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Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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What is the weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight you have hauled?

With what I do it is difficult to choose....

Frac water tanks?

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Haul truck?

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Bridge Beam?

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Old rail flat car?

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Excavator?

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Rollers?

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I think that my favorite though was 14' wide and 17' long weighing in at 75k pounds. I did not get a photo of it but I did haul this one the next day. It is still 14' wide but only weighs in at 55k.

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The cool thing is that I get to operate all these if just for a little while on and off the trailer.

That second photo looks like something out of a magazine! Great shot.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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What is the weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight you have hauled?

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Um, lets see, video equipment for a Florida Georgia Line thing, numerous loads of staging, lighting, sound and video equipment for festivals and one off shows. All of the Ely Young Band and Juan Gabriel gear. Currently doing a mini-tour with Rockin Road To Dublin. That's all I can think of right now.

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That's my kind of load! Were you able to see any of the shows? Are you on retainer? I've always been curious how this industry worked. I would take a pay cut to see live music for free!

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When I am on tour, I have an all access "crew" pass. I try to rest after load in (usually in the morning) then get up in time to catch the show, eat and get ready for load out (right after the show) then drive to the next venue and repeat.

With the festivals and one off shows, we usually have to get unloaded then disappear so other trucks can come in. In those cases we can catch the show if we buy tickets. Not worth it for me, I rest.

There are several companies doing this kind of stuff but be warned, it is the hardest most mentally challenging thing I have ever done. Definitely not all fun and partying because drivers have to roll as soon as we are loaded. Then again, it is also the most satisfying thing I have ever done.

Was it hard to get in with a company like this? I would imagine its a pretty sought after job.

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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What is the weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight you have hauled?

Um, lets see, video equipment for a Florida Georgia Line thing, numerous loads of staging, lighting, sound and video equipment for festivals and one off shows. All of the Ely Young Band and Juan Gabriel gear. Currently doing a mini-tour with Rockin Road To Dublin. That's all I can think of right now.

That's my kind of load! Were you able to see any of the shows? Are you on retainer? I've always been curious how this industry worked. I would take a pay cut to see live music for free!

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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What is the weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight you have hauled?

The strangest was 42,000 pounds of plastic pellets. I have no idea what they are used for.

The most difficult load I've had was 40,000 pounds of liquid foam in large containers. Might as well of been driving a tanker.

Were the pellets coming out of AZ?

Whats the liquid foam used for?

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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Just an fyi, a high value load means the freight costs over 250,000$! That's a lot of blueberries!

Were they fresh or frozen? That seems like an astronomical $ amount for blue berries!

Posted:  6 years, 9 months ago

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What is the weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight you have hauled?

Saw this thread a little bit ago on Reddit and wanted to see what all everyone here had come across in their travels! http://www.reddit.com/r/Trucking/comments/2v3e5y/truckers_of_reddit_what_is_the_weirdest_cargo_you/

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