Oversized load

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by elvy, Jul 12, 2019.

  1. Lepton1

    Lepton1 Road Train Member

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    That SUCKS at $0.36 a mile.
     
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  2. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    Lol.
    Yes it would.
    Thankfully its all per hour work, or I could charge $5,000 a mile low bedding. Generally all lowbedding is hourly or a fixed quote amount. You can agree for example to move item X, from point A to point B for $6,000. Then you can run back home empty, or see if someone needs something else moved back in your general direction of home, and maybe get that item for $4,000. That is often how it's done, or from the minute i walk out of my house I am charging by the hour, until i get back to my house. Depending upon how many axles, and how insane the pickup or drop off spot is, depicts the hourly rate that day. Simple load, not an insane road, and a mere 7 axles its only going to be X amount per hour. Add a couple more axles, and a road covered in ice with a foot of snow on it, and a steep hill full of switchbacks, where i stop someplace on the road in and drop my booster off on the side of the road because getting in and out will be sketchy enough without it hooked up, and I have chains on every tire and chewing my way in, then the amount is XX per hour. I need 3 more permits on top of the 10 wide permit I always have, plus I take a swamper to help me, and two pilot cars, and its a two day run with hotel rooms and meals for everyone its now XXX per hour. If the customer agrees to the amount, let the games begin.
     
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  3. catalinaflyer

    catalinaflyer Road Train Member

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    Georgia
     
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  4. catalinaflyer

    catalinaflyer Road Train Member

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    We regularly do loads out of Oklahoma to GA at 20' wide. 2 civilian pilots in OK, 4 in AR, 2 civilian plus 2 "blue lights" in MS (we use constables), only require 2 civilian in TN however we send a 3rd unmarked out 1/2 hour ahead of the load because TN likes to do unannounced road construction and gets all bent out of shape when you shut the interstate down for a couple hours. Then GA which is 10am to 3pm for super loads however we typically don't start moving till 9 or 10 pm with 2 civilian and 2 Georgia State Police escorts. And depending on the GSP escorts, may or may not follow the permit route. They have the badge and gun, they get to make the rules.
     
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  5. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Heavy Load Member

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    It is settled. I will never let the notion of hauling OSOW cross my mind again. I like challenges, not senseless BS.
     
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  6. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    AKA: Texas Permits ;)
     
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  7. beastr123

    beastr123 Heavy Load Member

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    a friend of mine used to say "Texas charges a relatively small amount to haul oversized loads on their roads and depending on your size Texas will route you on all their roads!"
    He was commenting on us hauling a couple of 9 axle loads from Longview TX and going out of the state on 287 into OK and our route included some highways south of San Antonio. The route gave us two and a half times as many miles in state as our legal-sized loads on the same machine.
     
  8. UStrucker

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    View attachment 291722 Look at this guy i saw i in Idaho this morning.Just a small pice of OD sign.No flags or lights at all...Lol..
     
  9. beastr123

    beastr123 Heavy Load Member

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    I see flags...dirty flags but flags,stuck to the sides and ID is a state that does not require rotating/flashing lights until (I believe)10 ft or 10.5 ft. Did you just come through a rain? That could be the reason for the flags to be dirty and stuck to the tarp.
     
  10. UStrucker

    UStrucker Bobtail Member

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    No flags in front and back...Clear weather..Otherwise i wouldn't post it
     
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