Another Topic Just For Fun - What Was Your Last Load? How Much Did It Weigh? How Many Miles?

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Phox's Comment
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After deadheading from Saskatoon, SK, Canada to Valley City, ND (around 600 miles) I picked up a John Deer seeder. It was in 11-12 pieces weighing about 40k lbs. picked up on Saturday, did a 34 in Fargo, ND and delivered in Thief Falls, MN (about 180 loaded miles) this morning.

Don't have my next load info yet as I'm at our Corp terminal to discuss leasing.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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One word of advice on leasing: Don't.

G-Town's Comment
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Phox drops a hint:

Don't have my next load info yet as I'm at our Corp terminal to discuss leasing.

Rather surprised by this Phox.

You've been around a while, have history with the forum and know the pitfalls of leasing. Why?

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Don't have my next load info yet as I'm at our Corp terminal to discuss leasing

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The lure of leasing or buying a truck is like gold mining or gambling.......people hope and hope and hope they're going to find that big nugget or hit that big payday. Even though there are a million perfectly logical reasons why it isn't going to happen, people don't always make logical decisions, they make emotional decisions. They "follow their heart" or "trust their gut" or whatever they need to tell themselves to convince themselves that something which makes no logical sense whatsoever is somehow worth doing anyhow.

I would wish you luck but all the luck in the world doesn't overcome the long term economics of leasing or owning. I would say, "Let us know how it goes!" but I already know how it'll go. So I'll just say have fun!

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Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Delivered a beer liad earlier this morning. It was a 44,700 lb trailer load I needed to relay from the New Kingstown, PA terminal to Colonial Heights, VA. 350 total miles to start off May.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

PackRat's Comment
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Second load delivered this evening. This one was a 14,700 lb load of carpet padding of some type that I was live loaded with in Louisburg, NC. Pulled it to a Home Depot DC in West Columbia, SC for a drop. 365 total miles. Just a few more days doing this east coast driving for me....

PackRat's Comment
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Last load I was live loaded at a Husqvarna plant in Orangeburg, SC for a 17,024 lb load in the trailer. Had to relay this one to another driver this morning at White's truck stop in Raphine, VA so I could return home for a funeral. Total miles was 430 for me this time.

Dan67's Comment
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I run a dedicated route between Michelin Plants, Pendleton, SC to Woodburn, IN and back. Two trips this week plus an extra run from Pendleton, SC to Tuscaloosa, AL and back. Good run for the week 38,500 lbs with a 15,000lbs backhaul. Total was 3300 miles.

Dedicated Route:

A driver or carrier who transports cargo between regular, prescribed routes. Normally it means a driver will be dedicated to working for one particular customer like Walmart or Home Depot and they will only haul freight for that customer. You'll often hear drivers say something like, "I'm on the Walmart dedicated account."

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.

Cwc's Comment
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Palm oil paperwork says 44k calculator says 46k soconfused.gif from Charlotte, NC to Woodway TX delivers tomorrow at 1400. 1100ish miles and I can't wait to see where I'll be sent to get a clean tank..

One of the perks to pulling a food grade tanker is all the empty miles. The truck moves alot faster and you worry about turns much less. And when those "short 300 mile loads" pop up I smile cause those are almost always 600 mile loads after you swap out a dirty for a clean tanker.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Latest load delivered about an hour ago. Was a 38,200 lb pre loaded trailer load from a WalMart DC in Williamsburg, VA to a Sam's DC in Taylor, PA. 464 total miles. Still looking for G-Town.

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