Cadaver and Morgue hauling.

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  1. Bobblehead

    Bobblehead Light Load Member

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    You do learn new things everyday. They had the bodies exhibit at the Luxor in Vegas for a while. I got a chance to go, it was pretty fascinating. Im sure they transport bodies around to med schools and such. Wouldn’t think they’d need a semi trailer for it though.
     
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  3. gekko1323

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    So would all of those miles driven be considered "deadhead" miles? :cool:
     
  4. bentstrider83

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    Sounds like a book scene from The Stand. Particularly where the army was using dump trucks to cart Captain Trips victims to the sea. Of course the book got kind of slow once they moved from the viral outbreak to the tired old, good vs. evil nonsense.
     
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  5. bentstrider83

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    Call me macabre, but I've always been fascinated with that imagery. Something about the natural state of decay as an art. It started in the 4th grade when I first saw that "pile of bones" in a Mathew Brady civil war photo. Then came the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo, Sicily.

    Now I've been thumbing through the grizzly nature of WW1. Amazing how quickly decomp set in on unretrieved vics outside of the trenches when preservatives weren't in food during the 1910s. A body these days could be recognizable for weeks, maybe months. Back in WW1? Skeletonized in a matter of weeks.
     
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  6. bentstrider83

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    Come now. With all the weirdness I see in this line of work, the macabre should be easy to take in. What are we? Uppity-Ups in The Hamptons?
     
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  7. Bobblehead

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    Is this true about the preservatives in the food we eat?
     
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  8. bentstrider83

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    I'm not 100% on that. But from what I remember from high school and CC level biology classes, this sort of thing was mentioned a few times by the instructor when it came to anatomy dissection time.
     
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  9. Bobblehead

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    I really wouldn’t be surprised if it is.
     
  10. SoulScream84

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    Funny how things sometimes go cross country when there are closer sources. Nearly a decade ago I had a load that went from LA to TN, best part was being pulled into the scale at Fort Smith, AR. I've never been told to get moving that way by any other individual.
     
  11. flybynight12

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    Cadavers are hauled all year round regardless of pandemic the are used for
    muntitled reasons in the medical field. They are used in the forensic field and to train search dogs
     
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