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I talked to a friend who is retired FBI he said there are several possibilities , witness relocation,stage the plane crash,involve enough of the public to get the story circulating,be covert enough to raise questions. the public knows enough to verify it happened,the gov. denies it with a cover story. the people that need to vanish are gone and presumed dead by all parties. like he said my friend saw them carry out 8 stretchers with what he assumed were bodies.he said it really rings of a typical show enough ,but show nothing operation and let the rumor mill run wild. and in true FBI style he added it could have been exactly what he saw.

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I don't know Ray, maybe a "flatbedder tradition". :lol::lol:

Of course I rarely hauled anything without walls, but I have a Ford Aeromax and Freightliner FLD here that are members of the one million scale miles club!! :lol::lol: I had to have something to keep me busy during layovers!

Knew of a guy in Indiana that got tired of unpaid deadhead miles and started straping a pedal car to his trailer when he was dispatched sans load!

After the owner reciever pictures and emails from people who had saw this he said it was an embarrassment to the company! But rather than punish the driver he fired the dispatcher! They got very few deadhead miles after that!:lol:

If you remember, when we hauled empty vans we always referred to it as a load of "dispatcher brains"!:lol:

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If you remember, when we hauled empty vans we always referred to it as a load of "dispatcher brains"!:lol:

And the empty vans were still smarter! :lol::lol::lol:

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While looking thru my pix, I did find a weird one that I carried a week after my birthday in January. Let's face it, boys and girls, no one expects to haul 1/2 a restroom. lol. I took it from a small on the WV/OH border(1st WV exit on I 77) to a state park in the central part of Arkansas. I just can't remember if I had the men's room, ladies room, or if it was split to where I had 1 of each.

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and here it is being set in place.

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Or there's this contraption I carried 2 loads later. I took a CAT front end loader up to New Hampshire after the restroom and went to pick this up. I forget exactly what it's called, but the cab hydraulically raises over top of the machine, and it will literally "eat" a whole tree with that big drum/blade. I carried it from Connecticut to Texas.

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..and from the rear..

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Everybody who passed me was giving it that "WTF" look. lol

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While looking thru my pix, I did find a weird one that I carried a week after my birthday in January. Let's face it, boys and girls, no one expects to haul 1/2 a restroom. lol. I took it from a small on the WV/OH border(1st WV exit on I 77) to a state park in the central part of Arkansas.

Oh, you mean Exit 185, if I remember without looking at the map (to late to dig it out :mellow: ) which I believe is the Williamstown exit. I know it's in the Parkersburg area! ;)

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The wiedset load hauled well it turned out wied in the end was milk (cream)it started out as milk but the guy I worked for at the time had no clue that U don't put a tanker with baffles on a milk run and I didn't know until I got to the milk factory and tried to unload 20,000 liters of cream, the truck had to be placed in the wash area and have the entire contents flushed down the drain it was not recoverable. When I got back to the depot I said to the then boss why did you put a baffle tank on the milk run he claimed he had no idea it was baffled. Let's put it this way no milk no pay and the farmer weren't happy.

Dingo :lol:

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I bet the farmers weren't happy! If you had driven a little more you probably would have had 20,000 liters of butter!

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We use to haul for Smith Field between produce season,, took me about 2 years to eat chicken. By the way if you knew what went into some of the pickles you would not eat them any more.

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Never hauled anything I would consider weird, but one of the most interesting was some aircraft refueling carts that I delivered to Atlanta Hartsfield Airport. I had to have a special escort to lead me down the runway while airliners were sittin' there waiting on me to get out of the way. This was in the pre-911 days. They probably wouldn't even allow me out there now.

Not being a driver, I don't have any myself, but I had a friend (other that you guys) who was a driver. One day she (yes, she) was hauling a a refrigerated van full of grass seed, so she said she was a "reefer hauing grass". Ok, that's not wierd, but it is mildly humorous.

Don't know about grass seed, but I've hauled pre-packaged firewood (like convienence stores sell) and it has to be refrigerated too. Its to control bugs.

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Ok, here's a question for the 1:1 truck drivers on the board: what's the wierdest load you've ever hauled? I mean real "head scratchers". The type of load where you got the paperwork/went out to the trailer and said, "What the heck is that?". Those type of loads.

Not being a driver, I don't have any myself, but I had a friend (other that you guys) who was a driver. One day she (yes, she) was hauling a a refrigerated van full of grass seed, so she said she was a "reefer hauing grass". Ok, that's not wierd, but it is mildly humorous.

In 2004 my expiditer dispatcher called me,and told me to go to a certain exit,and wait for instructions.When I arrive at the exit there were State troopers all up,and down the on ramps,and off ramps...WITH THEIR GUNS DRAWN ! This officer jumped into the passengers side with his gun out. He said "Put your hands on the wheel,and don't take them off". I had to back up to an armored truck,and they loaded me up,and two guys jumped into the back,and they closed the doors,and away we went...police escort and all. We had to be into the bank at the next big town's local bank by noon! It was a money transfer from one bank to another,and the armored truck broke down. The officer told me "You think you've seen a lot of cops now,if we don't get there in time...the Feds will show up with helicopters,and the military"! We made it on time. I asked the officer how much money we had. He said "5 million ". I teased him before he left. I said "You think with all that money you could afford to buy dinner"! He was laughing when he left,and thanked me for doing a good job.

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I did not experiance this first hand, this was a late good friend of my dads deal, he was known for very odd loads what you see is his truck and trailer about to be loaded as a whole unit in to this transport to be flown across the country by the military. the crate contains the mirror/lense for the hubble telescope..(i believe it to be the replacement for the flawed first) they winched the whole unit into the cargo hold and then out. he also hauled space shuttle parts on a reg basis and went thru the same trip with one of the engines to one of the shuttles also. i will try to get some more info from my dad and add it later.

the whole truck was loaded because the crate was temperature controlled hense the genset and fuel tank on nose of trailer.

Scott

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a good friend just hauled a old country style outhouse that was 16ftx6x6 to be covered with flowers for a parade

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I found pix of my strangest load. Last year, I hauled this "racing tractor" from the New Holland headquarters in New Holland, PA up to the nearest Case/New Holland dealer in reference to the Watkins Glen, NY racetrack. I guess it does laps and things at Nascar races. It was tricked out pretty cool with chrome and spoilers. It went to the race that occurred in late July/early August '09 at that track.

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In '03 when we invaded Iraq, my convoy was getting loaded with more ammo to haul way up into Iraq. As I sat and waited, here comes a single tractor- trailer, a flat-bed. He had 2 MP escorts, a fire truck, and an ambulance with him. They didn't stop at the office with any paper work, just kept slowly rolling deep into the ammo yard. The load wasn' covered, but I had no idea what I was looking at. Looked like wierd metal crates. The load took up the entire length of the 40' trailer. I thought what the hell is that? So I ran to my convoy commander to see if he saw it. I said what the f%*k was that, he simply replied, we need to get the f%*k outta here. We were loaded and left before that truck and his escourt left.

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In 1977 I contracted a load from a GM Warehouse in Detroit to Henderson Ky. hauling a car for a collector.

Would a 1954 Chevy Belair with a factory installed 265 V8 all power acc. be a weird load? They also had a convertible with exactly the same options sitting there! Both had less than 10,000 miles on them.

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I used to haul chicken poop in a 66 dm 600 and bring it to a compost guy and then I mixed it with rotting leaves and grass clippings with a 1968 trojan 304 loader,had a cab but no doors ,absolutley the worst thing I have ever smelled,I used to puke out the window 2 or 3 times before I could mix even 1 load,well you do alot of crazy ###### when your'e young dumb and despeate for money.......those were the good old days,I shoulda' listened to my old man and went to med school..........

Have you ever smelled a trailer loaded with 'processed human waste'? This was a few years ago at the Fifth Wheel in Grimsby, Ontario, Canada.I kid you not, saw the paperwork myself. This load reeked to high heaven! It had a sweet smell, not that it helped any.

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Been a trucker for about 10 years now, and the weirdest load I've ever dealt with ame from Diamond Aircraft out of London, Ontario. I bobtailed in, was toldto hook up to a 40' container parked in the loading dock. I was told the load would be ready in 30 minutes and could I come in and get the paperwork out of the way. Once the paperwork was completed I asked if I could check the load. Sure enough here I am looking at a $300,000 twin seat plane heading overseas to its new owner in Germany. The fuselage was complete, the wings were off and slid in on either side.

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Smoked dance'n girls! :) There has to be a story behind the reason it got "smoked" & Not by the smokehouse?

late entry: I used to pull a smooth bore. we hauled Bean oil, jalapeno mash & Tequila. I remember the trip to Batesville AR. to the Banquet plant. I havent ate "Banquet" since.

i live close to batesville.im about an hour away.i think i no where that plant is

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I had a delivery of insulation out in the country somewhere in Montana.I drove off road for several hours dodging cows and even got horned by a bull on my trailer duals. I thought for sure I was lost and it was getting dark when just on the horizen I saw a bunch of lights. I arrived at a new camp of mobile homes and buildings. I was told to go to the top of the hill and they would instruct me where to go. I was then told at the top of the hill to turn around and back down the hill it was very muddy no road just a field. I said hey I will never be able to get out of here. They said we will bring a dozer in to pull you out. So when I got there some guys came and unloaded me by hand and they said can you get out? I told them I will try I flipped on the differential lock and was able to keep a even momentem and surprissing I made it out. Later I had to take the truck in for service in Oklahoma after it was serviced the mechanic proceeded to cus me out and said where have you had this truck? I spent 4 hrs just pressure washing the mud out of it so I could change the oil! It was a international 9670 cab over with wind skirts and the mud was 2ft deep behind the skirts.

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i live close to batesville.im about an hour away.i think i no where that plant is

I feel the same about Tyson chicken and Smith Field hams don't forget about pickles,if you knew what went into most of those you turn green. ;):lol:

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I feel the same about Tyson chicken and Smith Field hams don't forget about pickles,if you knew what went into most of those you turn green. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/blink.png http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/#EMO_DIR#/blink.png

beleive it or not i was actually eatin a pickle when i read this

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Ya know, it is no wonder so many of "us" truckers listen to Coast to Coast AM reading this thread.....

Haul just 1 "top secret" load and it just primes the whole conspiracy mindset pump...and with good reason. Spent years railroading and it was always a hoot when these kind of things came through the rail yards. Similar stories/situations

I always wanted to (but never did) say "my tax dollars paid for this load, I have a right". Somehow I dont think that would have worked or result in call back. Some guys just have no sense of humor.

Sort of like telling the trooper "Ya know, you ARE a public servant. I want a basket of hushpuppies!". You are either going to make his day......or....you are going to make his quota.

Ahhh....nice trip down amnesia lane.

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Thought with all the talk about top secret loads and such, some of you might like to see a confirmed real deal top secret load on a truck. This is a photo of an A-12, the predecessor of the SR-71 black bird on the way from the Skunk works to what I presume was area 51/dreamland for testing. This is from a web site on transporting the SR and I have seen it in a book that chronicles project Oxcart.post-1359-0-51278000-1382941131_thumb.jppost-1359-0-80330700-1382941326_thumb.jp

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I used to haul chicken poop in a 66 dm 600 and bring it to a compost guy and then I mixed it with rotting leaves and grass clippings with a 1968 trojan 304 loader,had a cab but no doors ,absolutley the worst thing I have ever smelled,I used to puke out the window 2 or 3 times before I could mix even 1 load,well you do alot of crazy ###### when your'e young dumb and despeate for money.......those were the good old days,I shoulda' listened to my old man and went to med school..........

I hauled square hay bales to a mushroom farm. They would push the hay off the truck, and spray it with different chemicals, including horse urine. A gas mask was a good thing to carry in the truck!

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does towing a load of circus elephants count? I mean upset circus elephants, just about put me in the ditch!

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