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Need Dock Height!!
How many 1500lb pallets?
Torque Tube ??
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Hello From Idaho
2009 Dodge 3500 6.7 Manual-6
2014 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Dually
Swimming Pools
Nice sleeper for hotshot trucks.
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A forum for Hotshot Owner Operators using 3500, 4500, and 5500 series trucks to transport LTL freight and for those who want to learn about the business.
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How many 1500lb pallets?
Don't overload your nose...

This guy loaded 14000 lbs of blasting sand right up front...
Need Dock Height!!
Any suggestions on how to get off loaded quick!!

Sitting at receivers here in Doral, FL for coming up on 2 hours..  Broker seems stumped for some reason, as does the difficult to understand south FL locals..

Loaded with 2 17' wrecker rollbacks & subframes..  8,000lbs total..

They say they requested a dock high trailer but I'm obviously not one.  No ramps or adjustable dock to get the forklift down to my height.  

How the hell can I get this moving to get empti ...
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Hello from Ontario CA. Looking forward to being a part of the madness.  
2009 Dodge 3500 6.7 Manual-6
Hello From Idaho
I am a owner operator wildfire contracting business that currently includes two 10 wheeler water tanker trucks I already have my DOT and MC set up for the other trucks so I am exploring the idea of doing more general trucking to fill out the rest of the year with work. I have done some car flipping from the insurance auctions in the past so I know the most about auto transport so that is what I was going to start in any input would be appreciated.

2014 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Dually
For sale is a 2014 Ram 3500 Tradesman 4x4 crew cab long bed dually with the 6.7L Cummins 6 sp/auto trans. This was a 1 owner truck with 137K miles (barely broken in) that has power windows, locks, tilt cruise, touch screen radio USB/Aux inputs, rear back up camera and goose neck hitch in the bed.

The owner used it as his daily driver and part time tow vehicle for a 3 car trailer in his business. He had zero issues with the truck but accumulated some dents from the use. I just acquired it with ...
Torque Tube ??
Hey I know it has been awhile since the torque tube debate but what do y'all think about getting the closer cross member spacing instead?  I believe on Loadmax/Load Trail heavy duty goosenecks & car haulers the standard cross member spacing is 16"..  So if you were to choose the 12" spacing is the weight well spent,? so to speak?  A 40' Float, or Lowboy should have roughly 30 cross members at 16"..  So you'd have roughly 40 cross members spaced at 12" ...
Nice sleeper for hotshot trucks.
Know this is old but today seen the above truck and sleeper in West Tn. But it was a Brown color. Sure looked good pulling a 40 ft trailer. From the looks of the load. I think it was going to the Paper mill in Counce Tn. Tried to catch the name on it. but moving faster then I could read it that far.
Swimming Pools
A guy call's me and says his company is putting a warehouse 40 miles from my home base. Says you use their trailer, pay round trip. All are oversized and they pay all permits, pay for escorts. Pay for motel. $1.50 all miles. They weigh between 200 lbs. and 3200 lbs. My friend told me he once carried a pool on his big truck and he could tell it was back there. This guy says steady work. I don't think it would be worth it so looking for some input.      Thanks.   Mike
Best gear ratio ram 4500 5500?
I've done a lot of research looking into my questions but can't seem to find the right answer. I'm in the process of getting started and I've made a decision on the trailer I'll be using and thought I was right on with my choice of truck but now I'm not so shure. The trailer is gonna be a 40ft goose low pro hydo dove with spread axles rated at 26,600gvwr . I wanted to do a trailer like Gary's but it's too low for the driveways and terrain I see here on the east coast. The choice of truck was gon ...
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