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Old 04-21-2013, 01:08 PM
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Haha, its spread over two days. It gets tiring sometimes but it pays the bills very well.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:10 PM
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Glad your ok. That's a lot of trailer for that truck, but those little trucks are awesome! Liking the Titan!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:03 PM
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Thanks for the comments on the new truck , so fair so good. I am averaging 13mpg so far and I hope it stays that way.

Yes the old trailer was a lot for the little green pea but it handled it ok. I am more upset about losing the trailer than the truck, the new truck is so much better than the little one.
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:18 PM
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600 miles? wow

i drive an average of 30miles a day on a route. the heaviest day i drive 50miles. i have a few days where i only drive 15-20miles.

glad you are ok. nice to get a new truck and trailer though.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:07 AM
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OUCH! glad you're ok, could have been allot worse for sure! I will have to start strapping my mowers down again (got lazy). We average about 100 miles a day, slowly lowering the average as we pull more yards closer to home and drop yards far away.

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Old 04-26-2013, 02:11 AM
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Glad you're okay and nice new truck!

My son and I were installing some shrubs in town last week and a guy stopped across the street from us to cut grass at an assisted living center. When he was done, he came over to talk and told us he services a bunch of commercial accounts and drives 400 miles per day I couldn't help but wonder how he makes any money. He lives about 80 miles from us.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:40 PM
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The main thing about it is something that is said on here constantly, you have to absolutely know what your operating costs are and how much profit you want to make. I was a little concerned about the milage increase I was taking on (180 up to 600) by adding more locations but I ran the numbers and bid to earn no just get work and its a great payday. I hope to keep a contract with them for many years.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:58 AM
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Glad you got that bigger truck. Looks like your little one was a bit overloaded.

Glad you are safe, good luck in your work.
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