Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:39 am

I'm just looking to see how many class a drivers we have on this board. Better yet, I'm looking to see how many independent drivers we have and how many of those own their own trucks.

Also, what would be the rate be for picking up a load (building materials) at the docks in Philly and dropping off at a warehouse in Norwalk CT ?
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:42 am

Unless things have changed---just be real careful going under the RR bridge in Shippan Point if you end up in that area :woot: :clap: toothy
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 8:50 am

Size and weight of the load?
Can it be shipped open?
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:35 am

Each load varies depending on the materials.

For example, the most important load would come from Essex New Jersey. That load would have 20 pallets of plywood.

The load from Philly would be mdf sheets. Some of these units would be as long as 16 feet.
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: Wanna Bee On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:54 am

To answer your original question, yes CDL A. I don't drive for a living, only move my construction equipment when needed. Could use a little side work in this shitty weather though :D

20 full drafts of plywood are over the weight of the rig I have. GCVW 40k

Sorry I can't help
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:04 am

Gave my truck endorsement up several years ago once they started cracking down on the medical cards & a bunch of other things in Pa.. Always kept it as an insurance if I needed some work but once the price got too high the hell with it, since giving it up I have turned down at least 5 jobs,2 full time & 3 part time which I probably would do the part time, oh well that's the way my luck runs. :mad:
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: Keepaeyeonit On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:18 am

Class A with all the endorsements except Haz-Mat(had it but gave it up) had 3 of my own trucks from 1999 to the end of 2002,I had enough of the trucking business so one day I said f-it and sold everything.When I worked for cement contractor(2002 to 2010)I drove there semi dump and ran a lowboy moving equipment when I wasn't working or operating them. Keepaeyeonit

This is a invoice from one customer I hauled for but I had mutable stops with a flatbed at building suppliers,home improvement,and lumber yards but remember that was 12 years ago.
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 11:59 am

EarthWindandFire wrote:Also, what would be the rate be for picking up a load (building materials) at the docks in Philly and dropping off at a warehouse in Norwalk CT ?


Have you talked to a freight broker about the cost?
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: Dennis On: Sun Feb 16, 2014 1:04 pm

When do's this need to be done,how many loads,approx.weight of loads,flat bed(tarped) or inclosed trailer,any return loads avalible,how flexable are the delivery schedules,will there be equipt. to unload at destination,what are the conditions at delivery site(construction site/whearehouse).I have a freind that might be intreasted,he has flat beds,enclosed trailers,tarped sided inclosed trailer and makes trips up that way.

EDIT:Is this a commericial acct. or personal
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Re: Any Tractor Trailer drivers?

PostBy: EarthWindandFire On: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:17 am

I just checked some of the previous packing slips. The loads range from 40-50,000 lbs. This would be a commercial account.

Forklift on-site.

No return loads.

This would be a warehouse with overhead door.
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