An old man's career goes flat, Snackbar moves to open deck

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  1. Lonesome

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    Connersville is more Central Indiana.
     
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  3. Bumper

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    Its North of me...
     
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  4. Winnyf1

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    Some of us just take longer to learn :)
     
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  5. kylefitzy

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    Hope your loading went smooth. I’m hauling this beauty to Las Vegas. 17’ tall oven to a trade show. The return trip will have to be fully padded and tarped since it won’t be wrapped.

    I’m going to make the suggestion that they take a picture of the oven and make that their booth next time. Much simpler. 36B23AB7-ED61-41C9-AC8E-7398BD3AAB70.jpeg 10C47C06-FCAB-4954-B8D8-9EC67C19F13D.jpeg 09D220BA-5040-48D5-B787-AE81393BA57F.jpeg
     
  6. supersnackbar

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    Well...other than issues with this conestoga, the load went o.k. They needed me to open from the front...and one of the latches didn't seat into the notch on the slide bar, so the front trolly partially came off the bar...thanks to my personal ratchet straps, I got it lifted back up and on the slide bar and got it latched good the 2nd time. Then, when it was time to close...I had to fight the releases to get the front trollies to roll all the way forward once I had them on the upper deck's track.

    Not what I was expecting for a load though



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    And securing some of it was a ##### because the boxes on the top deck needed just enough tention to keep the strap winder under the trailer from jiggling. And, under those big yellow pieces on the is what looks like railroad track...but he wanted it secured over the blocks so it didn't warp them...but on the back, the block is over the wheel well on a step, so you can't get a strap over it. Plus the machine has well placed securement points under the middle, but they put some pallets of stuff under the middle of the machine, so getting a good forward and backward pull on the chains was impossible, so I got as good an angle as I could... I made it to the T/A at exit 46 on I-44 in MO, with a lot of US routes between the shipper and Joplin and nothing moved, so I did an adequate job of securing.
     
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  7. supersnackbar

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    Speaking of the T/A at exit 46...They are building a brand spanking new one across the interstate from this rink-e-dink location. The lady at the desk said it's gonna have 20 diesel pumps (so more mega seat warmers have a place to do their 30 I guess), plus a huge parking lot. She said they're planning on it being done by Thanksgiving...which I think is optimistic because right now the only building that is there is the shop/service building and the main supports for the sign and fuel awnings.
     
  8. 074344

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    SSB,

    Just out of curiosity, are you drivers paid some type of premium for working on the Labor Day Holiday?
     
  9. kylefitzy

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    Very cool. That’s one of the only things I haven’t hauled out of there. They used to use us to move the tables and another company to move the conestoga parts. Some of their trucks and trailers had more colors then the rainbow. And not in a good way. Maybe we are getting more of that work.

    As for the issues with the trailer, most have dropped part of the front sections. Most only do it once though. If I’m empty I’ll like to push the front back from on the deck so I can see the bar and the latch. If something is slightly bent one of the sections can miss the bar completely. I always give the front a good tug to make sure the latch is seated.
     
  10. supersnackbar

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    Just paid like any other day.
     
  11. supersnackbar

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    I thought both latches were secure...musta been some gunk in the drivers side because that's the side that dropped just the front slider off.

    During the slow times we need to get Chubby to pay some drivers to hose down the inside of the empty conestogas sitting on the yard. I looked like a coal miner from the 1800's after fighting this trailer...I finally figured out which 4-letter name to call it...either that or I cussed it into submission.
     
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