Bull haulers/Cattle haulers doing 80-90mph

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by poongdool, Feb 5, 2021.

  1. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Heavy Load Member

    Jul 17, 2018
    See that’s awesome!! That’s what I want to do with my children. So far only have one 2 year old daughter, but she loves animals. She goes out with me every night to “feed the critters.”

    By the way, that picture you put on here probably was more of a bull wrestling than it looks like. They don’t have to be very big before they can start throwing their weight around. We banded a 450 pound bull calf without a squeeze chute and that guy was dragging two of us around.
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  3. AKDoug

    AKDoug Medium Load Member

    Mar 21, 2018
    My wife still packs around a picture of her bull "No-Bull" that she had when we got married 26 years ago. We sold him, and our three other cows, when my wife realized that raising cattle and children in Alaska was more work than she wanted. We had the farthest north Beefmaster cattle at that time.
  4. truckguy391

    truckguy391 Light Load Member

    Jan 22, 2017
    It takes a special type of driver to be a bull hauler. I’ll be the first to admit I’m not that type of driver. Those guys work some crazy long hours, drive some insane distances without stopping and have cargo that moves. My hats off to them because I couldn’t do it.
    Yes, they drive fast. I’m in a governed company truck so I stick to the slow lane. I’ve never had an issue with them tailgating me, they usually just go right on around and that’s that.
    One thing I’ve noticed, however is that any time I’ve flashed my lights on and off for them to come on over they always blink their marker lights.
    All in all, they’re alright by me. We all have a job to do. I drive my truck, they drive theirs and everything’s good.
  5. exhausted379

    exhausted379 Road Train Member

    Dec 1, 2013
    I didn't realize you changed gigs. Hope all is going well.
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  6. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    That's the attitude I like to see. He's passing me? I'll dim the lights so he knows it's ok to come back in. I won't get on the cb and tell him "why are you going so fast? Slow it down and save money!" Not my business!
  7. BeHereNow97

    BeHereNow97 Medium Load Member

    Sep 15, 2020
    I didn't read this whole thread but in CDL school my instructor said it was way too much trouble for the DOT to pull over any truck that's hauling livestock because there's too many rules/regulations and accommodations that have to met for the animals. So that's a big reason why nobody seems to mess with them. I forgot what the accommodations were we learned about it in CDL school though. But I do remember thinking if I were a DOT officer I wouldn't want to deal with that hassle either.
  8. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

    Jun 1, 2013
    Dayton, OH

    So darn cute, so darn tasty.
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  9. mnmover

    mnmover Road Train Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Lichfield MN
    For hogs, some trailers have a water spray plumbed in the trailer so they can spray water onto the pigs.
  10. 062

    062 Road Train Member

    Oct 20, 2013
    You were misinformed. If you had read up to at least post #47 you would be more knowledgeable than your instructor.
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  11. lester

    lester Road Train Member

    Jan 2, 2012
    NW, Iowa
    Yeah there's a few exceptions from a rule or 2 for livestock haulers but otherwise they are pretty much fair game. There are a few things DOt should know not to do, like stopping a truck loaded with fat hogs on a 110 degree day and making the stop way longer than necessary would be detrimental to the health of the pigs.
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