Chicken Load And Trailer Wash Out.

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BK's Comment
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Bruce,

Agreed that those chicken facilities smell "terrific." They also seem to have that gunky mud in all their lots.

Some weeks, I feel like all I'm doing is hauling meat and thus getting the trailer washed out.

My worst load, though, was some kind of beef product out of Dodge City, KS. The whole way back east, I had blood coming out of the drains of the trailer, hitting the tires, then getting thrown everywhere. I would park at a rest area, and a stream of blood would start flowing downhill from my trailer. I had blood on my catwalk until I could get the truck washed.

We have to understand that the stink, the blood, the open cesspool puddles at chicken processing facilities, are all necessary so we can continue to enjoy rotisserie chicken from Walmart. Damn PETA and full speed ahead. Lol.

I regularly go to Dodge City, usually for pickup’s at Cargill. But I also had a delivery there recently. It was a dry load of cardboard boxes from a packaging company in Texas. Then I hauled a pre-loaded trailer from there to Connecticut.

How do you like reefer? Dry van has it’s advantages, but I do prefer reefer.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Just an FYI for future reference on the bloody trailers, kick it to -10 for 30 minutes, then back up to your running temp. It should freeze the blood in and near the drain holes. I worked with my FM on a super bloody chicken load, and it wound up taking an hour and a half at -10 to get it to stop leaking.

As far as I am aware, a trailer leaking anything is also a DOT violation. (Can someone correct me if I'm wrong?)

Bruce,

Agreed that those chicken facilities smell "terrific." They also seem to have that gunky mud in all their lots.

Some weeks, I feel like all I'm doing is hauling meat and thus getting the trailer washed out.

My worst load, though, was some kind of beef product out of Dodge City, KS. The whole way back east, I had blood coming out of the drains of the trailer, hitting the tires, then getting thrown everywhere. I would park at a rest area, and a stream of blood would start flowing downhill from my trailer. I had blood on my catwalk until I could get the truck washed.

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.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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This was a load shift from a super hard braking. Each of those combos weighs about 2k lbs, and the trailer bled all over the place!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Arghhhh why am I failing at attaching a pic. This was a drop and hook , so the trailer was sealed before I got it, and the loaders put one pallet on the left, empty right. Then one pallet on the right, empty left, then two together all the way back, with one puny load lock at the back.

This was a load shift from a super hard braking. Each of those combos weighs about 2k lbs, and the trailer bled all over the place!

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (Momma Anne) & To's Comment
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Arghhhh why am I failing at attaching a pic. This was a drop and hook , so the trailer was sealed before I got it, and the loaders put one pallet on the left, empty right. Then one pallet on the right, empty left, then two together all the way back, with one puny load lock at the back.

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This was a load shift from a super hard braking. Each of those combos weighs about 2k lbs, and the trailer bled all over the place!

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Hay girl;

When you click 'photo' ... and upload one, make sure you 'name' it....then click 'go.' It will say 'sending' for a bit, depending on your connection. When it says 'success,' you will see the thumbnail (actually you'll see it 1st.) WATCH for it to say 'success,' this is paramount. Sometimes it's stuck on 'sending' for awhile, depending on your WiFi.

Then, in your 'post' you are adding the photo to, hit 'preview' before submit, and you'll see it, inclusive.

I used this, for an example, and for humor. Try!

~ Anne ~

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BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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Anne, your attempt at a humorous photo is a great success! 😂

G-Town's Comment
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I like the one on the right with the sexy suntan!!

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Arghhhh why am I failing at attaching a pic. This was a drop and hook , so the trailer was sealed before I got it, and the loaders put one pallet on the left, empty right. Then one pallet on the right, empty left, then two together all the way back, with one puny load lock at the back.

double-quotes-start.png

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This was a load shift from a super hard braking. Each of those combos weighs about 2k lbs, and the trailer bled all over the place!

double-quotes-end.png

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double-quotes-end.png

Hay girl;

When you click 'photo' ... and upload one, make sure you 'name' it....then click 'go.' It will say 'sending' for a bit, depending on your connection. When it says 'success,' you will see the thumbnail (actually you'll see it 1st.) WATCH for it to say 'success,' this is paramount. Sometimes it's stuck on 'sending' for awhile, depending on your WiFi.

Then, in your 'post' you are adding the photo to, hit 'preview' before submit, and you'll see it, inclusive.

I used this, for an example, and for humor. Try!

~ Anne ~

0952400001654287520.jpg

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Drop And Hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
BK's Comment
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G-Town, I think the one on the right is the same color that Donald Trump would be if he was a chicken. I think that color comes from a bottle. Lol

Mountain Matt's Comment
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NaeNae, that's a good tip--thanks! I think I horrified some tourists at a rest area.

Bruce, indeed: the price of our food. That I get... just "interesting" to see the bloody details. How do I like reefer? Well, from my understanding, dry van has less specific appointments and thus more flexibility (?), though I do get some drop-and-hooks (this meat load from Dodge City was preloaded, for instance). Fueling the reefer , getting more frequent washouts... those are both more challenge and more bother. I do like the feeling of delivering food to people, though. So it's a mixed bag. At some point, I'll be interested in trying something else (tanker, flatbed, dry van, etc.)

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Drop-and-hook:

Drop and hook means the driver will drop one trailer and hook to another one.

In order to speed up the pickup and delivery process a driver may be instructed to drop their empty trailer and hook to one that is already loaded, or drop their loaded trailer and hook to one that is already empty. That way the driver will not have to wait for a trailer to be loaded or unloaded.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Philippines, they dont waste any part of a chicken or a pig ! Deep fried chicken feet, guess it's like potato chip (never ate 1) beaks, head everything but the feathers lol

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