Totes. First time using my tanker endorsement

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  1. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    Not hazmat, I passed that test too but not in any hurry to do that plus the fingerprints process is a pita when you don't go home often. Calls for freeze protection, and will definitely look at volumes and see about leaks. I expect to get a seal so I suppose the drain and peep hole is all I get for checking en route.
    Thanks all. I'll keep pulling like a grandma and hope things go well lol...
     
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  3. Qbf594

    Qbf594 Road Train Member

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    No problem. Some totes, some barrels, some boxes. Surge feels about like laying in the canoe on 'still water ' except that Lake Ontario is never still and will rock you to sleep...
     
  4. freebeertomorrow

    freebeertomorrow Heavy Load Member

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    depending on how much weight you've got, those totes won't amount to much. i frequently pull hm totes (several loads a week), if they're under 10k lb i hardly notice them. of course load composition and tote placement will affect things, but very little on small(er) quantities.
     
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  5. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    You’ll be fine. Not a big deal. Throw a couple straps across the tail and get on down the road.
     
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  6. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Okay, I just automatically thought HazMat when I heard the word totes. We haul motor oil, liquid fertilizer, and a blasting agent slurry in totes so everything we do with them is hazmat.
     
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    BKLusk64 Light Load Member

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    When did motor oil become hazmat?
     
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    JoeTruck Medium Load Member

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    When I hauled totes in a reefer they usually put rubber mats under them.
     
  9. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    I haul my share of those, and at about four of those on a trailer they’ll start to remind you of their presence with liquid surge.
     
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    I had no friction mats and they put none down. But it was loaded sensibly and rode ok. 7 totes 4 pallets of barrels and 6 pallets of boxes. 2 straps across the back. Here to unload in the morning. No problem
     
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  11. wis bang

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    it is not until it hits the ground....
     
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