My "New" Ride!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Best friend bought a truck today!

After we deliver load and return rental truck this will be my steed for the rest of the month and "improvement project" as well.

Drove her back from Madison, WI to Barrington, IL. She was a one owner from a large and reputable flooring company. She needs some cosmetic and fairly minor mechanical fixes but is pretty solid.

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EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

SRJ's Comment
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Mark are still slated to head to Dairy Maid Logistics?

Marc Lee's Comment
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Mark are still slated to head to Dairy Maid Logistics?

ABSOLUTELY! Just helping out best friend, keeping the seat warm...

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SRJ's Comment
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Awesome. I wish you the best of luck from one cheesehead to another.

PackRat's Comment
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Be careful. Protect that license as you help out your friend.

G-Town's Comment
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PackRat advised:

Be careful. Protect that license as you help out your friend.

Marc, I completely, 100%, emphatically agree with PackRat. You have a CDL and are held to higher standards.

As a CDL holder make sure you clearly understand what that means even though you are operating a CMV that doesn’t require a CDL. Perform a thorough PTI before moving the truck onto a public road. If something is broken get it fixed. Make sure you understand if and how HOS rules apply to driving this truck because again, you hold a CDL.

You have an opportunity to get your career moving with Dutch Maid. Be careful, be serious and be smart with this side job.

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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Marc Lee's Comment
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Be careful. Protect that license as you help out your friend.

Thanks. Hoping he actually registers it today. He seems to think you can drive it for 3 days with a Bill of Sale and a title.

I have my doubts!

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Marc Lee's Comment
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Awesome. I wish you the best of luck from one cheesehead to another.

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Marc Lee's Comment
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PackRat advised:

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Be careful. Protect that license as you help out your friend.

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Marc, I completely, 100%, emphatically agree with PackRat. You have a CDL and are held to higher standards.

As a CDL holder make sure you clearly understand what that means even though you are operating a CMV that doesn’t require a CDL. Perform a thorough PTI before moving the truck onto a public road. If something is broken get it fixed. Make sure you understand if and how HOS rules apply to driving this truck because again, you hold a CDL.

You have an opportunity to get your career moving with Dutch Maid. Be careful, be serious and be smart with this side job.

Cool, thanks. I actually did a PTI on the Enterprise this morning before moving it, and I returned it after the delivery this morning.

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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.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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