Midweek Update

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Chris L's Comment
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Currently sitting at Penn Beer Distributor waiting for a door. The week started out Sunday evening with a trailer pick up of Beer heading to Deptford, NJ. This was my first time going over to the AB plant and picking up my trailer by my self. Got the load secure, slid the tandems forward with no problem. First time through the scales my drives scaled at 34,820 went around and slid them forward more. Trip two through the scales drives scaled at 34,540 again moved the tandems forward as far as they could go scaled at 34,160 so close. On the advice of my trainer I took it back up and had the load reworked scaled in at 33,480 on the drives. Much better. I initially went over at 8:00 P.M. to pick up the trailer by the time it was all said and done I got back over to our yard at 10:30 P.M. and I had a 3:00 departure time So lesson learned: Go over early to AB in case you have to get your load reworked. The trip down to New Jersey went well not much traffic going around Philly. After we unloaded at Deptford it was up to Cranbury for a cardboard back haul to Solvay NY. Yesterday it was more beer down to Hatfield, PA scaled high again 34,240 slid tandems up two marks scalled again and drives were 33,700. So we headed back out and headded south I had my first Trailer tire blow out left inner dual the retread came off and it blew. When I did my pre trip looked at the tread, side walls, and inflation all good. Next lesson learned also check for possible tread separations especially on the trailer tires. Every day I am learning something new. After this unload it's back to Cranbury for another back haul of Cardboard.

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".

Chris L's Comment
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Sorry AB is short for Anheuser Bush they have a Brewery in Baldwinville, NY and my company dose allot of hauling for them.

DWI:

Driving While Intoxicated

G-Town's Comment
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Good update. Deptford NJ is in the heart of my Walmart territory. Also where Rainy calls home.

Safe travels.

Phoenix's Comment
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Pulled a few loads out of AB in Fort Collins, CO. They, too, tend to load heavy and require multiple reworks.

PackRat's Comment
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I’ve never hauled a beer load that was “light”. 44,000 and up.

Chris L's Comment
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I’ve never hauled a beer load that was “light”. 44,000 and up.

The BOL had 25 pallets of Bud Light King cans and the weight was listed at 45,000

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