Moving Truck Question

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Robsteeler's Comment
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I see those monster sleepers out and about sometimes. I never understood how they can do any work. I can barely get my 72" sleeper in some of these shipper's. What do they haul? I've never had the chance to ask any of those guys yet

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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They haul furniture... household goods. When I was doing a casualty assistance mission, they had a small amount of household goods and 2 vehicles inside... I was surprised what they could fit.

Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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Many of them just drive from the mover's yard to another yard, and another (shorter) tractor delivers it.

Robsteeler's Comment
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No, I see regular trailers on some of them. Not moving company trailers. I wouldn't question them because it's obvious what they haul, although I'd like to see one make it down my street. 😂

Army 's Comment
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Yeah he had that Behemoth in my small apartment complex. I have seen them moving house fulls but our apartments are small.... kinda of a weird sighting lol

Donna M.'s Comment
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G- Town what exactly is a pup trailer? I see that question on the Walmart sign in sheet all the time.

G-Town's Comment
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G- Town what exactly is a pup trailer? I see that question on the Walmart sign in sheet all the time.

28’ single-axle trailer with a pintle hook found on the rear, a slight wedge design, typically seen in pairs or “doubles”. At times “triples” in specific western states.

Old Dominion, ABF, Estes, Saia, UPS Freight, FedEx Freight, XPO and other freight companies run this type of equipment.

UPS and FedEx Ground also run pups of a slightly different design. Same basic premise.

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

G-Town's Comment
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Many of them just drive from the mover's yard to another yard, and another (shorter) tractor delivers it.

This is sometimes true, other times not. Not clear on what determines if the road tractor takes it the final mike, but I venture to guess it has something to do if it’s a company van or the agent’s van.

Not sure.

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