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ChickieMonster's Comment
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Oh my word...

I'm of the opinion that OS just made that up on the spot so he could claim the title of 800th post on this thread....

But I am just rolling! Ya never know what you are gonna get around here!

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Old School's Comment
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We just doing what we can to keep this thread alive!

ChickieMonster's Comment
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Well I love it! Even though I have no interest in flatbedding myself (I get overheated just walking to the truck stop. I don't handle the sun well.) I still keep up with this thread.

It's fascinating to me to see how you guys strap/chain/tarp all this crazy stuff down, and I especially love the heavy haul pics! It's like I finally get to see how they get all this massive equipment all over the place.

Speaking of moving equipment...

I wish I could have gotten a pic of this. I saw a flatbed rolling down the highway yesterday with the Bigfoot monster truck on it.....

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All the wheels were off and strapped down behind it. Pretty cool! Hubby was napping so I didn't have my cameraman...

Pat M.'s Comment
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After taking half a day to get a new medical card I went and moved these. Did not know it, but the #### brakes do not work on the back one. Next time that one goes on first

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Pat M.'s Comment
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Moved a couple of more pieces today. IMG_20160803_105200998.jpgIMG_20160803_150543020.jpg

Bud A.'s Comment
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Hauled some aluminum plate to the aircraft place this weekend, then picked up three skid steers to Colorado. I got the first two off this morning, but had to have the last stop repowered so I could get my truck in the shop to have the weird clunking noise checked out. Don't want to lose a steer wheel going over the hill on I-70.

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Pat M.'s Comment
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Just a little feed hopper for a hot plant. Only 14'8" tall. Another driver was about 30 minutes ahead of me with a piece that was 16'7" so hammer down, he would clear the lines for me.

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CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

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.

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.
Bud A.'s Comment
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Dropped a load early this morning, picked up these 48' laminated boards and delivered them today, then went to pick up a preload of drywall and two airbags popped when I aired up the trailer. Glad it happened then instead of on the road. Sitting until they can get it fixed tomorrow morning (fingers crossed).

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Pat M.'s Comment
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The problem with the airbags is that you do not get flying mudflaps. The other guys today lost a total of 5 tires on the pieces that they were moving. One also blew off the mudflap. It went about 50 feet into the air and 75 feet out into the weeds.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Just a little excavator to move today. Web says 42k, yeah right. Closer to 60 would be my guess. kwSJ_ScfJFqSYmoC9-zjHnYPejYz-Xb2tu3d3C2hQyikX6evTel767DSnK-vH75XErwLuDSFwegSxCDc

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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.

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.
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