What if it Snows?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Dave_in_AZ, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Cowboyrich

    Cowboyrich Heavy Load Member

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    I don't want to find out what that feels like
     
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  3. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    Mmmmmmmm that winter two years ago was just a S.O.B.

    Can't like one like that.

    Can't see me and The OM going flopping around like that this year, but you never know.

    Casper was a lot more robust than Blackie too. I dunno how Blackie would hold up under the extreme conditions.
     
  4. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    My last Truck was the same as this one. Except it was a 99 with 175k miles. 98 PK 15:1 pistons. It didn’t have the lo nox upgraded programming. It got 8. Even more. I actually got 10 out of it, driving with my foot. Beating the cruise. I was more than happy. Till I took a heavy load from Northern Wi. to Iowa, through the hills down through Davenport. I recall making peanut butter sandwiches, worried about the $1700 pymt coming up. I watched the mpgs drop real quick. Very disappointed. Series 60 do great on flat land, better with lighter loads. Good for General Freight. Heavy Loads, hills, might as well have a Cat. Friend of mine had a 97 377 w/ 550, 18spd. 355s. That Truck got 7.6 day in day out, loaded heavy or empty. Very little difference. Better mpgs than my Detroit. Aerodynamics played a big part on the 377. I think I’ve posted this pic before. It had 10 new Continentals and 10 new aluminums. New radio, with amp, New a/c compressor. 500k extended warranty on w/extra riders on the fan, waterpump,turbo, and a/c compressor. Compressor blew at 350. Still cost $500 deductible. Lol. Now a turbo blows, I buy one fir $700, change it out. Not big on warranties, unless they’re free. My friend bought a 2000 6 months later for same price. Another friend I worked with bought a 2000, 6 months after that, with leather, only 70k miles for $59k That was a great deal. Originally $95-$105k new. I think original Owner of my current Truck paid $93k. They could hardly sell a new one. Had to give them away. Too many Repos to be had. My Truck now is a BK, 16:1 pistons, must have been built w/ lo nox. It’s never gotten over 6.2
     
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You've made almost the exact same post, not just the pics lol.

    I want to hear more about Landstarve.
     
  6. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    I occasionally get Loads from them. For the past 17 yrs. I avoid certain Southern Agents with foreign accents. I think this ones trying to get a hold on my Truck. I suspected that. No problem, short term anyway. Always looking for new connections, for my favorite lanes.
     
  7. N00bLaLoosh

    N00bLaLoosh Medium Load Member

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    The more I see you O/O's talking about the biz the more concerns I have going that route.
     
  8. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    What’s to hear? Lots of Guys used to run Ranger auto parts. 67% of 98%. As I recall it paid the same in 2000 as I made, fuel was 1.25 gal or about .20 cpm. I made .88cpm with everything paid leases onto a Carrier I won’t name. They made a few cents more. By the time you take deductions and trailer rental. Paid the same. No one got rich working for any of them. Landstar wasn’t much better back then. You could always book your Own, but 67% of 97% of a Brokers rate didn’t add up to anything. Wasn’t worth it to most. They had about 5 different divisions. Ligon, Ranger, ??? I’ve known quite a few that went broke working for them. Just like all the Megas with their exemplary Safety Records. They all got Rich running wild in the 80s and richer in the 90s. Till they’d get caught.
     
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  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    The only way I'd ever go back to being a company driver is doing something like fuel hauling home every night.

    Being an O/O is the only way for certain individuals. Some people should never get into it.

    It's a business. The truck is a tool. If you won't make time to take care of the truck, you're toast.
    If you can't manage your money, you're toast. Not only will your truck fail you, you'll get in trouble with the IRS.
     
  10. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    No I mean the current loads.
     
  11. Donk

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