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    Wow! Engineers, teachers, artists/baristas and even a physcist [sic] et al. Most illustrious of all, and my personal heroes, nurses and ambos. I'm almost too embarrassed to admit to having been (at my peak) a truckie.

    Ps at least I don't have to own up to being a lawyer, used car salesman or, perish the thought, a scalie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    Wow! Engineers, teachers, artists/baristas and even a physcist [sic] et al. Most illustrious of all, and my personal heroes, nurses and ambos. I'm almost too embarrassed to admit to having been (at my peak) a truckie.

    Ps at least I don't have to own up to being a lawyer, used car salesman or, perish the thought, a scalie.
    Nothing wrong with truckie's OCD.

    One of my favorite stories, mate of mine in rural NSW has a daughter who got engaged to a barrister, the family was elated to potentially having a highly qualified legal eagle as one of their own, when he arrived on the scene he turned out to be a barista, what a let down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    Ps at least I don't have to own up to being a lawyer, used car salesman or, perish the thought, a scalie.
    I'm assuming from context that a "scalie" runs a weighbridge?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyrebird View Post
    I'm assuming from context that a "scalie" runs a weighbridge?
    I think they're the officers that patrol our highways with portable scales, truckies love em.

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    IMO it's in the truckies' interest to ensure that they are below max weight: of course it is in the company owner's interest to minimise cost per ton.

    An aside which may be interesting: most decent size wineries run their own weighbridge which is trade certified. All of them now have a poster that gives the maximal gross weight for each type of truck*. In NSW at least the winery is obliged to report anyone who fronts up with an overladen truck.

    A standard measure is the three strikes policy: the first time you do it, we'll unload but you only get paid for the correct weight (eg the overweight is worth nothing). The second time you do it, we will not unload, you have to take it offsite and dump. The third time, you are banned from site for the year.




    * It varies according to the number of wheels.

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    Here is a time-lapse of one job late last year. Had about 70t of counterweight on the crane that weighs 72t by itself. Going by the shadow, we had a heap of boom out, maybe 60m and working to about 40m radius to put that motor in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OCD View Post
    Wow! Engineers, teachers, artists/baristas and even a physcist [sic] et al. Most illustrious of all, and my personal heroes, nurses and ambos. I'm almost too embarrassed to admit to having been (at my peak) a truckie.

    Ps at least I don't have to own up to being a lawyer, used car salesman or, perish the thought, a scalie.
    Worse still you could be a politician surely no one admits to that ?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJD View Post
    Worse still you could be a politician surely no one admits to that ?????
    Ps Touché.

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