Weird/Interesting Loads

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Stevo Reno's Comment
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Not trucking related per se, but weirdest warehouse I'd ever been to when I was a forklift service tech for a Nissan dealer.

Boss sent me to this place herein Calif., to service 2 lifts they had. So I parked around back, and proceed to walk thru this place, looking for the lifts. And ask where they want me to work on them out of the way.

Well, this place distributed adult sex toys, and porn videos,etc and EVERY "toy" you could ever think of and then some. I was like WTF??? Some things I'd never seen before in my life. for 1, Butt plugs of a variety of sizes !! the biggest one was scary to say the least, I tried not to laugh! Got the lifts, done my work and left....

When I got back to our shop the boss asked about it, laughing his arse off, and said "Oh I like to send the newbies there ,at least once" Was the ONLY time I ever went to that place....

PackRat's Comment
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I just remembered three other oddballs:

1. A load of toy action figures.

2. Three large, empty filing cabinets.

3. A trailer full of beanbag "chairs". Stuffed full but very lightweight.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Sailboat fuel, over top of the heel of asphalt;

When I pulled tanks w/Tom, on the way home from The Shelly Co. in Toledo.

(That's what they gave us, for a back haul!)

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~ Anne ~

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I had a trailer last year that said the weight was around 26k ( 24k is usually about our limit) the paper work didn't make sense to me as it shows the pallet weight and it didn't add upto near 26k. So I asked my dispatcher and he said the customer paid for the whole trailer because they didn't want their freight on the trailer with anything else.

I also had my lightest load which was 1 pallet at like 300 or 500 pounds.

Dispatcher:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Rob S.'s Comment
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Picked up a full load of yogurt in California. Took it to Vermont. Deadhead about 60 miles to the next shipper. They put on a full load of yogurt which we took back to California. Dropped it about 40 miles from where we started.

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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.

Chris W.'s Comment
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I drive for UPS so usually just a trailer with a lot of boxes but once we had to pick up and drop off around 31,000lbs of toilet paper. Very weird and they were in very large crates.

Just for fun: What's the weirdest or most interesting load you've hauled?

For me (in my very short time), it was hauling live tropical fish from Florida to Illinois. Not something I expected to be hauling!

Just for fun: What's the weirdest or most interesting load you've hauled?

For me (in my very short time), it was hauling live tropical fish from Florida to Illinois. Not something I expected to be hauling!

Bruce K.'s Comment
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I claim the lightest load. Delivered paper rolls from GP to somewhere I can’t remember. I had to sweep out the trailer and a mouse was in the debris. It ran out and hid somewhere but I think I took it to my next assignment. Lol.

George B.'s Comment
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Did the mouse get a free shower as your co-driver?

I claim the lightest load. Delivered paper rolls from GP to somewhere I can’t remember. I had to sweep out the trailer and a mouse was in the debris. It ran out and hid somewhere but I think I took it to my next assignment. Lol.

Auggie69's Comment
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I drive for UPS so usually just a trailer with a lot of boxes but once we had to pick up and drop off around 31,000lbs of toilet paper. Very weird and they were in very large crates.

Not me but I got stuck on I-81 one day near Roanoke. Schneider driver was blocking the northbound lanes. His trailer was on its side and toilet paper was strewn all over the highway. I thought it was apropos.

BK's Comment
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Did the mouse get a free shower as your co-driver?

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I claim the lightest load. Delivered paper rolls from GP to somewhere I can’t remember. I had to sweep out the trailer and a mouse was in the debris. It ran out and hid somewhere but I think I took it to my next assignment. Lol.

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Good point about the shower. But the mouse mysteriously disappeared after I stopped at a CAT scale.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

CAT Scale:

A network of over 1,500 certified truck scales across the U.S. and Canada found primarily at truck stops. CAT scales are by far the most trustworthy scales out there.

In fact, CAT Scale offers an unconditional Guarantee:

“If you get an overweight fine from the state after our scale showed your legal, we will immediately check our scale. If our scale is wrong, we will reimburse you for the fine. If our scale is correct, a representative of CAT Scale Company will appear in court with the driver as a witness”

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