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  1. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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  3. GasHauler

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    Never around Tonopah but I have loaded a few in other states. The trucks themselves come out of TX. The drivers are federal agents and train on some of the same ground as the FBI. The pay was great a few years back but they do need to be on the road and that has been cut way back. When they say secure they mean it.
     
  4. cc tanker

    cc tanker Medium Load Member

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    I haul cryogenics usually liquid argon have hauled many loads of hydrogen in the past as long as you have been trained and do what you are supposed to its a very safe job..the most dangerous load I ever hauled I would say was years ago I hauled a load of steel coils out of cleveland in a dump bucket with no coil training at all now that was much more dangerous than pulling hydrogen in my eyes..
     
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  5. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    I never had steel coil training either. ..I just put a bunch of chains on her lol
     
  6. mpow66m

    mpow66m Medium Load Member

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    I had explosive diarrhea once while driving,does that count?:biggrin_2552:
     
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  7. lv gn

    lv gn Heavy Load Member

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    Was that a placarded load?
     
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  8. realsupatrucka

    realsupatrucka Road Train Member

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    U had a class 6 andor a class 8 placard?
     
  9. Redwolf

    Redwolf Medium Load Member

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    98% Nitric Acid. Comes out of the tank at about 99.3% pure. Kills everything! They turn it into explosives like powder, PETN, C4, primers, det cord, etc.
    It's actually a good run. I also run 50% phosphoric acid and caustic in a custom 4 compartment trailer. Everything is color coded and the fittings are all male or all female so you don't mix them up. If you do......well....it ain't good! Remember high school chemistry? What happens when you mix an acid and a base? It gets exothermic trying to neutralize each other. In this case, it does it explosively! Pretty tame separately. Bad news together!
     
  10. cowboy_tech

    cowboy_tech Road Train Member

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    The worst I've done is nitric hydrogen fluoride acid. It can be fatal if it gets on you. I mostly haul ultra pure sulfuric acid.
     
  11. BigPerm

    BigPerm Medium Load Member

    Ethanol from SF bay area to the loading rack in Fresno for gas additive. Ethanol burns nearly clear...as in Indy car drivers jumping out beating their hands on themselves to put out the fire you can't see. Add in a little fog going to the valley, & it was fun.
     
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