Load out trailer problem

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Socal Xpress, Dec 3, 2021.

  1. Socal Xpress

    Socal Xpress Road Train Member

    Dec 6, 2014
    Los Angeles, Ca
    So booked a load out trailer heading to California. Picking up at Indianapolis In at Manheim. Broker gave me an option of 5 trailers. Found 1 of the 5 available
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    The 3 others had solid roofs but other issues. So wasted about 1.5hrs and left without a trailer. Broker said he had 2 other O/O pick up trailers there with zero issues. He bought these trailers from IronPlant. Kinda feel like the broker was looking for a sucker to hook and boogie.
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2021
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

    Sep 10, 2010
    Flint, MI
    While it looks bad, is there anything illegal about moving it?
    The cross members are still there, so there should be no structure issues.
    That said, I'd have to make sure what's left of the roof is very secure before I'd move it, mostly worried about the rest of the roof peeling off.
  4. Goodysnap

    Goodysnap Road Train Member

    Jul 12, 2017
    I wouldn’t move it only straight to a shop. Old fiberglass translucent roof. You can see where it’s torn already. Wind is sure to get under it and continue to lift off the rest.
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  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    The problem is with a load out your probably only getting what? $800 bucks to move the trailer? The money is coming from the load you put on it, so it’s a no go. I’d move on.
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  6. xsetra

    xsetra Road Train Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    That might be the least expensive 1.5 hours you spend as a driver.
    Taking that trailer is begging for expensive problems.
    How can you take a load with that trailer. Isn't it expected to be weather protected when using a DRY van.
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  7. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2018
    And guess who gets the ticket and then a lawsuit when the roof blows off and causes a fatal crash ?
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