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  1. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hat Jokes Are Always Funny

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    Not until I hear Musk claim that the top 3 feet of the tractor and trailer would pop back into shape after entering a low bridge/tunnel at 15 mph....
     
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    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Will the lumper meet you @ the receiver to pick it up off the floor? von.
     
  3. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    What about the other option they offer??? Off road, rubberized tracks??? Be good in case the truck was sent down, say, a wooden street??
     
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  4. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Governor Chris said there had better not be another episode on his wood street!
     
  5. Redracer3136

    Redracer3136 BANNED

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    Or what....he’ll have his staff shut down the wooden street then claim he knows nothing about it??
     
  6. Big Dave

    Big Dave Hat Jokes Are Always Funny

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    Heheheheh. You said "wooden" and "staff".
     
  7. truckingBORED

    truckingBORED Your Huckleberry

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    This is starting to sound like a Viagra forum! Hell, my staff quit listening to me years ago, I guess I've come to the right site!
     
  8. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    From the woodpecker family.
     
  9. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    You don't hear everything while sitting on the beach.
     
  10. SwampRatt

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    Truck Stocks Rebound After Tesla Leaves Crucial Details Out of Semi Plan

    http://www.ttnews.com/articles/truck-stocks-rebound-after-tesla-leaves-crucial-details-out-semi-plan

    "Batteries used in electric vehicles are typically heavy, and in the case of a truck, can reduce the payload capacity. If the Tesla tractor with a 500-mile range carries a 10,000 pound battery pack, that would “almost certainly cut into the payload capacity of the truck,” according to Baudendistel. That’s even after discounting the comparable weight of a diesel engine, transmission and fuel in a traditional truck with an internal combustion engine.

    According to Melius Research’s Rob Wertheimer, Tesla’s truck would provide a fuel efficiency that is the equivalent of about 19 miles per gallon, versus 10 miles per gallon achieved in current “best-in-class” trucks. That’s not enough to claim big fuel savings, he said."
     
  11. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    FMCSA Expands Its Drug Testing Panel Effective January 1, 2018

    https://www.natlawreview.com/articl...27-2017&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

    "The addition of the synthetic opioid drugs is intended to address the nationwide epidemic of prescription painkiller abuse. Hydrocodone, hydromorphone, oxycodone and oxymorphone are Schedule II controlled substances and are more commonly known as Vicodin, OxyContin, Lortab, Norco, and Dilaudid, among others."
     
  12. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    What? You mean someone using tax payer grant money to research the advantages of an electric vehicle, did not provide accurate information? I smell an investigation by BRG Patel forthcoming.....At no cost to taxpayers either.....
     
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  13. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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  15. BIG R GUY

    BIG R GUY Coop Dispatch's Driver of the Year

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    If they attached language to the ELD effective date that detention time,charged to the shipper,or consignee starts after 30 minutes when the truck shows up on time for scheduled appt, or within normal delivery,and pickup hours,it would put a fire under some of these DC's rear end. It is time that the drivers have equal leverage as these businesses have for years.
     
  16. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    • IRS Announces 2018 Estate and Gift Tax Limits
    https://www.natlawreview.com/articl...29-2017&utm_source=Robly.com&utm_medium=email

    "Due to the unified nature of the estate and gift tax systems, this means a person can make up to $5.60 million of taxable gifts without paying gift tax or transfer up to $5.60 million of assets at death without paying estate tax. In 2017, the exclusion amount was $5.49 million.

    In 2018, the annual per donee gift tax exclusion will increase to $15,000. The annual per donee gift tax exclusion had been at $14,000 since 2013. That means in each year, any person can give to any other person up to $15,000 without having any obligation to file a gift tax return or use any of the combined gift and estate tax exclusion referenced above."

    Anyone wishing to send any such gift my way, please use paypal. send to: tommywins (at) netzero (dot) net.

    Thanks!
     
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    Are they just going to microchip us all now? How much more regulation do we need?
     
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  20. SwampRatt

    SwampRatt Well-Known Member

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    We're still supposed to be getting android based systems... soon. :idunno:
     

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