The Pneumatic Tanker Thread

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Air Cooled, Sep 6, 2016.

  1. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    I got passed by 2 rigs setup like that a year or so ago in southern Idaho. One was a single like that and the other was 3 axle tractor with an A-train setup. Both trucks where longHood pete’s with pete air cleaners behind the sleeper like that. They where to fast to catch a name on the truck tho. That also appears to be a polar trailer as its built just like our 2 on we have external rings.
     
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    I bet it takes him 2-3 hours to unload that thing.
     
  4. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    Can confirm because we use the same size trailer. 30-35 ton loads.
     
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  5. Frank Speak

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    Here’s my question of the day. Why is it that you get down to maybe ten minutes or less from being empty and the dang silo fills up. That has to be the most frustrating part of bulk.

    The standard instructions:

    Uh, yeah take that last 5 minutes worth to our other plant 50 miles away.

    Or

    Uh, let me load a few trucks and then I can hold the rest.

    Me? I just want to throat punch somebody. Lol
     
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  6. Roberts450

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    Thats the law of the land man. LMAO.

    My favorite is hurry up the bakery needs the load just to get there and find out that that line broke down over night but they failed to tell our dispatch so you get there and sit tell they have room.
     
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  7. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Not really.
    Friend off mine hauls cement.
    About a month ago he is unloading at a concrete plant.
    They don't like to clean their dustfilters at said plant.
    When he was close to finising they got clogged up completely.
    Silo cover blew off.
    Loud bang and the area covered in cement.
    You would think can't get any worse...............
    Plant is next to residential area.
    Neighbours called 911.(remember the loud bang)
    Police,firebrigade and ambulance on scene.
    Friend got a mandatory trip to the hospital.
     
  8. Dan1918A2

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    Yep, that is annoying. And inconsiderate on behalf of the customer. Can’t hold it? Don’t order it!!

    I haul cement in metro ATL, which usually means the customer has another plant that isn’t too far away (15 or 20 miles), so it could be worse. Then we will bill them double freight on the whole load when they pull that crap. So I’ll get paid twice for the load. But it’s always the last load of my day when I’m just ready to go home. And often on a Friday LOL.
     
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  9. Gutter

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    I brought a load of hydrated lime 350 miles to a sugar beet plant once and they forgot to tell the shipper that they had a small fire and were shut down.

    I brought it back to shipper and blew it back into the silo. They charged them for me going both ways. I received pay for both ways. It was a win win for me that day. Lol.
     
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  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    I never had that problem with high-cal quicklime, but dolo would stick to the inside of the trailer like crazy. The higher your tank pressure, the worse it was.
     
  11. Dan1918A2

    Dan1918A2 Bobtail Member

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    Ha, yep! Some days it works out in our favor when things go sideways. A few months ago I had a load of slag cement that I had already pre-loaded the day before. Drove from Fayetteville, GA to a site at a power plant in Forkland, AL about 4.5 hours away. Dispatch called as I was turning into the main gate to tell me the customer had to cancel the load because it was too muddy on site for even their 4wd pickup trucks. I banged a u-turn and brought it on back. They paid for the freight there, and half rate for my trip back home. Made about $350 to drive around for 9 hours.

    That was on a Friday. I took it back down there on Monday and got paid another $233 for the same load, and snagged a backhaul from B’Ham on the way back. Not too shabby.
     
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