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

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Dave Reid's Comment
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I have an odd one right now....Vineland NJ to Auburn IN, a Walmart load, with only 2,850 lbs. Partly fish from Honduras and Chile and partly pears from I forgot where. Why they would pay for that little load I have no idea but it is great for my fuel economy. I'm glad there was no wind...I've made it to Auburn now.

This is the lightest load I've ever had other than once a thousand lbs of something that had been refused and for some reason the mfg wanted it back. That one went from Stockton CA to SLC or maybe it was Ogden...somewhere in Utah.

Next up is an egg load from No Manchester IN to Spanish Fork UT. I don't know the weight yet but usually my egg loads are around 33,000 lbs plus 7,000 lbs of packaging for 40 thou total.

Okay, this one is three parts: What was your last load? How much did it weigh? How many miles from shipper to delivery?

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Delivered a "rescue load" load this morning. First driver T-boned a pickup truck that ran a red light in Oregon. Semi messed up enough that he needed to be towed to the body shop afterwords, and nobody was killed in that pickup truck at the intersection. So....46,000 lbs of paper rolls from Chiloquin, Oregon towing yard to Concord, California. 231 bobtail/365 loaded miles. Even at 1250 lbs each roll, they did move forward about a foot due to hard braking during the accident.

Bobtail:

"Bobtailing" means you are driving a tractor without a trailer attached.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Can't believe I'm the only one moving freight out here!rofl-2.gif Last load delivered this morning was two stops. Got loaded with 20,000 lbs of household furnishings in Patterson, CA on the 14th. First drop was in Memphis, TN on the 18th. Final was this morning in Kenner, LA. Total was just under 2500 miles total.

Rob T.'s Comment
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11 stops, 14,000 pounds all hand unload. Total miles a whopping 124 haha

icecold24k's Comment
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Right now on my load going home yay me.. 46000 pounds of liquid chocolate from Elizabethtown Pa to Cleveland Tn... 650 miles

PackRat's Comment
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Right now on my load going home yay me.. 46000 pounds of liquid chocolate from Elizabethtown Pa to Cleveland Tn... 650 miles

Be careful heading home. That's a lot of bottles of chocolate syrup!

icecold24k's Comment
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Right now on my load going home yay me.. 46000 pounds of liquid chocolate from Elizabethtown Pa to Cleveland Tn... 650 miles

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Be careful heading home. That's a lot of bottles of chocolate syrup!

Haha agreed.. All I need to do is find a milk tanker and I could set up a chocolate milk stand.

Matthew H.'s Comment
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"Finished product" pet food 41,390lbs 721 miles

PackRat's Comment
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Delivered the latest one this morning. Started at the port of New Orleans. 42,600 lbs of rubber, straight off a container ship from Taiwan. Drove it 430 miles to the Goodyear plant in Gadsden, Alabama.

PackRat's Comment
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Delivered about 2 hours ago. Brought a 14,300 load of rugs and other household goods north from Calhoun, GA to a Dollar General DC in Marion, IN. Was a total of 621 miles. I still hate the Interstates in Indiana! Worst state for road upkeep in the country IMO.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

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