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Old 08-25-2013, 09:37 PM
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10% of my customer base is within two blocks of my home.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:50 PM
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The customer base within 2 blocks of my home goes something like this...


"Thirty dollars? Is that every WEEK???!!!"






I don't work where I live.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:59 PM
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The customer base within 2 blocks of my home goes something like this...


"Thirty dollars? Is that every WEEK???!!!"






I don't work where I live.
This is EXACTLY my current problem.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:25 PM
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Random safety inspections for trucks/ trailers are happening near the Allegheny and butler county border. I was spoken to twice on Friday by officers. Two straps on every mower or its a $300 fine per machine. The one officer came up to me while I was at a yard and told me I would be pulled over even though nothing was wrong on my trailer. Everything in the bed of your truck needs strapped as well. I watched two guys get nailed just for the load in their bed.
Yep. Safety check in bakerstown on Thursday. I avoided it but my friend was not so lucky.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:46 PM
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What do you mean by load in the truck? Blowers, trimmers, gas cans, etc... or mowers?
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:47 PM
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I rolled through the DOT weigh station down on 79 between Bridegeville and Cannonsburg with no problems. Just make sure everything's good and you shouldn't have a problem. If they see they won't make any money off you, then they won't give you any trouble.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:02 PM
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Another good reason to remain solo and small - they don't even LOOK at you unless you have two axles on your trailer.

I strap everything down anyway, so...
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:14 PM
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Many cant operate, even solo, with a single axle trailer. While I strap mowers down, I certainly don't strap down misc. stuff which is why I'm interested in what is meant by load in the truck.
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:15 PM
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Yep. Safety check in bakerstown on Thursday. I avoided it but my friend was not so lucky.
Good to know!
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Old 08-26-2013, 09:19 PM
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Many cant operate, even solo, with a single axle trailer. While I strap mowers down, I certainly don't strap down misc. stuff which is why I'm interested in what is meant by load in the truck.
It's a bit ridiculous if you ask me, I'm all about safety but man... I see overloaded trucks every. Single. Day. And by overloaded I mean like a 1/2 ton with 4 ton of dirt in it. Stupid, if they see severely unsafe trucks/trailers they should be stopped and fined. I do everything I can to stay safe and follow the regulations but of course I'm going to be the one dishing my money out for stupid crap.
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