Unknown loads

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  1. Powder Joints

    Powder Joints Subjective Prognosticator

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    How would you feel about haul loads that you have no idea of what is inside of the trailer. Could be Hazmat, Could be Explosives, Could be Bio - Hazards. Could be Ice Cream.

    BOL simply lists the load as Undisclosed materials to be transported non-stop to a given restricted location.
    No stopping for fuel, food, etc... Non stop.

    Going from North of Vegas (Mercury) to West of Barstow (Boron).

    The BOL has phone number for anyone stopping or detaining the load to call.

    They are tarped, Flatbed loads. your not allowed to touch except hooking up the lines , Completely Drop and Hook and only to be hauled at night. Must be off the road by Sunrise.

    Load is routed from Mercury, Armagosa , Searles Valley, Red Mountain, Boron.

    Would these types of loads creep you out, Oh yea, on the drop your not allowed to exit the tractor the escort does the disconnect.

    Location and routing is hypothetical of course.
     
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  3. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    run with it.

    it's like a preloaded and sealed trailer. never know what really is in there
     
  4. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    How would I feel? Extremely curious as to exactly what the hell that is.
     
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  5. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    If it was any of those, except ice cream, it would have to be on the BOL and Placarded.
     
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  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Unless it's a military or government load...worked for a company decades ago who did some sort of government loads. No logbook, no Qualcomm...the trucks were swept for tracking devices. Had an armed escort in the passenger seat, who carried all the paperwork and plain jane dark Surburbans as pilot cars. Could have been hauling chemical weapons, a nuke or dead bodies from area 51. The drivers were never told what they were hauling, and NEVER had to pull into a scale.
     
  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    That is certainly not the norm though.
     
  8. Linte_Loco

    Linte_Loco Road Train Member

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    Show me the money and I’ll be your huckleberry for something of that nature :cool:
     
  9. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Got a Geiger counter?
     
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  10. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    It's pretty much exactly the description in original post.
     
  11. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    True.....minus the armed guy in the passenger seat and the black Suburban escorts.
     
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