what was the WORST or CRAZIEST thing you have ever hauled?

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  1. zaroba

    zaroba Medium Load Member

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    2 loads come to mind.

    Hauled hay bales in June....in my roll up door van. Load itself wasn't an issue, but my trailer has horizontal etrack and tons of loose hay fell through it into the walls. 3 months later and I am STILL cleaning hay out of the trailer. Sweep and blow it all out and a few days later I find lots of it again.

    Other load wasn't bad to me but may be to others. Was sent to the Anheuser-Busch brewery in McCallie GA to pick up a loaded trailer of beer. It's destination? A recycling center in Louisville KY. 45k lb of beer to a recycling center for disposal because it was loaded in a reefer trailer that wasn't washed out after the previous meat load and had blood on the floor.
     
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  3. Old_n_gray

    Old_n_gray Light Load Member

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    Bailed fence in a reefer. Tore the walls up and took the shoot down.
     
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  4. Powder Joints

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    Yes it was ran at 30 degrees. Precooled. They were fairly quiet.
     
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    I had a round trip from Washington to Florida and back to Washington.

    Washington to Florida was a product called "Citrus shine" they spray on citrus to make it look better.
    I get unloaded and reloaded at the same dock and take a load of "Apple shine" back to Washington to the same dock i started at
     
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  6. LTL Bull

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    Pulled tankers for Suttles Truck out of Demopolis, Alabama. Used to pick up “elephant snot” out of Chiraq and deliver it to sewage treatment plants. Took forever to load/unload. It was some sort of polymer or something they added to treatment process to help pull solids out of the sewage slurry. Looked like Slime we used to get as kids in a plastic toy trash can, kind of green and squishy. This stuff had formaldehyde mixed in. It was a liquid but thick and it sloshed in the tanker very oddly, you’d get a fore and aft surge like regular liquids but was delayed. Hauled several loads of it but I can’t remember exact shipper location or name. They top loaded the stuff and it would just plop into the tank from the overhead pipe, was a sickly green color, hence the “elephant snot” nick name
     
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  8. LoboSolo

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    It wasn't me, but we go to the same truck wash.

    Theres a company that gets a bunch of tanker loads a day of ground up pig intestines from all of the hog slaughter houses in the region. Kind of a liquid slurry.

    One truck came in with a load of pig guts that hadn't been properly ground up. So he went for a washout after unloading what he could get out. It took the truckwash 2 days to get their drains working again, because the bigger chunks gummed up the works. Banned the driver and the rest of that outfit, no more washouts for them.

    Another trailer that hauls that stuff came in for a washout. Took the truckwash 9+ hours to get the residual sludge/pieces cleaned out.
     
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  9. FozzyNOK

    FozzyNOK Road Train Member

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    Worst? Probably Gerber baby food - Who knew those little jerks had such demanding tastes.

    Weirdest..I could have hauled in my glovebox.. it was the master discs for a Lucas films video game (Monkey Island?).. it was a long time ago!
     
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    I had a load once that was Santa Paula CA to Lake Wales, FL and back, full load both ways.
     
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    Also pulled a 53' trailer from the USPS by the airport with 1 box in it to LANDC USPS Los Angeles near the 710/5 interchange hooked an empty went right back to Vegas. Is no normal, but thats trucking.
     
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