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  1. FlyingVan

    Places to eat on the road

    Walmart, Publix, Kroger, Aldi, Lidl, Food Basics in Canada, and I'm sure there are a couple more that I missed. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  2. FlyingVan

    Birthday! Happy Birthday, FlyingVan

    Thank you guys. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  3. FlyingVan

    Birthday! Happy Birthday, fastman_1

    Happy birthday fasty. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  4. FlyingVan

    A+ expediters

    They pay your tolls.
  5. FlyingVan

    2008 Hino FD Series 500

    Bruno, Sorry, I can't help. Unfortunately, greasytshirt and Hino123, the two hino experts are no longer here.
  6. FlyingVan

    Need Help.

    What do you consider cheap? Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  7. FlyingVan

    Looking to be owner but not operator

    Jeffrey, The reasons you mention (no regulation, relatively cheap to buy a van, no special license, etc.) are why everybody and their brother got a van and started expediting. They watch a few YouTube videos and think they can make a fortune driving a van. In reality, freight for vans is...
  8. FlyingVan

    Best Fuel cards for small fleet

    Vans or straight/tractors? If straight/tractors, the best I know is nastc. You pay an annual membership of $250 i believe and you have a network of truck stops that you get a significant discount. Some places even 50 cents a gallon, some less. Ta/Petro are included along with a bunch of smaller...
  9. FlyingVan

    Driver shortage

    In April there was another one that closed down. Falcon Transport out of Youngstown OH. About 700 trucks if I remember correctly. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  10. FlyingVan

    December 2019 Yo Ho Ho and A Bottle of Rum

    Isn't 3100 lbs a bit too much for the Sprinter? Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  11. FlyingVan

    December at Load 1

    The best would be to get rid of the reset completely. That would be the fairest solution. No need for exceptions then, and no room for errors. A couple of weeks ago I was number 1 and there was another truck in the area. I got an offer to California and I refused it since my truck is not legal...
  12. FlyingVan

    Birthday! Happy Birthday, Worn Out Manager

    Happy Birthday Sir. Maybe as a birthday gift they will fix your van for good. Hope at least. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  13. FlyingVan

    Buying used Freightliner M2

    I've been expediting in my m2 for almost 4 years now. Nothing really to complain about. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another if the price was right. That being said, I test drove a Cascadia and it is a lot smoother than the m2. I don't know if it is because of the age (my m2 is a 2004 and the...
  14. FlyingVan

    Straight Truck vs. Expediting Van

    Greg is right. As an owner operator you don't need 250k for a truck, nor do you need a team. However, you need to know what you are doing. I didn't want to drive for someone when I got into the straight truck so my strategy was to buy a good truck cheap for cash and have a go at it. If it...
  15. FlyingVan

    The Trump Card...

    Well done. It's amazing what goes behind the scenes in something like this. I watched a documentary about this same thing when president Bush showed up in Iraq. Both VC-25 were in the air making their way towards Iraq just in case there would be an issue with the one the president was on, the...
  16. FlyingVan

    November 2020 Is For Turkeys

    I'm curious, what gets used from raccoons and foxes? Or just getting rid of some pests? Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  17. FlyingVan

    Gobble up Load 1

    Sometimes we do, sometime we don't. It seems that there is no rhyme or reason when and how. This week I was at thirty some hours and refused a super cheap load and I lost my hours. Didn't expect it since it was super cheap. Last week I turned down a couple because I had to be home for an...
  18. FlyingVan

    The Mighty Mack

    Darn Russians. Leave it to them to figure out how to expedite in a Yugo. No wonder van freight is dead. Sent from my moto g(7) using Tapatalk
  19. FlyingVan

    November 2020 Is For Turkeys

    That is why I limit my trips to truck stops for fuel only. The last straw for me was at the Walton ky J, walking between 2 trailers I almost stepped in a pile of crap, with used toilet paper around it. I know sometimes you have to go, but waiting 30 more seconds to get inside wouldn't have hurt...
  20. FlyingVan

    Retired, but still dream about my Expediting Career

    That is what I heard. But I started my expediting career in the Blue days and I made the most money/best rates on a consistent basis in a van with them. Thanks for the photos. They reminded me of some good times.