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    every wear, NV

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    Experienced Driver

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    10 years, 6 months ago

murderspolywog's Bio

What do you want to know? I am marride have a baby at home. I am just now starting a flatbed job, I used to drive and train for swift..

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Posted:  4 years, 2 months ago

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Dezl 780 questions

The smart link goes thought your bluetooth, the only time you need the wifi on is for updates ( I do not recomend doing it via wifi) or if you dont have a bluetooth. Are you saying that the traffic update takes up your hole screen or just the right side about 1/4 of the screen. What ever tab you opened last should be the one you see if you close the traffic update but it dose not close down the traffic feature, just sets it to run in the back ground or when the traffic changes agen. I have been playing around with he ball it is really bad when it is fully extended to the top the more centered you can get mount and the ball the better it seems to ride. How much it moves depends on how hot it is. I have not figured out a way to keep it from tilting down. I think it might have todo with the weight of the 780. I think the smaller one might do better.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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I'm Hearing Voices!

I am doing good, I am just working on keeping my old girl running. Trucks do not age like wine they are more along the lines of milk. I stay pritty busy and when I am not busy, with the truck or business. The wife and kids have a long list of things to do at the house. Work on the remodel, take the kids fishing, chase electrical issues on the wife's car. Just the average stuff, I love every minute of the insanity.

Be safe out there old school and let me know next time you come out west.

Posted:  4 years, 3 months ago

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I'm Hearing Voices!

I will say old school that was pretty good. I almost spit my water all over my gauge cluster. I was laying between my drive tires this morning greasing my u-joints and did not want the guy getting out the passenger side of his truck to trip over me. I said hello I got no response and we walk around the front of his truck.

Posted:  4 years, 5 months ago

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New truck driver, Help please! Given ticket for non-compliance and violation

Just to add to old school excellent information on chains. Washington requires that you carry 2 extra chains, thats why he got cited for not having 7 instead of 5. Also in California you can use a set of 3 link chains, they cover a duel set of drive tires in place of chaining inside and out side of the front drive axel with single chains. In my 6 ish years of running donner I have never needed to chain all 4 tires on the front drive axel. They shut the road down before it gets that bad most of the time. I still carry enough chains to get the job done, I currently have 9 chains on my truck I always brake some in the winter time. Part of winter driving is knowing when to shut down and when to drive there are no hard and fast rules other then when the dot says its closed its closed. As for weight stations/ports of entry. There are a lot of places in the west were you are required to exit the freeway or cross over the road to to the WS/PI.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Should tandems be forward or back on icy roads

I have found on the ice it dose not matter how light or heavy the tandems. With the tires they have there is little to no traction. The abs system should keep the tires from locking up. If he starts to slide the sooner the tandems can find fresh snow to get some traction in the less momentum the trailer can pick up in its skid. In the wind the longer your contact point is the harder the wind has to try to move you. Think of it as a 3 point fulcrum. The fartner away all the pivot points are to each other the harder it is to move the hole system.

Posted:  4 years, 6 months ago

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Should tandems be forward or back on icy roads

I drive that route often probly every week. I would leave the tandomes set for now tell you get to oragen then, reassess how the truck is handling. There are a number of bridges there between weed and yreka, that ice over so watch the trucks in front of you and have your cruise contral off, Jake's off, and hit it after caltrans has sent out the sand trucks. OR is really lax about having you put on chains so check the web site or trip check and see if it looks like you might need chains if you do then chain up or park the truck because there roads are the worst in the winter time.

Posted:  5 years ago

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Smallest/lightest load you have hauled?

Smallest load was 1 brass pole 4 in round, 9 feet long and weight was 97 pounds it went from LA to Phoenix and had to he tarped.

Posted:  5 years, 1 month ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

I have a 2010 prostar, and with my 15 wheel all the way back the king pin is perfectly centered between my drives. my empty full fuel weight is 32700, my steers weight 12200, my drives are 12400, my trailer is 8100. I have a great Dane 48 foot split axel flatbed. My coil rack is about 2 feet behind my marker light. If i use that as my center point i am always 36 to 38k and on the back and light on the drives. And right about 12450 to 12500 on steers. If I move the load 1 to 2 feet in front of the marker light. I am 12350 to 12400 on my steers. 31 to 33k on drives and 33 to 35k on my trailer. I usually run 75k to 80k. If I load my trailer right my steers are always in the 12200 to 12400 . I might have missed it but I did not see were you put how heavy you are on steers when loaded.

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Hazmat Fingerprints

Mine took 60ish days .

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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Truck orders

I would not worry about that article. I have a freind that is a semi truck new order sales man. 2 years to 18 months ago the time from ordering a truck to delivery of a truck was 13 to 14 months. Now the time from order to delivery is 9 to 10 months. Just to look at the historical data 4 years ago the time was 3 months from order to delivery. So to think about it trucks that were order 18 months ago were delivered in Oct to Nov of last year just in time for the holiday shipping season. Now look at that most years the slow time for trucking is Jan, Feb, and some of March, so as a business you don't want to take delivery of an assist that will just be sitting around for a months.

I will start to worry when I see major company's start cancelling there orders or cutting them sharply. Right now there still taking delivery of there orders there just decreasing there orders for future truck orders.

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