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Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Pete07, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. Semi Crazy

    Semi Crazy Road Train Member

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    They might have been hauling Martian cadavers. Or nuclear detonators. Or the cure for cancer.
     
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  3. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

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    Could have been the last of the 100 MPG carburetors from the '70s and '80s finally being destroyed too.
     
  4. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    I saw one of those convoys too...

    heard they were full of unobtanium! :biggrin_25523:
     
  5. lostNfound

    lostNfound Road Train Member

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    Nah. It was the U.S. Marshalls with loads of ping-pong balls and they were testing state scalemasters.
     
  6. GasHauler

    GasHauler Master FMCSA Interpreter

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    Yes there are many. You do know that your clearances will downgrade after time if not kept up. You will have an advantage to get hired on thou because running on of these security checks is very expensive. I have seen a few drivers that do have a clearance to drive to certain locations but they are based only on confidential and all they do is take a loaded diesel truck to a base in the NV desert that doesn't exsit.

    However, I believe that my final T/S is with me forever because it was based on a background investigation held by people we don't want to talk about. I don't think I would want to get into a truck that took a top security clearance to drive it. The clearance level has nothing to do with the load. Besides that, the driver can not hold any information on the system and be in control of the truck.
     
  7. trucker_101

    trucker_101 Heavy Load Member

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    I ran into one of these guys loaded with ping-pong balls at a truck stop one time as they were fueling up. I asked him how they loaded the trailer, were they in boxes floor to ceiling or what. He said no, they back up to a dock that's sloped so it's lower on the nose than the back doors, and they blow them in with a gizmo like an over sized leaf blower. When there all done it's so full you couldn't get 1 more ball in the trailer.
    I said "No Way". He said, come on I'll show you.
    I said, How are you going to do that?
    He said, I'll just open the door & you'll see.
    When he opened the door I took a picture of it.:biggrin_2556:











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  8. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    Uncle Sam doesn't like you taking interest in that convoy. I see them running I-25 all the time, they generally originate in Idaho or Wyoming, they are typically nuke missle heads being taken to a place in TX where they destroy the material inside. History Channel has a program where they do a brief mention on them. The nice gentleman in the convoy vehicles are armed at all times, have shoot first ask questions later orders. If you look like your a little too interested in them, expect to be pulled over and possibly probed, and not by little green men. Generally, there will be a heavily modified class C RV in the lead (he stops at the ports with the clearance paperwork), then 3 to 4 evenly spaced heavily modified pickups, followed by the semi's, then 3 to 4 more pickups and another RV or two. The convoy will generally stretch over 5 or 6 miles. Those RV's have specialized communication equipment, as well as other toys. I've passed a couple of them and seen my CB or Sat. radio do funky things, so they obviously aren't running normal comms. If your ever at a weigh station when the RV pulls in with the paperwork, watch how quickly the P.O.E. folks lose their attitude.


    If you really want to see an even funner convoy, watch the ones that come out of FE Warren, Ellsworth, or Minot that go and work on missle silos. Typically 4 to 5 F-350 pickups with 4 to 5 AP's inside locked and loaded, generally a Blackhawk or gunship providing aircover (there will two more hot on a pad at the base as well), often times a couple of HUMVEE's or other vehicle with MG's in place, generally to protect one or two VERY special semi's. There is one that I've seen on 80 a couple of times as well as at silo's, the trailer has 6 well spaced axles and it's VERY SPECIAL trailer. When they are working on the silo's, smile and wave as you drive by, oh and don't break down, they tend to get a little nervous, and you will be targeted by a hovering helicopter until you get rolling again. I had a blowout on US 85 in Wyo. just So. of where they were working on a silo. The chopper saw me stop, within 3 minutes one of the pickups pulled up to see why I was stopped. They "politely" suggested that I limp down the road another mile or two and then stop to wait for road service. Who was I to argue with them.
     
  9. milskired

    milskired Road Train Member

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    Ok so wait wait wait, Who was it that said what I put up on here a few months back was BS about my teacher I had in the Marine corp being one of those guys in the pickup truck and that they dont have machine guns and security like that?
     
    trucker_101 Thanks this.
  10. milskired

    milskired Road Train Member

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    So I guess I was being told some BS yet others seem to of seen these convoys I speak of with the security vehicles like I said to.........:biggrin_2552:
     
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