Any hazmat reefer companies?

Discussion in 'Hazmat Trucking Forum' started by Lexu, Aug 12, 2020.

  1. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Sorry, van freight never paid enough to haul something hazardous. Toilet paper , which doesn't become hazardous until used, is one thing. Nitro Glycerin or spent nuclear fuel rods better pay better than that.
     
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  3. newbietrucker91

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    Some hazmat becomes active over a certain temp and will catch fire so in the reefer it goes.

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    Fun little example of chemical burning when not cooled.

     
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  4. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    Back in the early 80's we hauled a lot of temp controlled hazmat with Pirkle
     
  5. wis bang

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    Canadian LTL carrier parks here, their trailers are either refers or heated and I often see a pre-loaded flammable load placards with the refer running in the mornings waiting for a driver to take it to Canada.

    There is a lot of HM in food grade. Ethyl Alcohol. Soda contains Phosphoric acid, etc.
     
  6. Redtwin

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    Paint needs temp control. Hauled that a few times in a reefer.
     
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  7. "semi" retired

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    Pirkle, by gar, that takes me back. They were Wisconsins version of the Monfort trucks, just a bit more civilized and I think all O/O's. Pirkle, out of Madison, I think, but based in Fl. ( figure that one out) and was a good company that wanted it's O/O's to succeed. They all had "long nose" cabovers. I think they hauled a lot of Patrick Cudahy west and south and garbage ( produce) back. I knew a couple Pirkle drivers, they were hard runnin' son of a guns! Drug testing probably axed most of those drivers,:eek:,, don't think so? I knew several drivers, that while "turning around" in California, an extra "stop" was made, to make it home. Sorry, not the life for me, but it went on,,,a lot!
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  8. wichris

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    Had 13 trucks there until the day they closed the doors. Did 15-20 stops out to CA from the Chicago terminal and then produce back. Downfall was Dave Asp getting involve after he broke PST's reefer division. Then we took over Sam Tanksley reefers and someone out of OKC.
     
  9. "semi" retired

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    Didn't Nevada Freight( the old Badger Freight Lines) take a bunch of those contracts away from Pirkle?
     
  10. wichris

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    When they closed Packerland ended up with a lot of the LTL's Don't remember loosing any of the accounts before that.
     
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    Now that I think of it, Nevada did Patrick Cudahy, and Pirkle did Oscar Meyer stuff, maybe. Wisconsin Express did a lot of Packerland loads.
     
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