Snackbar's new adventure at Moore Freight Services

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  1. TokyoJoe

    TokyoJoe Heavy Load Member

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    That's what I'm talking about the ring is stitched into the tarp if you look closely you can see the stitching goes to the tarp on the left not the one on the right and by the shadows it looks like the tarp on the right goes under the tarp on the left.
     
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  3. Farmerbob1

    Farmerbob1 Road Train Member

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    Maybe the image got inverted?

    Nevermind, that's not possible, the lettering on the straps would be inverted too.
     
  4. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    I think the tarp on the right kinda got folded under itself at the d-ring of the tarp on the left, but it is tarped backwards from what would make sense to me. Common sense says layer your tarp so it flows with the wind, not against it...but we all know how uncommon common sense is these days.
     
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  5. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Chilly up here in the NE, yesterday when I stopped at the PA I-83 rest area between Baltimore and Harrisburg for my load check, the dash said it was in the mid-40's. Last night here in Mass, it was in the upper 40's.
     
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  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Well, my day is shot. Found this last evening at the customer IMG_20200615_080211.jpg


    But since I was at 0 drive hours, and operations doesn't work weekends here, it would do me no good to call breakdown since I didn't know which way I was headed. It took 3.5-4 hours this morning for the brain trust in Mascot to decide, by the time I got to the shop, it will now be pushing 5 pm before I get in to have this replaced. And these tires are a month old, and were supposed to be virgin rubber. I have 3 different sidewall name stamps (including one that says Bridgestone with the others saying Michelin) but all have the exact tread pattern... they're obviously recaps...Wonder if Wylie got charged for virgin rubber and the tire shop hoped they wouldn't notice. Or maybe they put caps on because this truck will be traded soon...but I was told that we DON'T use recaps here now.
     
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  7. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    I never liked strapping OVER the tarp. Always under.
     
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  8. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Seems to me that it would allow too much of chance for movement. We haul some special plastic wrapped glass that is moisture sensitive until the glazing customer processes it. It is a PITA to keep in place...you have to put some extra tension on the straps both on the glass and the header because that stuff moves if you're not really careful. I would imagine securing freight over a tarp would be about the same.
     
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    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Took until almost 21:00 to get my tire replaced, not because the T/A is slow, but they were just that busy. Any time I went in the shop office, there was a line and constant phone calls for road service(which get a priority over on-site customers because they're sitting on the side of the road). And the tire technician said the same thing about my tires being may-pops.
     
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  10. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

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    Plus I want to know what the straps are on. Are they securing something solid, or a flimsy machine guard or similar?
     
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  11. Itsbrokeagain

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    Those tires are def recaps....our Vactors have all recaps on the drives due to city use and tight turning which chews them up, half say GoodYear, some say Michelin. But all the same tread pattern.
     
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