Much of our day today was spent in the mountains of the Virginias, which was slow going due to 39,000 pounds of cargo in the ‘box’. The ‘cracker box’ is one of many bits of industry lingo and refers to the trailer that holds the cargo. There are also trucks that pull ‘stingers’ (car haulers), ‘refers’ (temperature controlled trailers), ‘tankers’ (liquid tanks) and ‘skateboards’ (flat beds). And they all go slower through mountains when hauling 39,000 pounds of freight. 🙂
This time of year it’s not so bad going slow through Virginia and West Virginia, as is hopefully somewhat evident from the following photos.
Earlier today, when we stopped for lunch, I spied some unusual cargo that I thought you guys might like. I’m not sure what they go on, but I assume it’s rather large.
Thanks for reading and drive safely out there 😀