Maintenance Times On Different Fifth Wheels

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Tim S.'s Comment
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Hi there,

I am new to the industry and would like to understand what fifth wheels are the be best in terms of cost, maintenance needs and time to repair.

Are there any larger differences between Fontaine, JOST and Holland?

Thanks

G-Town's Comment
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Are you serious?

Unless you intend on becoming an owner operator (not recommended), this question is irrelevant for a Newbie.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Tim S.'s Comment
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Are you serious?

Unless you intend on becoming an owner operator (not recommended), this question is irrelevant for a Newbie.

Sorry if it doesn't belong here. I thought maybe some people here have an independent view on this issue. Would be curious to know your thoughts. Thanks

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Would be curious to know your thoughts. Thanks

my thoughts are simple. It's not my truck, I dont pay the repair bills so I couldnt care less what the best 5th wheel is as long as I can i keep rolling.

G-Town's Comment
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I thought maybe some people here have an independent view on this issue. Would be curious to know your thoughts.

If you are really serious about becoming a truck driver...and not a truck mechanic or an owner, my suggestion is to focus your attention on the following links:

Like I stated in my initial reply, your question is irrelevant.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Jay G.'s Comment
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I don't really know any better so I will indulge you, lol. I would have assumed that they are all fairly similar, but in just a little bit of google searching I came across this article. It may be useful for you, it may not, but I thought I would try to take a swing at it.

Fifth wheel basics

G-Town's Comment
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Tim, I am bumping my most recent reply, to redirect attention and focus on what we believe is important to review and study as you look to trucking as a career.

Honestly Tim, I am trying to think of a good reason why you’d need to know A-Z details of all commercially available 5th wheels.

As a season company driver, the context of your question has never entered my mind, and likely never will. Help us understand “why” this is important to you...

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I thought maybe some people here have an independent view on this issue. Would be curious to know your thoughts.

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If you are really serious about becoming a truck driver...and not a truck mechanic or an owner, my suggestion is to focus your attention on the following links:

Like I stated in my initial reply, your question is irrelevant.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Tim...Todd?

G-Town's Comment
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Tim...Todd?

Yes, that thought had occurred to me...

Todd v7.0

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