Dealing with a Split Load in Drive-Away

This trip we are working with a “Split Load”. Joe’s two trucks were picked up in Williamston, South Carolina while my two trucks are in Nashville, Tennessee. All four trucks are going to a small town just south of Dallas, Texas named Wilmer.

The blue dot on the map is about 100 miles west of Nashville where we are down for the night.


At the location for my two trucks Joe asked for, and received permission, use of a forklift to get my boom off the back of his trailer.


Joe was allowed to run the forklift. Most places forbid this and supply one of their own people to run the machine. I guess he has developed a trusted relationship with this customer.



Joe positioned the machine close to the trailer with the forks over my boom. A chain was used to wrap around the forks then around the boom and secured by the chains hooks. This would allow for ease in lifting my boom off and away from the trailer.






Raising the forks and carefully backing away, Joe was able to free my boom and get it moved out.



All that was left was to drive the forklift to one of my trucks and then get the boom set in place.



This man still remains to be “My Hero”. He always has a plan to make things work. We had to do this one other time last month but had to call in a wrecker. $190 later the same task was done while this time it was free.

Yep. My Hero 🙂

Hope you all are enjoying great Spring weather.



About Message In A Fold

I am an over the road truck driver in Drive-Away Transport part of the year, and the sole bookkeeper of this operation the other part of the year. I do a lot of whining until I can get in my craft room and play with paper and glue. View all posts by Message In A Fold

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