Sign up for The Wire Newsletter!

Don't July To Me

Discussion in 'Load 1' started by Turtle, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. jelliott
    Classy

    jelliott Veteran Expediter Motor Carrier Executive US Army

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2009
    Messages:
    9,097
    Trophy Points:
    855
    Ratings:
    +7,648 / 13 / -0
    Carrier:
    Load One LLC
    Vehicle:
    Fleet of many types!
    Happy Hump Day!
     
    • Like Like x 1
  2. DollarSign
    Wisdomatic

    DollarSign Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2011
    Messages:
    2,392
    Trophy Points:
    380
    Ratings:
    +2,773 / 4 / -0
    Carrier:
    Load One
    Vehicle:
    Sprinter
    Two load offers today, both were no go. Watching the truck race at Eldora, see what happens tomorrow.
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      5,004
      Trophy Points:
      905
      Ratings:
      +7,933 / 10 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      No Whammies on my two loads.
      But I did go through one heck of a Whammy storm leaving Chicago area.

      Winds kicked up to around 75mph. So much stuff blowing across the freeway. Thought my van was going to get blown off the road. Snapped my wiper arm in half. Being pitch dark I couldn't see a thing. Although, during a lighting strike, I think I saw this...

      [​IMG]

      Waiting to unload St. Paul Minnesota.


      Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
       
      • Like Like x 4
      • Funny Funny x 2
    • jelliott
      Classy

      jelliott Veteran Expediter Motor Carrier Executive US Army

      Joined:
      Sep 22, 2009
      Messages:
      9,097
      Trophy Points:
      855
      Ratings:
      +7,648 / 13 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One LLC
      Vehicle:
      Fleet of many types!
      Another day....another airplane.


      Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      5,004
      Trophy Points:
      905
      Ratings:
      +7,933 / 10 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      I'm thinking there must be some defect in these older sprinter model wiper arms. I believe this is the 4th one to snap on me in as many years. 3 in cold conditions, but now the wind snapping what appears to be soild metal?

      I'm just glad I started carrying a spare with me

      Sent from my P00I using EO Forums mobile app
       
      • Like Like x 3
    • Turtle
      Busy

      Turtle Administrator Staff Member Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Apr 5, 2006
      Messages:
      24,656
      Trophy Points:
      1,285
      Ratings:
      +12,825 / 12 / -2
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      2005 Sprinter
      I've had one snap on me.

      It's not solid metal, per se, but rather sintered metal. Google will give you the process, but basically sintering is taking finely powered metals and fusing them together with pressure or heat, or often both, to the point where they do become one solid piece of metal.

      The are many advantages to sintering including controlling the content and purity of the metal. One big disadvantage is that if there is any impurities, the finished metal will be weak and brittle at the impurity. A wiper arm isn't exactly a mission critical part, so the purity sometimes isn't what it might otherwise by. Just one or two molecules of an impurity is all it takes.

      So take comfort in that when you realize that the majority of the internal parts of your drive train, like all of the cogs and gears, are composed of sintered metal. :eek:
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • jelliott
      Classy

      jelliott Veteran Expediter Motor Carrier Executive US Army

      Joined:
      Sep 22, 2009
      Messages:
      9,097
      Trophy Points:
      855
      Ratings:
      +7,648 / 13 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One LLC
      Vehicle:
      Fleet of many types!
      Exciting long day of insurance meetings. Trying hard to stay focused on this exciting topic.


      Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
       
      • Like Like x 2
    • Steady Eddie

      Steady Eddie Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Oct 31, 2004
      Messages:
      4,857
      Trophy Points:
      455
      Ratings:
      +4,351 / 5 / -2
      Carrier:
      Load One
      That's your forte


      Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • RoadTime
      Paranoid

      RoadTime Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 30, 2008
      Messages:
      5,004
      Trophy Points:
      905
      Ratings:
      +7,933 / 10 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      Have my weekend planned out. Picked up in Minneapolis heading down by Jackson MS for Monday delivery. +1K mile leisurely run, my favorite way to spend the weekend. Was suppose to be 6 skids stacked, (hey, I can do 6 skids too :D).

      But, turned out to be 6 pieces stacked on 1 skid, so bonus weekend room :)
       
      • Like Like x 3
      • Winner Winner x 1
    • jelliott
      Classy

      jelliott Veteran Expediter Motor Carrier Executive US Army

      Joined:
      Sep 22, 2009
      Messages:
      9,097
      Trophy Points:
      855
      Ratings:
      +7,648 / 13 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One LLC
      Vehicle:
      Fleet of many types!
      And another day....we'll you know how this story goes....


      Sent from my iPhone using EO Forums
       
      • Like Like x 2
    • jjoerger

      jjoerger Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

      Joined:
      Feb 1, 2009
      Messages:
      2,811
      Trophy Points:
      305
      Ratings:
      +1,674 / 0 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Straight Truck
      • Like Like x 3
    • Wolfeman68
      Twisted

      Wolfeman68 Veteran Expediter Fleet Owner US Marines

      Joined:
      Apr 16, 2008
      Messages:
      2,363
      Trophy Points:
      210
      Ratings:
      +396 / 0 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load 1
      Vehicle:
      Straight Truck
      I DVR'd the series.

      Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using Tapatalk
       
      • Like Like x 2
    • DollarSign
      Wisdomatic

      DollarSign Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 27, 2011
      Messages:
      2,392
      Trophy Points:
      380
      Ratings:
      +2,773 / 4 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      Happy Birthday!
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • jjoerger

      jjoerger Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

      Joined:
      Feb 1, 2009
      Messages:
      2,811
      Trophy Points:
      305
      Ratings:
      +1,674 / 0 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Straight Truck
    • jjoerger

      jjoerger Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

      Joined:
      Feb 1, 2009
      Messages:
      2,811
      Trophy Points:
      305
      Ratings:
      +1,674 / 0 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Straight Truck
      I don't know who to report this to, but the shower drain is running slow again. Perhaps someone could alert the facilities maintenance manager.

      Sent from my XT1254 using EO Forums mobile app
       
      • Like Like x 1
    • DollarSign
      Wisdomatic

      DollarSign Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jun 27, 2011
      Messages:
      2,392
      Trophy Points:
      380
      Ratings:
      +2,773 / 4 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Sprinter
      Good Sunday morning Load One from Cracker Barrel! Just got done having a great breakfast and now heading to the TA/Petro to get laundry done. Had a good week and already starting off Monday with a bang. Time to get that laundry done and watch that race today.
       
      • Like Like x 3
    • jjoerger

      jjoerger Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator US Army

      Joined:
      Feb 1, 2009
      Messages:
      2,811
      Trophy Points:
      305
      Ratings:
      +1,674 / 0 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Straight Truck
      Had a great three weeks. Only sat for more than 24 hours once. Was preplanned most of the time. TN, NC and Taylor did a great job keeping us moving and at good rates. Going home to take my wife and Tiffany camping and to Wild Adventures in GA.

      Sent from my XT1254 using EO Forums mobile app
       
      • Like Like x 4
      • Winner Winner x 1
    • scottm4211

      scottm4211 Veteran Expediter Owner/Operator

      Joined:
      Jan 20, 2008
      Messages:
      7,369
      Trophy Points:
      655
      Ratings:
      +3,782 / 9 / -3
      Carrier:
      Load One
      On my July vacation load. Toronto to Portland Oregon. 30 DH 2634 Loaded miles.
       
      • Like Like x 4
      • Winner Winner x 2
    • Wolfeman68
      Twisted

      Wolfeman68 Veteran Expediter Fleet Owner US Marines

      Joined:
      Apr 16, 2008
      Messages:
      2,363
      Trophy Points:
      210
      Ratings:
      +396 / 0 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load 1
      Vehicle:
      Straight Truck
      Taking Nula with you??

      Sent from my RCT6303W87DK using Tapatalk
       
    • Dynamite 1
      Inspired

      Dynamite 1 Moderator Staff Member Fleet Owner

      Joined:
      Apr 7, 2005
      Messages:
      4,159
      Trophy Points:
      355
      Ratings:
      +1,302 / 2 / -0
      Carrier:
      Load One
      Vehicle:
      Straight Truck
      We had one of those, Jessup, Md. to Seattle, Wa. 2771 loaded !!!!!!!!!!
       
      • Like Like x 1
    Loading...

    Share This Page