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

Topic 22097 | Page 13

Page 13 of 14 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:
Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
member avatar

Old School,

HAHA thanks for the link. Onions were definitely the talk of TT for a couple of weeks...too funny

Retired Army (soon)

Turtle's Comment
member avatar

Ha! I missed that thread the first time around!

There's a little more to this onion trip:

The shipper loaded my trailer incorrectly. I didn't find out until I drove 20 miles away to a scale. I had just over 38k on my open spread axles, which is legal for most of the way (allowed 40k on spreads). The trouble is, once I get to NY I'm required to close the axles, limiting my weight to 36k.

So after scaling open at 38k, I scaled closed and was over 41k. Not good, but no worries I'll just stop by our yard in Sprimo and have them move two pallets to the front.

Of course in the process they tipped a whole pallet of 42 bags on the ground...

So after restacking all the bags on a pallet, we had to wrap it with the only thing available, plastic. Afterwards I poked a gazillion holes in the plastic for the ventilation.

In the end it all worked out fine. The shipper accepted the load and I was on my way.

But I hate hauling onions. Give me a load of steel on my deck any day.

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.

Retired Army (soon)'s Comment
member avatar

Turtle, I think that load of onions made you cry...lol. glad it all went well in the end

JuiceBox's Comment
member avatar

Commercial AC units with 4 stops including final weighing in at 8500 lbs. From Laredo, TX to drop 1 in Capitol heights, MD. Drop 2 in Yonkers, NY. Drop 3 in Rochester, NY. Final in Mississauga, ON.

Funny thing about this load is that it ran about 2550 actual miles but pays 2780 miles. I'm not complaining with the extra 5 CPM for Canada for all loaded miles and additional 25 bucks per stop. Border crossing is also counted as a stop and pays accordingly. Good load for a weeks worth of work.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Last load I just relayed to another driver. Started with a 13,900 lb trailer loaded with misc households from Rotterdam, NY to where we did the switch in Raphine, VA at White's truck stop. Final will be at a Target DC in Madison, AL. Total miles for me was 532.

Susan D. 's Comment
member avatar

Current load is 6 forklifts, 47000 lbs, loaded in Indiana and have deliveries in Valdosta, Orlando, and West Palm Beach, 1265 miles.

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

That's a heavy load, Susan!

Susan D. 's Comment
member avatar

Yes, heavy is our specialty. We have a legal cat scale and tandems are legal in every state. I'm off for a few days of home time then south we go.

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".

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

PackRat's Comment
member avatar

Delivered this morning at zero dark early at the consignee- got there last night and docked before they came in this morning. It was a 45,700 lb beer load from Elkton, VA to Washington, PA. 330 total miles.

Consignee:

The customer the freight is being delivered to. Also referred to as "the receiver". The shipper is the customer that is shipping the goods, the consignee is the customer receiving the goods.

Dan67's Comment
member avatar

Last load was from Toledo, OH to Anderson, SC. 52 Plastic skids filled with foam dashboards for BMW.. 10,080 lbs.. loved that 10.2 mpg

Page 13 of 14 Previous Page Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More