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    3 years, 10 months ago

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Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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CB setup

I've tried the wilsons but I seem to get better range from the terminator with the 2 of them set up right and offset from each other with a good coax you should get some good distance I was getting about 4 miles out of the box before I had it modded.

Thanks, I go right by a CB shop tonight. Maybe I'll have time to let him check & tune it, then go from there. I was looking at the Terminators & the Wilsons

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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CB setup

Something else I just remembered if you're goo to run steel coil whips you'll need maxi mounts which cost about 20 a piece and you'll need 2. All In all you'll be in about 180 by the time it's done but you'll have a sweet setup.

Posted:  3 years, 5 months ago

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CB setup

I run two terminator 2 series steel whips( about 50 a piece) with two Mini 8 coax cables( about 20 a piece) to my Bearcat 980. I have the coax attached using a T connection and the whips dropped down as far inside the coils as they will go, this has me at 1:0:0 on SWR on all 40 Chanel's and all 80 sidebands as well. I just had the radio tweaked peaked and modded so I can push out further but you don't need to do that. With just the Whips and coax though I was pushing out good and receiving damn good. Try that setup if you want this same setup worked wonders with my 880 as well.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Flat spot on tires - please explain

Looks like his breaks froze or he forgot to release the brakes That or he locked them up I'm willing to bet they were frozen though saw this a lot back in North Dakota in the oilfields.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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What defects are ok to ignore?

Minor fuel leaks and oil drips I'll usually bring to my companies attention but will will still drive air lines and such I'll see if I can't fix it my self usually but if I can't it goes to the shop and breaks I don't mess around with those are must get fixed. Lights and such are a thing I will try to fix my self as well. But if I can't then it will go in basically I try fixing it if it's something I can do but don't take the risk of getting trouble over saving the company money it's your career in the end not theirs.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Steer tires

Didn't see that part of the statement, I would then ask the shop to either move it for me or put 13000lb steers on my truck all though for the most part if I was over by that little amount I would usually just plan my fuel stops to be after I cross the coop or I would dodge them all together.

Posted:  3 years, 6 months ago

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Steer tires

It's in your 5th wheel move it back one notch if you're over by 100 and you'll be good each notch is usually 250lbs so that will put you right where you want to be.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Are CB Radio's standard?

I would get at least a cobra 29 the cobra 18 and 19 are junk, also your distance will come from a really good antenna setup most stock radios will reach about 4 to 6 miles with a well tuned antenna setup . That begin said you can also go to CB shops and get some high power CBs and antennas and can really reach out I have mine hot boxed and can push out well over 100 road miles. Remember though to if you wish to spend the money on a good setup that it doesn't come cheap I would start small with a good cobra some fire sticks and a FireWire coaxe cable and that will get you there pretty good.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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CB question

Depends on what you're after if you want damn good setup if you're ever in Bakersfield CA there is a guy there that will mod the crap out of your CB and hook you up with everything you need I've had other people hear me at some serious distance.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Tankers

I do tankers and have never had anyone hauling dry van turn me down however some companies that run stuff like flatbed may want previous flatbed experience I say pick a area you want and stick with it because you'll learn certain ways of driving in a tanker that won't relate to dry van and so on. It's much better to find the area you want and stick with it I've done tankers now for awhile and wouldn't think of doing anything else.

Posted:  3 years, 7 months ago

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Going to Midwest Co/Dairy

Have fun you're in for a ride remember be easy on the brakes because the surge from milk will rock your world brother, also remember the guys we work with at these milk bays can be ****s and are very anal about things. Good luck out there and practice backing as much as you can because some of these milk bays can be a bit tricky to get into.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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DOD jobs

Go check out shooter jobs they have tons of dod jobs I, sure youll find something on there. I know a few guys I served with that landed some damn good jobs using them.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New E-log Rules

That's fine and dandy I'll work for a company that has older equipment in their very law it states except trucks model year 2000 and older so either way works for me I'll get in an older truck and keep on trucking the way I want regardless.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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1 at fault accident

No if none was called it shouldn't pop up on your MVR I would go to your dmv and see if it is In fact on your MVR if it's not there than you don't even have to mention it.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Tad nervous

You made the perfect decision driver I'm glad you didn't go for it and get hurt or worse I would recommend if they won't send you with a trainer and dropping your load I would find a new company.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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New E-log Rules

Screw elogs if I end up with one i can assure you it will be broken down all the time.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Tad nervous

My best advise is what ever gear you climb in go two gears lower for the down grade do not use your jakes if there is snow on the ground that can end very badly for you and anyone around you, I use my trailer brake to slow me down when going down a mountain or steep grade when I can't use my jakes but be warned if you pull that to hard it will swing your trailer like a baseball bat I would ask one of the other drivers to run with you and let them know why you are uncomfortable and I'm sure they will help you out the best they can.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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What Trucking GPS's do you reccomend???

I like the Rand McNally but the best thing on the market is the Rand McNally Motor Carrier's Road Atlas every and I mean every driver should have one of these and use it to plan your route before you leave. The GPS should only supplement our atlas.

Posted:  3 years, 8 months ago

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Most miles legally in 11 hours?

Running legal on my logs i have pulled 786 miles in a day but 805 is quite the feat to accomplish not saying if I run more or less miles than that a day right now but I will say I know from experience that a 800 mile push is Damn hard drive

Posted:  3 years, 9 months ago

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Poetential solution for drowsy driving

I'm not going to lie I often drive for around 800 miles a day and but I wouldn't risk this it's something cool to think about but in the end your going to end up with a lawsuit and no company and someone or possibly a lot of people are going to end up hurt or dead. When I was in Iraq and Afghanistan we learned to operate on very little sleep but this wouldn't even appease me while I was deployed. Overall cool thought but no it work what so ever.

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