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

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PackRat's Comment
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Delivered early this morning in New Jersey. All the crazies were on the same roads with me nearly the whole time I was in the Garden State.....this load was 735 total miles from the shipper in Fort Wayne, IN to a Costco DC in Monroe Township, NJ. 40,400 lbs of food stuff. Also made it to a terminal to get overdue scheduled maintenance done on the truck. Also have two new steer tires installed.

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.

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.

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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I know this isn't my latest load, but for sure my lightest.

Picked up 1 pallet (about 1500 lbs) in Laurel MD going to Bakersfield CA. Picked up on a Thursday, delivered the following Monday afternoon. Great fuel mileage, had so many drivers looking at me like I had a funny hat on as I cruised by them @ 65 MPH up hills in a Prime truck. Keep in mind I pull a 53' reefer trailer.

Did this about a month ago.

Right after this load, I was up in Twin Falls ID to pick up a load. I was thrown about 20' when the wind caught my trailer door as I was opening it before I could secure it. I ended up crashing against a concrete trash container and turning it around 45 degrees. Only injury I got was a big goose egg bump/headache and scratches behind my right ear. Was put out of service by the Dr for a day (this happened on a Monday and I couldn't drive until Wednesday).

I know I'm late posting this, but I don't take/have much time while I'm out here of late to look/post as much as I used to.

Ernie

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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.

Army 's Comment
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Glad you are ok.....

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Glad you are ok.....

Thanks.

PackRat's Comment
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Glad you are ok.....

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Thanks.

Welcome back Stranger!

PackRat's Comment
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Delivered yard decor this afternoon, just after lunchtime. This was a preloaded trailer containing 41,350 lbs of river rocks that I picked up in Edison, Awful Drivers State of New Jersey and drove 621 miles to a Home Depot DC in Monroe, Ohio.

Amish country's Comment
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Load today was a cement powder transfer from union bridge, md to Baltimore, md for Lehigh cement. 52k and some change. It all scaled at 79,450. Total miles was around 300 for the day

Ernie S. (AKA Old Salty D's Comment
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Welcome back Stranger!

Thanks PackRat......

It seems time just gets away from me when I'm out on the truck. Here of late, I get on here while I'm on my home time.

Ernie

PackRat's Comment
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Had a long drive on this one. I had a relay load brought to where I'd parked yesterday afternoon at a truck stop near Lebanon, OH. This was a paper load of 31,423 lbs that I pulled 28 miles to deliver this morning in Fairfield, OH.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Just a normal day. Rolling around 310 miles on this one from the mill up in Detroit down to Ghent Kentucky. It's extra miles due to the permit routing on the load. This one scales out right around 118,500# and in case someone wonders of there's enough chains on each coil, I'm using 7/16" grade 70 rated at 8700# WLL. 4 chains get you just under 35k of securement.

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