RHYMES WITH TRUCK

Friday, June 28, 2013

Worlds Longest Bobtail?

Bobtail 2064 kilometres from Niverville to Randolph in Ohio. Pick-up tipping trailer from the East Manufacturing Company and head home without loading it. Total Distance: 4128 kilometres in four days. Nights-Out at Portage, Randolph and Portage again.


My longest European bobtail; 850 kilometres from Waidhaus, Germany to Nadlac in Romania.
1986 when I went finish a job that had been abandoned on the way to Izmit in Turkey.


Custom chrome grill on International cabover with Farmall badges.
 
Good looking custom Peterbilt with all the usual add-ons and ghost flames.



Underwear change time for this driver stuck on the runaway truck ramp.


Tri-axle rear-end dump trailer without wind-up legs could mean that this Alberta-bound tipper is going to be five-axle trailer behind a tri-drive dump truck.


 

5 comments:

  1. G'day Chris,

    I reckon I've only just got you beat: when I was with Phantom they had me bob-tail from Calgary to the meat plant in Dodge City KS. 2,361 km by google maps :D
    They had a spare trailer for pre-loading down there and the contract was finishing up, so lucky me got to pick it up! Gotta love being paid loaded miles for bob-tailing..

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  2. It must have been great bobtailing up and down all those hills in Montana and Wyoming. A big change from 40,000 lbs in a trailer.

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  3. Yup, only disadvantage is in a 65 mph limited truck you don't have the weight to throw it off the hills and make the most of Wyomings 75 mph speed limits!

    I also recall that trip for one amazing "scenic overlook".
    I hit the pretrip button on the reefer when I picked it up at Cargill and by the time I was leaving town it had thrown an error code.
    Pulled into the handy "overlook" only to see that in Kansas they consider a huge, stinking feedlot to be "scenic", lol.

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  4. Not bob tail, but deadhead from Colorado to SC over 3000 k's. Just looking in, I see you are on flats again... have fun mate, I'm still sunning myself in the Loire Valley until September.

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  5. Bonjour Monsieur Mick, J'espere le travail en France n'est pas trop dur. Qu'est-ce que tu churches apr├Ęs Septembre? Yorkshire, Alberta ou peut-etre Manitoba?
    Salut, Chris.

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