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Pat M.'s Comment
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Delivered 2 excavators today, this is the second one. xRflE4DGUYPiS8X3K0vBbupxtedVFwljM0COd2iy

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.
Pat M.'s Comment
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90' rail flatcar going to be used as a temporary bridge. rail flatcar going to be used as a temporary bridge

Pat M.'s Comment
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Moved a little tonka truck today. CAT 773 heavy duty dump truck loaded on a flatbed trailer

Bud A.'s Comment
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Hauled this utility pole to the galvanizing plant today.

flatbed trailer loaded with large metal utility poles strapped to itflatbed trailer loaded with large metal utility poles strapped to it

Old School's Comment
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Here's a load of solid square aluminum bars that I picked up in Cressona, Pennsylvania and delivered to a Thyssen Krupp facility in Acworth, Georgia.

flatbed trailer inside being loaded with aluminum bars in Cressona PA going to Thyssen Krupp

We don't bump too many docks with a flat-bed. They just open up those big old buildings and we roll right on inside to get unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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The last few days we have been busy moving those concrete box culverts around. But I did get a pic of the second load yesterday. IMG_20160311_090254436_HDR.jpg And I had to take it across this to get turned around. IMG_20160123_155915815.jpgIMG_20160123_155934030.jpg

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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It's bridge beam season again... IMG_20160314_175727335.jpg I thought you all might want to see what happens when the beam gets to the site. We had to unload these at 10 pm but we can't travel after dark so it is show up around 6:30pm and grab a hotel room. IMG_20160316_214600961.jpgIMG_20160316_220307542.jpgIMG_20160316_220812874.jpgIMG_20160316_220846141.jpg

sgtwilldog's Comment
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This post had 666 replies. Making it 667 for good luck.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I know it's not a flatbed but what about a sand can.

Old School's Comment
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This post had 666 replies.

HaHa!

I guess that means Pat was having a "devil" of a time hauling those bridge beams!

Here's a look at some more of the "shiny" stuff that I pull out of the SAPA plant in Cressona, PA. This load went to a Ryerson Metals warehouse in Greenville, South Carolina where the loading docks were designed for very short trailers! My paperwork had notes on it that said the material must be loaded 12 feet back from the nose of the trailer - I pointed out to the plant personnel that it wasn't loaded that way, but they didn't seem phased at all. Turned out that those instructions are on there for a reason, and not only that, but those instructions are for a 48' trailer, and I was pulling a 53 footer. They unload at this place with overhead cranes and they only have enough room to move forward enough to get the material off from the front of a 48 foot trailer if it is loaded 12 feet back from the front. So, what did I do? Well, I backed in to their dock and they unloaded what they could, then I pulled out and turned her around and pulled into the loading dock forward - that gave them just enough reach to get the last section of material off. Fortunately the overhead crane could move sideways also, so I didn't have to sit there with heavy loads of metal hovering over the top of my cab!

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SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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