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Old 04-11-2013, 10:33 PM
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Thanks for the pics
I always wondered how much higher the pole is than the load. I see em all the time leaned back to the wind and think, well thats not worth a damn lol
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Some States require that the pole is 6 inches above the load,

If you notice the tape at the top front passenger side of the load
that was damaged by the very first bridge that the load was going to pass under
The trucking company owner said that someone had screwed up
I think it was the Pilot Car with a High Pole, that had slipped down, after being set. Luckily the truck driver was going really slow, because to him, the bridge looked too low
Just a corner plate was damaged & it will be replaced before the load crosses into Baja Mexico through Customs

Yesterday that same driver never went over 35 MPH on the open highway & really slowed down at all the lower bridges
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There were 2 other Brewton drivers that loaded with me and we were all going to the same spot. I took a photo to show how wide we were on those little roads
Even the truck was too big for the road lol
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tiny road for sure. how's the shoulder feel with a load like that?
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Not that bad. But if both tires were on the grass, its better than going to the county fair!
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LOL, that trip looks like fun
I can picture even a flat bed truck coming from the opposite direction by some farmer
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Tomorrow i have to deadhead about 100 miles to meet some more equipment coming in from the Port in Houston
I have to meet up with 2 oversized loads, California Highway Patrol, & 3 other Pilot cars ( 2 with high poles
The loads are more pieces of the unit that i posted in #211
I have to meet the load at 5 am & follow it back to the Mexico/US border
so i need to wake up before 2 am
i am not normally an early riser, i will take more pix
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I am too tired to upload the pix right now
5 pilot cars, 3 with high poles
5 California Highway Patrol, 2 of them were Commercial Officers
The loads had been sitting alongside of the Interstate 8 for a week now
The original escorts took the loads the wrong way, it is called being OFF PERMIT ROUTE, almost as big a Fine as hitting a bridge
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