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PostSubject: Re: For the Moron Within   Sat Jan 24, 2015 7:52 pm

puros_bran wrote:
I pulled and dispatched a small fleet of pneumatics for a few years.  Loud work..

Dispatcher! That explains a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Moron Within   Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:04 pm

Lol. I was the lead truck and at various times had between 2-5 trucks beneath me. Management basically dumped the contract in my lap and said deal with it. So every Thursday I'd get all the loads for next week. I'd sit down work a plan where everyone got pretty close to the same money and then call the guys with what they were doing next week. It wasn't a bad gig.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Moron Within   Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:10 pm

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Lol.   I was the lead truck and at various times had between 2-5 trucks beneath me.  Management basically dumped the contract in my lap and said deal with it.    So every Thursday I'd get all the loads for next week. I'd sit down work a plan where everyone got pretty close to the same money and then call the guys with what they were doing next week.  It wasn't a bad gig.

When I was still hav'en to finger print freight I gotta say that dry and liquid tanks where pretty dadburn easy street for me. I hauled syrup from LA to Tucson for Coca Cola and being food stuff they had no baffles like C&H's (there's didn'nt either for the same reason) but, once ya got use to it you could literately shove yourself up a hill by timing the surge.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Moron Within   Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:21 pm

The only baffled tank I ever pulled was dry bulk.  
The only food grade I ever pulled was kosher viniger from Texas to Indiana. Oh,  And whiskey containers from Jack Danials to the rail yard.    I mostly did hazmats, latex, or oil in the liquid side...



After I started pulling tanks I swore I'd never go back to dry box.
After I started pulling horses I swore I'd never go back to tanks.
Now I'd even pull flatbed if I could. Lol
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PostSubject: Re: For the Moron Within   Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:53 pm

puros_bran wrote:
The only baffled tank I ever pulled was dry bulk.  
The only food grade I ever pulled was kosher viniger from Texas to Indiana. Oh,  And whiskey containers from Jack Danials to the rail yard.    I mostly did hazmats, latex, or oil in the liquid side...



After I started pulling tanks I swore I'd never go back to dry box.
After I started pulling horses I swore I'd never go back to tanks.
Now I'd even pull flatbed if I could.  Lol

Yeah, said the same thing till I had to pull a couple of those Container/rail tanks of Naphtha from the harbor to Bakersfield. Talk about surge, I had to start slowing down 2 miles before I hit the scales and still got set back around. And the goose neck chassis would buck so bad, by the end of the trip ya had to go see a chiropractor. 5)
I'm glad I'm not driving anymore, there's just too many idiots out there nowadays and there's a new breed of truck driver that haven't a clue about highway courtesy. God lord there's drivers cutting off drivers and half of them want to fight over the radio instead of help. No, no, sir it was a blessing when I could no longer pass a DOT physical. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: For the Moron Within   Sun Jan 25, 2015 12:03 am

That's my problem, I can't ride in a car without Percocet...kinda hard to pass a physical stoned.  

I pulled quite a few containers. I was one of only two guys qualified to do so on our yard... They ain't to horrible going straight but turning that spread axle high center of gravity stuff is for braver or stupider folk that me... Got one in a bind on a damn drain gate.  Looks simple enough til ya try it.   Lol.  


You've been out of the game a day or two Cart, I'd say less than 1 in 100 trucks even run a cb now a days.  To busy watching Netflix on the iPad for that.
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PostSubject: Re: For the Moron Within   Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:00 am

puros_bran wrote:
That's my problem, I can't  ride in a car without Percocet...kinda hard to pass a physical stoned.  

I pulled quite a few containers. I was one of only two guys qualified to do so on our yard... They ain't to horrible going straight but turning that spread axle high center of gravity stuff is for braver or stupider folk that me... Got one in a bind on a damn drain gate.  Looks simple enough til ya try it.   Lol.  


You've been out of the game a day or two Cart, I'd say less than 1 in 100 trucks even run a cb now a days.  To busy watching Netflix on the iPad for that.

Some how that figures. 5)
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