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Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I did my training on how to pickup/deliver to the ports here in the Norfolk VA area today. Tomorrow I will be heading out to get a load of lumber to bring back to the port. This will be the first load I have pulled since the end of April when I started all the treatments for my cancer.

All seems to be ok as far as the Dr's are concerned. So now the real test begins with how this goes. Will keep everyone updated as this goes forward.

Ernie

Old School's Comment
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Woooo Hoooo!

Congrats Ernie!

I hope you and Steve do really well together. Really glad to hear this good news.

Jetguy's Comment
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Ernie- I know the fellow you're working with bought a fairly new Light Weight (LW) truck- about 100,000 miles and $98,000- with the LW he said he's getting good mileage. Are you driving same kind of truck? Do you have a LW?

Good luck! I hope it works out!!

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Ernie- I know the fellow you're working with bought a fairly new Light Weight (LW) truck- about 100,000 miles and $98,000- with the LW he said he's getting good mileage. Are you driving same kind of truck? Do you have a LW?

Good luck! I hope it works out!!

The truck he just bought is 12 VIN #'s different than the one you mentioned. Exactly the same including color. He is averaging about 7.25 MPG overall. Mostly this is because a lot of the loads we pull are over 80,000 LB's and having to drive in the MTN's of WV a lot.

So taking into consideration those factors, not too bad.

Ernie

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
6 string rhythm's Comment
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Good for you Ernie.

Jetguy's Comment
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Ernie- I know the fellow you're working with bought a fairly new Light Weight (LW) truck- about 100,000 miles and $98,000- with the LW he said he's getting good mileage. Are you driving same kind of truck? Do you have a LW?

Good luck! I hope it works out!!

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The truck he just bought is 12 VIN #'s different than the one you mentioned. Exactly the same including color. He is averaging about 7.25 MPG overall. Mostly this is because a lot of the loads we pull are over 80,000 LB's and having to drive in the MTN's of WV a lot.

So taking into consideration those factors, not too bad.

Ernie

Ernie- You wrote "over 80,000 lbs". What is the maximum weight you might pull?

Steve had written that he drives 75mph. In training at Prime, we drove 57-58 mph most of the time. Do you plan on going 75? Or maybe you're a 65 mph guy.

Just asking questions, cause I would like to do what you're doing some day.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Serah D.'s Comment
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I did my training on how to pickup/deliver to the ports here in the Norfolk VA area today. Tomorrow I will be heading out to get a load of lumber to bring back to the port. This will be the first load I have pulled since the end of April when I started all the treatments for my cancer.

All seems to be ok as far as the Dr's are concerned. So now the real test begins with how this goes. Will keep everyone updated as this goes forward.

Ernie

Happy for you Ernie. All the best in your new job!!

William C.'s Comment
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That's awesome news Erie I have been praying for you good luck tomorrow

Pat M.'s Comment
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Congrats and welcome back to the road!dancing-dog.gif

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Ernie- I know the fellow you're working with bought a fairly new Light Weight (LW) truck- about 100,000 miles and $98,000- with the LW he said he's getting good mileage. Are you driving same kind of truck? Do you have a LW?

Good luck! I hope it works out!!

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The truck he just bought is 12 VIN #'s different than the one you mentioned. Exactly the same including color. He is averaging about 7.25 MPG overall. Mostly this is because a lot of the loads we pull are over 80,000 LB's and having to drive in the MTN's of WV a lot.

So taking into consideration those factors, not too bad.

Ernie

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Ernie- You wrote "over 80,000 lbs". What is the maximum weight you might pull?

Steve had written that he drives 75mph. In training at Prime, we drove 57-58 mph most of the time. Do you plan on going 75? Or maybe you're a 65 mph guy.

Just asking questions, cause I would like to do what you're doing some day.

I don't know as of now what the max weight with our over-weight permit that is allowed. I guess I will have to look and find out.

As for speed, I plan on doing 65 most of the time unless the load requires me to go faster to complete it on time. It just all depends on the situation.

Ernie

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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