Nursey load..are they bad?

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  1. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    what if its a vented trailer
     
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  3. Brandt

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    The loads I did went to like Lowe's or Home Depot. So the store employees were not interested in helping. I think we got like $50 per stop.for tailgating. But the problem was they would have go find the forklift and pallets. Then you arms would get all cut up from handling all the plants and trees. Even if you had gloves on. I hated those loads, you could only get 2 maybe 3 stops off per day. If you have the no touch loads those were ok. Because they would have 5- 6 people to unload the trailer.
     
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  4. TheLoadOut

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    After my first nursery load it quickly became my last.
    Spent a whole day getting the trailer back to my standards, which would be spotless. A broom, a leaf blower, a pressure washer, a scrub brush, a squeegee, a fan, and a nice May day got it back to shape. Photos are after the nursery load, and after the cleanup. after.jpg before.jpg
     
  5. magoo68

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    Purty
     
  6. tnpete

    tnpete Medium Load Member

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    Also any smell you need to get rid of. Big can of coffee grounds prinkled around the trailer. Takes care of those smells. Used to do that in a reefer and van.
    Even take out the nasty rotten smell of cow hides in a reefer in July. Just took 3 big cans over a weekend.
     
  7. 3ARTransport

    3ARTransport Light Load Member

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    Dang..you got that looking like new.
     
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  8. 3ARTransport

    3ARTransport Light Load Member

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    This is what our trailer looked like after unloaded. It was a mess. Driver did a good job of sweeping it out. In case anyone is wondering i did pay the driver to clean it out. Hellva guy.. 94406.jpeg 94367.jpeg
     
  9. kwswan

    kwswan Road Train Member

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    20190429_080949.jpg This is how I prefer to haul nursery loads. With that being said, I bought a reefer to haul for a couple of customers who ship container stock in the summer.
     
  10. TheLoadOut

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    Thanks, to be fair she was only 6 months old at the time but I keep her looking that way all the time.
     
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  11. Sly Fox

    Sly Fox Road Train Member

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    Everyone complaining about nursery loads did them too cheap. Figure 3 deliveries per day on your rate. Figure your cost and time to get cleaned out for the next load.

    I've had nursery loads to Menards offered at over $7k for only 1100 miles. Don't haul them cheap.
     
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