Multiple Trucks Taking Naps In Iowa Due To High Winds

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  1. mjd4277

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    Do as the Romans do stranger....

    One flops onto yonder side, you should do the same. And the one behind you as well. Flop flop flop.

    What ever happened to the mindset when you see a truck get slammed down by a blast of wind, you quickly and with resolute strength apply service brake and put both hands on the 9 and 3 of your steering wheel. Hopefully when you and the gust meet your speed is down enough to keep most of your wheels on the pavement. Maybe.
     
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  4. mjd4277

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    It satire-not meant to be taken seriously.
    (#### shame about the Volvo in one of the photos).
     
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    Now,I have a pretty good question.....do you van guys really need 13 feet 6 inch tall wagons? I know some freight is crammed in there to the ceiling,but how often? Isn't most of the pallets like only 4 foot tall of food,or paper or whatever.?

    When I started,we had high cubes,but lots of 12foot 6 or 13 tall.much safer in high winds......plus I bet those silly side skirts aid in the toppling over.
     
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    How much clearance does a forklift have when it is inside a trailer placing pallets 2 high???

    Yes the height is needed... I pretty regularly haul a load that is literally 53 foot, floor to ceiling, nose to doors, totally cubed out.
     
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    Sometimes it’s a necessary evil. Especially if some shipments consist of pallet loads being stacked one on top of the other.
    And it’s not just food. Industrial equipment,bottled water/drinks,washing machines/dryers,etc. You’d be surprised what’s hauled in reefer or dry vans nowadays.
     
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    Better to have it and not need it, then need it and not have it.

    Some days I’ve got it stacked floor to ceiling, front to back and can barely get the door closed.

    Those are good days.
     
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    And once in a blue moon if the dispatch requires it you might be able to secure the stuff with load straps or load locks provided there’s enough room to close the doors.
     
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    Sounds like they really fill you guys up....I pulled a van before,but don't remember ever being "cubed out".... most of it was heavy loads only about 3/4 foot tall and about 40/45 feet of space
     
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