Don't Know If My Truck Can Handle It.

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Big Ben's Comment
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I got a pretty heavy load and I don't know if my truck can handle it! I haven't had one of these in a while and I'm nervous, it's a whopping 3,000 lb load oh man I'm gonna be heavy on my drives for sure lol hahaha, easy peasy.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Hauling Marshmallows are Ya'?

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Big Ben's Comment
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Hauling Marshmallows are Ya'?

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Arts and crafts lol

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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I had a flatbed deliver a super heavy load yesterday. Two 3/16" diameter by 12' long pieces of steel. It was to heavy for my forklift so I carried it in myself. rofl-1.gifrofl-3.gifrofl-2.gifsorry.gif I load alot of light loads, under 10K lbs, and always joke with the drivers about it.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Those super notreallyheavy loads are tough. I was booked for a 400 mile trip from West Monroe LA to Athens AL: 2,000 pieces totaling 2,221 lbs. on Monday.

But I think one of those Duck Dynasty types said he'd take it in his pickup instead. :-(

Remember, pay attention to where the tandems are on these loads. You don't want the tail end to be hopping around the lane.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Serah D.'s Comment
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Anchorman's Comment
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They must have sent you to pick up a load of sailboat fuel...

Pat M.'s Comment
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I got a pretty heavy load and I don't know if my truck can handle it! I haven't had one of these in a while and I'm nervous, it's a whopping 3,000 lb load oh man I'm gonna be heavy on my drives for sure lol hahaha, easy peasy.

At least yours is hiding in a box. Mine was on a 53 foot three axle stepdeck pulled by a 4 axle tractor.... LOL IMG_20150128_185130322.jpg

Stepdeck:

A stepdeck , also referred to as "dropdeck", is a type of flatbed trailer that has one built in step to the deck to provide the capabilities of loading higher dimensional freight on the lower deck.

Big Ben's Comment
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Hahaha all too funny, I picked up in Calexico, ca and delivered it 5.5 hours away in Lancaster, ca those back hauls I tell you lol

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Terminal Rat ( aka...J's Comment
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I hauled a full trailer of Coleman coolers from Wichita KS to Ontario CA that weighed around 3000. Hauled a load from Kimberly Clark that weighed around 10000, figured it was either toilet paper or tampons. LOL

JJ

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