The First Week Of Hauling Flat Bed Is In The Books!

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Chris L's Comment
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Finally back home after a long and busy week hauling metal coil. I started off Monday afternoon linking up with my Trainer and heading over to Novelis in Oswego NY to pick up five pallets of metal coil bound for Ball metal beverage in Middletown NY. We got down to to the loading dock and start to get loaded (Here I thought I was finished bumping docks not so). My trainer took me through placing the coils (Palletized eye vertical) and securing the pallets. When everything was finished I was pulling 65,000 pounds of metal coil. We headed off for Middletown around 7 P.M. arrived at 11:30 P.M. unloaded by 1:00 A.M. and headed back to Oswego. Tuesday night was basically the same except when we got back to Oswego we swapped out trailers for regular flat beds and headed over to the hot mill for another coil load. I got a chance to load and secure and cover a large coil (eye horizontal orientation length wise on the trailer). Wednesday night it was load of coils head to Ball metal beverage in Saratoga springs NY the coils were larger and the load consisted of just four pallets. The difference between Saratoga and Middletown is in Saratoga we hand unload the coils. Basically I'm running at night to deliver because most of the coils are used up the next day. So pretty much I'm going to be running coil between Middletown and Saratoga every night during the week. I actually went Solo to Saratoga last night and it went off with out a hitch. I'm looking forward to getting more experience under belt and keep those wheels turning.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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That's totally AWESOME, Chris~!!!

Flatbedding fascinates the heck outta me; sadly something my hubby was never fond of.

Pictures next time, perhaps ?!?!? (For 'ME?') rofl-1.gif

Congrats, sir; take care and KUDOS!good-luck.gif

Anne ~ :)

ps: You were awesome on Brett's Sirius XM show, btw. thank-you-2.gif

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