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2 trailers for sale
I know the versatile lowboys are hard to find so I thought I would post a link up on here for the guys who are in the midwest.

2 LoadTrail lowboys

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ank/hvd/4774839535.html
Hello and Happy Thanksgiving
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  We have been in the business about a year and a half, and been reading this board for about a year.  Have to say I wish I had found this board when we were getting started, had to learn the hard way on a lot of things.  For any newbies our there, the info here is very useful and thorough. My wife and I travel together in a 1999 F-350 with a 32' flatbed.  We are under the 26,000 lb limit.  Just finished our new entry DOT safety audit with ...
Necessary tools/straps.
I am about to get started in January.   Could you please list some necessary tools, tarp sizes, strap sizes and other items I need to keep in my trailer/cab.   How many of each item?    I will be pulling a 40ft trailer for LTL freight.   Anything you can think of will be helpful.   I don't want to turn down a load just because I don't have the right tools to secure a load.   Also where is the best/cheapest place to buy transport chain and binders?   I have ...
Roadside inspections
I was looking back through my records last month and I noticed that I had 9 roadside inspections in the 22 months I was on the road. I have talked to a few friends who drive or own big rigs and they mostly laughed at me asking if I had a target on my truck. I now know that 9 inspections in less than 2 years is a bit excessive and was wondering what the experience has been out there. I know a few of you run limited areas but include that in your response.
How much should I be paying for insurance?
Hi,all.So I recently moved to just outside of San Antonio,Texas.Anyways I called my insurance agent to get a quote and was shocked at what the quote came out to.His rate started at 1600 mthly and when he mentioned about lowering the truck and trailer value I dropped the truck from 61k to 50k to match the mielage and trailer from 8k to 6k and he then said it would be 1400 mthly,which to me is still ridiculous.I do have one speeding ticket from 7/10/13 but that's it.I also have four years of verif ...
Beginners guide
Gary,
 Does the info change often in the guide? The reason I ask is that I want to get into this business like we talked about the other day when I called you but it might take close to a year till I'm ready. Would it be smart to purchase it now or wait until I'm closer to being ready?
IRP cost
Hello. We have been in the business just under 2 years running under 26000. We are in the process of upgrading to a longer trailer which means upgrading our weight class. Can anyone give me an idea of how much an IRP for under 32000 lbs is for 11 states in the Midwest region? I was looking over the fee chart and beginning to panic. I don't want to cancel my new trailer but at 3 years advance payments I am concerned...(Illinois)
Any input would be appreciated.
Extra trailer
My old trailer is over at my friend's house. He has used it a couple of times. It has commercial tags on it ( if mine needs something I can use it in a pinch so keep it inspected and ready ) question is if he gets stopped and that trailer is tagged for commercial will that be a problem?
Airstream trailer
Looking for advice for moving Airstream trailer. Anyone moved a 30ft on lowboy trailer?   Thanks.   Mike
2003 ford f350 for sale
2003 ford f350 4x4 6.0 diesel svt tuner, new water pump, clutch fan thermostat, coolant filter, 7 new injectors, 5 inch exhaust turbo back, egr delete, trans service all fuel filters done 4,000 miles ago  will get 12 mpg pulling heavy load (32,000). Deep cross bed polished aluminum tool box b@w ball in bed with companion 5th wheel hitch also bumper pull heavy duty hitch with load equalizer bars firestone 5,000 air bags 235890 miles  good starter truck! 11,500 gvw good truck for under 2 ...
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