Worst run you've had?

Discussion in 'Superior Carriers' started by yankatank, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Dna Mach

    Dna Mach Road Train Member

    Aug 8, 2008
    Pretty much 90% of the reefer freight and about 50% of the van freight I hauled over 12 years could go into the “worst” category. To this day, I still cringe when I pass a Wal Mart DC. They are the epitome of stupid idiots.

    Never really had a bad tanker load in the 7 years I’ve been pulling them. There might have been a few delays at the Shell Plant in Houston years ago but since the implementation of e logs the company has hired dedicated loaders to deal with those issues. Tanker yanking isn’t for everyone but it’s defiantly my niche.
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  3. Cbp

    Cbp Bobtail Member

    Mar 14, 2016
    I guess I had it good compared to most of you guys. I spent my 10 hours under a loading rack once or twice and that's about the worst I've had it.
  4. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

    Jan 23, 2009
    Doing a regen
    I got the chili and double stack at Wendy’s in Senatobia, Ms. I had the worst runs for a few days. Never, ever eat chili and a cheeseburger at the same meal.
  5. 1993.. back haul out of Calgary Alberta area of nice fresh hot summer cowhides took 9 hrs to load down took to nice hot fresh summer humid day at a Milwaukee tannery... I can still smell both places if I close my eyes
  6. yankatank

    yankatank Medium Load Member

    Feb 14, 2018
    I said RUN..not RUNS! lol
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    Salinas CA would top all of the places in terms of wasted motion, lost revenue compounded by costs to precool etc.

    We were a team summer of 2001, sit approximately 80+ hours in readiness at a moments notice to dock, resting in both bunks in a special snooze designed to be really rested and full of go. We were literally at a angle across both painted lines of their docks.

    In the time looking at the night for the fourth day, wife and I thought about using our own credit to purchase and have delivered to us approx 400 gallons of diesel for the trailer was out pretty much and the tractor was down to hours. That big century detriot 515 was sipping fuel. and the idle was dropped to 600 on the 4th night when fuel was approximately 6 to 9 gallons in all tanks. Didnt know if we will see the sun with a operating engine we were not in a good situation.

    Americold called us to dock a hour later. in 2 hours and 30 minutes later at the salinas truckstop just filling that fuel.

    Freight? 1200 miles. When two bosses a week prior told us emergency go to Americold in Salinas I smelled BS, being hours from LA with FFE.

    To this day I can feel a little anger at such a tremendous waste. Its epic.
  8. just_sayin

    just_sayin Light Load Member

    Sep 2, 2012
    Bristol baby
    5600 1st Avenue Brooklyn New York, 820 Washington Street New York New York. 355 Food Center Drive Building G Bronx New York. 3445 Front Street Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Those were my stops, week after week..this was back in the eighties,that was Stein beef, magio beef, Nebraskaland and Brooks provisions. I don't know if any of them are still in business and I have no desire to find out :-(
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2019
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  9. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2016
    White County, Arkansas
    I used to run out of the City Dock in Philly. Load up for Kensetts Square on US1 west of the city. Off the ship. Apples, Grapes of several kinds and all sorts of that type of freighting. MMm.. mm. Good.

    There was a older west philly area near the Navy Yard that was a small container yard, lots of food trucks there. However the Hilton could not be bothered to see why Im in their lobby to get some air or heat depending on season.

    That company just vaporized. They tried well and had a brave little operation going. One day. Out of business.
  10. bigkev1115

    bigkev1115 Road Train Member

    Oct 23, 2009
    Alexandria, AL
    This past winter. I went from Spirit Lake, IA to Davenport, IA to pick up 2 pallets. Then had to go 600 mile back to ND for the other 2 stops. It had went from rain to freezing rain, and since I had about 1000 lbs on, I was slipping and sliding. Crossing into MN, my truck almost jack knifed, and thankfully it stopped in a 90 degree angle. I took my behind 500 feet to welcome center and parked it
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  11. welcome to another day in the upper plains states
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