Popular Post other dog Posted February 28, 2016 Popular Post Share Posted February 28, 2016 I saw an oversize load going north on I-79 Sunday. Must have been really heavy, they had 2 trucks pulling it. Saw it again Monday when I was headed back south. I had a load of skidded coils in a van. They have to unload them at the shop and put them on a flatbed or drop deck trailer and then deliver them to Lynchburg because N.B.Handy's forklifts won't fit in the trailer. So they drag them to the rear of the trailer with a chain, then unload them with the forklift. When I went to Handy Wednesday to pick up a load going to Hanover, Md. in a Conestoga, they asked me about this coil- they wanted to know if it looked like this when they loaded it in McKees Rocks. I said "no, it did not look like that, it was round when they loaded it". They seemed to think they dropped it at the shop when they were unloading it. The guys at the shop said it was like that at first, and they took pictures of it before they unloaded any of the coils- this coil and another one just like it was side by side all the way in the nose of the trailer. They were the only single coil skids, all the rest had 2 coils banded together. I said the only thing I could think of was when they ran the next skid in the trailer they might have mashed it trying to get the skids tight...but the one right beside it was undamaged. I have no clue how it got like that, it's a mystery. I went from Hanover to York, Pa. to get a load of aluminum going to Columbus, Oh. Ran in a lot of snow across the turnpike, road never got too bad though. I got to Columbus and turned into this alley, where the sign said "shipping and receiving". Then I had to back out of it into the street and go down to the next street and make a right, and another right, to get back over here. All this because the place next door blocks their parking lot so trucks delivering where I was can't use it to pull up into and back straight into the door. I had to blind-side in the door from this side. Not a real big deal because there's a lot of room, but you can't turn the truck in the alley until you clear the corner of the building, and it would be so quick and easy if I could have come in and pulled into that parking lot over there at first and backed right in the door...jackasses. 11 Quote Producer of poorly photo-chopped pictures since 1999. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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