Steel Oilfield Casing
Got to haul a load of oilfield casing weighing close to 63,000 lbs to Edmonton, Alberta. That’s two loads in a row that were very close to my gross vehicle weight which pays very well. The Coquihalla has been closed for over a week due to avalanche hazards and I’ve had to take the Fraser Canyon. Now the canyon is a nightmare to drive if you’re not familar with it as there are some pretty hairy stretches like the snake pit where two 53′ trailers cannot meet with out rubbing or even worse causing an accident. The snake pit is a series of 40 km curves with cement walls on both sides right next to the fog line so there is no room for error. Hours before I went through they finished peeling a van off of the wall that failed to negotiate the corner. The road itself is in rough shape also with pot holes in and outside of some of the tunnels and bridge decks. Coming into Edmonton I saw cars and trucks all over the center grass median due to freezing rain hours before. It looked like a used car lot. I forgot to dig out my camera so I didn’t get any pics. Made my delivery and picked up a small load of pipe for Delta, BC delivery. Got to go over the Coquihalla on the way home, yeah!! Bye for now.