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Bud A.'s Comment
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My load from Cortez, CO back to Montana. Should be home tomorrow. IMG_20151209_151830716.jpgIMG_20151209_151701195.jpgIMG_20151209_151632231.jpg

Please tell me you didn't sleep in the tent this time of year.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Delivered these draft gears (rail car parts) today in Eagle Pass, Texas. I've taken several loads here. All these parts are then hauled to Mexico on Mexican trucks where they manufacture rail tanker cars.

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Pat M.'s Comment
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My load from Cortez, CO back to Montana. Should be home tomorrow. IMG_20151209_151830716.jpgIMG_20151209_151701195.jpgIMG_20151209_151632231.jpg

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Please tell me you didn't sleep in the tent this time of year.

Heck it was 45° in Utah and Colorado... LOL No I stayed in hotels on this trip. It took a day longer than I figured on because of the time it took to get the permits and the fact that it was a foot wider than what CAT said it would be. At 10'4" I could not run at night and these short days do not allow a lot of time to mess around. I was roughly 110k on this load. Took an extra day to make the trip so I did not get back until Thursday evening.

Friday I had to deliver this grader and at the same place pick up a D8 to a construction site. Then I had to go pick up and return a CAT 323 excavator to the rental store. No rest for the weary, on Saturday I had to pick up a haul truck and take it to Great Falls then back to the same place to pick up another haul truck to take to Helena.

Today was snowed out, we got about 8" of snow and they will not let oversized loads move in these weather conditions.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Delivered this load today to Lowe's in Edinburg, Texas. This is after the tarp and straps are off. These loads are tricky because there is always a mixture of stuff on them. In addition to the ladders and custom wood on top, there's also a little bit of PVC pipe and a few small bundles of rebar. I reckon this is the flatbed equivalent of a grocery run for reefer drivers.

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Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Pat M.'s Comment
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This is being unloaded as we speak. Some drivers stretch the truth, I stretch the trailer. IMG_20160106_094650547.jpg

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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This is being unloaded as we speak. Some drivers stretch the truth, I stretch the trailer. IMG_20160106_094650547.jpg

Sheesh, what was your total length?

Pat M.'s Comment
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This is being unloaded as we speak. Some drivers stretch the truth, I stretch the trailer. IMG_20160106_094650547.jpg

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Sheesh, what was your total length?

Trailer is stretched to 68 feet long. Overall length was 86 feet.

Bolt's Comment
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We had a driver drop off our joist girders a couple weeks ago and his total length was 97'. The girders were 75' by then selves.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Load of coils that I took from Houston through Old School's hometown today, delivering tomorrow morning. Next time I get these, I think I'll space them out about 6 feet so I can get three chains on each. They're wide but not very thick, so I ran out of spools to hook to on this old trailer. It only has one spool between stake pockets, with a spool on either side of the stake pockets.

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Bolt's Comment
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This was brought to my job site on Friday for installation Monday. 20160108_085558.jpg?w=480&h=480&fit=clip

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