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  1. brokcanadian

    June know its June already

    :p bad pun I know, not my strong suit For anyone who has had the yellow abs lights on a sprinter, this is the updated part (1000x thicker) that might finally save me from a hundred "resets" of the transmission a day Continuing on my quest of a perfect 2005 while things are slow
  2. brokcanadian

    April 2020 Fools & Follies

    Where is the April thread? Did WOM's exit destroy a tradition? It's the 3rd For locations, I'm working locally (Southern Ontario) and hiding in my house in between. I have the "get out of jail" paper too saying I can cross border and drive interstate. But, I'm not entering a country taking this...
  3. brokcanadian

    Title of link says it all

    No Steering Wheel, No Driver, No Problem: Feds Approve First Ever Truly Driverless Vehicle - TruckersReport.com
  4. brokcanadian

    Are we out of a job?

    US DOT approves Nuro's next-gen driverless delivery vehicle design
  5. brokcanadian

    BOOM

    https://www.freightwaves.com/news/breaking-amazons-digital-freight-brokerage-platform-goes-live https://www.freightwaves.com/news/amazon-1-day-delivery-shakes-things-up
  6. brokcanadian

    Carriers, riddle me this

    More in the "things I've always wanted to ask" category Why do so many advertise hiring new O/O for being on the road so long? Example "3 weeks out before going home" Now I'm not new, and can guess why a driver would be required to... But owner-ops? What if a guy wants to work 1 run a week...
  7. brokcanadian

    DOT inspection

    It's come to my attention, that the DOT inspection standard is a pretty low bar. Anyone crossing into Canada, do the scales inspect according to the DOT standard here? Or does Canada have its own rules? Yes I'm Canadian, but never having been inspected I have no idea (My assumption that it...
  8. brokcanadian

    Insurance and Double Brokering

    Please somebody explain this to a Canadian. I work for as an owner operator for a large company in Canada and pay my own liability insurance (they cover cargo) Why do I hear that the company you are leased to is supposed to provide liability and cargo? In Canada those that do obviously have a...
  9. brokcanadian

    Spec'ing a Straight Truck for MPG

    Dipping my toe in the water. I freely admit I know absolutely nothing about anything larger than a van. After lots of google searches, I find talk of large high torque motors + tall gears and direct drive. But those mpg (just under 12) match what I've heard the smallest straights under 26k are...
  10. brokcanadian

    The Death of the Diesel...

    Or, how GM has made it pointless... I may have posted about this before, but this is a much more in depth article. See why I think this would make everything else outdated Moving More With Less: Why Four-Cylinders Are Coming to Full-Size Trucks
  11. brokcanadian

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

    :happyhappy:
  12. brokcanadian

    Hotspots and CLOUD act

    So, while aimlessly browsing on the internet, I came across something called the CLOUD act that was just passed. Wonderful that all the countries of the world share your personal information with each other without a warrant. Hotspots apparently give away your emails, banking passwords...
  13. brokcanadian

    Please let them build this engine

  14. brokcanadian

    Another sign we don't have long

    So today, it's announced that the first autonomous freight is moving for customers in Arizona. (They use humans for short haul and robot for long haul) We're all still in denial I think Uber self-driving trucks are now moving cargo for Uber Freight customers I just wanna see the dot cop's...
  15. brokcanadian

    Time for something new

    Well, my Sprinter is trucking along nicely, and I still like it, but...i'm completely bored. Nothing interesting is on the horizon for 2018 either. 2019...maybe...but details are sketchy So I ran across something completely different...something interesting...and I decided to share it How...
  16. brokcanadian

    DEF fluid is dead!

    Along with the pollution control breakdowns that afflict newer Sprinter and others. This hit me sideways, it's from a manufacturer that I made a complete break with, old or new vehicle (a junior tech forgot to fill the antifreeze in our MPV at a recall service, we were phoned to come pick it...
  17. brokcanadian

    Rates and Rants

    Ok. Think we need a thread to vent. (Well I do) Last year was awesome, this year a race to the bottom. What gives? Apparently consumer confidence is at its highest since xxx Lots of people say don't expect more than 70c. I've got all the work I could possibly do at 1.20 +. Doesn't matter where...
  18. brokcanadian

    I'm going to do it!

    Insulate, that is. Here's the quick version: Decided to use Roxul stone wool in the walls, its good stuff...fill all the cavities and vapour barrier it one piece floor n ceiling too...1/2 slab of poly board under a harder thinner plywood sheet...finish the walls and ceiling with 1" polyiso R6...
  19. brokcanadian

    EOBR's

    So..as an independent what do I do? A quick search states the fmcsa is aware of no standalone units that are not part of a freight system...buy a qualcomm just for me and pay 40 a month?
  20. brokcanadian

    Straight truck specs expedite 2017

    What are you running and why? I like the prices on the Class 7s but I think a tag axle Class 8 would be more flexible. Looking specifically at a 2004 International with these specs GVW 54000 Hendrickson suspension 14000 front axle air ride 40000 rear axle 256 wheelbase. 26 ft Multivan insulated...
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