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Bill F.'s Comment
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I've never (you know who) but, does the guy in back look familiar?

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Old School's Comment
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HaHa! Pat that load of Beaver food is a first around here - I like it. If you keep throwing those tarps like that we might start considering you a real flat-bedder around here! smile.gif

This back haul load I picked up in Newark, New Jersey at the Newark Port, just may be a first in our variety of loads in this thread also. These are two 6,600 gallon tanks set up to be hauled on a chassis just like cargo containers. We got two of them on a flat-bed and it gave me an almost 1,800 mile run to get me back down in the South so I could grab my next load from my dedicated customer. The tanks were empty so my weight on the trailer was only about 16,000 pounds.

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HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bud A.'s Comment
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Wow, Pat M. is tarping! Maybe the Cubs really will win the World Series this year!

Here's a load of crated steel. I didn't get a pic of the crates, just the tarped version, but it was a great load. 12 straps, 2 tarps, roll 1000 miles, and a quick unload to boot.

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I got to back up a ramp into the building at this place, too.

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Now I have another steel building - actually, part of another on here too, for the first stop. These are not easy loads. Lots of straps, lots of edge protectors, lots of little hidden things that want to wiggle loose while you're cruising down the road. I was scratching my head in the yard yesterday trying to figure out how to get the front stack to hold still after driving a little ways from the shipper. Little Syster happened along and gave me a great suggestion and it worked.

I watched my mirrors all day with this one, and will again tomorrow, Monday, and Tuesday. Hoping for something simple like shingles or flat steel or sheetrock after this one.

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Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

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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. Wow, Pat M. is tarping! Maybe the Cubs really will win the World Series this year!

THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT!!! THE CUBS WIN THE PENNANT!!!

Something must have frozen over...rofl-3.gif

Pat M.'s Comment
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Beaver food ready for delivery, just got to finish taking off the straps. 1474481492.2222.jpg Then I picked up a load of sheetrock that is ready to be unloaded in the photo. 1474481450.7656.jpg Then a light load to get me home. 1474481457.9366.jpg

Pat M.'s Comment
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Oh and this is my new ride... 1996 Freightliner, N14 with an 18 speed transmission. She only pulls 1500 RPMs at 80 mph. No I did not go by you at 90 the other day in Wyoming, I was only doing 80... LOL

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Chris (the chick)'s Comment
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With these various pics, I'm even more interested in flatbedding! So here's a newbie question tossed in -- what do you guys do with the loads and the flatbed itself with home time? I'd like to bobtail if I'm actually going to my residence, but I'm not sure that's doable in the world of flatbedding. Also -- suggestions for maintaining balance on top of loads without breaking your neck?

Pathetic pic of my flatbed load:

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Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

G-Town's Comment
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Oh and this is my new ride... 1996 Freightliner, N14 with an 18 speed transmission. She only pulls 1500 RPMs at 80 mph. No I did not go by you at 90 the other day in Wyoming, I was only doing 80... LOL

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Wow Pat,...20 year old truck, looks to be in great shape. Good looking ride. Good luck with it.

Steve 's Comment
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Here is a load from a while back. It is mostly coils with a few stacks of sheet steel in front. [URL=http://s1300.photobucket.com/user/sscollier/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20160624_180602_zps3zlflin3.jpg.html][IMG]http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag91/sscollier/Mobile%20Uploads/20160624_180602_zps3zlflin3.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

Steve 's Comment
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[IMG]http://i1300.photobucket.com/albums/ag91/sscollier/Mobile%20Uploads/20160624_180602_zps3zlflin3.jpg[/IMG]

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