Smallest/lightest Load You Have Hauled?

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I just hauled 4 pallets of some kind of piping 400 odd miles. 1400 pounds.

Felt like I was driving an automatic. Hills I usually crawl up I went up in 20th at 65. Lol

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Keith A.'s Comment
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I think my record is about 3500, hauling outdoor cushions from Amarillo, TX to the Lowes DC in Cheyenne, WY

G-Town's Comment
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60 pallets of bagged lettuce from Ready-Pac; cubed-out (front to back, floor to ceiling of trailer) at a whopping 6800lbs.

Don's Comment
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About 2000lbs of corrugated flat boxes. Most loads are 12000- 26000lbs using a single axle tractor.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Like 3 pallets for 600 pounds.

Michael B.'s Comment
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I had 1 pallet, 480 pounds. Drove past the shipper twice looking for it. Turned out to be a little place with no dock and for some reason the same one pallet was delivered to them by another of our drivers the day before...the same one pallet..alone. I drove it almost 400 miles. Weird.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Haha, I hauled many an empty trailer with just the debris left by the previous driver.

There's a saying in the shipping industry that the most expensive thing to ship is air.

G-Town's Comment
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Smallest store "delivery"?

1 freezer pallet with six, 1 quart containers of ice cream.

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Smallest store "delivery"?

1 freezer pallet with six, 1 quart containers of ice cream.

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Wow! That just proves how addictive ice cream can be.

Susan D. 's Comment
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I've had a couple that were under 1k. Back when Mickey ds still used those wonderful styrofoam cups a whole trailer load weighed 4400 pounds. We used to haul those out of romeoville Illinois to various Martin Brower locations as they distribute regionally to McDonald's. Since the styrofoam went byebye, those nasty paper cups weigh about 22000. A load of bubble wrap out of Miami once was about 3000.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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