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Sergei Dratchev
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Lives in Cambridge, ON, Canada
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lots of guys have no imagination! who cares about resale value of the truck? last summer I was offered $7,000 by a Western Star dealer as trade-in. The truck is a means to an end, in this case: i need a 4 axle truck to haul a lowboy with an 85,000 lb excavator/dozer on it. there are 3 ways i can do it: i can add parts to my current truck, i can buy a used heavy haul truck (4 axles) or i can buy a brand new heavy haul truck. It's like investing $5,000 in order to get $200/month cashflow. It's all about the cost of entry (how much does it cost to be able to haul that 85K excavator).

1. current truck: $18,000; NO MONTHLY PAYMENTS; same repair bills; no hot dates
2. used heavy haul truck: $3000 down plus $1,000 a month for 36 months (estimate). SAME REPAIR PROBLEMS WILL TURN UP 100% GUARANTEED but the truck IS ready for heavy haul operation. this is worse than Option 1!
3. new truck: $5,000 down (factory special order) plus $2,500 a month. No reparis for 2-3 years, big tax savings, potential fuel mileage savings, nice leather smell ;) lots of hot dates ;)
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Yes new truck no repair bills but no telling how long it will sit in the shop if you are not a paying customer if it is warranty and plus with comp problems of the new rigs..
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Dozer #1 delivered in Kanata (Ottawa) ON at 1 PM on Friday, April 11th. Dozer #2 dropped off in Orillia, ON at 7 PM. I was back in Cambridge ON at 10:30 PM. Getting ready for the Toronto Truck Show - tomorrow is its last day! Will take lots of pictures and try to make a slideshow as good as the one from the 2014 MATS.
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Load delivered with no problems. The shipper (sea port in MD) was happy. The farm tractor dealer in Ontario was happy. I was happy. Anyone else starts talking about chains and paint, will be deemed Truckers' Enemy and banned from this channel.
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i spent only a few hours at the MATS in Louisville, KY because I had to show my flatbed trailer to the potential buyer in Stouffville, ON! So I left Louisville at 3 pm and spent the night in Monroe, MI; then got up at 4:30 AM and was on I-75 North by 5 and hit Cambridge, ON at 8:30 AM. No log books when you drive a personal car (Mazda 3) :) 
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this phone is now for sale. it's unlocked and can be used either with verizon in usa and/or any gsm carrier. i used fido and rogers in canada. if anyone is interested, leave a comment on my channel.
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Can you get WI-FI with it to hook up the computer to internet  if you do let me know 
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if my truck gets too old to drive, i think i'll become a paparazzo ;)
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lol, you definitely have the picture taking skills.
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I want to get a 28 to 200 mm lens and sell the two I have now. Then I don't have to switch lenses and can use just one lens to take better pictures and videos. 
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We'll have to agree to disagree on that one Sergei :)....a prime lense is a must...any serious pro-photographer worth his salt would advise you as such, hahah  :)) I use my primes more than my one good zoom. The whole point of a DSLR is the interchangable glass that is optimized for different applications. Otherwise may as well just get a decent auto  point & shoot. Plus a prime is an exceptional videography lense. Best rgds.
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i didn't show the entire loading because the FLIP cam ... flipped when Dozer #1 hit the deck ;) I put the cam on the upper deck of the trailer and I couldn't find my mini-tripod, so the setup was unstable. The 20,000 Lb dozer shook the trailer and the Flip fell on its face... THE END
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UPDATE: i spent 1.5 days at that mini-truck stop: an entire Sunday and then till 1 PM on Monday. found there was some stores and restaurants within walking distance of the duty free (canadian side, of course). delivered the load April 1st in forest hill maryland, just north of baltimore. hopefully they'll pay me detention but it might take awhile to get the money. have booked a return load: picking up two farm tractors in baltimore, maryland tomorrow morning.
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my note 3 is now UNLOCKED. the guys from unlockriver.com did their magic and i got the unlocking code via email after about an hour of waiting. restarted the phone with the new SIM, and the first thing i saw on the screen was a little window and the words, 'unlocking code'. i entered the 8 digit number and voile - now i can use this phone with any carrier that supports it. beautiful!
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Mines rooted so I can install whatever I want . its worth it for the unlimited tethering.
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Long haul trucker at Landstar Inway
Introduction
I am an owner-operator (trucker) at Landstar Inway pulling my own stepdeck and flatbed trailers. My truck is a 2004 International 9400. I'm active on YouTube where I regularly post videos about my life and work. I'm originally from Russia and has been living in Canada since 1997.
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Cambridge, ON, Canada
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Etobicoke, Toronto, ON, Canada - Russia, Moscow
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  • Landstar Inway Inc
    truck driver., 2010 - present
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