Comments By Sid V.

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Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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New chapter in my life

One thing i will caution you on is you will have a new entrant audit at around 3-6 months. You will need to submit 7 day logs and all the legal proof, so be prepared.

Your authority will become active once your insurance agent submits that portion to the feds.

The ifta sticker doesn't really mean anything. Make sure you have the actual license piece of paper that came with it. That's what you're going to have to show if you get inspected.

Don't worry. You'll be rolling in no time.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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New chapter in my life

Congrats PJ,

If you ever have any questions let me know. That's very exciting news. It will be very rewarding to look yourself up on the safer website and see your name attached to a carrier.

Just a word of advice. Work hard. Be reliable. Have integrity, ethics, and your word mean something. Good luck and have fun with it.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Sleeper berth splits

Wow, i'm so sorry. Thank you for correcting me Rainy and OS.

Haven't been on the road in almost two months. I guess your brain goes to mush when you don't use it.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Sleeper berth splits

You can do a 8/2 or a 7/3. The shorter break must be logged on the sleeper line, the longer break can be logged in any combination of sleeper or off duty.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Attitude

Hi Chris,

If your just a couple hundred pounds over on the axle weight, try putting it on your drive axles with your tandem adjustments and it will go down while your driving and burning fuel. Diesel is about 7 pounds per gallon so if you're 200 pounds over, it'll take about 30 min of driving to burn it off.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Good time to go o/o ?

Robert

When i say now is a good time, what i mean is soon in the next 3-6 months when equipment prices start falling. I don't mean sign on the dotted line tomorrow. Sorry about the confusion.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Good time to go o/o ?

Hi drivers,

I know this is an awful topic for this forum, but as you may or may not know, the freight market is coming down due to high supply and low demand of trucks. Also, fuel prices are the highest they've ever been. Many carriers will be selling and going out of business soon.

Now, imo, may be a good time to look into jumping into the market to be an o/o, if anyone is interested. You could get equipment once the prices bottom out and ride the rates up when they finally do go up.

If the time is not right for you and you still want to own your own truck, i would suggest you pay attention to what the market does in the next 6-12 months and maybe position yourself in the next downturn.

No hate, if it's not for you. It's definitely not for everyone.

I would say you must have the following if you're thinking about it as a path:

2 yrs experience minimum ( you won't get insured below that, and even at 2 years the rates are high) NO DEBT of any kind. $20-$60k in savings 2 credit cards with no balance driving wise - knowledge of split breaks

Have a nice day folks, and stay safe on the roads!!

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Advice on an HOS situation, please

Hi matt,

A lot of those company loads have windows to deliver. Sometimes those windows can be days. From my experience, they give you the earliest you can complete a load even though there's days before they need to get it there. That's one thing i don't like about driving for company.

If i had to drive for company again, and i was in your situation, i'd give them an ETA over the computer, and if they don't seem to really care about it being there late, then i wouldn't sweat it either.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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HOS Suspended in GA

Hi Caroline,

Please keep in mind that even though HOS regs get lifted from time to time the driver still needs to be rested enough to operate a CMV. It's not a pass to drive for days on end.

Also, there are DOT officers that do not know about regs getting lifted and they'll write you up for it. And...good luck getting it taken off your record.

Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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What are some tricks of the trade for checking tire pressure?

Hi Noti,

You're going to need a specific tire gauge for truck tires. They sell them at truck stops. You need to wait until the tire is cold, so first thing in the morning is best or when you've been sitting for a while. Use the spec that's on the tire for the correct pressure to use.

As an o/o, i honestly use the tirepass at loves before i roll out in the morning. They charge 5 or 10 bucks to do the tractor tires. Most of the time, i just tip the guy 5 bucks and he doesn't charge me.

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