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Daniel B.'s Comment
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700 replies to this darn thread. Im hiring a new team of Romanian hackers to delete this thread behind Brett's back because clearly my current crew isn't doing squat. Better up your security Brett.

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Steve C.'s Comment
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Finally got something new and different (for me, anyway). These are paper rolls loaded shotgun (eyes lengthwise along the trailer). Took them to a drywall plant.

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I always liked hauling these because (at least in my experience) nine times out of ten you'd get a quick load of drywall as soon as you delivered.

Pat M.'s Comment
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700 replies to this darn thread. Im hiring a new team of Romanian hackers to delete this thread behind Brett's back because clearly my current crew isn't doing squat. Better up your security Brett.

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We know who they are... We just give them a few pennies a month and they don't even open your emails... LOL

Bud A.'s Comment
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700 replies to this darn thread. Im hiring a new team of Romanian hackers to delete this thread behind Brett's back because clearly my current crew isn't doing squat. Better up your security Brett.

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We know who they are... We just give them a few pennies a month and they don't even open your emails... LOL

Plus I convinced them you're still in high school, so they aren't worried about what you'll do if they don't delete it.

Pat M.'s Comment
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700 replies to this darn thread. Im hiring a new team of Romanian hackers to delete this thread behind Brett's back because clearly my current crew isn't doing squat. Better up your security Brett.

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We know who they are... We just give them a few pennies a month and they don't even open your emails... LOL

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Plus I convinced them you're still in high school, so they aren't worried about what you'll do if they don't delete it.

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Bud A.'s Comment
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Here's my latest load, steel going to a drywall supply place. I couldn't get gut straps through the second stack since they're not lined up all the way across, so I put an extra strap on it and spent a lot of time looking in the mirrors at it.

bundles of steel bars loaded and strapped on flatbed trailer

Pat M.'s Comment
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Moved a JD 350 excavator first thing this morning and I got the same comment at both the pickup and delivery locations.... "Man that's a lot of chains!" and my reply was it's a 90k pound machine.

Then I was told to move a loader. When I got there the guy said they were going to double up on me... Here is what they wanted me to haul, the loader and a mechanics truck.. IMG_20160523_120123781.jpg I told him they would be too heavy for the 3 axle trailer so he called the boss who called me. So to prove that I was right I put every thing on the scale. Truck and trailer 47,500. Loader 34,000. Mechanics truck 23,000. I don't know where they went to school at but to me that added up to 104,500 pounds and I could only go 98k gross.

Called them both back and told them I was going to be 6k over gross and to decide which one they wanted me to take. I ended up taking the mechanics truck. Would have been a tight fit too with the truck up on the rear bolsters and the bucket having to be up on the neck. But that would have been the only way to get 36' of machinery on a 28' deck.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Moved a JD 350 excavator first thing this morning and I got the same comment at both the pickup and delivery locations.... "Man that's a lot of chains!" and my reply was it's a 90k pound machine.

Then I was told to move a loader. When I got there the guy said they were going to double up on me... Here is what they wanted me to haul, the loader and a mechanics truck.. IMG_20160523_120123781.jpg I told him they would be too heavy for the 3 axle trailer so he called the boss who called me. So to prove that I was right I put every thing on the scale. Truck and trailer 47,500. Loader 34,000. Mechanics truck 23,000. I don't know where they went to school at but to me that added up to 104,500 pounds and I could only go 98k gross.

Called them both back and told them I was going to be 6k over gross and to decide which one they wanted me to take. I ended up taking the mechanics truck. Would have been a tight fit too with the truck up on the rear bolsters and the bucket having to be up on the neck. But that would have been the only way to get 36' of machinery on a 28' deck.

OK, one time these welders asked to add one of their big toolboxes to the load. Two straps, a few hundred pounds, plenty of room on the deck. No problem.

But a truck? No one would ask me to do that. That's what you get for hauling the heavy stuff, Pat.

APU:

Auxiliary Power Unit

On tractor trailers, and APU is a small diesel engine that powers a heat and air conditioning unit while charging the truck's main batteries at the same time. This allows the driver to remain comfortable in the cab and have access to electric power without running the main truck engine.

Having an APU helps save money in fuel costs and saves wear and tear on the main engine, though they tend to be expensive to install and maintain. Therefore only a very small percentage of the trucks on the road today come equipped with an APU.

Old School's Comment
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Hey Pat, I think I ran across your brother in law when I delivered a load up in DeSmet, South Dakota today. He was pulling a load on a flat-bed trailer behind a one ton dually. Like you, he had come up with his own sleeping quarters for this over night run. I must say though, he decided to go first class! He brought it all, including the kitchen sink!

one-ton dually pulling a flatbed trailer with a camper loaded on it

Pat M.'s Comment
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Hey Pat, I think I ran across your brother in law when I delivered a load up in DeSmet, South Dakota today. He was pulling a load on a flat-bed trailer behind a one ton dually. Like you, he had come up with his own sleeping quarters for this over night run. I must say though, he decided to go first class! He brought it all, including the kitchen sink!

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That ain't my brother in-law man, that's my cousin! The problem with his set up is it messes with the tare weight but since he does really light loads it still works for him.

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