11000 Lbs One Piece

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Weren't you stuck in a "dead zone" earlier in the week?

I believe that was Jamie stuck in a dead zone in NY. I know Mik spent 6 days waiting for repairs at the dealership.

Bird-one's Comment
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I don't think it would hurt to consult with Safety on this one Mik. That's what i would do anyway.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Rick and Chris M. pointed out what seems to be obvious, that is a flatbed load. At least it should have been crated properly, but even then it's a risky load. Mik, somebody is not doing their job and putting you at risk. Or somebody inexperienced planned this load. Yikes!

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Man in my opinion that load should be illegal. That's a flatbed load all day long.

Be extra careful on turns because that load will be top heavy and those straps are doing nothing to hold it upright.

Also, if you're in mt Vernon going to Huntsville, you're not going through Chattanooga.

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Right?

If that thing goes over, it's going right through the wall of that box - and - hopefully, not into a van full of kids coming from the soccer game.

While you'd hope 11K lbs would keep it upright - nah, the base is too small.

I'm actually SAYING A PRAYER FOR YOU - for your safe arrival. Just looking at that scares me.

Rick

There is no way in hades I would pull that load like that. It is not "packaged" for travel in a box at all. That is a flatbed load, period. Like Rick said, if that thing goes over, it is going through the side wall, and causing a potential catastrophic accident, besides the loss of the trailer. And it will be YOUR responsibility.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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I don't like the way that looks at all.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Mik, where did you pick up that load? We have a Reynolds Transfer & Storage in Madison, WI.

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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There is no way I would take that in my trailer. I would not be able to secure it. That should have gone on a flat bed. I would get permission to take it back to the shipper. There is no side to side securement. Like the others said one wrong turn and over it goes. Good luck. Let us know what you do and how it goes.

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.

Mik D.'s Comment
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Mik, where did you pick up that load? We have a Reynolds Transfer & Storage in Madison, WI.

Thats who loaded it for the customer I picked up from in Fennimore, WI......the customer has had previous machine loads go out in Dry Vans, I believe one similar to this...

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
PJ's Comment
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I have to agree with everyone else. Those straps won’t do the job. I don’t like the looks of it at all.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
C T.'s Comment
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I know I'm late to the thread, but I had to sign in to comment. There's no way I'd leave a customer with a load like this. This is a blatant attempt by the customer to save money by shipping via dry van instead of a flatbed. We recently had a FedEx set roll over because there were some heavy shipments secured with those tiny straps. They're only rated for 1000 or so pounds. Sometimes like that probably needs to be chained down to prevent momentum in any direction. I'm worried about those tie downs on there. Might as well have bungees on there. Obviously it's not your fault but it's definitely not safe. I'd send these pics to safety and get their opinions on it for future pickups. I'd also say be as careful as possible on your trip and pretend like you're driving a food grade tanker on ice. Try to prevent that thing from moving at all. Be safe

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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