Motor Carrier EC's Going For It

mndriver

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If you’ve got a proof of insurance and a registration, knock yosef out and drive it down there
 

Electric Chicken

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So what are you actually getting ready to do? Last I paid attention, you were looking at leasing I another company, now you are going forward with authority.

You getting a trailer, or making a run a power only?
Power only for now.

The guy hit me with an "oh by the way" to the tune of $7800 a year for cargo insurance through him when I was ready to go for it.

His insurance plus my own bobtail would have been more expensive than my own full authority insurance.

Plus I would have needed my own IFTA and apportioned plate anyway.

IOW I would have had full authority expenses while giving him 15%. And no fuel card for discounts.

Didn't seem to make sense to me.
 
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BlackBart

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A little early to do so but my insurance policy is in effect and I've chosen an ELD.

Since I know my MC and DOT numbers I can go ahead and get decals on the truck. I'll probably wait until I have my apportioned registration though. I could probably get away with it since it's only 5 miles from my house (across the road from the rail) but I'm not sure it's worth risking. I can at least get the designs made.
Design? :whistling:

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Electric Chicken

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Definitely getting my own trailer after all. Whether it's a rental or a lease.

I formally subscribed to DAT to see real load details and the rates, terms, and availability are such that I could probably stay in PA and MD without venturing into the other surrounding states much if at all.

I may get a sleeper eventually though, just for the ability to stick around a little longer for backhauls and make the lives feel less claustrophobic.
 

Shreck

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Definitely getting my own trailer after all. Whether it's a rental or a lease.

I formally subscribed to DAT to see real load details and the rates, terms, and availability are such that I could probably stay in PA and MD without venturing into the other surrounding states much if at all.

I may get a sleeper eventually though, just for the ability to stick around a little longer for backhauls and make the lives feel less claustrophobic.
Is there room for a shack on the back of your Mack?
 

Electric Chicken

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Shouldn’t cost to much,I crawled thru the boot and slept in one for years.
Yeah I'll have to see what it would cost and what condition the truck is still in.

I might end up with a Cascadia anyway for fuel economy alone, and it might as well be a sleeper.

OR I go fetal and put the Ford on the road with a new tranny and no ELD/emissions worries.
 

Shreck

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Yeah I'll have to see what it would cost and what condition the truck is still in.

I might end up with a Cascadia anyway for fuel economy alone, and it might as well be a sleeper.

OR I go fetal and put the Ford on the road with a new tranny and no ELD/emissions worries.
The Bowman trucks with sleepers I see around York are they longer wheelbase?
 

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