Looking for advice from experienced LTL

Discussion in 'Refrigerated Trucking Forum' started by Qbf594, Oct 12, 2020.

  1. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    So... reefer world is going ok. On my 2nd H&M bay run. Bought a pallet jack. Was told maybe it would work better with a lighter weight oil in the jack? Is that really a thing? Its sluggish being frozen....
    Also. Next upgrade will likely be the bulkheads...any suggestions for what I should look for?
    And how do those work with the chute? I see them in place when the guys pull out loaded but once it's moved about 4 feet forward its blocking the chute isn't it? Then what?
    Does backing in off main roads ever get less terrifying?
     
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    wichris Road Train Member

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    Using bulkheads you should have a mesh or finger chute. Going to do a lot, get a bulkhead with a temp controlled fan. You can use lighter hydraulic fluid.
     
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    Big_D409 Medium Load Member

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    Assuming you’re running frozen, the bulkheads will be your favorite item. Most guys I loaded with didn’t have a chute. I never had issues, just put it up and go. Also it’s helpful for doing the store deliveries. If they are slow to take pallets off, pull one or however many they get, then put em back up.

    It’ll get easier and more you run the route, better chance on learning how people will react. Work with them enough and they will eventually keep you loaded coming and going.
     
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