Weirdest load you ever hauled.

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Spankster1, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. gpsman

    gpsman Road Train Member

    Dec 10, 2013
    You reminded me of an odd one. My last drop on 1 trip was a <16 oz. 8.5x11 envelope to Tonopah that should have been delivered a week earlier by mail. That run completed the list of Tucson, Tucumcari & Tehachapi. Now all I have to do is drive every kind of rig that's ever made without weed, whites and wine.
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  3. TwinStickPeterbilt

    TwinStickPeterbilt Heavy Load Member

    Mar 16, 2013
  4. yuban

    yuban Medium Load Member

    Jun 3, 2009
    Between 2 Doors
    I hauled a giraffe once but it did not go so good... images (1).jpg
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  5. Thai

    Thai Light Load Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    Low under pass ? :biggrin_2559:
  6. truckerfromatx

    truckerfromatx Bobtail Member

    Mar 27, 2011
    Austin, Texas
    I refused to take a weird load. It was a refrigerated, preloaded trailer going from Dallas to a college in California. The trailer was loaded with cadavers.
  7. bowtieboy77

    bowtieboy77 Light Load Member

    Aug 16, 2013
    Southern, Ontario
    Well one good thing about a cadaver load they would'nt complain about your driving. The load I have had that makes people look at me funny is when I tell them I hauled a ice rink from Missisauga to a highschool in Fargo North Dakota. Not overly exciting basically everything but the ice (boards, glass, hardware, and even 2 nets)

    And I'm still laughing at the giraffe comments!
  8. mrbmg

    mrbmg Bobtail Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    53' of non palletized deer hides. Last time I will ever do that. Trailer stunk for 2 months and salt and blood is still all over after multiple trailer washes.
  9. notmycbhandle

    notmycbhandle Light Load Member

    Jan 18, 2014
    Not weird or wild but definitely a "what in the name of..." loads. Boss sent me to pick up a preloaded trailer at CFB Trenton and run it to CFB Dundurn. No biggy right. Run over grab it and get the itinery and my guardian angel then hit the road. I get about 5 ft and realize the trailer is empty. I look over at the MP and ask if this is definitely the right trailer and he tells me yup. So I hit the road and make record time out to saskatchewan where they live unload me. The MP opens the door, climbs in and returns with a single envelope. He tears open the envelope and dumps a GPS transceiver into his hand and smiles and tells me the whole thing had been a test of our company. Btw CFB is Canadian Forces Base
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  10. Winkjr

    Winkjr Road Train Member

    Oct 18, 2011
    Marlton NJ
    When I worked for roadway there was a place in Bensalem pa. That made those. we picked them up. One time a driver came in the next day with one hanging off his mirror.
  11. Jimmbuds

    Jimmbuds Medium Load Member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Daytona Beach, FL
    COWHIDES!!!!!!!!!! I loaded in North Carolina to the panhandle of Florida, picked them up on Friday afternoon for Monday delivery. After they cut these things off the cow, they wash them, then they go into a huge hole in the ground (concrete) and they layer them with salt so they will cure. So, about 25 guys are dragging these out of the salt bin out of the loading dock and onto my deck. Well, when they come out of the salt they are wet and they still have a little blood and goo on them, not to mention alot of salt. You can only imagine what it is like, and the smell is awful. When I booked the load the broker told me that it was highly recommended that I bring a roll of plastic. Well in between where I dropped and where I picked up I looked for a hardware store or something of that nature that I could pull off and get plastic, never could find one that I could pull into. So I went against the brokers word and went on to shipper. What a mistake once I got there and realized how they loading these things I said to myself what a mistake. I had the option of loading the cowhides on pallets or right on the deck, well a cowhide on a pallet is going to hang off of all sides and will not be very stable. So I tell him to sit them on the deck. Well 2 hours later and 40,000 lbs worth of cowhides later it is time to strap and tarp these reeking ##### things. I could've strapped over the tarps or under, I dont know why but I choose to strap under the tarps directly on top of the cowhides. So I got these things strapped down, which I might strapped down nice, but as I am compressing these things down they start leaking. It is kind of like ringing a rag, you squeeze it and liquid is going to come out. So now I look like a reefer going down the road with a blood and salt mixture dripping from all the holes on my deck. So, I get this strapped down and now it is time to tarp it. Well the only way to tarp it is get on the cowhides, talk about gag a maggot. Finally, I get these slimy things tarped down, after about two hours of screwing with not trying to get cowhide junk on me. Now it is about 8 pm at night, get cleaned up enough to where I can get back in my truck and not get the whole thing filthy and contaminated. Get started down the road, surprisingly enough the things rode awesome, didnt move much or nothing. The next day I get to my house for a couple of days of chillaxing, now mind you it is September, still pretty warm, Mid 80's low 90's, wow you cant even go around the truck. I kept it about 100 foot away from the house, and luckily the wind was blowing AWAY from the house. And, the flies were loving it. So come monday I leave and make the rest of the journey to Florida. Get there, start untarping, talk about gag a maggott off a gut wagon, they are ripe, so ripe the hair is slipping underneath the straps. As I am unstrapping and untarping I realize what a mistake to go to the shipper without plastic. My tarps caked in that gooey, bloody salty solution and same with the straps, that stank absorb into the straps, WHAT A MESS. So instead of booking another load i decide to deadhead back to the house and clean up. It took me and my father two full days to clean up. We had to bleach the trailer because that reek got into the wood, wash the whole trailer and the truck. The straps had to be dipped into a bucket of hot water and bleach. I had to take the tarps to a car wash and spread them out and scrub the hell out of them. The biggest piece of advice I can give anyone is to STAY AWAY FROM A LOAD OF COWHIDES!!!!
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