Profile For Wilde

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  • Location:
    Wichita falls, TX

  • Driving Status:
    Rookie Solo Driver

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years ago

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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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100 air mile HOS change??

Iv been studying like crazy to get a good understanding of HOS. Highroad training has been a huge help. Now Ive been thrown a curve ball and would like some input from you guys about it.

The company ive been with for 2 months now has a route to and from the dfw area that i must make sometimes. My boss says that the 100 air mile rule has been extended to 150 air miles allowing us to skip the 30min DOT break. I have done several searches on google but everything i find states the 150 is only for non cdl drivers and the shorthaul exception is 100 air miles. Does anyone here know of any changes to this 100 air mile rule?

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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My Truck Has Been Sold...What!?

I guess that sounded a bit creepy.. just know i remembered you saying that because im a bit of a slayer fan myself.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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My Truck Has Been Sold...What!?

Nice truck brother. So how does your Slayer sound on the stereo??

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Dry van securement

Thanks for the reply Joseph. Yeah not being able to see in my trailer at all would make me sick with worry. So far I've only had one sealed load and I was able to put it on myself after doing some securing.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Dry van securement

So I'm still a little confused on dot rules on securement in a dry van. I mean, is the frame of the van really strong enough to hold that much weight because it's in a cradle?

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Dry van securement

I enjoy pulling flatbed. I love the challenge of it and for some reason just enjoy my workday more when doing that. Unfortunately the small company I'm with does mostly dry van so I haven't been able to do it as much as I'd like. I'm hooked to a stepdeck right now though heading to Denver and life is good.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Dry van securement

Not nailed. Strapped to pallets. Yeah I feel like it should be flatbed only. We only haul them a few hundred miles so I guess my company decided it's easier than tarping. So dry van must have same securement as flatbed correct? In order to be safe and legal I will just have to use 2 straps each then.

Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Dry van securement

Oops forgot pics

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Posted:  4 years, 8 months ago

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Dry van securement

We haul these fluidends for halliburton quite often. No big deal properly securing them on a flatbed. But the straps that we use in a dry van have a much lower wll than the 5k lb winch straps used on flatbeds. Typically 1400 lbs or so. And I have no idea what the walls those straps attach to are rated at but they sure do feel weak to me when you start ratcheting the straps down. So does dry van require the same wll of securement as a flatbed? I would think so but how does one achieve that in a dry van?? The load in these pics didn't move on me much but it just doesn't seem safe to me. Those things weigh over 3k each. One strap each is just shy of 50% of wll. So I'm guessing they really need two each to be legal but that would mean 26 straps in all! Ideas anyone?

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Flatbed Variety

Made my first solo run today. 42k lbs of bar stock to halliburton in carrollton, tx

nothing fancy but boy it sure made me happy!

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this load was already secured at our yard but i think i should build a bulkhead in front next time... what do you guys think??

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