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National Solar Observatory, USPS office in Sunspot, NM evacuated for 'safety reasons'

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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

Most foodstuff is easy as long as you remember to turn the reefer unit on and use load locks as needed.

I had to laugh a few years ago. Sam and I were heading to Tonopah and caught a fairly big classified equipment move. One of the security guys said they were US Marshals, but their kevlar said US POLICE. There were at least a dozen escorts for three reefer units. And on the back of each trailer, was a cheap plastic seal you could pop with barely a tug on it.




posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 05:57 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR




I’m proud to say we had a great run at it in here we had by the far one of the best conversations onthe topic here without too much insanity,


I approved much of the insanity

Always open to the far out stuff.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

Sounds lovely!

At the place I work, a bulk materials facility, we have cotton seed come in by van trailer. They blow it in there, worst is refer trailers, the seeds pack into the grooves in the floor. About 800 pounds worth. It gets in the ducts for the refer, sometimes they even rip down the overhead duct. I can't imagine a guy accepting a load like that. Huge pain in the ass.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:00 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BASSPLYR

Trailer washout location, and pay a bunch extra.


Wish there was pay for hours researching on the internet

I could be quit well off by now!



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: Zaphod58

They should reimburse you for the cleaning fee.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:02 PM
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a reply to: BASSPLYR

Oh it goes on their account for trailer stuff. If the place doesn't do accounts they send us an express code for a check, and reimburse us once they have the receipt.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:04 PM
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originally posted by: BASSPLYR
a reply to: Zaphod58

They should reimburse you for the cleaning fee.

They do the load pays better to account for the extra work.

Zaph-
I prefer using my hazmat endorsement, but ya do what ya gotta do to eat.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:05 PM
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a reply to: caterpillage

That was what made the carrots so fun. The ice and other carriers packed them down into the floor grooves.
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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:07 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BASSPLYR

Oh it goes on their account for trailer stuff. If the place doesn't do accounts they send us an express code for a check, and reimburse us once they have the receipt.

Man there’s a certain wash place in Little Rock that I hate with a passion the ruined the finish on the brand new polished tank that was cherry they got some acid all over in spots that ate into an oxidized the aluminum. So needless to say despite it not being my trailer and not paying the bill I avoid that place like the plague.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

I've seen too many things with liquids to make me comfortable hauling them. And livestock, hell no, not even if we were gonna go hungry. More power to the guys that do, but no thanks for me.
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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:12 PM
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It keeps ya on your toes had a new guy roll a trailer loaded down with 8k gallons on a straight road he let it wander too far and dropped a the trailer tires off the shoulder and went for a nice ride. Surprisingly didn’t spill a drop but he didn’t stick around long.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:13 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

There's a meat place we delivered to just outside Little Rock a few years ago that I always hoped to get back to but never did. Getting to it was a bitch, but we pull up, with 42,000 pounds. There's one guy working, who tells us to pick the easiest door and he'll come to us. Thirty minutes later there's a knock on the door, I'm expecting an issue with the lead or something, he hands us the paperwork and says have a nice day. I'm sitting there giving him a blank look, and had to ask if the load had been rejected. We're usually 2 hours minimum at places that have 40-50 people working. Total time at this place, from pulling in the drive to out the drive was something like 43 minutes with one guy working.
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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

I watched one stop at a light, then proceed to slide 10 more feet when the load stopped.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: BigDave-AR

There's a meat place we delivered to just outside Little Rock a few years ago that I always hoped to get back to but never did. Getting to it was a bitch, but we pull up, with 42,000 pounds. There's one guy working, who tells us to pick the easiest door and he'll come to us. Thirty minutes later there's a knock on the door, I'm expecting an issue with the lead or something, he hands us the paperwork and says have a nice day. I'm sitting there giving him a blank look, and had to ask if the load had been rejected. We're usually 2 hours minimum at places that have 40-50 people working. Total time at this place, from pulling in the drive to out the drive was something like 43 minutes with one guy working.

I about had a heart attack out at one of the tank farms, most have a closed vapor burn system well this one has an open burner and it was never going when I was out there. I’m filling up 93 when a huge percussion hit my chest I thought I was dead and didn’t realize it that thing was no joke lighting off with zero warning given, glad I wasn’t on top of the tank or I might have ended up with a broke neck. Fun stuffs

Our tanks have 5 compartments so it’s not too bad if you don’t divide the load up like a dummy but they’ll bite ya hard if you forget your hauling something with a mind of its own.
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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:20 PM
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Here's a murder mystery that happened not far from sunspot. Still trying to find out who did it.

m.washingtontimes.com...



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:24 PM
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I started following about 5 pages in, and now I missed a few pages (110 or so...), can anyone tell me what happened?



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:26 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

The official story is that the FBI was investigating criminal activity in the area, and in an overabundance of caution they evacuated the area to let them do their investigation.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:31 PM
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That flame that gave me a coronary


ETA- You hate supe singles as much as a do Zap?
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posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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..and kept mum because they didn't want to tip off the perp, who you know, totally wouldn't have been tipped off that something was up by the evacuation of Sunspot and FBI rolling in with a Blackhawk. Something still doesn't sound right here, and I've been on the mundane explanation train the whole time for the most part.



posted on Sep, 16 2018 @ 06:37 PM
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a reply to: BigDave-AR

I'm largely indifferent to them. I like the tandems, but we ran almost 600,000 miles on singles with one of the trucks we drove without any real problems with them. If given the choice I'm sticking with tandems but that's more being used to them than anything.



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