Smallest/lightest Load You Have Hauled?

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G-Town's Comment
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Bruce showing us another side...

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

Perhaps.

In reality it's the result of a miss-delivery or short-load. Or if errant ice cream containers dropped onto another store's pallet because the loaders at the DC basically threw product on-top of a high pallet. Who really knows, except that it was a mistake. and yes in this case, an expensive one.

I've also had to pick-up single pallets that were miss-delivered to one store and drop them at the correct location.

"Tons of Fun with Groceries".

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bruce K.'s Comment
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A friend of mine is a tanker driver. He hauls Helium and claims that they need extra weights just to keep the tanker on the ground.

murderspolywog's Comment
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Smallest load was 1 brass pole 4 in round, 9 feet long and weight was 97 pounds it went from LA to Phoenix and had to he tarped.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Smallest load was 1 brass pole 4 in round, 9 feet long and weight was 97 pounds it went from LA to Phoenix and had to he tarped.

You have got to be kidding me! OMG, I could have hauled that in my cargo van.

PackRat's Comment
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I hauled two large filing cabinets one time, about 500 lbs. Got paid an extra $50 for unloading these at the delivery, too.

I hauled a large, padded Manila envelope 650 miles on time. No idea what was in it, but my trailer was empty and it was considered a “Hot Load”.

Bill R.'s Comment
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Well, haven't hauled anything, yet....smile.gif

I passed an Averitt Express flat bed on I-40 West out of Nashville the other day.
He had 1 electrical transformer on a pallet, the size that you see in neighborhoods. He had it sitting over the drives, 2 straps.
Bill

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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When I was with my trainer we were given load info to stop at a Kenworth shop. Picked up a gallonish size bag with fittings in it, and a piece of cardboard with what looked like a head gasget on it. Drove it 40 miles to Black River Falls.

Spaceman Spiff'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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That just looks like your trailer needs a quick clean out more than its hauling cargo

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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Couple weeks back I hauled 4 pallets of Hershey's candy bars from our terminal to Tempe Arizona. I think it weighed like 4500 lb. I remembered joking about it at receiver there must be gold flakes in these candy bars to drive 1200 miles for this.

I was making great time going up those mountains in Arizona...

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Empty trailer 1100+ miles from delivery back to shipper. It was their trailer.

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.

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