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truckerfag 2012-09-04 00:24:34 No.6765227

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Wtf. That last thread was just over a week old.


Ask a truck driver anything.

MaineFag 2012-09-04 00:26:33 No.6765236
how old are you

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:27:18 No.6765240

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>>6765227got a truck for me? last company put a bunch of b.s. on my DAC, and I'm inbetween jobs and trying to sue them.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:27:28 No.6765241
How can i eliminate the proletariat

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:27:35 No.6765242
Did anyone buy the other truck?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:27:50 No.6765245
How many miles has the old beast gone?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:28:42 No.6765249
Too meety/10

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:29:02 No.6765252
How many lot lizard girlfriends do you have?

truckerfag 2012-09-04 00:29:20 No.6765253

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A carb rebuild should involve a certain amount of loctite. That amount is not 0.

Thinking I might just pull it off and redo it again this winter. I'll probably start the rebuild once I get the focus smogged and re-registered, since its probably going to be my winter car this year.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:32:11 No.6765267
I am thinking about getting into trucking for the women, is this a good idea?

truckerfag 2012-09-04 00:33:10 No.6765270

>dat taste in whores
>dat DAC
>dat accidental greentext
Not for you, pal.

Redefine proletariat.
>we middle class now

Either, no, or the old owner doesn't know how to delete for sale postings. It was still up when I looked about a month ago.

Under 800,000. Can't be arsed to check my log book.

>lot lizard
Pick none. I've got bitches. Mostly college girls.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 00:39:48 No.6765308
If by
>for the women
You meant
>for the men
Then fuck yes, get in on this hot sausage convoy.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 00:42:15 No.6765318

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This is a load board. Its where I pick my loads from.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:44:22 No.6765328

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this is where i pick up my loads from

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:44:33 No.6765329
how can i see a face picture of you? everyone on /o/ says you are hot as fuck. also, would you let me suck you off, i live in Louisville.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:45:35 No.6765336
>inb4 scarecrow hair

MaineFag 2012-09-04 00:47:00 No.6765339

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I got love for you if you were born in the 80's
>the 80's

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:47:32 No.6765343
ProM and PCMi columns?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:48:28 No.6765346
lel what a baby penis

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:49:10 No.6765350
Are you posting from inside that giant sleeper?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:49:48 No.6765354
Is this a good truck?


Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:50:06 No.6765357

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its a baby making penis

Anonymous 2012-09-04 00:55:49 No.6765392

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Do you consider yourself the last American cowboy?

Over9kPreludeGuy 2012-09-04 01:01:08 No.6765410

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Any chance you'll be driving through Jersey soon? I want to reenact pic related.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 01:03:05 No.6765418
you want to get shot with a 12 gauge?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 01:03:46 No.6765421
why are you so slow get out of the left lane you faggot there's a sign that says "no faggots in the left lane, this means you truckerfag" and then you go into the left lane as if it were a parking spot and then you coast along at a mile a minute, and it's not very fast at all but it sounds like it but you're slow and i'd like you to move please thanks move we pls gaem truck move pls sorry

truckerfag 2012-09-04 01:03:47 No.6765422

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Got freckles and an accent?

>he thinks thats a thing

>the 80's
I know that feel

Pro Miles and PC Miler. Popular truck routing software. They botch calculate routes differently.

No, I'm in the apartment I never see.

Its a newer daycab version of the truck I drive, so, yes. Though I'm not sure you value your organs and their current orientation if you're considering a cabover daycab as anything other than a show truck.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 01:06:58 No.6765432
No. Those are roughnecks, and cattle ranchers.

Maybe. Glad the meet got pushed back.

>implying I don't go faster than a mile a minute
I can go all the way up to 1.27 miles per minute, thank you.

Steering wheel holders can't read.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 01:10:46 No.6765448

Anonymous 2012-09-04 01:16:43 No.6765463
no freckles and an accent, i'm from California going to school here. i just happen to love to blow truckers.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 01:23:50 No.6765488
concerning that daycab
what are the regulations for owning a something that large and not using it commercially?
do you still need a CDL if you arent making money?
log books? scales?
I assume you would have to get some sort of airbrakes certification too

truckerfag 2012-09-04 01:47:30 No.6765573
>from california
Me too.
I left for a reason.

Depends on the state and whether or not you're just botailing everywhere like an asshole. You'll probably need a 2290.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 01:52:38 No.6765590
Why isn't your truck sticker bombed yet?

????????????? 2012-09-04 01:54:20 No.6765600
How many chicks have you had in the sleeper?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 02:10:36 No.6765656
What happened to your slave and jalapenos?

YoQuieroTaco 2012-09-04 02:10:50 No.6765657

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>raised truck
>not lowered cars
>not using miatas

truckerfag 2012-09-04 02:10:55 No.6765658
Because of my lease agreement.

Also, I'm not that kind of fag.

Just my first slave. Not much time for OTR fucking when you're a business owner. Usually just use a hotel room these days.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 02:12:45 No.6765668
Dried the jalapenos.

Sold the slave (gave her half the money after she ditched her new master because his sauce was weak).

Returned my second slave to her family, becauselolbitchesbecray

YoQuieroTaco 2012-09-04 02:16:20 No.6765682

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is this http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1195 combined with http://www.theantennafarm.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=5584 and a supertuned cobra 29 a good setup for my hatchback

>cobra is already in the mail
>fuck year running up bids on ebay to make people pay more than retail when they try to outbid you on the only one of its kind on ebay imadickandsocanyou.tiff

Anonymous 2012-09-04 02:22:26 No.6765707
For powershift

Year? Specs? What do you haul? Any major problems? OTR or local?

For Truckerfag

Are the owners selling the sister truck with the trailer only or can you buy just the truck?

Led Dirigible 2012-09-04 02:23:58 No.6765717
Greetings from /mu/, truckerfag. My parents were both truckers, and I always loved going on runs with them.

Ever run anywhere in Alabama?

truckerfag 2012-09-04 02:37:15 No.6765795
>super tuned cobra
Lolwut. Just go to a radio shop, buy a used cobra 29 for $30, and have them peak and tune it for another $20. That'll take you from about 8 watts to 40 watts barefoot, which is important. The power of a radio double every time the combined wattage is increased by a power of two. Multiply the barefoot wattage by the amplifier wattage to get the combined wattage. Assuming you have a 400 watt amplifier, 8X400=3200 and 40X400=16000, so if you take the powers of two (rounded down), its 2^11, vs 2^14, so the 40 watt radio would be 8X stronger than the 8 watt radio.

(Couldn't open either link, hope this answers your question)

Only with the trailer, which is why I've never been interested.

I occasionally run Alabama. I like going down to huntsville and seeing the rocketships and such.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 02:40:13 No.6765815
I wish I was good at math so I could understand you better. ;_;

YoQuieroTaco 2012-09-04 02:44:43 No.6765847

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eh i got it for about 50 shipped seller claims mosfet tuned with diodes and shit, not too many radio shops here in NYC that I know of
anyways this mount because fuck drilling for now with a 49" whip mounted to the hatch

also fuck man can't I just wire it to the fusebox like a normal car driving person

truckerfag 2012-09-04 03:50:35 No.6766248
Well, $50 isn't too bad if they put in decent finals.

There should be a radio terminal in/on your fuse block. This will keep it isolated from alternator whine and shit. Throw in a 3amp inline fuse and you're gold.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 04:03:47 No.6766346
Radiofag from /diy/ taught me that one. He probably explains it better.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:07:07 No.6766363
It's anytime you bring math into your posts, it's so complicated and well thought out that my meager GED tier brain cant handle it. ;_;

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:19:04 No.6766415

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04 vision, 487hp ac460p, mack 18 speed, rockwell 46,000lb rear end with 4.30s. short haul, very rarely on paved roads, more often gravel/mud/ice. Hauling fluid with a 3 axle trailer, so every load is 46,500kg or about 105,000lbs.

In the first year, the only 2 major issues i ran into was the hi-lo synchro in the trans, and the jake brake rocker, which the mechanics at mack had never seen fail. It has done quite well considering it spends the spring in mud, the summer on washboard, and the winter on ice. Sometimes all 3 of those show up at once.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 04:22:38 No.6766435
You need some college, bro.

>they'd never seen a jake brake rocker fail
Wut. I don't even. I've driven two peterbilt 387's with bad rockers.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:24:36 No.6766445
Hey trucker got any gripes about forkies?

only thing i find a pain with truck drivers or new ones , is if they back a semi trailer ( mid piece ) on an angle and i have to load it with great big mud guards sticking out.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:35:16 No.6766495
If it's winter or rainy tell them you're going to load all the heavy shit on the ass end. If they're new they might not do anything but any experienced driver in Alaska would get right back in and re-park it so they could get all dat traction over their rear axles. Or, you know, you could ask them politely and they'll probably re-park it so you can load it easier.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:37:19 No.6766503
OP, I drive a Mazda 3 hatch, I like cutting off trucks and then slowing right down so they lose all their momentum.

It's good to get a reaction on the UHF radio from them :)

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:37:32 No.6766506
How do you like the interior? More pics//vids of your truck? Why do I never see anyone with a golden bulldog on the hood?

Any mods to your truck?

No money or job man. All I want to do is be a trucker like you but I'm not 21 yet and I havent the slightest idea as to what I want to learn. I thought about trying the diesel mechanic course but I dont know if they expect you to know how to fix cars or not.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:37:32 No.6766507

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The rocker itself didn't fail, the jake solenoid opens and allows oil pressure to push a pushrod up to lift the jake rocker, the pin at the end of that pushrod snapped inside the rocker, part of that pin fell out and jammed a valve open in there causing the jake brake to get stuck on for a minute or so until the oil pressure bled off. At first it felt like a fuel delivery problem, but in the end it was that jake rocker.

Between the repair, the tow, and chasing down the problem myself with fuel filters, a fuel pump, and a jake solenoid, it only cost me about 3 grand.

But hey, $3000 bottle opener!

Audifag on iPhone 2012-09-04 04:40:43 No.6766521

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Do this

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:40:47 No.6766522

what does slave mean give me details

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:43:45 No.6766532

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Scania will woop a Peterbilt & Mack for reliability and performance and fuel economy any day.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:49:47 No.6766551
>citation needed

YoQuieroTaco 2012-09-04 04:53:24 No.6766567
as in sex slave
in the consensual way, not all girls are cut out for it as truckerfag can tell you

Anonymous 2012-09-04 04:54:19 No.6766573

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YoQuieroTaco 2012-09-04 04:55:41 No.6766577

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Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:01:56 No.6766603
and of course a lot of bonding right?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:04:18 No.6766611
i have an owi but its a forfeiture not a misdemeanor or felony can i still get my cdl

Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:13:21 No.6766645
hey truckerfag, ive thought about getting into trucking but im 6foot7 and have major problems driving standard vehicles because of it, how is leg/headroom in semis. are some more than others.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:13:49 No.6766647
Hey TF, what type of exhaust setup do ya got? Is it all straight through or what?

Do you have to do an emissions test of some sort?

truckerfag 2012-09-04 05:17:31 No.6766659

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I don't really have a problem as long as they don't bump my rub rails. Cracked welds have to be repaired by special shops to be legal, and thats expensive.

Otherwise, I'll jack and back my trailer right to the point its about to flip over to help them get a load off.

I unstrapped, and restrapped this load twice so they could get to the left side of the trailer. Had to back up an awkward grade around a transformer blindside, so the front pallet would have dumped over the tractor wheels if it weren't strapped down.

Wicked bottle opener.

Sex slave.

Second. Scanias have a lot of power from the factory, but american trucks are usually sold de-rated by at least 40%. I can double my horsepower with an aftercooler and intercooler installed first. I could double it again with a twin turbo and larger fuel pump and injectors.


D'ohohoho. No.

Powershift 2012-09-04 05:20:26 No.6766674

I'm 6'9, just about anything with a sleeper you will be ok with. some trucks you might have to move the seat back into the sleeper a bit, most day cabs are out of the question for me. My mack actually has more room than pretty much any other truck i've driven with the seat in the standard position.

Also, i can stand up strait in my mid-bunk sleeper, and stretch out corner to corner in the bed.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 05:24:04 No.6766701
You can get your CDL, but you won't be able to get a job in the next 7-10 years, and never with some companies.

Condo sleepers, especially the unibody ones have stupid amounts of headroom, such as the peterbilt 387, and kenworth T700. However, cabovers, and traditional trucks like the w900, 379, T600, and 386 will be a bit tight in the cab, and then will vary behind that depending on which sleeper was installed.

Its either 3" or 4" from the turbo back, with the Y connector right before the rear of the second sleeper, then it steps up to 6" stacks with internal mufflers.

No emissions testing.

262c 2012-09-04 05:33:17 No.6766761

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drinking a BigRock Traditional right now, only beer better than Alberta beer is Quebec beer.

hey trucker
been hoping to get your opinion. Driving a city bus right now and thinking of applying at Grayhound thinking putting down miles is better than tooling around in little circles in the city. The pay is better with transit and so are the benefits but the split shifts suck and so does getting cut off 4 times an hour while trying to service stops.

mostly wondering if you have experience with in town shit vs long haul, and how is motel life?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:39:43 No.6766781

ok hows legroom?, headroom i could probably deal with but the whole lifting my knees to my chest to shift thing sucks especially in regular cars/trucks

truckerfag 2012-09-04 05:41:26 No.6766786
Never met a greyhound driver that wasn't miserable. They usually work maxed out shifts, and always seem irritable and generally not happy to be working.

Motel life isn't bad. Some places are horrible, some aren't so bad, but at the end of the day, you're not doing housekeeping.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 05:44:20 No.6766797
Plenty of legroom. I can't reach the pedals with the seat all the way back OR all the way up. In a conventional truck. Tilt steering wheels will help you get in/out as well. They're more to accommodate the 500lb+ club, but with the seat airbag and all, it keeps getting in and out from being too much of a process.

88CheroJeep 2012-09-04 05:46:27 No.6766807
driving back from Buffalo east to Albany, I saw a cab, I believe a freightliner, didn't catch the make though, all green with a bright yellow/gold Triforce on the side, and on the back of the cab it had the logo from LoZ Twilight Princess onward centered in the same yellow.

any chance you've happened to see that truck anywhere before?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:47:58 No.6766812
fuck yeah, maybe ill look into it, i could also solve those problems with a volvo automatic haha

262c 2012-09-04 05:49:33 No.6766820
>Never met a greyhound driver that wasn't miserable

shit, good to know. thanks man

truckerfag 2012-09-04 05:51:07 No.6766828
Nope. Never seen that one.

Double why.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:51:41 No.6766832
motel hopping? any bed bug problems?

truckerfag 2012-09-04 05:54:15 No.6766837
Not that I know of. Don't really give a fuck about that kind of thing, though.

262c 2012-09-04 05:56:29 No.6766843
from what you have posted most of your stuff is US, ever thought of working up in the oilfields of fort mac? some of the guys I have talked to from there are pulling $100k + a year

truckerfag 2012-09-04 05:58:24 No.6766850
>per year
Why would I work an oil field to get paid peanuts?

Powershift 2012-09-04 05:58:38 No.6766852

Just avoid day cabs, and older style cabs (t800s, 379s freightliner classics) and you'll be fine.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 05:58:46 No.6766855
sucks when you've got little kids who cant stop scratching and it sucks when those wounds look like cigaret burns. Good thing I don't smoke.

Powershift 2012-09-04 06:00:46 No.6766864

hah, fort mac. Let's find a 1 bedroom apartment in fort mac.




so affordable!

truckerfag 2012-09-04 06:00:51 No.6766865
You've got worse parasites to worry about than bedbugs, buddy.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 06:01:13 No.6766866

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wait. let me get this straigt. i was here a few monaths ago and saw a thread of you, in wich you asked if you should buy this yellow truck. does that mean you really bought an old truck after you asked /o/ which one, and now you are a truck driver?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 06:04:58 No.6766875

truckerfag 2012-09-04 06:05:21 No.6766877

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I was a truck driver years before I considered buying this truck.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 06:06:51 No.6766883
Did you check the course pre-requisites?

Anonymous 2012-09-04 06:14:51 No.6766913

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It just has classes that you have to take along side it but I don't want to go in knowing nothing and be expected to know even the most basic of things. I have no car knowledge at all. I just want to take it so I can know how to work on my own rig someday to cut costs.

and not a single person I talk too knows the class exists or who is teaching it so I can't even ask the teacher about it.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 06:57:33 No.6767121

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Holy shit.

Fuck that noise. You are just making some other asshole rich working up there. 20K a year in rent. 20K a year in rent, and I bet you get assraped on taxes as well. I'll keep doing my shorthaul bullshit, I get three days a week off and pays about the going rate of an equipment operator.

God I miss this truck :(

IIReedII 2012-09-04 08:41:35 No.6767335

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Do you go to /o/ meets with your semi?
That would be badass.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 13:43:53 No.6767698
I've been thinking about it, but it takes a lot more planning and forethought that most attendees.

I have to worry about weight limits, street sizes, the size of the actual meet location, whether or not they even allow trucks on their property, where I'm going to drop my trailer, how I'm going to get out to the general area of the meet, etc.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 17:48:08 No.6768164
Did you ever meet any female truckers?
Are they nasty?

thatoldbastard 2012-09-04 17:50:19 No.6768170
how's the slave? traded her in yet or still got her?

TrailerTrashed 2012-09-04 17:55:47 No.6768182
do you get pissed off at teenagers abusing the CB?

i know alot of 18-24 year olds who drive lifted diesels that daddy bought them that fuck off on the CB all day. pisses me off and i dont even use the cb

K Series 2012-09-04 17:59:40 No.6768187

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Ahem. Excuse me, don't know where that came from.

Two: I was talking to my grandfather the other day and we both wondered about retreaded tires. You never hear about them on cars, but apparently they're popular for commercial trucks. I assume they're a cost advantage, but are they significantly more prone to failure? How much money can you save buying retread? Do they last as long?

For that matter, just educate me on the subject of truck tires.

>mfw watching one of those tires come apart at speed

TrailerTrashed 2012-09-04 18:01:42 No.6768189
you can get retreads on anything. i had them on my silverado for a while

>spend 800 bucks for regular AT tires
>spend 300 bucks for beefy as fuck MT retreads

didnt last very long.. might have been the burnouts though

Anonymous 2012-09-04 18:05:41 No.6768195

I thought they deepened the grooves ...google has blown my mind

REPO STAN 2012-09-04 18:15:26 No.6768213
Fleet operators are cheap. The tire casings (carcasses? idk) are made for being retreaded because they will be retreaded. Tire companies say there's at best no benefit to retreading but what else would they say?

We've all seen the strips of treads lying around near roads, lucky you to see it happen.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 18:24:15 No.6768233

Tire guy here, change these babies all day long.

Retreads are reasonably safe, depending on who does them. Personally, I've never had a problem with Michelin recaps, but other groups that aren't into actual tire production and goodyear tend to fuck up a lot.

When retreads go boom, its normally due to heat, since its literally a piece of rubber vulcanized to another piece of rubber, and when it gets hot, it tends to peel the new tread off.

And yes, truck tire retreads are actually INCREDIBLY cost efficient. A brand new recap is around $175 where I work, and a brand new Firestone trailer rib goes for about $400.

Of course, you can go the cheap and arguably safer route and buy a Chinese tire, such as an infinity or a Triangle, for about the same price.


Anonymous 2012-09-04 18:28:40 No.6768248

Anonymous 2012-09-04 18:29:53 No.6768254
would like answers from the anon who answered my questions about his mack earlier if possible.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 18:35:49 No.6768265

Now, in most cases, the big strips of rubber that you see are just the actually tread that gets glued and vulcanized on, and doesn't actually mean the tire itself blew out, so chances are ping pong is still going 63 on the highway with only 1 tire on that side of the axle actually touching the ground.

Now, the reason you don't see these on passenger tires is the fact that it is actually more expensive to recap one of them then it is to do a truck tire, plus most ordinary people are fucking dumb and couldn't tell the difference between a lawn mower tire and a 22.5 truck tire, so they wouldn't sell that much anyway.

Truck tires themselves are simple. Basically, they get broken down into 3 categories.

"Steers" are the front tires, designed to take all the abuse of turning and such, and can be reused as trailer tires when they wear down too much. Anybody running a set of these recap'd needs to be shot

"Drives" do, well, the driving. Normally they have a fairly aggressive tread pattern, and are made to withstand abuse, since they are directly underneath the fifth wheel, and can have 5000lbs on them one day, and nothing the next.

Now, trailer tires are like your derpy little brother. You can sit there all day and beat the shit out of them, and they'll be just as happy. Normally a lot of tires on trailers are used and don't have much left to them.

And, the normal commercial truck, like truckerfags, come in a few sizes: 11R22.5, 12R22.5, 11R24.5, and both 11R's come in a "lowpro" size as well.

However, some trucks also have 19.5 tires on them, and some float trailers run 17.5 tires on them.

Hope this is good enough, writing it between doing stuff. If you've got any other questions, just ask.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 18:50:44 No.6768307
You need new front tires.

K Series 2012-09-04 19:00:59 No.6768353
Highly educational indeed.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 19:08:03 No.6768387
What do you think of trains? They haul way more shit than you can and the crews get paid better I think.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 20:19:07 No.6768599

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Ever see rail road tracks to your local Walmart? How about the gas station down the street? Trains are great for bulk moves of shit from one place to another place that are rail serviced, everything else, they are fucking slow as shit and have issues on the back end. One being union railmasters dropping intermodal trailers and breaking them. Add in the railhead factors, time issues, etc etc, and trains aren't that great. Plus they are only getting 4mpg better than my truck (per weight, unfucked and figured) and that's raw fuel data.

Bulk moves (coal from mine to coal plant, oil from wells to refinery) trains are great. Intermodal, they are OK, but slow, fruits and veggies, food stuff, no.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 20:22:47 No.6768615

Is smart and leaves out intermodal dolly tires.

Container tires have to be the most fucked up, rat bastard shit ever. I don't even think they are round from the factory.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 20:24:30 No.6768621

They do make regrooveble tires as well.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 20:41:36 No.6768689
Most are nasty, but about 6/100 of them are decent looking. Usually drive with their husbands, though.


No, its usually the 40 somethings acting like teenagers that used to rustle my jimmies, until I realized how sad their lives are.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 20:42:11 No.6768692

Yep. 16 of my tires are retreaded, though I'd never buy retreads myself.

A virgin rubber tire will cost somewhere in the range of $500-$800, depending on tread style, tire position, brand, and original tread depth. A retreaded tire is rarely over $400, but they're illegal to mount on the steer axle.

However, there is no real cost savings with retreaded tires. Assuming a driver took meticulous care of a set of retreads (atypical of a driver driving on retreads) by maintaining proper inflation pressure, keeping speeds as low as possible, avoiding curb rash, de-stoning tires, and properly balancing and rotating them, they'd be very lucky to see 200,000 miles out of a set, though 120,000 miles is more realistic. This is due to the increased internal friction of the recap material, compounded by the weaker structure of the recap material. Its softer, gets hotter, and wears down faster.

Virgin rubber tires on the other hand, under the same careful attention can last upwards of 600,000 miles with active wheel balancers, preventative wheel rotation, and tread re-grooving.

If a tire has over 3/32 tread depth remaining on it, it can typically be sold as a tire casing (and made into a retread), assuming it hadn't been retreaded previously. These casing values range anywhere from $10 to $60, depending on tire condition and brand. This goes towards lowing the overall cost of purchasing virgin rubber.

So, $400/200,000 = $0.002/mile, or $200/tire/year
And, ($800-$60)/600,000 = $0.0012/mile or $120/tire/year

Assuming a standard 100,000 mile year.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 20:50:47 No.6768730
Well, they are 3 years old, so yes, I do.

However, I was driving in the mud the day before, so they look very worn on the edges, which is what I'm assuming you're going on. They're still completely legal tires, though.

Its a maxed out industry. I've seen some figures that estimate the rail industry is operating at 95% capacity with crumbling infrastructure, and deep federal and state budget cuts. I don't see it expanding much in the next 10 years or so.

I've always assumed they were stolen from the trailer full of tires being sent to be shredded behind tire shops. I've seen intermodal tires sparkle because the cords are showing through the rubber all the way around.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 20:51:37 No.6768733

Regrovable A.K.A how to absolutely fuck a tire and yourself if you don't do it right.


Clearly you've never seen a cap with 5 stamps on it from '06. Michelin will literally cap anything if it looks like it will take a cap properly

Anonymous 2012-09-04 20:57:35 No.6768757
They also look kind of flat.

truckerfag 2012-09-04 21:16:10 No.6768837
That doesn't mean you're getting paid for the casing.

Its on a hill. They were over 100psi half an hour, and 0.6mi before I took that picture.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 21:29:28 No.6768888
How many straps and chains and other stuff do you keep with you?

truckerfag 2012-09-04 22:09:53 No.6769088
I haven't counted in a while, but a close estimate is
>16 4" straps
>3 2" straps
>4 2" ratchet binders
>2 4" straps with hooks
>14 3/8" chains
>14 ratchet binders
>11 8' edge protectors
>14 steel 4" edge protectors
>14 plastic 4" edge protectors
>4 pipe stakes
>8 coil racks
>fuckton of tarp straps
>1 10'X14' smoke tarp
>2 24'X28' 8' drop tarps
>9 7 foot 4"X4" timbers
>8 4 foot 4"X4" timbers
>2 8 foor 2"X4" timbers
>4 floating strap winches
>1 winch tightening bar
>16" crow bar
>36" crow bar
>8 plastic corner protectors
>2 red flags
>12 sliding 4" strap winches
>1 fixed 4" strap winch

Need to get some "OVERSIZE LOAD" banners, and some more ratchet binders, just in case. Should probably get 4 more 4" straps, since 4 of mine are iffy.

Anonymous 2012-09-04 23:21:44 No.6769490
how much does all of that stuff weigh? Where do you put it all? What qualifies something as oversized?

truckerfag 2012-09-05 01:33:54 No.6770191
Probably around 1000lbs. The chains, binders, timbers, and winches make up most of that weight.

I keep it all in the two side boxes on my trailer, other than the timbers, and edge protectors, which go under the trailer (in the crossmembers and in a timber rack) as well as against the headboard.

Oversized varies by state and commodity. Generally, if it doesn't fit on the trailer, its probably oversized, except for up to 4 feet of overhang off the back of the trailer in most states.

So, generally, a load that is
>over 52' long
>over 8'6" high
>over 8'6" wide
Is oversize.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 01:48:49 No.6770301
What are your thoughts on super singles? Would you ever use them?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 01:52:03 No.6770326
How the fuck are you doing and how's your 'slave?'

truckerfag 2012-09-05 03:06:27 No.6770750
They would make a decent trailer tire, but then I have nowhere to rotate my drive tires to. If I spring for new self inflating tire axles, I'll get super single hubs on them to help cut down on weight and rolling resistance. They're getting to be very common trailer tires on flatbeds out west.

I'm fine, and haven't had that slave in over 6 months.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 03:14:31 No.6770817
>still rotates his tires

Anonymous 2012-09-05 04:20:14 No.6771255
Good to hear. As for the slave, any plans for a new one?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 04:46:26 No.6771399
Wouldnt you get better MPG and ride quality with super singles?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 05:06:25 No.6771529

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Would you ever want to truck coal down the mountain roads like they do in Kentucky and Virginia?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 05:20:54 No.6771605
What are your thoughts on International?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 07:12:11 No.6771969

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I just pulled 8.8mpg with fucking half an axle of trailer recaps on my drives and abused to fuck virgin lugs. added to the fact I was pulling an highcube (14' trailer) that's not fucking bad.


I like my Pornstar. It does have it's problems (like you won't want to off road the fucker like Powershift does his Mack, it's set up for road use) But I'm getting great mileage and almost no issues.



>East coast

Pick One.


Oh yeah, those Mexicans in LA with a butterknife cutting extra tread into their R195's always make me laugh. I used a tire knife on a set of slicks to groove them for dirt use.

You think that tire is bad? I found an Oxygen bottle (for welding) Marked USAAF. That's US Army Air Force.

From WWII.

And it wasn't the oldest bottle we found in use.

truckerfag 2012-09-05 14:31:55 No.6772739
Had a second for a while, then decided the whole concept was bullshit. I'd rather have 6 girlfriends across the country instead.

>better MPG
>better ride quality
Fuck no.

I've trucked beer up and down mountain roads. Figure its essentially the same. Wasn't that thrilled with it.

At least it isn't a volvo/freightliner.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 17:01:33 No.6773017

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You just mad because I drive with no air in my seat and it's comfy.

truckerfag 2012-09-05 17:57:53 No.6773146

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>sitting on the floor
Sure is peterbilt driver in here.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 18:17:38 No.6773190
So truckerfag, when will we see you on ice road truckers?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 18:34:12 No.6773223

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>Truckerfag trolling everyone on television

Anonymous 2012-09-05 18:38:13 No.6773236
If offered one, would you accept a job on that TV show Ice Road Truckers in Alaska?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 18:39:29 No.6773239
Whoops. Sorry man I didnt even see your post before I asked

Anonymous 2012-09-05 18:53:39 No.6773281
Can we get some interior shots of your truck?

the forest is my throne <volvo clan> 2012-09-05 18:54:59 No.6773285


5/5 would watch

Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:19:26 No.6773552

>takes out the driver's seat

>sits in the sleeper on the bed

I'm a pete with a bullrack on the back

Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:24:02 No.6773569
Has never driven on the east coast.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:41:48 No.6773604

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Sure as shit have driven on the East Coast.

I'm backed up against Donner, so your poptart hills don't scare me none.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:45:47 No.6773612

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This is Monteagle grade, in which you have to pull off the road, check your brakes, and are limited in downhill speed.


Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:47:26 No.6773616

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Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:49:23 No.6773622

You're right, should be.

>sits on floor in sleeper

Sorry about that.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:50:49 No.6773629
And I'm up against mitchell, and it actually snows here. and sure as shit you haven't, not where i live.

>do you even tail of dragon negro

Anonymous 2012-09-05 20:51:47 No.6773631
nigga post a pic of your set up, cuz I can't for the life of me figure out how the fuck that would even work.

truckerfag 2012-09-05 21:45:07 No.6773759
Maybe next summer. Thinking about putting my truck on a boat and visiting my parents for the season.

No, I'd rather make money
>8 trips a season
What the fuck?

Monteagle is a babby starter hill. I run it doing 50mph downhill every time. Don't even have jakes. Fuck the police.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 21:54:10 No.6773796

How many unpaved, one lane, mountain roads have you driven down


Anonymous 2012-09-05 21:59:30 No.6773830


You full on mad oveer that road?

Anonymous 2012-09-05 22:06:54 No.6773866

Does logging roads count?

>worked for PL and Simpson Timber

Anonymous 2012-09-05 22:31:47 No.6773971
It's actually shitty to drive because cops. there's plenty of better roads. and nope, i'm not the one who keeps replying ;_)

Anonymous 2012-09-05 22:56:42 No.6774063
Don't they get paid a lot more money per load though? I couldve sworn some of them live all year on those 8 loads.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 23:25:54 No.6774156
is it possible to simply add a jake?

truckerfag 2012-09-05 23:47:55 No.6774273
If you call living in alaska living.

I have jakes, but they weren't wired in properly when I bought the truck. I'd like to open up the engine and make sure they're still mechanically sound before I reconnect them. Pretty sure its just one wire missing on the throttle rod cutoff microswitch.

Anonymous 2012-09-05 23:50:14 No.6774294
I ask because we have an older 359 pete day cab with a big cam sitting around that doesn't.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 01:42:29 No.6774881

You can add engine brakes to an engine that didn't come with them. Wasn't until the last 20 years or so everybody started adding them to everything from the factory.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 03:18:24 No.6775357

Captcha: streets hangedho

TheGirlFormerlyKnownAsIllegitimateChildTron 2012-09-06 03:44:18 No.6775501
Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moon light?

Anonymous 2012-09-06 03:47:14 No.6775522

I actually saw a really hot intermodal driver one time while I was bumping a dock in Seattle. She came in, blind-sided the trailer in one shot between two others (really tight spot too), dropped it, and took off bobtail. I may have whimpered a bit.

Being bisexual, though, I find the lack of attractive male truckers really lame. I swear I've seen more attractive female truckers than males.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 03:52:03 No.6775554
Still quite a few trucks don't just automatically come with them. The single axle daycab I drive doesn't have them, and it's a 2007 Columbia. Not that I use it to haul anything heavy enough to where I would want them (we use it exclusively to haul a 32' reefer with a 20k max payload), but sometimes I start down hills in a high gear and get reminded when I don't hear anything...

truckerfag 2012-09-06 05:15:09 No.6775936

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Oh, yeah, jakes are pretty much a bolt on part, especially for the big cams.

Nah. Haven't made it out to DFW yet :p

>implying daycabs are actual trucks

Anonymous 2012-09-06 05:23:57 No.6775985

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Anonymous 2012-09-06 05:34:05 No.6776027
Monteagle is pussy shit. Out West is the fun stuff.

And with auto adjusting brakes, you just push on them a few times and you're done.

truckerfag 2012-09-06 06:34:12 No.6776286

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>dat repeated image combo

Firechicken 2012-09-06 06:47:06 No.6776337
>Brother looking into being a washbay person / detailer at local trucking company
>Need a class one license
>Aww :(

truckerfag 2012-09-06 06:55:07 No.6776372
>class one license
>to wash a truck


Pretty sure the only requirement in murrika is to be able to piss clean into a cup. That'd explain why it takes 12 of them 25 minutes to wash a truck and trailer.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 10:30:33 No.6776731
Fuck these clowns.

>pull into dock in a place loaded with morons.
>been saving up pissbottles for awhile
>pour out gallons of rotten piss all over their dock
>watch them gag for awhile when they show to unload
>laugh for days.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 11:27:01 No.6776763
What are your feelings on the people who get right up behind you in cars to try and suck a few mpg from your slipstream?
Do you even notice them there?

Srsly, I see people doing that all the time, and I think they're going to be pancaked eventually.

My Moldavite Soul 2012-09-06 11:29:00 No.6776764

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truckerfag 2012-09-06 13:10:37 No.6776878
Can't really see them behind a load unless its night time. Usually if I let off about 10mph they get all pissy and burn any fuel they save flying past me, because /I'm/ the asshole.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 15:44:40 No.6777241
Good man. Someone needs to educate those idiots. I'm sick of being stuck in traffic because they get crunched.

Has your trailer ever eaten a small car?
That used to happen a lot on roundabouts around here.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 16:39:51 No.6777383

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Anonymous 2012-09-06 16:45:43 No.6777403
Its the same thing for any dealership up here. To even wax and wash cars, you need a license

Anonymous 2012-09-06 16:50:09 No.6777410

At least I didn't write FECES in feces at the loading dock.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 18:28:35 No.6777655
Where are you now?

Anonymous 2012-09-06 19:52:23 No.6777959

Anonymous 2012-09-06 20:02:20 No.6777990

What is this faggot tree?

I love substandard docks. Can only use one dock out of a handful because they did something wrong, have to drive up on broken pallets and they refuse to take the rubber bumpers off the unused dock and replace their broken ones on the dock that you use.

Add in that it takes them 2 hours to pull 8000. Pounds off, and now you know why we fuck with dockworkers.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 21:41:17 No.6778400
What size tires does your truck use and how many gear in your transmission?

and have you dyno'd it yet?

Anonymous 2012-09-06 22:09:10 No.6778490

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I'm gonna guess 22.5's and 13 speed with a penis pump on the dyno.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 22:21:20 No.6778523

Just going by the picture, the tractor runs 11R22.5's, and I'm torn between 19.5 or 17.5 on the trailer, but I'm leaning toward 19.5

Anonymous 2012-09-06 22:25:39 No.6778538

If you are looking at the first picture, that's not the same truck, well yeah, but he's pulling a flatbed.

WranglerSportlol 2012-09-06 22:31:48 No.6778551
After seeing this happen today, my question is:

How often do you get flat tires? What do you do with the flats, leave them on the side of the road? Take them with you?

Anonymous 2012-09-06 22:49:26 No.6778611

A friend driving for TMC was telling me that after the tire is changed he has to lift it by hand into the carry rack that's under the trailer and drop it off at a TMC terminal the next time he gets to one.

However, the tires stay with the driver so if he has to do a trailer swap, which happens a lot, he has to take the removed tires off the trailer he's dropping and put them on the trailer he's picking up. There was a while there that he had three bad tires he had to keep carrying because he hadn't gone anywhere near a TMC terminal for weeks but he kept getting trailer flats from all the trailer swaps he was having to do. What really set him off to the point that I heard about it was that week where he had a trailer swap every day which meant moving those three damn tires every day. And here I thought just having to lift it into the rack and take it to a terminal was bullshit.

Anonymous 2012-09-06 22:57:29 No.6778648

Well, considering its illegal to just dump tires where ever the fuck you'd like, its normally up to the company. Some places say take the tire with you and drop it off at their yard, others tell them to let the tire guy handle it.

Hell, some companies even tell the tire guy to take it back to the tire shop and leave it there, and some guy will pop by and pick it up, everyone is different.

Anonymous 2012-09-07 02:13:00 No.6779397

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Anonymous 2012-09-07 02:56:47 No.6779631

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Have you heard anything about TMC? Are they a good company? I ask because they have a yard around here and it looks like they have a bunch of new Peterbilts that look taken care of.

Anonymous 2012-09-07 03:00:16 No.6779662

Anonymous 2012-09-07 03:13:52 No.6779779

They seem to be ok as companies go that hire newbs. They do seem to try and care for their trucks. They're real big on getting them washed every week and make you drag them in to a terminal every 15K miles or so. They're also starting to replace their fleet now.

As for how they treat the drivers, my friend doesn't have any serious complaints beyond thinking there HAS to be better paying loads out there and why isn't he getting them? He hasn't done an average or anything but it seems most loads run in the 800-1200 range for paying the truck although a few times he's had to haul shingles and shit like that for like $200.

OTOH he rarely has to wait for a load, usually knows what his next load is before dropping the one he has off and the miles between loads tends to be less than 100, unless it's Texas (which is where the low-dollar loads come from too). And they don't usually ask you to run illegal, he's only been asked once and it was so low-key that he missed what the manager was trying to get across for a while after he hung up

Anonymous 2012-09-07 05:21:06 No.6780404

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y u no get W900?1

truckerfag 2012-09-07 06:28:56 No.6780664

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Not yet. Had niggers back under it trying to make it look like I ran them over, but usually if I hold my phone like I'm recording them, they speed off.

My first trainer as a company driver was a negro. The first time this happened to me, he asked why I stopped, and I explained. He just stuck his head out the window and stared hard at the nigger and got the same effect
>"stupid fucking hood rat didn't know you was with a brotha"
Is what I think he said under a gicchi accent and a jaw full of redman.

Fucking South Dakota, again. Right between Sioux City and Sioux Falls, pretty much.

I've got 10 22.5LPs and 8 24.5LPs. Its a bitch, since my steer tires are about ready to be rotated out, and the only place I can really put them is the drives, which would technically be an improvement over the trailer tires I have on them now.

I'm going to be looking for a dyno in the next few days before I start doing turbo/intake/valve work. The truck is still more or less as I bought it, so I'd like to get a baseline set of runs in.
>inb4 sub 200HP

Pretty much, yeah.

Those aren't my truck and trailer. The truck is almost identical, though.

I don't get flats, I get slow leaks, because I actually check and maintain my tires. It happens about once a month.

Actually had a pretty good sized bolt stuck in my trailer tire today. It'd only hold 40psi of air, so I yanked it and plugged it.
>tfw 40psi is still enough pressure to blow out pieces of steel cord and embed them in your skin while cleaning the puncture

Anonymous 2012-09-07 06:44:25 No.6780712
K series cabover>W series show pony.

Powershift 2012-09-07 06:49:24 No.6780725

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Time to put a bigger bumper on that truck, broseph.

My dad caught a deer with his truck a few hours ago. not a scratch thanks to the bumper.

Powershift 2012-09-07 06:50:50 No.6780729

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Anonymous 2012-09-07 06:52:59 No.6780739

Could you explain what you mean by backing under? People back their cars under a trailer?

tpops 2012-09-07 07:02:30 No.6780759
that looks badass, keep it on lol

truckerfag 2012-09-07 07:09:08 No.6780772
>forgot you had other questions
If I ever got a flat, I'd throw it on the trailer, strap it down, and drop it off with the rest of the flats at whatever truck shop I happened to stop at next.

Once I have a farm, Ill have a pyrolysis machine shortly thereafter, so I'd take it home, pyrolyse it into petroleum, carbon black, and steel, then distill the petroleum into jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, gasoline, heater fuel, and bitumen. I can use pretty much all of those to some extent, and they actually all have a pretty good black/gray market as well.

>swapping trailers
Lolfaggot. Flatbeds are for deadheading. TMC does it entirely wrong.

They're a great company if you want to sit around polishing wheels, polishing fenders, polishing bumpers, and polishing your knob. Low miles, low pay. Thats why their trucks look so nice.

Because I don't need to compensate for anything.

truckerfag 2012-09-07 07:12:20 No.6780779
Where is the rest of the deer?

I've actually only seen one deer at all this season, and it wasn't even scattered all over the road.

Might get a bumper in the next few weeks, though. Don't know if any really fit k series frames without modification.

Yes. Usually from the side or at an angle, hoping to won't look at where your trailer tires are, and run over their trunk.

Anonymous 2012-09-07 07:15:00 No.6780783

Couldnt you just turn sharp and make 1 less nigger?

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