O. The Places Trucking Can Take You.

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I've always thought it would be amazing to buy one of those caves in the Ozarks and live in it.

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Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Dave Reid's Comment
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When I was a reefer puller I went to the cold storage caves a couple of times. Mighty tight, but workable. Once I asked the yard guy for help.

One special occasion I never hope to repeat: I had some refused product (candy) and was sent to an industrial park that was for some weird reason entirely underground. My spot was at the far end of the joint...very difficult to get to without banging something...and when I arrived I was dismayed to find the place on the right hand side of the little path. They told me to back into their dock which was flanked by a rock wall. I told them I couldn't back in there. They said I had to. I said just open the door and I'll carry the stuff over and hoist it up there. But then I realized I was at a dead end and had no way out but to blindside along the rock and back in there. It didn't really look like the truck could even fit around the required arc. Other guys waiting behind me all had little trucks. Anyway, I finally got in there after a zillion GOALs. I sure hope to see that place again never.

The image didn't come up so I'll re-post it: Brett can probably edit this later.

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There are various "cold" storage warehouses across the country set in caves. As a flatbedder I don't get to visit them, but would sure love to.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Chuck S.'s Comment
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I will never forget my first delivery there, my trainer was outside the truck and he had a great idea. He had a hand held cb radio he used to spot for me when backing up the truck... I thought this idea with the hand held was an awesome idea and used it during my trainer days, anyway. I was backing up in the underground, and my focus was all on the right side of the truck for that situation, and not wanting to scare me at one point he told me to stop, so I hit the breaks. That's when he told me to look out my drivers side window. When I did what I saw made me go AHHHHH! It was a solid piece of earth that would of wiped out the side of the truck.

All he said was, "don't worry I had your back"

The image didn't come up so I'll re-post it: Brett can probably edit this later.

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There are various "cold" storage warehouses across the country set in caves. As a flatbedder I don't get to visit them, but would sure love to.

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