One step closer!!

Discussion in 'Expediter and Hot Shot Trucking Forum' started by nj.duxbury, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. nj.duxbury

    nj.duxbury Light Load Member

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    Picked up the trailer this morning!!
     
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  2. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Ok good. Now take that box off.
     
  3. nj.duxbury

    nj.duxbury Light Load Member

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    Why do I need that off?
     
  4. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Just take off bed and save the hassle from dot later.
     
  5. nj.duxbury

    nj.duxbury Light Load Member

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    Why would DOT hassle me over the bed?
     
  6. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Are you commercial or private?
     
  7. nj.duxbury

    nj.duxbury Light Load Member

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    Commercial
     
  8. 24kHotshot

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    The only reason I know of to take off the box would be if you are over 65 ft. combined or want to gain a little more loaded pin weight. Otherwise you are good.
    Nice setup. My old and new trailer were also a Texas Pride. Was there last Monday picking up my new trailer also.
    Are you running with a class A or is that derated? What does that trailer weigh? What length is it? 12k axles? What ply tires did you get?
    Guessing those are self adjusting brakes like mine. Had to start off with 6 on my trailer brake gain to have them work somewhat and after 1500 miles I can lock them up on 2 empty and 4 loaded. Lucky the dot inspector didn't ask me to lock them up for him and he just pulled the emergency brake pin and said "as long as I can hear the brakes engage you are fine". If he needed me to lock the brakes and drag the trailer I would have failed the inspection.

    Don't forget to get the annual dot inspection. The annual is $100 a piece for truck and trailer.
     
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  9. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    With a bed on truck most states see you as a truck. With bed off you are a tractor.
    If your bed is not 8ft that is another big issue. I sure do see a lot of hot shots getting shoulder inspections lately. And they all have beds on them. While pulling cars, or flat beds.
     
  10. nj.duxbury

    nj.duxbury Light Load Member

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    Good morning!
    Congratulations on your first month! I would be happy with that as long as everything is paid! Next month will be even better now that you have the new trailer!
    As for us we're running on a class A, the trailer weight is 26k, 35x5 dovetail, 12k axels with 14 ply tires. The truck with the trailer bumper to bumper is right at 65ft. We got the electric brakes. When we called Love's in Willis about the DOT inspection they said $45 for the truck and $35 for the trailer. Where are you getting your inspections done?
     
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