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Posted:  2 days, 11 hours ago

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My 80 Yr old mom found YouTube truckers!

I claim ignorance on Abe as well. Youtube here i come!

Posted:  2 days, 11 hours ago

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Two Drivers Killed on I94

Anybody been through Nashville lately? The lanes are very narrow and heavy traffic!

Heading through nashville early in the morning on the bypass tomorrow. So i should be ok. Made it through the 94 stretch south of Milwaukee at 5am today and it was still bad on a saturday. Whoever decided on that 60mph speed limit needs to be fired immediately.

Posted:  4 days, 14 hours ago

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Pucker Factor

That’s not going to work most of the time because cases are packed differently and containers will hold more or less (size, cans, bottles). Some cases are even different. Could be 24 or it could be 30.

I would not recommend your inexperienced thinking to anyone because your logic is flawed.

I didnt say it was definitive. I also added i always go to a cat scale to make sure. Im Simply stating what i have found works when i pick up at a brewery then scale out at the brewery balanced and then scale out at a certified scale again balanced and not having to fiddle with tandems much at the truck stop. In no way am i saying its a perfect system and to feel free to roll without weighing. Maybe i should have been clearer on that.

Posted:  4 days, 14 hours ago

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Pucker Factor

I should mention i always scale afterword to make sure of course. Scale at the brewery and then hit a CAT scale as well.

Posted:  4 days, 14 hours ago

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Pucker Factor

Yeah unless its kegs. And it depends on the bulkhead spacing. I just count the panels behind the beer and go to a corresponding hole. Usually the 5 to the 7 hole on the majority of our trailers with 6inch spacing. On some of the older trailers with tighter spacing it gets tricky.

Posted:  4 days, 14 hours ago

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Pucker Factor

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What are "water pallets"? (Exposing my ignorance again, but maybe I'm not the only one wondering.)

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Reading "water-pallets" from your point of view; that could be confusing. I think though that G-Town is simply referring to pallets loaded with bottles of water. Lol! That's my take anyway.

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I'm guessing that water pallets are a reefer thing, which would explain why this box hauling old man doesn't know the term. We'll see, I'm sure G-Town will explain.

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Water on pallets is hauled in dry vans, too. I’ve done many of them, and always heavy, just like a beer load.

I find the beer loads are way more balanced. With bulkhead use and correct spacing. Water loads seem to be all over the place depending on where you go. I can glance at a beer load and pick the right hole but i always end up weigghing at least twice with water.

Posted:  4 days, 15 hours ago

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While Waiting For Next Load

I generally try to milk as much time possible sliding my tandems back and doing "paperwork" as humanly possible while waiting for a new load. We dont usually do preplans so sometimes it takes awhile. I got lucky today my beer delivery has onsite parking and they didnt mind me waiting.

Posted:  4 days, 15 hours ago

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Two Drivers Killed on I94

Ive been driving solo 1 month... A few months total training and ive probably mentioned this stretch a dozen times on here. Its ridiculous. 60mph speed limit, trucks in the left lane signs come out of nowhere barriers on both sides with 3 lanes of narrow lines. To top that off theres exits everywhere so people weaving in and out of lanes to exit or enter. To make matters worse there are different road surfaces. Black top to concrete then back to black top. None of these shifts are level so its very bouncy. Theres also several spots where the lanes shift and in those small shifts your hugging that left wall as you go over several surface changes while goining through a curve. Theres parts where that left lane is half asphalt half concrete ....... So your riding unlevel turning into a right curve hugging the wall. Its awful. I generally do about 45 to 50 mph i dont care if it says 60.

Posted:  5 days, 13 hours ago

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First Beer Load

Funny thing is, I only found the scale thanks to Google Maps Satellite. rofl-1.gif

I was looking at the satellite and still couldnt find it. confused.gif

Security rambled off directions to my drop lot so fast and like im sure hes done a thousand times im lucky i got the right spot for my empty and location for my trailer. Luckily im getting pretty good at estimating tandems with beer loads. Be happy it wasnt a miller keg load. You have to be really careful with those and with straps.

Posted:  6 days, 17 hours ago

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First Beer Load

I was just there a few days ago. Didn't quite go as hard on the straps as you did but they didn't shift. Supposedly they have an axle scale somewhere on property that i couldn't find so i winged it with my tandems. Then heaven forbid they give you your scale ticket when you leave. That's the only miller brewery that doesn't for some reason.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Leaving For School On Midnight May 4th

You might want to look at millis transfer they have a school in wisconsin near you that you could drive to. stay mon thru friday and drive home on the weekends. If i could figure out the alley dock anyone can. Jaimie the instructor there is fantastically patient to the point of madness.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Are Drop And Hooks Really Any Better Than Live Loads? - article by Rainy

We do alot of drop and hooks at breweries and paper plants and menards dcs. Menards usually end up great so do paper loads but beer is 50/50. Yard drivers at the breweries seem to relish parking trailers close together. Ive been at this only a few months and ive probably had to crawl under 2 dozen trailers to get to a landing gear. Their other hobby seems to be jacking the trailers up to high so you cant couple. So you crawl under the trailer next to you and sit on the ground and lower it low gear. Sometimes you get the trailer that has the wrong label on the handle and you spend 10 minutes cranking it on low gear only to realize you raised it instead. You look to your left and see a spotter truck slow down and the driver smiling at you as he slowly passes you. God forbid they offer to help pull it out 10 feet.

Did i mention our tailers have skirts? Sometimes you cant crawl under the trailer next you. Sometimes you gotta crawl under the trailer 3 spots away and worm your way around skirts and landing gears to get to yours.

Oddly enough Ive found i prefer our older trailers or our brand new ones. Alot of our 2015 to 2017 ones dog leg to the right for some reason.

Posted:  1 week, 1 day ago

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Why when I back.

I literally did it 5 minutes ago. Backed into my spot at flying j and looked to my left and right saw one truck 6 ft ahead of the prime truck next to me. I looked good but had an itchy feeling got out and looked and noticed my bumper is lower than im used to and if i would have gotten even with prime i would have hit the curb. I also goaled about 7 times at our terminal in trenton ohio but for another reason. Right next door is a firing range and every gunshot i heard i freaked out thinking i was hitting something. So i would take a peek even though i knew i was fine.

Posted:  1 week, 5 days ago

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Grumpy Old Man

Just for future reference the skyway heading east is usually always clear through chicago but heading west thru indiana is always backed up theyre doing contruction west of where 90 meets 94 before 65.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Companies that allow cats?

Noob,

Great picture!

I might start a doggy care business for truckers who want to get their best friend back on home time. Logistics might be a problem, though. Lol

Thats not my dog, its armys. I was just standing up for him/her.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Returning to J.B. Hunt... Or Not!?!

Millis transfer has a school right up in richfield north of Milwaukee. You could probably drive there every day of you had to. Its also pretty handy for you as a home teeminal.

Posted:  3 weeks ago

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Companies that allow cats?

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So does my “guard dog”

Hey now! Show some respect that dog is literally using all its body weight to clearly block that door. Not sure of thats a door outside but the thought counts.

Posted:  1 month ago

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One more thread on losing weight.

Ive done the low carb diet with alot of sucess but since i started training in my trainers truck ive drifted away unfortunately. Now that im in my own truck id like to start again but am worried about the way i feel when i first start the diet and wondering if i should wait for a hometime to go through that few day transition period.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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Living in the Truck

Living in the truck is pretty cool, I could do it and may in fact do it when my dog passes away and I don't have to maintain a place for my grandson to visit any longer.

When I get back to driving, assuming I'm still alive, I plan to carry my bicycle with me affixed behind the cab. That would open up many options for parking the truck and being able to get around short distances to do things. Has anybody tried that? And if I did that, would I officially be driving a 20 wheeler?

I know you can purchase a folding bicycle. Not sure about how big they are or how small they fold down but probably a better option then strapped to the back of the tractor.

Posted:  1 month, 1 week ago

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A tip for the Illinois tollway

A majority of the booths on 294 for the cash option also have an ezpass on the far left of all the lanes. Its not open road 55mph toll its 15mph but definitely a better option than cutting back over.

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