Hopper, Dump O/O's & Drivers

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by wheathauler, May 31, 2009.

  1. Saddle Tramp

    Saddle Tramp Medium Load Member

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    Just remember that the "bears, county mounties & the locos will be out thicker than flies on a dog. happy 4th everyone, be safe.
     
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  3. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Well, have gotten between 3-4 inches of rain so far today and still raining.
     
  4. cowdoc

    cowdoc Light Load Member

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    We could use some of that rain wheathauler. Riceland Jboro closed today. I was supposed to haul fuel today but the clutch went out in the fuel truck friday. I think it's really the clutch this time. Luckily I wasn't driving it at the time.
     
  5. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    I would have gladly given you some rain ended up 6-8 inches total. Two days ago bone dry now flooded...doesn't seem weather is normal anymore.
     
  6. dairyman

    dairyman <b> Hopper Thread Greeter</b>

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    Yep,WH,i agree with you.The weather seems like it is all-or-nothing nowadays.We had the rainiest May and hottest June on record and now its gett'n purty dry around here :biggrin_25513:,what ever happened to a 'normal' growing season,must be global-warming:biggrin_25524::biggrin_2559: I saw a lot of corn tassleing today and it looked like it needed a drink of water bad.

    Everbody have a good week.
     
  7. dairyman

    dairyman <b> Hopper Thread Greeter</b>

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    highside,do you ever haul bean-meal?
     
  8. Attitude:)

    Attitude:) "Love each Day as if it was your last"

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    Well, we got a downpour in the panhandle but still plenty of fireworks. Crazy weather......... and humid enough to feel there should be a beach close by.....
     
  9. highside

    highside Medium Load Member

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    Yes, once in a while. Myself, I stick to midds mostly because the rates are a little better (although it's not without added headaches), but our other trucks haul bean meal on a daily basis. It's pretty trouble free if the weather is cool, but once it starts getting hot and/or humid, it'll hang up a little bit. Once you get it started, though, it flows right out. Cargill in Wichita puts calcium carbonate in with their meal to help keep it loose. It helps, but it doesn't work miracles.



     
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  10. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Corn WAS looking dry plenty of water now. Going to have to dry out some before can start work again. The place I'm hauling from gets very muddy.

    Humidity terrible today and very little wind. Darn hard to breathe when it gets this humid, at least for me.
     
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  11. wheathauler

    wheathauler Trucker

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    Dried out enough yesterday could have gone to work today, except it rained again last night. It might be a blessing anyway. The loads weren't paying very good may not do any. It would take 40&#37; of revenue for just fuel and I get good fuel mileage.

    One outfit with hired drivers is hauling out of there. I don't know how they can afford to pay a driver with those rates. I wouldn't think the drivers would make much either.
     
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