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

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PJ's Comment
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Dang that coil is not my cup of tea for sure. I pulled sand cores, 2 pallets at 1k but had to be tarped😰😰😰 Went 274 miles

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Dang that coil is not my cup of tea for sure. I pulled sand cores, 2 pallets at 1k but had to be tarped😰😰😰 Went 274 miles

They really aren't that bad. Tie them down right and drive smart, you'll never have a problem. Although I have told my wife, if for any reason, you see me bailing out the driver door, no matter what speed, she better be headed out the passenger door lol.

Hammer's Comment
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43,286 lbs of Red Bull for 279 miles. Neither the shipper nor consignee offered samples, though.

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.

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.

PJ's Comment
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Nah Robert I’ll stick to my headstones

Rob T.'s Comment
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Had a backhaul after I ran my route of 120 miles 12 stops, 15k pounds of food. Backhaul took me from Altoona Iowa back to the yard in Des Moines. 10k pounds of Frozen pasta noodles a whopping 9 miles. Shuttle driver will be taking it to the terminal tonight, 170 miles away

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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Latest load was a two stop delivery today. Got a pre loaded 32,774 lb trailer of food stuffs in Florence, KY yesterday morning. First stop was in College Park, GA for about 5/8 of it. Final stop was at a grocery warehouse in Norcross, GA. Took 2.5 hours for the lumpers to remove 8 pallets for $170! I hate lumpers. Usually slow as a snail and always overpriced. 538 total miles. I don't know how the refer drivers do it daily. Too much sitting and waiting for me.

PackRat's Comment
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Forgot to add this in the last post. I had a First Time Ever Event today when I departed the final stop. After getting paperwork, Qualcomm messages sent, resetting my tandems , etc., I then pulled out of the lot and went down the road nearly a mile with the trailer doors still open! OMG, how did THAT happen??? Too big a hurry, upset with the delay there getting unloaded and just not paying attention. All ended well. Doors stayed latched and didn't slam into a car driving past. I put on the 4 ways, jumped out and closed the doors. Took less than two minutes, but I'll remember that one for awhile. As G-Town writes, "Watch Your Wagon!".

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".

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Packrat says:

Took 2.5 hours for the lumpers to remove 8 pallets for $170! I hate lumpers.

Now I'm curious. I know you're a lease operator. How does paying the lumpers work in that situation, is it taken care of the same as a company driver or does it come out of your pay? Also, how does detention time work as a lease operator? Not trying to steer this thread away or have it get into a Lease op vs company driver debate but that statement has me curious.

PackRat's Comment
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I'm not a lease operator, as in I don't make payments to the company for a truck. I have my own truck that I run loads for Crete with, using their authority. I call it a "drive away option", if I find it not to my liking. I get detention pay and they pay for the lumpers, tolls, scales and permits, just like company drivers. I just despise the whole lumper concept in general. In my mind, that should all be rolled into the contract beforehand with the shipper , receiver, trucking company, and/or broker.

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.

Garth M.'s Comment
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I hauled a load of concrete block on Thursday, my first load of this type ever. As I was starting to be loaded I asked what it weighed and was surprised to hear 96,450, wow so I stopped them and explained the max is 92,000 for this trailer and I wouldn’t try it without a scale handy. So after some deliberation involving my company the, the consignee and the consignor they lightened the load but I was still at about 90,000. I only needed to go 25 miles but it was into the middle of Toronto so like a fool without further thought off I went. I had’t been there for about three months and forgot that the street I was to go on was having a subway put under it so the intersection I needed to turn on had no left or rights allowed, the street was narrow with lane shifts, concrete barracades and lots of hills and intersections and I couldn’t get off for several miles past my turn. It was a tough drive and took me 3hrs to make the trip, lots of horn honking and a few very curtious drivers were required to make the 7 or so mile detour through some of the older residential areas I passed through. I made it unscathed and was consoled by the customer that the previous 4 loads the had came by the same route. I didn’t make any money but it was an enriching experience.

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.

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