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Buried Semi Trailers in Rural Michigan?

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posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:18 PM
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According to an MLive story about 800 semi- trailers being stored at this remote site, people are asking "what's up?"

Is the economy tanking and these are used trailers no longer being used? Why are some seemingly almost buried below ground? Local residents have noticed a vast increase in these trailers.

What do you think?




posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:24 PM
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It's at least partly a drop yard going by the article. A lot of freight is known as Just In Time freight. Manufacturers order what they need and schedule it to be delivered right when they need it, instead of ordering it to use later. It keeps space available for other uses.

Other companies order something and arrange it to be delivered for use later. If they don't have a large warehouse space they build areas to leave the trailer, with the load on it, and then have it moved to where they need it when they need it there. Some of these also lease space to other companies to offset the cost of the property.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Yah, that makes more sense than stuff being said in the comments.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:37 PM
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obviously it`s a FEMA camp if it`s in a remote area, or not.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:40 PM
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Grow ops?



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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Looks like a nonstory. The only story in this article is that company sounds shady in their business dealings(see mlive comments).



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 08:17 PM
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a reply to: jellyrev

I loved the "TSA stockpiling ammo and food" comment.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 08:27 PM
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Couldn't use a setup such as this down here. A good rainstorm would have them underwater.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 10:12 PM
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a reply to: roadgravel

Most places use paved lots.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 10:56 PM
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But has anyone noticed the words


some seemingly almost buried below ground?

Would or could a company set up a shipment so much later , the shipping company would have had to bury them ?



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 11:00 PM
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a reply to: Gothmog

Did you notice the part about the earth shifting due to erosion? Think that just might have piled up near those trailers?



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 11:15 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Gothmog

Did you notice the part about the earth shifting due to erosion? Think that just might have piled up near those trailers?

In that case , I guess that was quiet a delayed shipment. Long enough for the surrounding area to erode and either semi or full bury a semi-trailer. What is the height counting the tires 20' or so ? I used to have to know 30 years ago.



posted on May, 25 2016 @ 11:57 PM
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We do not process junk like we used to. Note the absence of junk yards from the thousands that were in the outskirts of towns and cities 30 years ago. There must also be real reasons why it is not economically feasible to recycle these big hunks of steel.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:07 AM
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a reply to: Gothmog

I picked up a load that had been sitting in the wrong yard for four months once. Another driver had dropped it in the wrong place and it just sat there until I was in the area and empty.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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a reply to: charlyv

They're still in use. Some of the trailers there are loaded others are waiting to be loaded.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:12 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: charlyv

They're still in use. Some of the trailers there are loaded others are waiting to be loaded.


Yea, I guess I am thinking more locally.
All my favorites when a kid are long gone. The mechanisms have obviously shifted...

ps.. Did not take into account the cost of land, which must be a factor as well.
edit on 26-5-2016 by charlyv because: added content



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:27 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: Gothmog

I picked up a load that had been sitting in the wrong yard for four months once. Another driver had dropped it in the wrong place and it just sat there until I was in the area and empty.

Wonder if I was the one that loaded (or supposedly loaded ) it...
Peace



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:40 AM
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a reply to: charlyv

The company that I'm currently contracted to allows two or three different companies to use one of our terminals as a drop yard, and our main terminal allows about five different companies drop trailers there. They get a small amount of rent, and the other company doesn't have to pay to build their own yard to drop a few trailers on.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 12:59 AM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: charlyv

The company that I'm currently contracted to allows two or three different companies to use one of our terminals as a drop yard, and our main terminal allows about five different companies drop trailers there. They get a small amount of rent, and the other company doesn't have to pay to build their own yard to drop a few trailers on.


Bartering in the American spirit! I like it.



posted on May, 26 2016 @ 04:57 AM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

I-10 west of downtown in Houston is below grade. It's a lake every few years.



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