every 2 weeks is pretty much expected average. I prefer when the coast to coast loads fall back to back and reset at either end somewhere comfortable.
     
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  11. Dharok

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    No! Those are mine! :D
     
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