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Discussion in 'General Expediter Forum' started by TSXpress2015, Dec 19, 2017.

  1. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    I hope you’re a troll.
    If not, go find yourself a better LTL Company to drive for.
     
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  2. Treadmill
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    Treadmill Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    You do realize that gvw also include total weight capacity of van plus trailer. Anything over 10001 lbs mean logging and med card along with at least a chauffeur’s license. Otherwise you will be hauling a lot of invisible freight.
     
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  3. Road Pirate
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    Road Pirate New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    Glad i brought that up...with all the different combinations, i looked past the log thing...i read it as gross vehicle weight for authority, not gross combined....my authority covers it anyway....i went with the full authority package...... I have a class A CDL I just got my medical card renewed so I'm all good.....like i said, new to this, so information is better than being called a troll
     
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  4. OntarioVanMan
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    OntarioVanMan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Yeah SD requires scaling for combinations exceeding 8,000 lbs and they enforce it.... where as a single van they give you a free pass.
     
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  5. Road Pirate
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    Road Pirate New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    Yeah, none of this bothers, nor scares me...i am excited to do this...kinda gotta go all in...but i feel with my combination of van and trailer will suit my need...im still all in on the 350 Transit. I wont always be pulling the skateboard....i really just want options.... my DOT Buddy told me to buy a dually and I trailer.....thats a little bigger investment i feel i want....I'm looking for versatility.
     
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  6. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    Check in from time to time, or daily.
    I’m sure people are interested to see how this works out.
     
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  7. BlindSquid
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    BlindSquid Active Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

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    Got that right! This could get interesting.
     
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  8. Road Pirate
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    Road Pirate New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    Well I'm definitely a person that hopes the best for someone, that is truly genuine.... I'm excited to get started on this endeavor. I know I'm not going to get rich but I love driving, and I hopefully can make the best of it.
     
  9. BigStickJr

    BigStickJr Veteran Expediter Retired Expediter

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    If you spent much time at that LTL company you know 30 Drivers will have about 34 different opinions on most issues.
    Your adventures will be educational for some, entertaining for others.
    We have lots of people doing lots of things but I don’t think anyone is doing it your way.
    Add in changing regulations, and interpretations of the same, and I expect some interesting reading.
    Good Luck
     
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  10. OntarioVanMan
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    OntarioVanMan Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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    Agreed... out of the box thinking can draw out some interesting reactions.
     
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