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stretch351c
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That which does not kill me, had better run


« on: 03 09, 22, 08:42:35:PM » Reply

Took 40 unbred Holstein heifers from Leigh, Ne. to south of Hershey, Ne. and brought 44 bred Holstein heifers back. Not a big deal right? Except that I had to head into a Winter Storm Warning area The interstate was good going both ways, but there were 25 miles of 2 lane blacktop that kept me on edge. Fortunately they all unloaded and loaded easily. heavy snow at times, 20 MPH crosswinds and slick roads make for an adventure. Then when I got back, I had to wash all the ice off the truck and get it ready to haul Isowean pigs tomorrow. Joys of truck driving.
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« Reply #1 on: 03 10, 22, 03:59:45:AM » Reply

I can't imagine driving with live animals in the winter...

Goes beyond bravery...borderline nuts for sure, LOL

Glad you are safe!
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« Reply #2 on: 03 10, 22, 05:35:34:PM » Reply

Thanks for being a trucker, stretch. We need ya!
stretch351c
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That which does not kill me, had better run


« Reply #3 on: 03 10, 22, 06:57:05:PM » Reply

The biggest problem is regulating the temp inside the trailer. especially with piglets. You have to know when to open vents, take out panels, or when to do just the opposite. This time of year is the worst. Cattle handle it better. Biggest problem there is making sure you aren't top heavy. The ones I hauled yesterday were probably one of the easiest loads I've ever done. Holsteins get handled so much, they're almost like pets. 1,000 lb pets, but you know what I mean. Livestock is probably one of the most dangerous loads to haul, along with smoothbore tanker because of unpredictable load shifts.
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« Reply #4 on: 03 12, 22, 05:08:10:AM » Reply

You stay safe. I can't imagine driving around live animals.
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« Reply #5 on: 03 13, 22, 06:55:07:PM » Reply

not my cup of tea.  glad you have the nerves of steel for that kind of haul in hazardous weather.

I think we got 1/2" of snow from that weather front.
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