Smallest/lightest Load You Have Hauled?

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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In the realm of theoretical physics, if someone ever invents anti-gravity, think about the problem it would be to ship it around.

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Grumpy Old Man'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.

He is pulling your leg. I was talking to a tanker driver where I picked up the 1400 pound load. He said he is at 78,000 when he hauls helium and argon.

G-Town's Comment
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I was talking to a tanker driver where I picked up the 1400 pound load. He said he is at 78,000 when he hauls helium and argon

Next time you see him, ask him what the tare weight of his empty trailer is. I’m guessing but probably in the neighborhood of 30,000 pounds. Very heavy because those gases are compressed, refrigerated, with all kinds of extra plumbing.

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Viking's Comment
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Done a couple "inner company transfers" aka someone in the main DC screwed up/miscounted.

1 pallet 20 cases. Frozen. (0) 2 pallets 14 cases. Cooler (+34) And so on.. none weighed more then 600 lbs and boy did I enjoy listening to that refer freeze the whole trailer for one pallet. smile.gif

Auggie69's Comment
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Smallest thing I've delivered from a 48ft van.

Yes, that's one miniscule vile of GM Touch-up Paint. Hazmat.

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Rick S.'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.

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He is pulling your leg. I was talking to a tanker driver where I picked up the 1400 pound load. He said he is at 78,000 when he hauls helium and argon.

Yeah - these gases are compressed in liquid form - and they are HEAVY in that form. A gallon of liquid helium weighs 1 pound.

So if a tanker holds 10K gallons - you're looking at 10K lbs of load (+/-).

OTOH - Party City is closing a number of stores (recently in the news), because of a global helium shortage.

Can you tell I'm bored to tears this morning...

Rick

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