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Question on affordable truck selection
Picked up a 63" high cube for 300 local. Couldnt believe the price on flattops so im going to just cut down the fiberglass cap on the big boy. Should look decent. Also picked up a airliner cut off from a big truck. Going run that setup all the way to the rear instead of stretching the frame. Should give enough swing to pull my 5er to welding jobs without tearing anything up. I'll post pictures when the air is mounted and the sleeper is on. Still working on tank ideas as middle rear wont wor ...
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Brickner
A couple of several loads that we put on Brickner since the previous post.





CMS
More loads we got for CMS











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JSTC
A question regarding load type licenses
I'm curious if you need a separate license for cars vs freight? I know you need a separate license for household goods.

Also all of you freight guys, how much are you averaging per mile, and how much do you charge per cubic foot?
4500 -5500 Waned- Lease-Purchase
Want to lease-purchase  good Dodge 4500-5500. Lots of experience and over 3 million safe miles. Prefer longer wheelbase, look at all. Other later model makes considered as well, but prefer Dodge. Thanks, Bob
Running out of Ohio by Summer 2015
Update, I received my insurance quote. It came it at around $5K. Progressive with a local agent. Was pleasantly surprised at the amount.
Tarp storage
I am tired of wrestling tarps from the deck of the trailer, so I framed in a portion of the gooseneck and installed expanded metal then added four tie-down points. Also covered the "V" portion of the neck with the same expanded metal. Now the tarps and pipe stakes have their own home and are finally out of my way!

While I still had some charge I decided to make a OS tail light like Gary discribed.  I had a this Gucci LED tail light left over from something else so made use of i ...
How much should I be paying for insurance?
Has anyone here used National Indemnity insurance,if so how has your experience been with them? I recently got a good quote through them,but want to make sure they are good to work with before pulling the trigger.Thanks.
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