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Bud A.'s Comment
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Did a reset in Kalispell this weekend, then delivered pipe there, Billings, and Missoula. Got a load out of Idaho for this morning, but when I got to the shipper , it wasn't ready - apparently I was a day early. So I got a different load and deadheaded another 100 miles to Athol, ID, where I picked up this lumber headed for Michigan.

load of lumber tarped and strapped on flatbed trailer

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Man, I just missed you. I was in Kalispell on Friday and then Seeley Lake on Monday.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Hauled these 12'4" walls to Kalispell today

flatbed trailer loaded hauling prefab wooden walls

Bud A.'s Comment
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Man, I just missed you. I was in Kalispell on Friday and then Seeley Lake on Monday.

We probably passed each other near Lake Seeley since I took that route from Kalispell to Billings. I would've bought you a cup of coffee at the very least!

Pat M.'s Comment
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Man, I just missed you. I was in Kalispell on Friday and then Seeley Lake on Monday.

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We probably passed each other near Lake Seeley since I took that route from Kalispell to Billings. I would've bought you a cup of coffee at the very least!

That is a better drive than going down 93 for sure. Just gotta watch for deer and campers... LOL I got called into the scale yesterday at the junction of 83 and 200. When I walked in she said just show me your permit, I was going to do an inspection but something else just came up.

Went back up to Kalispell yesterday and then hauled some lumber to Missoula and some lumber back.

Gotta love getting to the destination 20 minutes before closing and people wanting to go home... Before I could get the straps off I had 3 forklifts waiting to unload me. I was unloaded in 15 minutes. Went to the next location and dropped the trailer so they could load it for Monday morning with trusses.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Yet more pipe out of Cedar City, Utah, this time with three stops in the Arid Zone. Dropped at Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff today, last stop tomorrow morning in a suburb of Phoenix. Next load will take me home for four or five days of home time, which I am more than looking forward to.

load of plastic pvc pipe strapped to flatbed trailer hauling out of Cedar City, Utah

Pat M.'s Comment
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Started my day with this little dump truck...

small articulating Deere dump truck loaded on flatbed trailer

Then I moved a John Deere 200c excavator but did not take a photo. And then I loaded this beast to deliver tomorrow.

large CAT bulldozer loaded on flatbed trailer

Pat M.'s Comment
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I thought that I would share a simple little trick for securing the flags on those pesky loads that have the tires as the widest point like this photo.

nail in tire used to secure flag on oversized piece of construction equipment loaded on flatbed trailer

There are several ways to secure your flag to the tire but unless you have rope to encircle the tire completely or bungies which can be a pain. I personally will use a nail when the tire allows it. What I mean by that is that I must be able to put the nail in a tread lug only. Don't worry the tires are thick enough if you put the nail in parallel and not towards the center of the tire. Gotta be careful though because some customers may not get it. Here is a close up of what I do.

nail in tire used to secure flag on oversized piece of construction equipment loaded on flatbed trailer

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
The Dude's Comment
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Yet more pipe out of Cedar City, Utah, this time with three stops in the Arid Zone. Dropped at Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff today, last stop tomorrow morning in a suburb of Phoenix. Next load will take me home for four or five days of home time, which I am more than looking forward to.

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Lucky. That's basically my favorite load. I love picking up in CC and running in the desert. I once tried to talk Prime into letting me do some sort of dedicated work out of there.

Too late now, but I should have told you to eat at Lulu's in Ash Fork, i40 x146. Such good food.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Yet more pipe out of Cedar City, Utah, this time with three stops in the Arid Zone. Dropped at Lake Havasu City and Flagstaff today, last stop tomorrow morning in a suburb of Phoenix. Next load will take me home for four or five days of home time, which I am more than looking forward to.

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Lucky. That's basically my favorite load. I love picking up in CC and running in the desert. I once tried to talk Prime into letting me do some sort of dedicated work out of there.

Too late now, but I should have told you to eat at Lulu's in Ash Fork, i40 x146. Such good food.

I love these pipe loads too! I'll make sure to stop at Lulu's next time I go through.

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