The journey begins - purchased a truck.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by blairandgretchen, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    The dumb look on my face that has got me thus far in life!
     
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  3. stranger

    stranger Road Train Member

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    I was going to comment on how I imagined that combo made turns.
     
  4. Matt1924

    Matt1924 Light Load Member

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    And I'm learning in 2021 why I hated the "new" changes that were coming with these new emission systems. Bought me a '13 model and every ounce of maintenance is going into the aftertreatment. Hate to necro this old thread, but your comment is relevant. I'll be looking to buy another truck within a year or so and will be looking for that old block if you know what I mean.
     
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  5. larry2903

    larry2903 Medium Load Member

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    If that trailer is on air ride I’d put a dump valve on the back axle, make turning a little easier.
     
  6. Old Man

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    I feel you pain. Had to do a 3 point turn today just to get out of the building.
     
  7. staceydude

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    Saw y’all on Hwy 114 x 377 going into Dallas/Ft Worth metroplex on Saturday morning @Old Man . Hauling some huge plastic wrapped conglomeration on the snazzy trailer. Looking good!
    More Money, Less Miles!

     
  8. Old Man

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    That was me. Piece was 14’4” on ground, loaded height 15’2”.
    unloaded Saturday am . A broker truck loaded the same piece on a stretch DD was 16’3” tall, left when I did and had called customer and said he was in far west Kansas and would be there Wednesday. We started in central Iowa.
    He took the load for $1500 less than me, got a expensive education on tall loads.
     
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    haycarter Road Train Member

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    They're the best, Most effective lessons to have...
     
  10. Old Man

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    Met one of our drivers last week, he told about his lesson, found a 30k load in California going back east, after the chp escorts, waiting a week for them plus all the other police and private escorts and permits he lost money.
    Hard lessons.
     
  11. Geronimo17

    Geronimo17 Light Load Member

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    Blair/Oldman,

    First, you guys are fantastic to watch and to learn from. Thanks for all you put into the site.

    You both have older Peterbilts and non-DEF engines. I was wondering if you ever have issues with having to turn down loads, due to emissions regs or customer's preferences. Thinking about buying a 2005 379 but trying to check all my traps.
     
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