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  1. Joe Mavrik
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    Joe Mavrik New Recruit Owner/Operator

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    Hello all, Joe Mavrik here.

    I've been trucking locally hauling stone for years. Got talked into OTR trailer work and after 6 weeks decided that it's not for me both financially and emotionally. My partner and broker suggested I try Expedited.

    After a year of this....... I'm hooked. I didn't start out with a big truck, or even one that could haul a lot of weight. I bought a 2003 F-650 that just recently sold on the classifieds here. Not much to look at, but she was a heck of a beginner truck and am excited to be building a bigger an better one from scratch..... so to speak.

    Is there a specific location for truck builds? Or should I just post it here? I have been lurking in the other parts of the forums finding lots of good information and gadgets.

    Glad to be here!
     
  2. Ragman
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    Ragman Veteran Expediter Driver

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    Welcome to the madness.... don't know about truck builds per se, but I would post in the truck talk forum.
     
    • Lawrence
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      Lawrence Founder Staff Member

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      Welcome to EO Joe!

      Yes, we have a forum for for your truck build right here:

      https://www.expeditersonline.com/forums/forums/truck-talk.8/
       
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    • geo
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      geo Veteran Expediter Charter Member Owner/Operator US Navy

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      couple of places to check out are freightliner of knoxville tn, tsi north jackson oh
      they are great dealers, they know trucks
       
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      races Seasoned Expediter Owner/Operator

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    • geo
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      geo Veteran Expediter Charter Member Owner/Operator US Navy

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      there good to
       
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      Tobster317 Seasoned Expediter Owner/Operator

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      I bought my truck from Ellenbaum. MAKE SURE YOU BRING A CERTIFIED MACHANIC WITH YOU. Some trucks there he doesn't know the history on. I had a mechanic go with me and I was happy with the price and what was found out about the truck.
       
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    • Dynamite 1
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      Dynamite 1 Moderator Staff Member Fleet Owner

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      He doesnt build trucks, just sells trucks and most of what he has are bought wholesale or auction. Good option for those just getting started though but inspect, inspect, inspect !!!


      There are really 4 dealerships that specialize in building expedite trucks.

      Middle Georgia Freightliner { Macon, GA }
      Knoxville Freightliner { Knoxville, TN }
      FYDA Freightliner { Columbus, OH }
      Stoops { Truck Country } Freightliner { Indianapolis, IN }

      There are a few others as mentioned !!
       
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    • Joe Mavrik
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      Joe Mavrik New Recruit Owner/Operator

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      I'm sorry guys. I should have been more specific.

      Is there a place on the forum here specific to truck builds. I am currently having one built and wanted to show the progress.
       
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      brokcanadian Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

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      Geez nobody answered. Truck Talk if you're still looking
       
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