Coming over from open deck

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by Short Fuse EOD, Sep 10, 2019 at 6:36 PM.

  1. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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    I never thought I would switch from open deck to anything else. But retiring from my unexploded ordinance work and turning to trucking full-time required some changes. For whatever reason, i’ll be making more weekly pulling a mobile fridge then oversize loads with last company..I would’ve never guessed! But here I am taking on this new adventure in a beautiful long nose Pete.

    New things
    1. I must have nine light switches in this rig. Each of them control some kind of chicken light, back up light, or got a look cool light. - i’m loving it!
    2. My lumper experience has not been bad so far. My lumber experience has only been once doing with this refer thing! I still find it weird that you pay for someone to take their product. On the open deck side of the house I never seen anything like it.
    3. Apparently some places charge you money to deliver! Let me explain, Upon arrival at a produce receiver I had to pay $25 to enter. That’s more than a minor League baseball game. I will not be surprised if I have to pay to leave in the future!
    5. In open deck I loved bringing unique items to building sites. Watching your loads get offloaded with cranes and put into factories was really neat. The other day I picked up steaks and brisket at a meat processor while cattle were being unloaded at the other end. How neat is that!
    6. I’m so green, there is no number 6!
    Safe travels’s and Semper Fi
     
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    Reason for edit: My writing is bad
  2. NomadicVeteran0713

    NomadicVeteran0713 Bobtail Member

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    Just wait until you get someone that has a burr up where the sun doesn't shine.
     
  3. stayinback

    stayinback Road Train Member

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    I just hope your health doesn't suffer now.....your days of getting physical are now over for the most part.
    Good luck anyway..

    And when you get to those grocery houses...tell em to p h u c k off,and unload the food NOW!
     
  4. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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    Good point @stayinback . I’ll have to come up with some cardio routine before I take my showers.
     
  5. Ffx95

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    Oh boy you’ve been to huntspoint. Did you like the gps spazzing out on you?
     
  6. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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    Hey @Ffx95 I haven’t Had the privilege to experience hunts point yet!
     
  7. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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    Sitting in the back row on a 34 with the open deck guys. One of them saw me installing a CB in the truck and offered some electrical connectors. Chatted for about half an hour while I was playing around with it. Go to miss The flatbed camaraderie. Wood I will not deal with change who I am though, I will always great every other driver as I walked by and offer help when appropriate.
     
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  8. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Light Load Member

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    Soon,;in the stillness of the night, you will look back on the EOD as the good life...LOL
     
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  9. Short Fuse EOD

    Short Fuse EOD Medium Load Member

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    It’s always like that, isn’t it!
     
  10. Short Fuse EOD

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    Myth- All lumpers are terrible.

    Delivered to a place in Texas. The lumper came out to greet me even before I could collect my paperwork and come to the office. I backed up through a road with heavy residential traffic. The lumper took his own initiative to come out and warn traffic. I have nothing but positive thoughts on the receiver and the lumper. I always aim to be courteous and provide a professional service, it warms my heart to see others do the same.
     
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