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Locations & Banter , January 2019

Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by ntimevan, Jan 1, 2019.

  1. coalminer

    coalminer Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    If they really want to be offended, look up a movie call Hamburger the motion picture. I saw someone posted it on Youtube, but im sure its only a matter of time before it is removed.
     
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  2. Worn Out Manager
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    Worn Out Manager Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Air Force

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    What made me feel old today was the astonishing fact that this happened so long ago, while my brain says it was a couple years ago
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    • xmudman

      xmudman Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      And from there, Augusta to Ypsilanti then Roseville, MI to VW in Chattanooga. Do not wanna go north into the snowstorm, though.


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    • Moot
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      Moot Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      What about Vanishing Point, Smokey And The Bandit and Debbie Does Dallas?
       
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      I'm at home and OOS today when my phone blew up. 4 load offers in the span of about 15 minutes. The four loads were loads I already had run since the beginning of the year. WTF?
       
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    • BigStickJr

      BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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      Well, you’re evidently still with the big cat !

      Probably should have been more obvious.
      Pee Wee Herman and Tom, (comma) Yanks (Verb)
       
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      brokcanadian Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      One that doesn't come out to $66,000 plus tax like the one on my build site
       
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      brokcanadian Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Situation: our emissions testing gets scrapped in April, mine's expired now.

      Problem: when connected to the machine, my Sprinter is not allowed to complete the test. In fact, the second location I tried, the machine called "home" for a video conference.

      I've heard some sprinters have been modified to remove emissions controls...the software couldn't be that smart, could it? :rolleyes:
       
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      What's an emissions test? ;)
       
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      DollarSign Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Ok?
       
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      Answer: gas if it comes with highest GVWR

      Oil change cost: free + oil and filter (not seeing a dealership again)

      (Edit: anyone that knows me will understand I go thru this everytime something frustrating happens with my Sprinter, I'll start vomiting when I think of the payments)

      Have to get up at 7 am and drive into Toronto where my half completed test is sitting. Hope that ecm flash isn't mandatory, I ignored the recall
       
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    • hapearce1
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      Powerful Zen Expedite Wisdom.
       
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    • guido4475

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      Scaffidi Truck Center - New & Used Heavy Duty Trailers, Medium Trailers, Loaders, Sales, Service, and Parts in Stevens Point, WI, near Prentice, Abbotsford, Antigo, and Crandon

      This guy knows his to set these up. He is well aware of the GVW laws, and sets these up accordingly. The DRW Transit cutaways are de-rated to under 10,000 GVW, and done legally. And these are surprisingly light weight. Up to 17' body length. Flat floor, many options available from unicell. 6 month wait time. I was so close a few months ago. He even adds a leaf spring per side because he didn't like the ssy it sat with 3k of weight in the rear. He is a Ford commercial dealer.
       
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      brokcanadian Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      I keep stopping on the srw cubes and eyeing that width. At least once a month I get a call to rescue a light straight sized load...paid accordingly...

      Adjusted my attitude rereading the stephensservice.com and "the fatal flaw of Mercedes-Benz sprinters" interweb sites. Then I came upon "ecoboost problems" and gave up in disgust.

      Off to fix my 2005
       
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    • brokcanadian
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      brokcanadian Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Unfortunately in Canada 4500 kg = 9920 lbs = regulated. I like his vans tho
       
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    • ntimevan

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      Have you stopped there ...? Everytime i am close (late PM unload) the next morning, boom a load . I would like to see his Vans up close and drive 1 . I see the claims on length , GVW , and cargo capacity, but yet would like to do the Eye Test .. You know the Actual Cat Scale ticket with me inside , tape measure everything, check out suspension, etc. My thinking i could easily have a permanent Bed and plenty of room for freight.

      Whatever...
       
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    • scottm4211

      scottm4211 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Gas is $4200 less and 200# higher payload. Can't get it in 170 extended but still has 174" bed length.
       
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    • guido4475

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      I sure have. He is the real deal. As hard as it is to believe, his so called claims are true and accurate.
       
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      brokcanadian Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      OK. They were doin it wrong

      Passed with flying colors. The machine was trying to tell the last two places they were freaking morons and to go home, certifications revoked

      SMOKE TEST not PLUG IN. Course they would have had to read the message on the screen in front of their face...
       
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    • guido4475

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      I dont see why he cant de-regulate it to whatever you need. Give him a call. He is an upfront guy who tells it how it is, not one of those salespeople that blows sunshine up youre a*s.
       
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