It Never Gets Old Out Here...

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Flatwater 's Comment
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About the time you think you have this stuff figured out, someone slips you a Mickey...

As a hopper driver, I deliver mostly to agricultural related customers; grain elevators, feedlots, farms and ranches, etc. One thing to keep on mind is that when a town was established or an area settled, what were the first things set up? The railroad, the stock yards and the grain mills. Then the town grew up around them. Engulfs and swallows them is more like it. Most of the elevators I haul to in Denver, Omaha, Sioux City are smack dab in the middle of town.

Anywhoo... I had to haul a load of cracked popcorn from Jolly Time in Sioux City to a feed mill in Denver. No biggie. Get close to the address and I can't see the usual landmarks (100' tall grain elevators). Hmmmm... Now what? Crap! Ah! There it is! Almost missed it... Unload in the yard out back. And it's freakin' tiny!

feed mill in Denver Okay... time to pick up the tag axle and jack knife this bad boy in!

NSG truck backed into a feed mill in Denver Tight fit!

NSG truck backed into a feed mill in Denver Hangin' out in the street, ****ing off all the four-wheelers.

Not a bad place to unload, just not what I expected.

Dm:

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.
Mikki 's Comment
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Small town USA, gotta love it. Enjoyed the post thnx

Matt S.'s Comment
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Sure is a beautiful tractor you're driving. smile.gif

Ricky A.'s Comment
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Lol. I sawthe yellow thing under your truck and i thought you ran over something. My bad.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Nice pics!

I had to haul a load of cracked popcorn from Jolly Time in Sioux City to a feed mill in Denver

Are you sure it was "popcorn"? Because I raise some chickens, turkeys, and beef steers and I feed them "cracked corn" but it's never "popped". But now I'm wondering what I've been thinking. By God you've given me a great idea! I should try popcorn - they'll love it! What a great way to make barnyard friends!

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I sawthe yellow thing under your truck and i thought you ran over something. My bad

It looks like he knocked down a light pole, doesn't it?

If you ever come by my area I could use a ton of cracked corn, 500 pounds of soy, and some minerals if you have em. I'll trade you 1/4 cow and a HUGE turkey that will barely fit in your truck. I have two turkeys that are going to dress out at about 45 pounds for Thanksgiving. They'll have to be cooked on my rotisserie outside because they won't fit in an oven. I can trade you two oven-sized turkeys instead if you like.

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Flatwater 's Comment
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Nice pics!

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I had to haul a load of cracked popcorn from Jolly Time in Sioux City to a feed mill in Denver

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Are you sure it was "popcorn"? Because I raise some chickens, turkeys, and beef steers and I feed them "cracked corn" but it's never "popped". But now I'm wondering what I've been thinking. By God you've given me a great idea! I should try popcorn - they'll love it! What a great way to make barnyard friends!

rofl-3.gif

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I sawthe yellow thing under your truck and i thought you ran over something. My bad

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It looks like he knocked down a light pole, doesn't it?

If you ever come by my area I could use a ton of cracked corn, 500 pounds of soy, and some minerals if you have em. I'll trade you 1/4 cow and a HUGE turkey that will barely fit in your truck. I have two turkeys that are going to dress out at about 45 pounds for Thanksgiving. They'll have to be cooked on my rotisserie outside because they won't fit in an oven. I can trade you two oven-sized turkeys instead if you like.

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Yup, popcorn. I hauled what is called "splits". Damaged hulls or defective in some other way so it won't work for the popcorn guys. Birds love it!

Andy C.'s Comment
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Best part of the job, lol, crazy places you have to get in to... Beautiful truck!

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