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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Have any of you hauled miltary equipment? And if you have is the tie down different than with say construction equipment?

Raptor

Turtle's Comment
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I've never hauled anything military, but I can't imagine there would be any difference in securement practices. Simply locate the anchor points (usually well marked) and chain em up.

Papa Pig's Comment
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I’m just in trucker training , but have been in the military for a long time and chained down a lot of their equipment. Any specific vehicle or machine you are hauling? Most armored vehicles have cargo points attached to the frames and most wheeled vehicles have them Bolted on.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Thanks Turtle and Papapig. I didn't think there would be, but since I haven't done sin e I left the military in 1987, didn't know if securements changed any. I'm going to be starting with a new company in a couple of weeks, so I just wanted to be ahead of the curve before going out.

Raptor

PackRat's Comment
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Now that the cat is out of the bag, Raptor....

Are you going to the Dark Side???

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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It appears I am. I'm waiting on the tractor to be cleaned out from the previous driver who didn't pass his DOT physical. Bad eyes. My new bosses wife about through up from the stentch when she opened the door. So I told them I wouldn't get into the cab until it was fumigated. I don't think I was being unreasonable. Raptor

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Old School's Comment
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Welcome to the Dark Side!

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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It appears I am. I'm waiting on the tractor to be cleaned out from the previous driver who didn't pass his DOT physical. Bad eyes. My new bosses wife about through up from the stentch when she opened the door. So I told them I wouldn't get into the cab until it was fumigated. I don't think I was being unreasonable. Raptor

No, that's not unreasonable. I've taken over a few trucks that needed cleaning and have been paid to do so. However, I've never had one so bad it reeked and needed fumigating. Many companies will have a truck cleaned out and detailed, especially if there was a pet or a smoker in the truck.

Laura

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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