Rainy This One Question For You.

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Michael B.'s Comment
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rofl-2.gifrofl-2.gifrofl-2.gif Robert D. (Raptor).....A 15' U-haul and tow trailer is around $2500.00, plus fuel. If I were to sleep in the truck on the way out I could save some money and be there in about 3-4 days....

Well now, wont you be leaving home time at your house with an empty trailer someday on the way to pick up a load somewhere near you brothers family?...just saying...lol

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Maybe several drivers could get together and rent a place in one of those income tax-free states - with everyone only being there every so often, it sounds "perfect." Each person pick a utility to put in your name! smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Michael B.

I thought of that also, But: 1. Not leaving or selling my car. 2. I don't believe any company will let you use their equipment to travel 2200 miles without some sort of payback, i.e. fuel, use of their tractor and trailer to move, also insurance for the usage.

IDK, maybe if you have been there for a while they might let a person do it. The U-Haul gave me that quote for my stuff and trailer. I won't put my car on a two wheel Dollie, disconnect my drive line or any other such nonsense.

Joanne

Though your idea is a sound one, I don't think you will get any takers.

Plus IDK about Oregon, But California is making some really big changes to the Trucking world in 2020, and not for the good either. That is one of the reasons I want out of here.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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People share apartment rentals by the terminal all the time. they even split cars. I habe 2 friends who gave me sets of their car keys for when im at the terminals...one in MO one in PA ;) i just always fill the gas tanks

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Rainy

I guess I was wrong. People do share lodging and cars. It might be an idea to look into once I've upgraded to solo.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Theres apartment complexes in springfield near prime that doesnt even do credit checks on prime employees AND we get a $400 one time discount. they figure prime did such a great background check why bother. just show your ID. that means there are probably deals near most mega carrier terminals you jist need to call and ask.

i have been thinking about it. my interested friend is allergic to cats though and im not sure i know too many other people i would totally trust. However, with that said, i have also met some awesome drivers who have either stayed at prime or left and we still talk. so years later, yeah i would trust them.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Good things to know. Thanks again for your input here , as always and your many helpful articles.

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