Toy truck on flatbed

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  1. MysticHZ

    MysticHZ Road Train Member

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    An empty flatbed will act as an airfoil and can become unstable.

    By strapping a toy truck, it disrupts the airflow and stabilizes the flatbed.
     
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  3. SoulScream84

    SoulScream84 Road Train Member

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    Careful, there's steering wheel holders who will be claiming this as gospel next.
     
  4. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    i once had a full load of air mattresses in my trailer. it was so light, my trailer was off the ground.

    DOT cop stopped me at the scale house, asked me what i had inside.

    told him, "independent contractor supplies"

    he said...."huh"?

    i said , "yeah, air mattresses for self employed hookers"
     
  5. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive R.I.P.

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    Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  6. JolliRoger

    JolliRoger Road Train Member

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    Or a bloody gloved arm hanging from the roadside sleeper door, like they couldn't stuff him all in.
     
  7. Caterpillar Cowboy

    Caterpillar Cowboy Heavy Load Member

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    I owned a Mack with an AI 460 for about a year. That didn't even help it!
     
  8. Razorwyr

    Razorwyr Road Train Member

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    I've been doing open deck for about 6 years, give or take and I personally have never done the toy truck thing, but I was curious about it when I first started open deck. The answer I received was it was superstition. Its bad luck to run empty, so when d/h people would put a toy truck on the deck.
     
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  9. 50WT

    50WT Medium Load Member

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    Someone told me it meant that you're headed home.
     
  10. Hammer166

    Hammer166 Crusty Information Officer

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    I hope it wasn't having a cigarette...
     
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