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  1. xmudman

    Our Time is Now

    Try AAA for driver improvement classes. Ya might have to pay out of pocket, and it might not be CDL specific, but taking the initiative might help your case. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Weighing my options

    Longhaul? Nope. Not a job for a young guy with wife & little one. They need you at home. As far as local or regional, that makes more sense. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Best truck stops

    Even some TAs are stepping down to fast food. Petros seem to be holding on to their restaurants. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Is expediting worth the time, drudgery and trouble?

    Stay out. The market is saturated with vans. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Best Weather App?

    Most weather apps are for regular folks who need to know what their commute will be like tomorrow morning. I’ve even seen “hyperlocal” forecasts for people who need to know block by block what’s going on. Trying to figure out how the weather will be a thousand miles away is a bit of work...
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    Good layover in AL

    Thumbs DOWN [emoji107] on the J in McCalla! Not only are the showers too small, but I was ripped off the last time I was there. Made a purchase with a 20, the clerk claimed I gave him a 10. Even counted his drawer after I complained. I think I ended up covering a shortage he knew was coming. The...
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    Going back to my old job

    Both statements 110% true! Delivered to the International school bus plant in Tulsa this morning. Fourth time there, first time by daylight. Never knew Tulsa Airport was right next door [emoji50][emoji1] Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Going back to my old job

    Expediting is [emoji817] % a lifestyle. If you think it’s not for you, best to recognize it now. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Worried about income

    Look on the door jamb for the sticker that shows you the gvw, tire size, etc. If your gvw is over 10,000 lbs, you’re running illegally by not logging and scaling. It doesn’t matter if you’re hauling nothing but sailboat fuel, you’re still illegal, and I bet your truck owners will turn on you in...
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    Thinking About Going Back On The Road

    I vote with everyone else, Armin; get your cdl back & drive a straight. I’d do so in a New York minute if I could get a med card. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Cargo Van Best Van to Buy

    All Sprinters are diesels, so you’re looking at a Transit or Promaster if you want a gas van. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Avoiding toll roads

    I try to avoid the PA Turnpike ‘cos it’s so damned expensive, but you’re right: EZ Pass is worth it. The discount can be as much as 35% [emoji846] Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    OTR Big Truck O/O thinking about van expiditing..

    Maybe, but it beats deadheading somewhere.... Sent from my LG-M150 using EO Forums mobile app
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    OTR Big Truck O/O thinking about van expiditing..

    Vanners don’t log, vanners don’t scale. Blah blah blah. There are too many of us as it is, and some of the unscrupulous among us are racing to the bottom with rates. I struggled to get out of LA this week; finally went to Oregon for 75c[emoji19] I think you ought to look at straight trucks if...
  15. xmudman

    The way forward

    The money and the roominess pretty much dictate a tractor or straight. It’s a tough go in a van. Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
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    Already own a great van - Now looking to expedite

    Truck looks good [emoji3] but it has three major failings: one, it's another van, of which there are too many out here, it's a lowtop, and the potential deal breaker- it's a half ton. Too light for the hauling it would need to do. My advice? Get your CDL and use it for a straight truck. The van...
  17. xmudman

    .65 to .75 cents per mile

    Geo, did you ever qualify for the special car at Mary Kay? I've never seen a light pink Sprinter[emoji38]
  18. xmudman

    Looking For Cargo Van/ Straight Truck Answers

    You're welcome. God knows I've got time to answer; we've had 3 loads in two weeks [emoji21]
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    Looking For Cargo Van/ Straight Truck Answers

    I'm a vanner because I have to be: I can't get a med card. My wife is out with me as well. My advice, to a couple who both have CDLs? Straight truck, all the way. More room, more money, more freight, you name it. As newbies, your first run should be to Lexington KY, for the Expo in July. You...
  20. xmudman

    Big Truck Under CDL

    One morning I took my son with me on my run into NYC. We saw a Prius with placards on it in Allentown PA. Not sure what the person was hauling (thinking maybe parts for an x-ray machine or CAT scanner), but when I told Andrew that the driver of said Prius needed a CDL to drive it, he burst out...
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