October, Crossroads & Pumpkin Spice?

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Got a wash today at the BB. Needed a wash badly! Nice and clean now.

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Dropped this morning and napped in Nashville. Got nothing! Moved to the J in Franklin KY. Puts me between Nashville and Bowling Green. Plus, they have showers, Walmart doesn't!


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CRE Rocktober surprise. I told Murray we wanted to go to Pacific Northwest one more time before winter. On the way, 3000 paid miles Bridgeport CT to Seattle WA. AND, pre-booked Monday loaded back to Denver. I love that man

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CRE Rocktober surprise. I told Murray we wanted to go to Pacific Northwest one more time before winter. On the way, 3000 paid miles Bridgeport CT to Seattle WA. AND, pre-booked Monday loaded back to Denver. I love that man

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Nice going.....sweet...Murray does rock....

rumour mill....some carrier now wants a DOT safety done twice a year....when vans don't even require it (except in states that require a year safety) ..but get this...they'll give you a break and only charge you $25.00....or $50.00 on the year if you get it done at their shop...talk about increasing the income stream...
 

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Looks like I am getting the heave ho shortly...wifey has my overnight bag by the door:p....time to go back on the road a i suppose...LOL

Just for kicks, I'll flip on your states and post for tomorrow noon MTN. Maybe someone will go fishing in your pond!


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great idea... someone might be looking for a Monday pick up
....:) consider Mt and Wy as well..only 250 miles away the east sides
 

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Nice going.....sweet...Murray does rock....

rumour mill....some carrier now wants a DOT safety done twice a year....when vans don't even require it (except in states that require a year safety) ..but get this...they'll give you a break and only charge you $25.00....or $50.00 on the year if you get it done at their shop...talk about increasing the income stream...
Ken, one of my former carriers required one every 4 months. That was 3 a year too many for the vans, in my opinion, but they wanted uniformity with the regulated trucks.

The good thing was that they paid for the inspection if you passed.

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Nice going.....sweet...Murray does rock....

rumour mill....some carrier now wants a DOT safety done twice a year....when vans don't even require it (except in states that require a year safety) ..but get this...they'll give you a break and only charge you $25.00....or $50.00 on the year if you get it done at their shop...talk about increasing the income stream...
Ken, one of my former carriers required one every 4 months. That was 3 a year too many for the vans, in my opinion, but they wanted uniformity with the regulated trucks.

The good thing was that they paid for the inspection if you passed.

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Some states require yearly safetys anyhow.....just give the carrier a copy of your pass.....this is going way too far by any stretch.....can we O/O's test the new dispatchers for quality then? to level the playing field that is......
 
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great idea... someone might be looking for a Monday pick up
....:) consider Mt and Wy as well..only 250 miles away the east sides

Oh ya. I always add MT, WY, ND & SD when you're at home. It's not unlike broker's to pay 300 miles of DH when there are no other trucks out there.


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Some states require yearly safetys anyhow.....just give the carrier a copy of your pass.....this is going way too far by any stretch.....can we O/O's test the new dispatchers for quality then? to level the playing field that is......
Of course, to test certain dispatchers we know, should we use a breathalyzer?

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These carriers have to realize or even care...we are not making the money what we once made in the past thanks in part again to them and their partners..we have trimmed down to the bare bones of running to make a profit....these totally unnecessary requirements only adds to our costs and lowers our income...
at Least Murray knows that what seems like a trivial amount in itself like $25 for a CV, that equates to a 1/2 a tank of fuel
 

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These carriers have to realize or even care...we are not making the money what we once made in the past thanks in part again to them and their partners..we have trimmed down to the bare bones of running to make a profit....these totally unnecessary requirements only adds to our costs and lowers our income...
at Least Murray knows that what seems like a trivial amount in itself like $25 for a CV, that equates to a 1/2 a tank of fuel

Yes, if you don't think every penny counts these days, your in danger of making some really poor decisions.
 

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These carriers have to realize or even care...we are not making the money what we once made in the past thanks in part again to them and their partners..we have trimmed down to the bare bones of running to make a profit....these totally unnecessary requirements only adds to our costs and lowers our income...
at Least Murray knows that what seems like a trivial amount in itself like $25 for a CV, that equates to a 1/2 a tank of fuel
Wait, we can make a profit doing this?

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OntarioVanMan

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These carriers have to realize or even care...we are not making the money what we once made in the past thanks in part again to them and their partners..we have trimmed down to the bare bones of running to make a profit....these totally unnecessary requirements only adds to our costs and lowers our income...
at Least Murray knows that what seems like a trivial amount in itself like $25 for a CV, that equates to a 1/2 a tank of fuel
Wait, we can make a profit doing this?

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constant paid honeymoons in your case...LOL
 
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OntarioVanMan

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These carriers have to realize or even care...we are not making the money what we once made in the past thanks in part again to them and their partners..we have trimmed down to the bare bones of running to make a profit....these totally unnecessary requirements only adds to our costs and lowers our income...
at Least Murray knows that what seems like a trivial amount in itself like $25 for a CV, that equates to a 1/2 a tank of fuel

Yes, if you don't think every penny counts these days, your in danger of making some really poor decisions.
these day CEO's have no idea that a simple .05 can be $5,000 LESS for us nor do they seem to care....or they simple mouth the words they think we want to hear....at least you Murray and Sally have come from the lower branches of evolution in CVing.....:p
 
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