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Pat M.'s Comment
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I was really busy and pressed for time last week so I forgot to take any photos of those loads. So last week I hauled 2 bridge beams, 1 box culvert, a drum for a hot plant (this piece alone weighed in at 80k without the truck) and a loader. Well, while I was waiting on the other driver to arrive so we could load the rollers I snapped a photo of what I delivered today. A paver with a cold cow. The cold cow picks up the asphalt that is dumped by a belly dump and puts it into the paver hopper.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Well it is officially bridge beam season.... Picked up this one today for delivery tomorrow. This is the 6th bridge beam in 8 weeks. Over-sized cement bridge beam secured to flatbed dolly trailer

Pat M.'s Comment
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Well it is officially bridge beam season.... Picked up this one today for delivery tomorrow. This is the 6th bridge beam in 8 weeks. IMG_20150924_100804408.jpg

Ah I forgot... You will notice that the neck on the front of the dolly is down. You do this when you have to steer the dolly or it will not turn. The chain you see above the end of the neck is for when you get to the interstate , you chain the neck up so that you can just run with it. This beam had me 117 feet from bumper to bumper and grossing 126k pounds. It is not a simple thing to drive the truck and steer the dolly at the same time. You end up only running 5-10 mph until you get to the interstate.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Hey Pat were you driving west on I-90 yesterday, around 3 pm, sonewhere between Bozeman and Missoula? If so, I think I might have passed you! Do you have a black truck with red lettering? If so, I was the empty Jones truck that flew by you going up a hill!

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Hey Pat were you driving west on I-90 yesterday, around 3 pm, sonewhere between Bozeman and Missoula? If so, I think I might have passed you! Do you have a black truck with red lettering? If so, I was the empty Jones truck that flew by you going up a hill!

It was definitely one of us. If there was a jacked up Ford pickup for a rear pilot then it was me.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Hey Pat were you driving west on I-90 yesterday, around 3 pm, sonewhere between Bozeman and Missoula? If so, I think I might have passed you! Do you have a black truck with red lettering? If so, I was the empty Jones truck that flew by you going up a hill!

Cardwel hill I think it was.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Well, delivering this one was interesting. We had to back through a creek with the dolly and they would then pick the beam. Had to use the excavator to pull the dolly back across the creek so we could hook it back up to the truck. On the way back to the shop to drop the trailer I got a treat to a sight that you do not see very often these days.

truckers picture rancher driving cattle down the road

I have also come across a rancher driving hundreds of sheep down the road. This was on McDonald pass on the east side near the top. They were driving probably 100 head.

The Persian Conversion's Comment
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Hey Pat were you driving west on I-90 yesterday, around 3 pm, sonewhere between Bozeman and Missoula? If so, I think I might have passed you! Do you have a black truck with red lettering? If so, I was the empty Jones truck that flew by you going up a hill!

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It was definitely one of us. If there was a jacked up Ford pickup for a rear pilot then it was me.

Yup, I think that was you, small world :)

Bud A.'s Comment
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First load in a week since my student took three tries to pass the test for his CDL. Nailed the alley dock during practice, but when the guy with the clipboard showed up he forgot which direction to pull up! Oh well, glad he passed.

This is a load of OSB from Arkansas to Colorado. The Pete is 700 pounds heavier than the Freightliner. They ended up leaving one bunk off, which was fine with me, since I didn't have to use a lumber tarp to cover that 13th bunk up on top somewhere.

oversized load strapped and tarped on a flatbed trailer

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Picked up this beam yesterday and delivered today. Just a little bigger than the last one.... 100 feet long and 129k putting me at 200k gross.

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