The Truckers’ Report flatbed Hall of Shame.

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  1. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

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    Or an oilfield hall of shame?
     
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  3. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    I could post a few but I’m not sure the statue of limitations has run out.
     
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  4. spyder7723

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    I wish i would of seen this thread 10 hours ago. Would of snapped a picture of that swift dry van trailer behind me. Thats as shameful as it gets for a flatbedder.
     
  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    The worst I've seen was a gigantic pile of empty five gallon pails with the lids on in a recycle yard.. They weren't palletized, they weren't shrink wrapped, and they weren't banded.
    The shipper wanted them loaded to fourteen feet high and the full length of a 48 foot trailer.
    Plus, the driver was supposed to hand load them. By himself.
    The driver called me and told me what the shipper wanted. He said there wasn't enough rigging in the whole world to tie down a mess like that. I told the driver to head for home. Empty.
    I called the shipper, who barely spoke English, and told him we wouldn't be taking the load. He got a little chesty about it and said that the last three flatbeds he called turned the load down too. He said that where he came from...some unpronouncable Slavic country ending in 'stan...they hauled loads like that all the time.
    I told him to call somebody with a van. Or a dump truck. A garbage truck might work too.
    Funny thing, he's never called us again.
     
  6. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    My arse puckers up every time a hay hauler comes within half a kilometer of me. I've seen enough of those giant bales laying all obliterated in the ditch to feel my fear is justified.
     
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  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    You guys are 5 pages into this, with 3 or 4 pictures.
    I could post 10 pics per post, and have 5 pages in under an hour of Swift photos.

    What's this really all about?
     
  8. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    He was looking at it all wrong. He should have ordered a double drop, that way he could have stacked them even higher.
     
  9. bigguns

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    Am I seeing a 2" hand ratchet in the first picture?
     
  10. rank

    rank Road Train Member

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    Did you ask Him if he ever found Pamela Anderson?
     
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  11. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    Hopefully to help in some way to show rookies what NOT to do.

    @spyder7723 ,

    Please, feel free to describe what you saw for us.
     
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