Starting in heavy haul?

Discussion in 'Heavy Haul Trucking Forum' started by RSB34, Mar 17, 2021.

  1. RSB34

    RSB34 Light Load Member

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    I always tend to error on side of caution when going down grades and use breaks as little as I need. I may go slower but I still get there. The width and height will be a change. I do sometimes pull our pug mills. A portable machine to make cold blacktop if you are not familiar. They are long and wide also top Heavy. We are close to 100 ft with the pug and 12ft wide. So I have some recent experience with that.
     
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  3. RSB34

    RSB34 Light Load Member

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    Some of our tankers are smooth bore and they suck. They got a good deal on them. So they decided we would be ok.
     
  4. black_dog106

    black_dog106 Road Train Member

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    What are your heaviest machines?
     
  5. RSB34

    RSB34 Light Load Member

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    I’m thinking our road grinders, we have some big excavators also. We also have three of the worlds largest pavers. They are huge but don’t think they weigh what the grinders and excavators do. That’s a guess I don’t know weights on everything. I’m sure I’ll learn quick if I start hauling them. I know they said the most experienced guys get the real heavy stuff. That’s probably the right approach. There is always that time they are busy and will send you to get the real big stuff.
     
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    pavrom Road Train Member

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    From your answers it seems you should fit perfectly there .
     
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  7. RSB34

    RSB34 Light Load Member

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    I’m a super trucker can do anything.:) no not really, I guess the size and weight are what have me questioning. I think it’s one of those things I have to give it a try and see. They always need tanker drivers so I could always try to switch back if I really don’t like it. Sometimes they won’t let you if they have a bigger need with what you are doing. With anything there is a learning curve. As long as I’m willing to listen to the guys that have been doing it for a long time I should be ok.
     
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  8. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    With that attitude you'll do fine. Keep us posted, okay?
     
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  9. RSB34

    RSB34 Light Load Member

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    Will do
     
  10. Cat sdp

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    They need any hired dump trailers at your outfit........?
     
  11. RSB34

    RSB34 Light Load Member

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    Probably not dump trailers i’ve never seen them use them. Flo boys and triaxel dump trucks they use pretty often outside carriers.
     
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