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Pat M.'s Comment
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Pat I will be coming down the 90 in Mt on Friday so I will wave if I see you am supposed to have 3 large pumps on deck.

Depends on the time. I do have to be back in Helena before 3 pm because 287 turns into a red route highway and I am over 110' long.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Be careful on the corners with those steel beams, Pat! There's a video taken from a pilot car of a driver hitting a barrier with the blindside trailer wheels as he takes a left turn. The jeep breaks loose, the beam slowly tips over and takes the tractor with it.

Here's the load I deliver tomorrow morning, poles from a lumber place in BC. These things like to roll around and settle as you drive, so I had to stop every so often and crank down the straps. It took three or four times before before the straps stayed tight. The first time was after I drove three miles into town to get a flag to hang off the rear, since the load hangs off the back of the deck a couple feet. In three miles, all but 2 of the 12 straps had gotten a little loose from the stuff settling as I went over bumpy roads.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Be careful on the corners with those steel beams, Pat! There's a video taken from a pilot car of a driver hitting a barrier with the blindside trailer wheels as he takes a left turn. The jeep breaks loose, the beam slowly tips over and takes the tractor with it.

Here's the load I deliver tomorrow morning, poles from a lumber place in BC. These things like to roll around and settle as you drive, so I had to stop every so often and crank down the straps. It took three or four times before before the straps stayed tight. The first time was after I drove three miles into town to get a flag to hang off the rear, since the load hangs off the back of the deck a couple feet. In three miles, all but 2 of the 12 straps had gotten a little loose from the stuff settling as I went over bumpy roads.

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If I have seen that video the whole thing with that was too much speed. Well I'm going around the corner like that it is 3rd gear tops. But also look like he took when he took the corner that the dolly twisted and that would put it the being further to the right

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Well the beam for tomorrow got canceled but I still have to go to Billings with a load of 36" pipe but not leaving as early on this one. Get to take a different truck too. This way we do not have to take the bunk off my 5th wheel as I will need it Monday and the driver of the truck I am having to use is off tomorrow.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Well since they canceled the beam for today I got to deliver some 36" pipe to a job site. 12 pieces of pipe at 55k so nearly 4600 pounds each. I did not even need all my axles...:( Did pick up an extra bolt in one of the tires though.

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Bud A.'s Comment
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Got one of the bigger man lifts for a nice long weekend load. Weighs 45k with axles that spread like outriggers to stabilize it when the boom is fully extended. It took twelve 3/8 inch chains and 16 binders to do it the way the company wants it done. There are three chains and four binders on both front and back, and two chains and four binders on each side.

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I also encountered a hippie bus while driving across Montana today. It's hard to see in the picture but they blocked out the "s" and the "h" in "school" so it reads "cool bus." I looked for Pat when they got out at the truck stop I went to, but didn't see him.

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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.
Pat M.'s Comment
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rofl-3.gifrofl-3.gifundefined I think I passed them this afternoon. Yeah those things are heavy. At least you did not have the straight boom.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Here is a beam that we hauled on Monday... IMG_20160606_192056783.jpg

Then I spent the rest of the week hauling shorter beams and have 2 more to haul next week. IMG_20160610_130929284.jpg

Can anyone tell me why I have it so far forward when I still have a foot at the back of the trailer? Not a trick question, it is a teaching moment.

Pat not sure what they pay you to move this stuff, but it's not enough. I'm gonna call you "Icewater", cause you got that in your veins. Great respect for what you guys do.

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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Here is a beam that we hauled on Monday... IMG_20160606_192056783.jpg

Then I spent the rest of the week hauling shorter beams and have 2 more to haul next week. IMG_20160610_130929284.jpg

Can anyone tell me why I have it so far forward when I still have a foot at the back of the trailer? Not a trick question, it is a teaching moment.

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Pat not sure what they pay you to move this stuff, but it's not enough. I'm gonna call you "Icewater", cause you got that in your veins. Great respect for what you guys do.

Thanks, I appreciate it. Everyone that pulls an open deck deserves thanks for getting their load down the road safely.

The funny thing is that after pulling 100+ foot beams for the last two weeks, on Friday when I had to take the 53' quad it felt like I was pulling a pup trailer when I looked in the mirror.

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.
Bud A.'s Comment
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I've often thought I'd like to do heavy haul, but those 100' beams scare me. I agree with G-Town - my hat's off to you!

I've seen a lot of wind turbine blades going down the road lately, and those look even scarier. I mean, they're designed to catch wind, right? And they deliver them to windy areas like the plains in Colorado and Wyoming, right? What could go wrong?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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