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    Oil Leak from Speedco

    Speedco took out my oil pan plug several years ago, made it good the next day
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    Thermo king

    Make sure you have a Co2/smoke detector in your sleeper. What you don't see, or smell, that will kill you quicker than anything.
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    Landing gear

    There are many shippers who won't load a truck, if it requires a forklift, unless it has landing gear down.
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    Straight truck body height and width

    Teams? I am still 20LBS away from fitting in that one ALONE! LOL!! :p
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    Straight truck body height and width

    Good Luck!!!!
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    Straight truck body height and width

    It may, I don't know. My truck has enough power, 450HP, to go anywhere. It has an engine brake as well. I can make it do just about anything I want it to do. PA is easy, except for coming down RT40 west bound into Uniontown off the "summit", but it did it without a problem. It's done, Donner...
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    Straight truck body height and width

    I have a 10SP autoshift in my truck. Does fine. It a 48K gross truck. Why do you want to limit your load capability with a light truck?
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    Straight truck body height and width

    Having said that, a lot would depend on what kind of freight. We were not able to handle 48X48 skids side by side. That is due to the fact that our insulated box has 4" of insulation compared to 3" like most others has. It has required us to get "creative" at times when loading but has never...
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    Straight truck body height and width

    That's kind of small. That would have eliminated much of the freight we have carried over the years. What carrier are you planning on signing on with?
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    Straight truck body height and width

    What do you want to use it for? Are those interior or exterior dems? Door opening or inside dems?
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    Where?

    Thank you, I will look into them.
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    Where?

    Where does one go to get a truck appraised to determine it's current value? I know you get a "survey" for a boat, what is there for trucks?
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    PX8 fuel economy

    HI! Welcome to the club. I can't help with your question but those who know will want to know gear ratios etc to better answer your question.
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    Freightliner m2 tail lights out. On the road now

    Our problems ended when we got the entire back half of the truck rewired. We have not had a problem since.
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    With $10,000, I would...

    10K? That's easy. 1/2 fill up of diesel.
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    Cost for running a straight truck

    A new TVAL truck would have to gross AT LEAST what it would cost to buy it, each and every year it was in service. That would be the MINIMUM for it to do well. With the rates we are seeing lately, that would not be the easiest task in the world.
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    Cost for running a straight truck

    That 86K was COSTS, not gross income. I can tell you one thing for sure, our income gets more gross with each passing day.
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    Cost for running a straight truck

    It never hurts to hear it more than once.
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    Cost for running a straight truck

    It costs an arm and a leg. LOL! Welcome to EO! IF you have never been an expediter I would suggest NOT buying a truck. My suggestion would be to run for an owner, for a year or so, to learn the ropes and decide if you like the lifestyle. A lot of us in here have picked up good buys, or repos...
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