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Old School's Comment
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Oh I have every confidence in you! It's all those unexpected problems that can arise that I'm concerned about. I know you'll do well, and I completely get where you are coming from with your experiences. I hope you do better than you expect, but I'd set my expectations more like around 65 grand. You know your numbers better than I do, but don't count the monies you put aside for future repairs or replacement as income. You'll need them eventually if you keep at it.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Oh I have every confidence in you! It's all those unexpected problems that can arise that I'm concerned about. I know you'll do well, and I completely get where you are coming from with your experiences. I hope you do better than you expect, but I'd set my expectations more like around 65 grand. You know your numbers better than I do, but don't count the monies you put aside for future repairs or replacement as income. You'll need them eventually if you keep at it.

That is the problem with most failures, they think they can spend what they make and keep just say 5-10k for repairs and then it costs them 20k or more.

Another thing that people forget about is that if you set aside 20k for repairs, you will need to pay taxes on that so you need to put aside even more.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Cwc's Comment
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Are the dents and dings fixed? Looks like a sweet ride.

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That passenger fender isn't dented but the clear coat is nonexistent and makes it look caved in from the top down because of how the picture was taken.... Just take another look took me a second too.

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Next winter we will probably take care of the paint issues.

I say leave it but I drive a ratrod 69 c10 and wear a shirt that says "I flock to beaters" A little pataina never hurt nothing.

Big Scott's Comment
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Are the dents and dings fixed? Looks like a sweet ride.

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What dents and dings?

Looks like the right front fender is bent up.

Big Scott's Comment
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Just saw the explanation.

Pat M.'s Comment
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OK, it has been a week and the truck is now ready to roll. A week after getting the truck and many late nights later she is ready.

Up first is the headache rack installation. headache rack installation on semi truck Then came the installation of the work lights. Had these off road lights given to me about three years ago. Now I have a place to use them. off-road lights being installed on semi-truck Next up was the addition of a second beacon light. Most states require you to have two of them. installation of beacon light on semi truck Then I needed some extra storage. I am using this for tire chains and carpet scraps. semi truck tire chain outside storage box After all that, you still need to be organized. I picked up this box at Walmart to keep all the little repair items organized. There are two layers to the box with larger cups in the bottom for air line fittings. truck driver's plastic organizer for spare fuses lights parts And here she is in all her 24 year old splendor. old blue long-nose semi truck outside in the snow

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Big Scott's Comment
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Nice garage. lol. The truck looks great. Wishing you great success and happiness.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Exciting times, Pat! I wish you the best on this new adventure!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Thanks Bud

Now for a teaching moment.... I found this photo on another site. What can you find that makes this load illegal in EVERY state in the union? flatbed trailer using reflective vests as flags

Cwc's Comment
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Thanks Bud

Now for a teaching moment.... I found this photo on another site. What can you find that makes this load illegal in EVERY state in the union? 1485306805.6627.jpg

Is it because it's hanging off the back by so many feet without an oversized banner? I drag a box so take it easy on me.

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