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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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Anne, where exactly were you when this picture was taken? Every state has different requirements for over dimensional loads and when pilot cars are required. They also have preset locations as to where those pilot cars will be met and inspections along with paperwork checks performed. You'd be surprised what certain states will allow before an escort is needed.

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Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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Anne, where exactly were you when this picture was taken? Every state has different requirements for over dimensional loads and when pilot cars are required. They also have preset locations as to where those pilot cars will be met and inspections along with paperwork checks performed. You'd be surprised what certain states will allow before an escort is needed.

Route 24, Napoleon Ohio, turning onto Rte 6. Not all about the PILOT cars, but I only see 3 straps.. no dunnage (or I don't see it?) Securement is / was shoddy at best. I'm a learner, not an expert. By no means.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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The securement is definitely an issue. When I expanded the photo, it got a bit grainy so I couldn't see any chains or binders and only the 3 straps. The other issue is that the driver is missing Beacon lights on the truck and his headlights are required to be on. In regards to escort requirements, you only need one when in excess of 90' overall length. The load looks like 65' material on a 48' trailer with a couple feet of overhang on the front. I've hauled 65' beams and pilings and stayed under 90' through Ohio to avoid having to call a pilot service, so he's probably legal in that regard.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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The securement is definitely an issue. When I expanded the photo, it got a bit grainy so I couldn't see any chains or binders and only the 3 straps. The other issue is that the driver is missing Beacon lights on the truck and his headlights are required to be on. In regards to escort requirements, you only need one when in excess of 90' overall length. The load looks like 65' material on a 48' trailer with a couple feet of overhang on the front. I've hauled 65' beams and pilings and stayed under 90' through Ohio to avoid having to call a pilot service, so he's probably legal in that regard.

Thank you. No banners, no beacons that we saw. Thank you very much! Everyday I try to learn a bit more, even from the passenger seat!

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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More than happy to help. I'm not on very much but occasionally get to chime in lol.

Turtle's Comment
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I'll defer to Robert when it comes to oversized / over-dimensional loads. It's hard to judge securement from that picture alone. Same with lights and banners.

Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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I'll defer to Robert when it comes to oversized / over-dimensional loads. It's hard to judge securement from that picture alone. Same with lights and banners.

I appreciate the kind words. I'm definitely not an authority but have done my fair share. Oddly enough, I'm currently on an OD load headed to new York and hopefully ummmmmm the next few weeks will be doing nothing but oversized / overweight loads.

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I'll defer to Robert when it comes to oversized / over-dimensional loads. It's hard to judge securement from that picture alone. Same with lights and banners.

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I appreciate the kind words. I'm definitely not an authority but have done my fair share. Oddly enough, I'm currently on an OD load headed to new York and hopefully ummmmmm the next few weeks will be doing nothing but oversized / overweight loads.

Thank you AGAIN .... Robert! (well dang, didn't say thanks the 1st time, sheesh....) Share pictures, if you get the opportunity! Seems I'm not the ONLY one who misses you around here, ya know!

Stay safe, Dragon. Slay'em.

Old School's Comment
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I've probably posted this type load before, but since I've been running this dedicated flat-bed account (5 years now) I don't get a lot of variety anymore. Anne is such a big fan of this thread that I felt compelled to post something for her enjoyment! She's a favorite contributor here of mine - she's faithful, knowledgeable, and just fun!

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This load is 48,000 pounds of aluminum ingots. I picked them up at the Port of Vicksburg in Mississippi - one of our great river ports. I bring these ingots in to the Hydro plant I serve in Delhi, LA. They go in one end of the plant, are melted down, and eventually come out the other end of the plant in a final product which I'll haul to our various customers across the country. They may come out looking something like this...

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It doesn't matter whether I'm coming or going these days, I'm pretty sure to be hauling something related to "Hydro."

Anne A. (G13MomCat)'s Comment
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I've probably posted this type load before, but since I've been running this dedicated flat-bed account (5 years now) I don't get a lot of variety anymore. Anne is such a big fan of this thread that I felt compelled to post something for her enjoyment! She's a favorite contributor here of mine - she's faithful, knowledgeable, and just fun!

thank-you-2.gif You are so sweet, Old School. Yes, you are correct, this is my favorite thread, for sure! I love the pictures; I can aspire, and live vicariously, through YOU all~! Thanks for remembering.

The other compliments, wow....just wow! You are a favorite of mine here as well, but you already knew that!! I really appreciate you as well, sir.

Stay safe, drivers~! AND KEEP THE PICTURES POSTING~~!!!!

Annie :)

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