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Driving to Work.

How far would you go? I might be traveling from Houston to Dallas to help for a few days a week, something like 400+ miles one way.

Take my advice, I'm not using it anyway.
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How far would you go? I might be traveling from Houston to Dallas to help for a few days a week, something like 400+ miles one way.
Without travel compensation? NO WAY!
I routinely travel 100-200 miles for WO's, but I always collect travel charges.
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Not sure about compensation, haven't gotten that far yet. I might and more than likely would get it as well as per diem on top of hotel and fuel paid.

I drive 100-200 miles a day everyday for work just in the Houston area already but at least I come home every day. This would require two to three days straight of being in Dallas.

Take my advice, I'm not using it anyway.
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Not sure about compensation, haven't gotten that far yet. I might and more than likely would get it as well as per diem on top of hotel and fuel paid.

I drive 100-200 miles a day everyday for work just in the Houston area already but at least I come home every day. This would require two to three days straight of being in Dallas.
Who's paying for all that gas?
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Well, with my last company they'd give me one tank a week, with this new company I receive a trip charge of $30 per call/install plus I'm sure they'd pay for petrol to and from Dallas.

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Well, with my last company they'd give me one tank a week, with this new company I receive a trip charge of $30 per call/install plus I'm sure they'd pay for petrol to and from Dallas.
They better pay that is a lot of money.
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You know this already but I'm picking this up this coming week, what I'll be driving to Dallas and back. Gas will be paid by company. That's a lot of petrol!

I love this truck. I didn't want to turn around and return it when I test drove it this last weekend.

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Doc, is that truck a diesel? I bought a '05 f250 crew cab 4x4 brandy new and drove it for almost 7 years. It was a great truck. Had a couple of hiccups with the 6.0 diesel, but all in all, it wasn't that bad. I traded it in for a 2012 F350 and LOVE this truck!
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PPP, not a diesel, the 5.4 Triton gas motor. And I'm not sure I'll be buying that truck andy longer. I spoke with my boss and a few friends and they're all saying to go for a diesel. Now it's down to these two (plus that 5.4 pictured if I want it but it's not an extended cab).


I think that for the amount of driving I'll be doing that the diesel would be best. Plus they say that the 7.3 diesel only breaks in at around 150k miles, that it go to over 300k and many do last for well over that.

2001 7.3 Powerstroke Super Duty F250 Automatic 140k miles.


1999 F250 7.3 Super Duty 7.3 power Stroke 174k miles. Standard, new clutch.

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If you are buying a Ford diesel stay away from the 6.0.

The 7.3s run a long time.
Plenty of guys have gotten up into the 900,000 plus range with theirs.

I had one with 232k on it until some one wrecked me. It ran like a champ.

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Amateurs are people that can't do their job even when they do feel like it.
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