The Pneumatic Tanker Thread

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

  1. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    I picked up a load of injection carbon once for a steel mill in Indiana. It was a blind shipment, and I had strict instructions to not tell the receiver where I loaded it. So I go trucking to Indiana, arrive at the appointed time, only to be told I'm not on their schedule.

    I sat a mile down the road at a truck stop for two days only to be told to take it back to the shipper. Had four days tied up in that little disaster, but I was paid double for the load plus 48 hours detention.


    The most irritating thing I hear now is when I arrive at a concrete plant right at my appointment to be told "I need to get five or six trucks outta here before it will fit, it might be about two hours, the job is in hold. Take a nap, we'll call you." Go take a nap for an hour to be told the same thing.
     
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  3. hannafarms

    hannafarms Light Load Member

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    What’s avg Tare weight for your all tanks?
     
  4. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    What size tank?? 550cu ft cali double’s, 750cu ft double’s, 1000cu ft double’s, 1050cu ft frac sander’s, 1600cu ft standard 2 axles, B-Train’s, 2000cu ft 4 axles, 2600cu ft michigan 8 axles. All sorts of pneumatic’s out there.
     
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  5. Dan1918A2

    Dan1918A2 Bobtail Member

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    The three hopper Heil I haul cement with weighs around 11,000 lbs, I believe. Maybe 12k.

    When I’m full of fuel, my tare weight is usually 27,200 lbs. Truck is a KW T800 glider and weighs less than a lot of newer trucks.
    It’s nothing to get loaded with more than 26 tons at most locations.
     
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  6. Long FLD

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    I was right at 30k empty and full of fuel with a 1600cu ft Mac three hopper.
     
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  7. hannafarms

    hannafarms Light Load Member

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    I understand that. Just the average 1600 3 compartment
     
  8. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    Ok. All the trailers I haul at 2000-2600cu ft 4/5 hopper 3/4 axle 53’ers and are anywhere from 13-16,000 empty then add in my 24k 4 axle truck, things get heavy fast but I can still carry our 32 ton loads so it works.
     
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  9. hannafarms

    hannafarms Light Load Member

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    Nice I live in a dumb state 80k no matter what or what road
     
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