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Old 08-06-2008
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New Job! My truck is now my office!

Tomorrow I start my own collection route for Comcast. I routed out tomorrow's 43 stops on Microsoft Streets & Travel, for a total of 61 miles. I assume I will be leaving the truck running pretty much all day, no reason to start it 50+ times a day, right? I got my ladder rack put on yesterday, my inverter hooked up to plug my laptop in, and a 40 gal rubber-maid tub in the bed to store the digital boxes.

I think it is going to be a sweet job. All of the guys there have made between $800-1500 per week all year, minus taxes and vehicle expenses, still equals a good weeks pay. I expect to drive ~250 miles per week, so the ranger is going to be working hard.

Does anyone else use their truck all day at work?
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Sometimes when I want extra money I deliver pizza but not much anymore.
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yea i deliver pizzas also
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Sounds nice.

I use my truck when we need to haul loose stuff. THe smaller chuncks of busted up concrete, all the cut offs from our form wood etc etc.

My work supplies me with a company truck an a gas card so I tend to use that unless its that lil loose stuff as my company truck is a flatbed. Still I'm not goona go beatin up my truck unless necessary since that service truck is sitting there soley for my use.
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250 miles a week should be butter for your Ranger. My B4000 is a 600 miles a week truck. I commute 60 miles a day (30 to and from work), and also side travel like trips with my girlfriend, etc etc. So, you should have NOOOOOO problem whatsoever. Have fun and make that money!
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lol my buddy had this same job here in the metro detroit area...it didnt last verry long. he wasent happy with it...but that cause they stuck him in the ghetto and would have a hard time with the people....good luck with your new job
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what's a "collection route" driver do? do you threaten people if they don't pay their bills?
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Yeah dealing with people sucks but that kind of mileage isn't horrible, it is the speed bumps that will kill your shocks quicker (not like in 3 months, but still at a more advanced rate) going in and out of all the apartment complexes. I hate setting up cable, all of the BS install and one-time fees and some sketch guy to come in your house to put a box on the floor and screw it into the wall and stick his hand out for a check. At least you speak English. That is my little rant against cable companies and the people they contract out to do the b!tch work.
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I own a lawn care business and I do around 200+ miles a week.
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I used to use it for work all the time. I used to haul over 1000lbs of mulch and I've hauled bed loads of wood, metal, patio stones, rock and a bunch more. My truck is no stranger to work.
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mine is actually lettered with my company name /phone number on the back of it. it hauls everything from building supply to garbage or whatever else i need that day
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you shouldn't have problems with 250 miles a week. my dad commuted 75 miles 1-way for 9 years. we figured he put over 400,000 miles on 2 cars. one car he sold with 339,000 miles. a ford escort.(one of ford's better moments...lol)
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sounds like fun!! wish I had a job where I could work out of my truck!!
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what's a "collection route" driver do? do you threaten people if they don't pay their bills?
I go to houses where their bill is past due, and either collect or disconnect. That simple. Today I went to 41 houses, and only 4 people paid. 37 got snipped.
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I go to houses where their bill is past due, and either collect or disconnect. That simple. Today I went to 41 houses, and only 4 people paid. 37 got snipped.

thats ****ing awesome.....I'd love that job cuz im a jerk haha
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thats ****ing awesome.....I'd love that job cuz im a jerk haha
LOL thats what I thought! Its not like that unfortunately. If you are a jerk, they just slam the door. We get paid waaaay more to collect than to disconnect. Being the nice guys pays.
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