The journey begins - purchased a truck.

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

  1. flipz34

    flipz34 Light Load Member

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    I look at the headache rack on my old FLD as merely a place to hang my chains. After me and my 64 year old father in law picked up to move it I have little faith in it stopping anything substantial. I'll just chain and strap everything down as if it doesn't exist
     
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  3. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW No Filter

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    No it’s not, it’s a place to store securement.
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    At least you’re honest.

    So we can bury the dead horse headache rack topic now.
     
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  5. RStewart

    RStewart Road Train Member

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    Cattleman's is good eatin and the people at Crawford-Phillips are good people.
     
  6. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Ok. Ok. OKAY.

    I admit it. That's what I did last week with a van.
    Sorry. Geez.

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  7. Gabe2790

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    I just finished reading this entire thread. It took me about a week to get through the 190 pages and I probably only soaked in a small fraction of the wealth of knowledge that this thread contains. I am going to read through it again and take notes (not even kidding), and apply it to my own journey.
    Blair, thanks for sharing your experiences and setting an example of what it takes to be successful in the industry. So many should be proud of this thread and the plethora of useful information that is free for the ambitious up and comers.
    The willingness to help displayed in this thread has been a breath of fresh air compared to the naysayers that abound in many other threads.
    Flowers for everyone- thank you all very much.
     
  8. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Yessir, and thank you.
     
  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Been purposefully lazy lately, but couldn’t turn this one down.

    $3500 on the board. 155 loaded miles. Picked it up, contacted consignee, who didn’t want it for another day. So that became $4,300.

    $3,250 TTT for 310 round trip miles. 10’6” wide. No escorts, $125 in permits.

    Never dealt with this agent before, @Old Man knows them pretty good I think.

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    I hear tears about low rates - I’m not seeing them.
     
  10. BigBob410

    BigBob410 Road Train Member

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    Looks like an air handler that probably doesn’t weigh much. Nice!
     
  11. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    That Google crowd apparently invests a lot of money into what we do with our phones.
     
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