HVH trailer found loaded

Discussion in 'Freight Broker Forum' started by Memphismojoman, Nov 28, 2019.

  1. HoneyBadger67

    HoneyBadger67 Road Train Member

    Dec 15, 2018
    Champaign, IL

    Let's say, hypothetically, that this is the scenario. After getting rid of the contents of the trailer, (shop around for the best price, though. For $750, even at aluminum's lowest price that I can recall of $0.30, you scrap 21k. For that much scrap you should be able to haggle a better price), there's still a lot of useful bits there. I can't think of any owner who couldn't use 8 mounted tires. Depending on their condition, that's a $1500 - 4000 value. The copper from the trailer might not another $20-30. Theres a flunky in the yard, somewhere, that could be kept busy grinding the hundreds of rivets off the sides so you can scrap the tin, another $50. Brakes, drums, airbags, lights, etc might be worth the cost of removal. Lastly, you've got the steel and aluminum framework. Serial numbers disappear with a grinder or torch....

    It wouldn't be David Copperfield, but I'll bet you could make that trailer disappear.
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  2. TTNJ

    TTNJ Medium Load Member

    Nov 21, 2017
    Old thread I know but do you really believe they saved this guy’s#? They have a hard enough time finding the numbers of current employees.
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