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

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Eckoh's Comment
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For me I hauled Cummins isx motors from the plant in NY to the Kenworth in Ohio. Now I drive a brand new kw I could of hail the motor in my new truck.

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!

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

Fresh from Chile!

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.

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Were the pellets coming out of AZ?

Whats the liquid foam used for?

I don't remember where the plastic came from, but it delivered to Chippewa falls Wisconsin.

The foam was one part of a 2 part solution used to make car seats

Pat M.'s Comment
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With what I do it is difficult to choose....

Frac water tanks?

hydro-fracking water tanks loaded on a flatbed

Haul truck?

giant mining dump truck loaded on a flatbed trailer

Bridge Beam?

bridge beam loaded on a flatbed trailer

Old rail flat car?

flat rail car loaded on a flatbed trailer

Excavator?

back-hoe loaded on a flatbed trailer

Rollers?

steamrollers loaded on a flatbed trailer

I think that my favorite though was 14' wide and 17' long weighing in at 75k pounds. I did not get a photo of it but I did haul this one the next day. It is still 14' wide but only weighs in at 55k.

giant solid cement block loaded on flatbed trailer

The cool thing is that I get to operate all these if just for a little while on and off the trailers.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Bart's Comment
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38,000 lbs of condoms from Virginia to Pennsylvania. Guess there was a party in Pa!

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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With what I do it is difficult to choose....

Frac water tanks?

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Haul truck?

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Bridge Beam?

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Old rail flat car?

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Excavator?

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Rollers?

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I think that my favorite though was 14' wide and 17' long weighing in at 75k pounds. I did not get a photo of it but I did haul this one the next day. It is still 14' wide but only weighs in at 55k.

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The cool thing is that I get to operate all these if just for a little while on and off the trailer.

Nice! That would be cool for sure.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rolling Thunder's Comment
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38,000 lbs of condoms from Virginia to Pennsylvania. Guess there was a party in Pa!

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6 string rhythm's Comment
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I'm just a linehaul driver. Life isn't very glamorous for me ... which is how I like it. rofl-3.gif

So.... a hazmat load might include paint thinner. I know, it's almost as cool as hauling gear for a rock star.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Linehaul:

Linehaul drivers will normally run loads from terminal to terminal for LTL (Less than Truckload) companies.

LTL (Less Than Truckload) carriers will have Linehaul drivers and P&D drivers. The P&D drivers will deliver loads locally from the terminal and pick up loads returning them to the terminal. Linehaul drivers will then run truckloads from terminal to terminal.
Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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38,000 lbs of condoms from Virginia to Pennsylvania. Guess there was a party in Pa!

I'd have to say the condoms win.

We haul mostly for the auto industry and I've had some pretty cool loads but I think the most expensive thing I've had on board was a diamond tip drill bit that went from Louisiana to an oil company out in west Texas at a fracking location.

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.

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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!

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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.

Was it hard to get in with a company like this? I would imagine its a pretty sought after job.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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