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Dan F.'s Comment
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So today I finally got off my @$$ and added my tanker endorsement to my cdl

Also changed out my old power drive 2500w inverter for an Aims true sine wave 3000w industrial inverter(they have 2 versions, not sure what the non industrial one is lacking).

Installed remote switch for new inverter (btw the inverter is TWICE THE SIZE)

Also wired a new usb hub with voltage indicator (truck batter voltage).

Next i might switch out my 32 inch tv for a 40 inch, have to check my mount to see if it has the 20x20 cm hole spacings.

Trailer got 2 levels of etrack today and a hubcap seal replaced but they( the place i bought trailer from) are not done checking for slow leaks on trailer. I told them to replace anything that needs it with compression fittings instead of the normal push fit stuff.

Now to do stage 1 of operation “ restock” of supplies

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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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Dan F.'s Comment
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Ooh my filters arrived also 😁

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Joseph I.'s Comment
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For my own curiosity what do you not like about the push in air lines. In agriculture we use a lot more air to run parts on equipment than a truck does and never see a compression type fitting anymore. The sharkbite type push pull connectors are so much easier to work on and I have never seen them fail.

Dan F.'s Comment
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Shark bite are permanent aren’t they? Regular push fit air lines have a tendency to leak at the fitting after a while. If the edge of the hose isn’t perfectly flush inside , or if there is tension on the line so its pulled slightly from a side or just plain vibration can cause leaks. Over the last couple years ive spent maybe 40 hours of soapwater spraying and then replacing fittings. I never have to worry about it with compression fittings after i replace them.

For my own curiosity what do you not like about the push in air lines. In agriculture we use a lot more air to run parts on equipment than a truck does and never see a compression type fitting anymore. The sharkbite type push pull connectors are so much easier to work on and I have never seen them fail.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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Dan as you know there is always something to do on these things. I changed my headlights out finally. Been looking to do it for 2 years. Peterbilt/Kw stock headlights are not real good.

I agree those push air fitting are handy but will leak in a micro second. I use a pvc pipe cutter on them to make sure the end is perfectly straight.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dan F.'s Comment
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Only $1500 for the etrack plus had 2 wheel seals done while it was in 😁

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