The end is upon us

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Cat sdp, Jul 25, 2021.

  1. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

    Mar 4, 2015
    Many of the big companies have regional operations. Swift has run 8 axle combos as well as Rocky Mtn doubles in the NW for years. CRST has heavy vans, Wilson Logistics has an 8 axle fleet. Last week I saw a 4 axle JB Hunt in Spokane pulling a 4 axle conestoga.
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  3. LTL Bull

    LTL Bull Medium Load Member

    Mar 12, 2020
    I pulled several loads of that stuff. Top loaded at a plant near Chicago as I recall. Hauled it to waste water treatment plants south of Columbus Ohio and Nashville. What do you mean by it messed up waste stream?
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  4. wis bang

    wis bang Road Train Member

    Jan 12, 2011
    Levittown, PA
    The next carrier I worked for did things correctly but that place was trying to run cheap. If we could get a drum 'dry' with speedy dry; it went to a land fill; remember I'm talking 1984.

    The cleaners did not know how to 'de-activate' and made tons of snot and no amount of speedy dry could fix that.

    A couple years later Matlack got involved with it at Drew Chem and we discovered how they used good ole Mineral Spirits to clean off our fittings after loading the trailer and we asked what it was as the cleaning rack was already griping about the snot. Those older guys used the nickname for a different body fluid instead of snot in reverence to their regard for water treatment compound.

    Since it was usually small amounts we used the center hole of a 3 pot and a garden sprayer with some mineral spirits made cleanup a breeze....
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2021
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  5. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    You shoulda seen what happened when they tried to come out into the oilfield and haul crude. It was a comedy of errors.

    Their sand division lasted a little longer, but they're long gone too.
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  6. scythe08

    scythe08 Road Train Member

    Mar 19, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm trying to remember what the 'up to' pay was. I know it was something absolutely ridiculous for oilfield work
  7. King Michael

    King Michael Light Load Member

    Nov 20, 2018
    Wheel chock.
    Brake lights on.
    He's not being weighed.
    30 years pulling a tanker never once had a wheel chock (or even heard of) having a wheel chock put down at a weigh station.
    This truck is at a customer, only 1 chock. Dot would use 2 chocks.
  8. buckmaster

    buckmaster Bobtail Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    summit ms
    J.B. cu## hauls long wagon here around SW Mississippi
  9. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

    Jan 18, 2011
    Florida Panhandle
    I have run long haul tankers in a day cab. Actually I enjoyed it.
    Hotel room every night, bed, shower, tv and free coffee and breakfast in the morning!
    No idling trucks, no urine smell or truck stop showers! Winning!!
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  10. Voyager1968

    Voyager1968 Road Train Member

    Yup. A tri-axle tank can (at my company anyway) load 8,000 gallons which is as Cat sdp posted, over 80,000lbs. if I'm not mistaken, we are permitted for 105,000lbs with ours.
  11. Mototom

    Mototom Road Train Member

    May 7, 2019
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