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NEED SOME HELP! Trying to get started.....
KSEnterprises truck
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New F450 Owner Looking to start my own business
08 RAM 4500 and 40 PJ TRAILER
Motorcycles Tied Down
Trailer ? with axles all the way in the back?
40 Foot Tri-Axle PJ Flatbed Goosneck Trailer
Question on affordable truck selection
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NEED SOME HELP! Trying to get started.....
Hello everyone, Just recently i ran into a situation where my MC application didn't match my DOT application which lead me to a spiraling holt because my insurance provider "Progressive" didn't want to except my B-91 from my insurance Broker for that reason. Now i had to Update my MC application to match my DOT application. After summiting my Update for my MC, now i have to wait 30 days for the Update to be processed. 30 days puts me on June 17. So now that puts a hold on my IFTA till ...
Broker companies?
Hello all, Ive recently gotten into hauling travel trailers over on the west coast. I'm running through pinnacle fleet and so far the company seems ok. The main drawback is almost every load is dead heading back. Does anyone know of other brokers who might haul from OR, UT, AZ, ID, or other states back into CA? Thanks for the help
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08 RAM 4500 and 40 PJ TRAILER
This truck has been sitting for last 2 years, I did rent it out last fall for about 2 months.  It runs excellent and ready to goto work. I simply just don't use it anymore and ready to sell.
533k miles
new batteries
new fass pump
Trans is fairly new, was installed a year ago.
Original block, newer head, injectors have been replaced twice
50gal oem tank
in frame  40gal tank
Kelderman front air ride
rear helper air springs
Centramatics Wheel balancers all corners
Fontaine fifth wheel hi ...
Trailer ? with axles all the way in the back?
Found a trailer and I know years ago I would see lots of these pulling hot shot loads.  But my question is with a gooseneck trailer 35 to 40 ft long and axles all the way to the back like a semi flat bed. I would think it would put most everyone over length?
I know  back in the mid 1980's we had to be careful with a 40ft reefer and a conventional tractor. With a 35 to 40 ft trailer with the axles all the way back and a truck with a bed on it. Could this cause issue?
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Question on affordable truck selection
There's some dude on a duramax fourm that had a 99 c3500hd truck (the class 4 u mentioned) and ran it as a hotshot for a while.  Swapped out the 6.5l idi for a low power (250 hp) 6.6l d-max out of a van or something.  Used the 4L85e transmission & said he did well with it running under 26,001.  Maybe you could look him up & see what he may of done different?  

By the way good luck, & look forward to the pics.  I always thought those 3500hd's were really co ...
Used/worn Seceument Straps??
With the upcoming June inspection Blitz focusing on securement got me looking my gear over.  

That made me go to the FMSCA to see what the actual rule is pertaining to straps and any frayed, nicked etc. damage that may get me a ticket.  

I couldn't find anything that really explained what's acceptable and what's not?  Anyone know where this info can be found on the FMCA site?
Wright Bros
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Seems like he is squatting a little bit? Mine is doing the same thing, need to lower it one notch down. More trailer weight over axle.


I've been having the same issue.  Maybe it's just a LoadMax trait.  If I set my coupler on the 2nd hole the trailer is nice & level empty, but any load on it & will be nose down.  Set the coupler pin to the 3rd hole & it's slightly nose high empty & nice & level loaded, but ...
40 Foot Tri-Axle PJ Flatbed Goosneck Trailer
2007 40 Foot PJ Flatbed Tri-Axle Gooseneck Trailer
LED Lights
38' Flatbed with 2' Dovetail
Slide-in Ramps
Wood Floor
Like New Tires
Excellent Condition & Pulls Great!

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