seems petty but, how did you pick your truck number?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by MNdriver, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Gambi80

    Gambi80 Medium Load Member

    How old I was when I bought it...29.
     
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  3. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    My truck is the first two-digits of my old company's numbering scheme. At CRE, 95### trucks were owners, I just lopped off the last three numbers and went with #95. I am going to get new decals when I also buy something to cover up the old eyesore above the sunroof.

    My trailer came with a # from Halvor Lines, so that's the number I use. 53*** is a good scheme. Given I run old equipment that just looks 'ho-hum', I'm not to keen to really advertise I'm just an O/O. Nothing flashy, just getting the job done.
     
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  4. Hanadarko

    Hanadarko Independent Owner/Operator

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    Tractor = 499.
    4th 1999 model unit purchased
     
  5. Ruges

    Ruges Light Load Member

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    My company uses 6 numbers. As an owner operator I figured I would get to choose my own. So after some thought I figured the last 6 of my VIN would be a good idea. 237818. Its a good number and I also would not have to memorize anouther number as I could use one for both. I had a person look for this truck in the system to see if it was already used or not and it was not. So when I registered my truck with the company I asked for this number saying it was not in use and it followed the format they use.

    However they then tell me I cannot choose my own number becouse the computer automaticaly asigns it for you. I tried to fight it as I am pretty sure the registration department was just being lazy but to no avail. I ended up geting 235325, You know how many times I have to repeat this number when scaleing and fueling?
     
  6. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    That number sounds like a pain to say to someone over a CB or intercom.
     
  7. HaulnHorses

    HaulnHorses Light Load Member

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    Last 4 of the VIN. Helps the office keep the paperwork straight and in the right files when we have a dozen units.
     
  8. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    Letters would be good. like "number"

    "Truck number number we are ready for you."
     
  9. jbatmick

    jbatmick Road Train Member

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    I spend lots of time picking my truck number, and always ask the others for advice. Current truck id " 38 DD " , bra size { full grown she-bear did NOT like that one }. Had one I listed as " BR-549 ", the old telephone number on " HEE-HAW " . One was " NCC-1701 " from the Starship Enterprise. " 3. 1416 " [ notice the decimal place ] is the value of pi, used in mathematics to figure the area of a circle. " 33 1/3 " from the old record speed on a phonagraph. Thinking about " 867-5309 " , from an old rock and roll song. Kind of breaks the ice when a DOT stops me, they will always ask, and usually grin.
     
  10. Semi Crazy

    Semi Crazy Road Train Member

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    I never was allowed to use my own no. Hopefully my bud will let me pick my own when I start.

    Top Choices

    Old No. 7 (Jack Daniels)
    Number nine (Beatles)
     
  11. MNdriver

    MNdriver Road Train Member

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    Orientation on the 20th?
     
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