05/12/19 — Getting Ready for the Trip to Wisconsin

Published by Darron Toy on

when you have a load what do you do what do you do or what do I do well first of all finding a load is not easy right that takes the most you know time because it's not just mostly it's a issue with money how much of people willing to pay and you decide how much you need and so you don't wanna hold cheap loads but also there's always problem with what kind of a trailer the customer wants like just this past week I ran into loads where first of all they were either too heavy like honey 40,000 pounds or they wanted an extendable trailer like one guy wanted 20 6.8 feet in the world and I have 26 and I'm like what so extra 10-inch is not gonna work but they have the design they have all these you know drawings from the engineer so they need 20 6.8 feet in the well or it's something super tall and so they want a beam trailer right so basically once you get past these two obstacles so the money you okay you know first of all can it work on your trailer yes okay secondly the money can we agree in a good rate yes and then of course before you and I talk to them about the money what I do is I go to the website of my factoring company and I checked the brokers crate because unless it's a C or D cash on delivery I factor everything yeah I don't wanna I don't know cheese people you know for money like okay I pay a small percentage for the convenience to the factoring company but because of that I get paid quite often on the same day as I deliver the load as long as I send them the paperwork before 10 a.m. if it's after 10 a.m. the femur the next day but still it's like it takes so much stress you know out of your operation no that wants you check the creditor that the brokers credit you know that you will be paid you know as long as you do the you know the proper work you're not played you didn't get into an accident stuff like that right and so once that is done so what I do next is I I create I have a to do file Justin I you know what pad you know notepad notebook file just basic text file and it's called to do my to-do list right and usually just to keep myself organized there I just write down what I need to do for this load and so I created the list so for example for today I wrote down create a bill of lading create an invoice and create permit application application for oversize permit and so I went in the morning to the coffee shop I did the bill of lading I did the invoice that I will send to the broker and the factoring company when the load is delivered but then I look at the permit application and decided this can wait for tomorrow and then also what I do of course I looked at the map to make sure how much time I need to get to the shipper because in this case I have to drive pretty much all day tomorrow Monday to get to the shipper in Northern Ontario so I look at the distance I look at the actual address you know is it like far away from the actual downtown or is it close to downtown turns out it's it's a very accessible location this is some kind of equipment dealer that I'm guessing sold this excavator to some American company and so I feel okay about the the map right so I have the paperwork to show them I'm gonna print it out later and then for tomorrow it's been a while since I checked my tires you know and since I have eight axles I just don't do it myself so I'd rather go to the tire shop but they all they closed today and so the plan for Monday and I also it was on my list I said check old tires and that will take him at least an hour and so while they're doing that and they open at 8:00 so I gotta be there like 7:30 to make sure I'm the first in line because sometimes there's a guy with a flat tire and then you stuck there for two hours right so I want to be the first there when they open so I'm just gonna get my truck and trailer just pulling there I think they opened the gate pretty early and so I'm gonna pull in like 7:30 when we back in oh yeah that's another reason to go there early because it's right on one of the busiest streets here in Cambridge and it's very hard to back out out of there later in the day so instead using the you know slow morning traffic I'm gonna block the street and back into the tie shop this way can just drive out right instead of backing out into four lanes of traffic and so that's why another reason why I want to be where I want to be there early in sorry for the slight noise of the focusing motor it's because I'm inside my car I don't use the external mic and the camera is probably picking up this noise of this USM lens we are recording with the Canon 6d mark to a 35 millimeter app – is usm and so while they're doing the tires that's what I'm gonna do the the permit application basically what I do is I have a file from my older applications where just I have to enter you know what I'm picking up like make model serial number dimensions where I need the permit like in this case I will need Michigan and Wisconsin only because I'm going from Ontario through Michigan to Wisconsin and and that's it but of course yeah and I can actually send it but I'd rather look at the machine especially since Michigan does not take that long so but what I do I kind of like prepare the draft because it's sometimes it can take you know a long time or special have a bunch of states but in this case it's only two states but still I have to look at the route and I have to list all highways in there you know like yeah I need a permit to allow me travel let's say in Wisconsin on this particular highway you know Michigan so I need to know the route and that's why I always do these drafts in advance and so while these guys are working with tires I'm gonna do that and and then I'm gonna start driving so I'll be there Monday night on Monday late afternoon and they open at 8:00 I think of 7:30 so I'll shut down somewhere close by and they and then choose the morning I'll be loading but in order to get to the tire shop tomorrow Monday of course I need to be hooked up to the trailer and for now I did hook up to the fifth wheel but I didn't connect any hoses I didn't raise the trailer and now I have to go and and do that and of course it was everything was perfectly fine but now it started raining you know so we might not we might use a GoPro for this not this big fancy camera but I always I always struggle with those hydraulic hoses sometimes they're a real pain in the butt to hook up you know so I always like to show that because that's what up top jobs of this tough parts of this work it's hooking up those hoses and then we're gonna raise the trailer make sure that it's it's you know like it's totally off the ground because now it's still sitting on blocks and then I have to put those blocks on the deck and tighten the chip chain around them so that I'm ready for tomorrow morning let's go nothing works okay then tomorrow I'm gonna go to the tire shop check all the tiles and then since I'm loading an excavator I'll be able to flip it myself flip it back let me just double-check where my where my pins are things for the oh yeah they were here we got you over here more than one over there that's not good should before oh all right so that's q4 there for this two spots that are now on the top and there's q4 what these ones over here so that's all I need then I got those little washers in the truck okay so Sunday chores are done so this is it the trailer is raised all eyes are connected thanks for watching


Timothy Goodman · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

iv gotten in the habit of liking the video before it even starts and I haven't regretted it yet 😉 Thanks for the blockbuster Sergei!

david schabel · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

You'd be a good boy scout, be prepared, pull toy here.

Old shep · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Hi Sergei. have you tried a tin of wd40 for those hose connectors and chains , it does help a lot..And please get a foot plate on the back ,Afor you do what i did and fall between it all , had me feet round my ears.and bruises in places i didnt know i had..it might save all them cables n hoses..Thanks mate..

B Bukala · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Like the music👍🏻

Christopher Rochon · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

On the hydraulic connections you may find Thant going to a JD type of attachment allows you to use a ‘lever’ to push the connectors into the fittings. This means you do not have to ‘fight’ the back pressure of the oil.

billy greenhorn · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Have a good ride

walter mattson · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Glad you found a good load. Looking forward to the next video.

Ed B · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Love's does tire checks for $10.00 right at the fuel pump

Edwin Schlee · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

I thought you mentioned at one time about getting some places fixed in the center of your trailer to put your blocks.

Ken Bawks · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

I'm guessing your going across us-2. I live just south of sault ste marie mi and traveled us 2 today. The cut river bridge just west of st. Ignace is down to one lane for construction. Not sure how wide you will be but just a heads up incase they send you west on m-28 or something. If I see you I hit you on the cb. Stay safe driver.

David Rigoni · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Have a great trip, enjoy my states:-)

David Rigoni · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

When you use the flip will it affect the lines?? If so how:-)?

Tired old mechanic · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

They make hydraulic couplers that connect both lines at once with a lever that will connect under pressure. https://www.fastercouplings.com/multifaster Use some dry moly lube on the couplers you have and on your chain binders.

memyselfand ifarmer · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Drive safe captain.

Distin Rieck · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Hey Sergei call hawkshead and get the talon 38 tire pressure monitor system I got one over a year ago best money I spent tells you the temperature and pressure along with the crossfire you only need 1 sensor per set of on the duals saves time and money if you get one tell them it's going on a over the road truck and get the brass sensors not aluminum ones. Like the videos you do . Dustin from Iowa

winston brown · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

hey you forgot to say.. captain Sergei out..😊

Doc Holiday · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Don’t trust tire shops for pressures…..I spend the hour and be sure myself. Too many times not even close… But I guess with pier work I did 1 time a week ….winter sucks. Have a good ride…..

Oliver Martin · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm


Jesse Aird · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Glad you got a load. Thanks for sharing. Take care.

Retired driver · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Nice another load

steve holton · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Did you investigate that Crash Truck to see if you could turn the dead head back into a paying load back? sdh in CT

Jeff Delano · May 14, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Why not go through that round hole in the cross member your going over it looks like a straight shot at those connections because of the bend going over I can see how it could be hard just a thought good job

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