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Dec 15, 2017 at 07:56 AM CST
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Who is going to start paying up for all these washouts? It seems that more and more companies are requiring washouts before loading. We even have some companies requiring that we washout before loading grain after hauling fertilizer. We have not had any problems with contaminated loads, but have been told that numerous companies have had. What ever happened to the day when a driver knew how to grab a broom after each load and clean a trailer out? What are some of you going to do to offset the costs of these washouts, not to mention the bounce miles that are involved when there isn't a close washout?
Replied on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:22 PM CST
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Charge more money..if they want it.. they should pay for it..and your time..
Replied on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 12:22 PM CST
Charge more money..if they want it.. they should pay for it..and your time..
Replied on Fri, Dec 15, 2017 at 02:35 PM CST
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Have you seen the list Butterball at Sherwin has that requires a washout before loading a load for them? It's pretty much anything that isn't grain or a feed ingredient. Then I heard that a certain carrier just told his driver's to put beans or meal on the previous load even if they hauled something else.
Replied on Sat, Dec 16, 2017 at 10:18 PM CST
I pull tankers and we almost always wash out between products unless approved, usually cost between $150.00 to $350.00 depending on product and location, always included estimated price included in ratecon rate+fuel+ tankwash
Replied on Sun, Dec 17, 2017 at 10:31 AM CST
How about this one. Sunflowers to feed barley.....washout with receipt required. Give me a break!
Replied on Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 09:37 PM CST
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Find a water hose and create an invoice. There is no such thing as a “certified “ washout. Most fertilizer or chemical companies have onsite washout. Use it.
Replied on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 07:37 AM CST
I pull a reefer we have to washout on every load not a big deal

Replied on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 07:42 AM CST
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I doubt if that if you are pulling a reefer that sometimes you load 10 to 15 loads a week. Big difference between what you do and what we do!
Replied on Wed, Dec 20, 2017 at 08:08 AM CST
Originally Posted by: KEVIN HEISLER
Quote: "I doubt if that if you are pulling a reefer that sometimes you load 10 to 15 loads a week. Big difference between what you do and what we do!"

Your right I don't load/unload that many times a week, I have pulled hopper a lot and we had to washout after hauling fertilizer, animal by products or before loading any feed products no matter what previous load was.
Replied on Mon, Jan 08, 2018 at 06:21 PM CST
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Originally Posted by: DAVID HAYES
Quote: "Have you seen the list Butterball at Sherwin has that requires a washout before loading a load for them? It's pretty much anything that isn't grain or a feed ingredient. Then I heard that a certain carrier just told his driver's to put beans or meal on the previous load even if they hauled something else."

Wtf is this....? Middle school
.. Certain "Someone" kissed Mary lue on the monkey bars..