What Is The Weirdest/coolest/interesting Freight You Have Hauled?

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Rob R.'s Comment
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Saw this thread a little bit ago on Reddit and wanted to see what all everyone here had come across in their travels! http://www.reddit.com/r/Trucking/comments/2v3e5y/truckers_of_reddit_what_is_the_weirdest_cargo_you/

Daniel B.'s Comment
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A high value load of......... Blueberries for Costco!

A medicine load. I glanced at a pallet and got the name of the product. It was pills for people suffering from chronic lung disease who are on dialysis. It was a sad drive knowing my freight will be consumed by very ill folks who are probably at the end of their life.

OWI:

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Daniel B.'s Comment
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Just an fyi, a high value load means the freight costs over 250,000$! That's a lot of blueberries!

Rob R.'s Comment
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Just an fyi, a high value load means the freight costs over 250,000$! That's a lot of blueberries!

Were they fresh or frozen? That seems like an astronomical $ amount for blue berries!

Mike H.'s Comment
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The strangest was 42,000 pounds of plastic pellets. I have no idea what they are used for.

The most difficult load I've had was 40,000 pounds of liquid foam in large containers. Might as well of been driving a tanker.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Um, lets see, video equipment for a Florida Georgia Line thing, numerous loads of staging, lighting, sound and video equipment for festivals and one off shows. All of the Ely Young Band and Juan Gabriel gear. Currently doing a mini-tour with Rockin Road To Dublin. That's all I can think of right now.

Rob R.'s Comment
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The strangest was 42,000 pounds of plastic pellets. I have no idea what they are used for.

The most difficult load I've had was 40,000 pounds of liquid foam in large containers. Might as well of been driving a tanker.

Were the pellets coming out of AZ?

Whats the liquid foam used for?

Rob R.'s Comment
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Um, lets see, video equipment for a Florida Georgia Line thing, numerous loads of staging, lighting, sound and video equipment for festivals and one off shows. All of the Ely Young Band and Juan Gabriel gear. Currently doing a mini-tour with Rockin Road To Dublin. That's all I can think of right now.

That's my kind of load! Were you able to see any of the shows? Are you on retainer? I've always been curious how this industry worked. I would take a pay cut to see live music for free!

Mikki 's Comment
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Um, lets see, video equipment for a Florida Georgia Line thing, numerous loads of staging, lighting, sound and video equipment for festivals and one off shows. All of the Ely Young Band and Juan Gabriel gear. Currently doing a mini-tour with Rockin Road To Dublin. That's all I can think of right now.

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Um, lets see, video equipment for a Florida Georgia Line thing, numerous loads of staging, lighting, sound and video equipment for festivals and one off shows. All of the Ely Young Band and Juan Gabriel gear. Currently doing a mini-tour with Rockin Road To Dublin. That's all I can think of right now.

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That's my kind of load! Were you able to see any of the shows? Are you on retainer? I've always been curious how this industry worked. I would take a pay cut to see live music for free!

When I am on tour, I have an all access "crew" pass. I try to rest after load in (usually in the morning) then get up in time to catch the show, eat and get ready for load out (right after the show) then drive to the next venue and repeat.

With the festivals and one off shows, we usually have to get unloaded then disappear so other trucks can come in. In those cases we can catch the show if we buy tickets. Not worth it for me, I rest.

There are several companies doing this kind of stuff but be warned, it is the hardest most mentally challenging thing I have ever done. Definitely not all fun and partying because drivers have to roll as soon as we are loaded. Then again, it is also the most satisfying thing I have ever done.

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Substance Abuse Professional

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Hours Of Service

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