Driving from San franciso to DFW..Any advice ?

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  1. Kip life

    Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Guys,

    I am driving next week from California San franciso to DFW

    whats the best route ? i know I-40 is a good route but i Hear I-10 via phoenix is also good.
    2-What do I realistically need - some tool box? spare hoses ? coolant ?
    3- Do I Need to stop at Weight station or Keep any logs ?
    4 - Do I Need a medical card and do i need USDot and all those numbers

    I just bought the truck as stated in an earlier thread -

    https://www.expeditersonline.com/forums/forums/truck-talk.8/

    Box truck
     
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    Hansen Josif Rookie Expediter Driver

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    No from my driving experience you do not need to stop @any port of entry put for coolant & tool box it's up to you but hope you don't break Dawn no log nothing good luck


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  3. Kip life

    Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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    scottm4211 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Did you even look at what he bought?
     
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    T270_Dreamin Expert Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Lets see just made the trip a couple weeks ago from Dallas to LA. Replaced battery in Dallas, Coolant Hose in Phoenix and cam sensor in LA so all is well now. Always helps to have spare parts if you have budget and extra room to carry them. Take the route with the least miles and or route with best cities to stop and get a bite and a affordable $50 hotel if you have time. I'll be flying out to get my truck next week and run CA to Tx. Yes so much downtime to book out the next load I had to fly home with my amazing $120 round trip flight deal (not to mention free parking in Vegas!) from friend who works at frontier. Safe travels enjoy the ride!
     
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    Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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    thank you for the feedback. So from what I gather here, I only need my insurance , Registration and Bill of sale paperwork and the temporary tags.


    I Dont need

    - To log
    -Go through scales



     
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    xiggi Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    I only drive a van but I'm not sure about logging or scaling, I think you might need to with that truck.
     
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    ucfd608 Seasoned Expediter Owner/Operator

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    U gotta scale the truck an u can get away from logging if u put not for hire on it I believe

    This thingy majiggy
     
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    Kip life Active Expediter Owner/Operator

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    i wish there was an explicit list of do and donts ..
     
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    ucfd608 Seasoned Expediter Owner/Operator

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    It would be nice if there was

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    Do some proper homework as to what a ST requires

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