The 1 pallet in the nose rule

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  1. iceman32

    iceman32 Medium Load Member

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    I told the shipper in the beginning that I can only take 1 pallet in the nose and 24 pallets total. She had to nerve to say “We should have hired a Carrier that can carry 26 pallets”. I sent them an email of the cat scale and no replies back. They really think we are stupid huh? I’m about to expose who these people are, wait for it guys.
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    I have never heard of such a "Rule". Where is that rule written? A pallet of what? Potato Chips or lead wheel weights? Where do people come up with such nonsense? That is a perfectly balanced and legal load. ROLL WITH IT!:D
     
  4. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    Please "Expose" the evil shipper. I'm sure they will be shut down by midnight!
     
  5. iceman32

    iceman32 Medium Load Member

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    Load has been done already. I’m talking about for Reefer and Van sometimes. I know Poland Springs will load you all the way to the back with 30 pallets, that you gotta use a sledgehammer to close the door, and still be overweight.
     
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  6. Cattleman84

    Cattleman84 Road Train Member

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    I dont see any problems there... I get loaded like that alot.
     
  7. JoeTruck

    JoeTruck Light Load Member

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    Trucks are different and freight is different.
    It is up to the driver to know the difference.
    45,000 puts me at 80,000 with about 3/4 fuel and very difficult to balance.
    Machine parts always makes me nervous until I get to the catscale
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yeah, someone sitting at a desk knows more about load and weights than the driver does.
     
  9. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    That’s a pretty good example of why I’d want my 5th wheel set to where you’re 12.2k or so loaded. Gives you some wiggle room. They way it is now you can’t even scale an 80k load.
     
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  10. Professor No-Name

    Professor No-Name Heavy Load Member

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    It's just kind of a general rule of thumb. Depends on load weight and number of pallets. But i generally have a shipper load single , double , single in the nose so as not to get too heavy up front an to get the load stretched out as close to the 48 foot mark as i can. Obviously if there are too many pallets than that's not possible.
     
  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Why stretch it?

    Why not just nose load half of it, and load the other half to end at your 48’ mark?

    For a 20 skid load that should mean leaving 8’ between the halves.
     
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