Bracdude181 wrote: ↑Fri Nov 12, 2021 12:37 pm
@GSC Military loads? Like the ones I occasionally see now? Flatbed trailer with a whole bunch of large green crates on them.
We handled flatbed and lowboy loads mostly. Wheeled and tracked vehicles, machinery, construction equipment, fold-up pontoon bridges, radar dishes, large crates like those containing anchor chain links, milvan containers, a lot of oversized permit loads. We had one driver who had a magnetic sign made that he stuck to the rear of army tanks like big M88s and M578s that read, "Warning. Tailgaters will be destroyed". Someone stole the sign at a truck stop.
We did a lot of rail transloading. A big shipper and receiver was MOTBY (Military Overseas Terminal) in Bayonne. They once had a lot of rail traffic. The facility is all gone now.
The bridge beams I picked up from the TRIT weren't military. We were hired to move them as we specialized in oversized loads.
They tell me to act my age. I don't know how to do that. I've never been this old before.