Oversized Question

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  1. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    I've always wondered if team driving exists for oversized freight?

    Are there runs that go out from Laredo oversized to wherever?

    Is that a thing?

    I don't think I've ever seen two people sitting in an oversized. Is freight just that short in distance or is it just that specialized or do they not need it that fast?

    Someone give me an education. I've been staring into oversized cabs looking for multiple people and nope just one person always even though it has a sleeper.
     
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  3. PoleCrusher

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    Due to curfews and restrictions, OD freight doesn't make sense for a team. Most of the freight that can be permitted for continuous movement, doesn't pay much more than legal freight.
     
  4. CargoWahgo

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    Gotcha it all makes sense now. I always wondered that. The curfew thing makes it all make sense now. Thanks!
     
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    Never see an oversize run at night. Except in a few cases, like windmill parts, most oversize is local stuff.
     
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  6. TripleSix

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    10 years ago, most places wouldn’t allow nights and weekends. Now, quite a few allow for the smaller loads to run at night. The really crazy thing is the number of places that will require a night move through a metro area with a superload.
     
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    Tons of OSOW coming out of Laredo. The problem is that the rates aren’t even a quarter of what they used to be.
     
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  8. Rontonio

    Rontonio Road Train Member

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    that is not the case - I move exclusively oversize overweight loads and nearly all of them go at least 1500 miles .....
     
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  9. PoleCrusher

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    The one I'm on now is just shy of 3,000 mi.
     
  10. CargoWahgo

    CargoWahgo Road Train Member

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    Where I'm from I see them move all the time at night but after I learned about curfews here yeah alot of places sure do. There are even a few counties that won't let you drive in rush hour time but will let you drive say 20/7 in Kentucky.

    Seems complicated and annoying to deal with.
     
  11. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    Yep
    You never really understand how the US really is made up of many different states , until you run oversize overweight,

    you can run after dark in TN , some states are 30 mins before sunrise and some states are 30 min after sunrise.

    some states you can buy a blanket permit and drive anywhere you want .

    Some states you can’t cross any bridge that’s not on the designated route , you can’t exit and cross the interstate , you have to use the truck stops on the right side of the road.

    Every major town has a curfew, and the states will route you all over the place to avoid a construction zone.

    I know a couple of OSOW companies that run teams, the extra guy is a night watchman, to keep an eye on the cargo at night while the driver is sleeping, if it’s expensive or sensitive cargo.
     
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