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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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It's so purrrty

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.
Bud A.'s Comment
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I've mostly been hauling the usual stuff (shingles, drywall, steel), but today I delivered some equipment that was a little different.

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Pat M.'s Comment
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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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Ha ha. They did destroy my fender and broke the fitting for he 5th wheel slide.

Wow, a sand can on a deck.

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.
Pat M.'s Comment
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I know it's not a flatbed but what about a sand can.

Those are good looking trailers when they are kept clean

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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Uriah (FlyingTanker)'s Comment
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Is that the kind of sleeper they move you to when the budget gets tight? rofl-1.gif

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

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Those are good looking trailers when they are kept clean

Yes sir, that they are. We try to take care of them, brush wash only and never let them use the acid. Once the weather gets a bit more consistent, I'll run a buffer over the body of the can and really let her shine.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Pat M.'s Comment
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Is that the kind of sleeper they move you to when the budget gets tight? rofl-1.gif

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Nope! That is what you do when you get perdiem. I also have a coleman grill with me.... FYI, that is my truck and tent... LOL

Pat M.'s Comment
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This is my load for Monday. Have to go nearly all the way to Missoula so I can turn around because I cannot fit under the interstate. Right at 16 feet tall. IMG_20160401_165428796_HDR.jpg This is lowboy row.... There are 5 trailers here. 2 each three axle, 2 each 2 axle and one three axle stretch that my load is sitting on. We also have 2 each nine axle trailers and one 8 axle trailer. And that is just the lowboys. And currently we only have 9 trucks.

Interstate:

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

Pat M.'s Comment
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Made it to the delivery but they had issues lifting the box. IMG_20160404_122941289.jpg

Well for some reason contractors never seem to have the correct equipment from no crane to cranes that cannot reach us to lift the load. Here is what happened today. The 349 did not have big enough balls to lift the 34k 14' high box off the trailer. We actually had to make a road into the ditch so that I could get the trailer lower for them to pick from.

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