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    West Shore Freight

    ....has an ad for Sprinter, Promaster, and Transit Drivers in the Classifieds. Based in Ottawa Lake, Michigan. Offers 3-4,000 miles per week. $800-$1,000 take home. Also has a lease to own program of some kind. Aww, no thanks. I invite a principal to come on and explain what they got to...
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    Drug Testing for Vans

    I understand that many carriers require van/$printer drivers to have CDLs. Does this put those drivers into mandatory drug testing ? If not, do any carriers require it? It’s a minor inconvenience, and a minor cost. I wonder if some insurance companies might require it. What do you guys think?
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    Time to Get Paid

    If you read the story in Phil’s thread about brokers being displaced by automation, you should have read the story linked to it about a Federal judge in Arkansas ruling that PAM should pay it’s drivers for all time away from home except meals and sleeping. At least minimum wage. ( betcha Manny...
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    It’s Fibuary !!!

    It’s February for most folks. FIB-uary for those that work with brokers. Yeah, I know it was an honest mistake......
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    Congratulations to Chris Cain , the first owner I ever drove for, for having the wisdom and foresight to add some 2019 large sleeper Volvos to his fleet.Looks like Onan for comfort and they have showers. They’re pictured in the Classifieds looking for teams, either at FedEx or Panther...
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    Mail Forwarding Services

    A friend was interested in being a resident of another state without having to live there. I called an old friend that used a place called Dakota Post very happily for 5 years. Another biz, called My Best Address, looked like a place with a lot to offer. Low vehicle registration costs, no...
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    Monday Night Football 18-19

    9/10/18 Jets beat Lions.
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    NFL 2018-2019

    I’m usually pumped this close to the season opener. This year, not so much. I agree with Tony D. 3 minutes before kickoff is not the time to protest. And I hope they figure out what made Richie Incognito go off the rails. Sad story.
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    EO, Facebook, or ????

    The number of regulars seem to shrink monthly. I heard all the regular posters were going to have dinner together at the Expo but the big booth at Denny’s was taken. So, is everybody on Facebook? Or doing something else ? If you don’t do Facebook, why ? If you do EO and Facebook how do you...
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    BIGG changes in the LITTLE Transit

    TRANSIT CONNECT FOR 2019 3 engine choices . One is a proven 1.5 liter turbo diesel. At least proven prior to the US Emissions upgrade. Passenger version much more carlike with up to 7 passengers. 2000 lb towing capacity vs zero towing capacity for the current version. 2 wheelbase options...
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    Stan Mikita Passes

    Just read that he passed Tuesday. He provided me with many years of entertainment. Before Hockey got diluted.
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    Lost Another Good One

    Passing through Iowa I stopped at what used to be a nice Truckstop. Altoona. What a freakin dump ! Thought I’d have dinner at Grandma Max’s. Now Max’s dinner. The hotdog eating clientele lends so little support that they’ve eliminated the buffet except for Sunday. Was basically empty. The shop...
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    Class 8 vs Class 7

    I’ll be in a roundtable discussion with friends moving from TT to first time expediters. Considering used first truck. I know class 8. Know very little about M-2s etc. Do the smaller Mercedes have a 500,000 mile warranty? How about the Allison’s ? I may be wrong but I’d guess you could...
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    Transits are selling like Hotcakes

    I just read that Ford sold almost 11,000 Transits in July. If this continues look for less incentives or Dealer discounting
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    Does this tick anyone off

    I’m just wrapping my head around paying to park and I’m told today that, at least at this TA in CT, the later in the day you reserve the more you pay. After we reserved a spot in Maryland, so we could stay home longer and roll in late, the Load canceled at 13:00. Too late for a refund.:: edit...
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    New Research....Obama was NOT the Best

    I asked my brother-in-law. This is the result of a one person survey.
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    Robots Online ?

    Right now there are 78 robots visiting. Only 11 members. WE’RE OUTNUMBERED!!!! Who are they ? What are they doing ? Will they mate with moot ? Should we be concerned ?
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    24 Day Hunger Strike

    I don’t follow politics. I saw a headline about celebs jumping into a 24 Day Hunger Strike in Texas. I thought WOW !!! This must be a real issue to get people into a 24 Day Hunger Strike. They plan fast for 24 hours then pass the proverbial torch to someone else !!!! What Wusses !!! He’ll...
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    What are YOU Worth ?

    A friend lost a bid to Boyle . Curious, he researched thier website. In addition to this pay, they have medical, dental, vision, paid vacation and paid uniforms. Edit: That chart is per employee. With taxes and benefits the team on the run could easily be costing Boyle over $4000 per week...
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    Canada has Legalized Pot Countrywide

    You’ll be allowed to pocess 30 grams for recreational use . Van rates north may plummet as people want to go north. Now they’ll complain to dispatch when they DON’T get laid over for the weekend.