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    Certainly could be mistaken on the tonnage. The other truck drivers said this was the smaller ship of the two. I did not talk to anyone from the ship. Very possible they had it wrong. Either way its alot of salt. We get paid to truck it by the hour so don’t matter to me how much it had.
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    looks like they came in overweight with 42k tons on board if i'm reading the ship specs. correctly or you got seriously overcharged for the salt. According to this link its only supposed to hold 29,862 tons gross (I think I'm correct) maybe you could get a rebate https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais/details/ships/shipid:420510/mmsi:357284000/imo:9244611/vessel:BULK_NEWPORT
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    I like the sign on the ship, "NO NAKED FIRES" Road one of my Seadoos today. Fun but not the same amount of fun!
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    When that ship comes in I’ll be sure to let you know.
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    Trailblazer is spot on. You got it. The guys in the loaders and cranes on the ship are all union employees of the port. You don’t want to know how much they were making on the holiday yesterday. Trust me. It was triple time for them. Paid holiday plus double time for working on the holiday. Their normal rate is lets just say between $70 and $80 per hour. Do the math. Nope is covered with plastic then a heavy tarp. Big giant mountains. Here is one finished pile. In back of blue building.
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    Unions!!!! everyone needs a job.
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    Tres fun playing in the big boy sandbox! Please pardon my DUH here, but: Why drop the goods on the pier when this bad boy can just drop it right into the haulers?
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    Maybe we can get pictures of that from IceMan?? GutZ
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    Guess the poutine gravy comes in on a tanker ship. 🤪
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    On French Fries!!!!! Oooh on Poutine!!!! Now im hungry... Damn. GutZ
  13. Joyeux Anniversaire Monsieur Iceman!

    Bonne fete mon homme
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    Is the salt put in a shelter later Don?
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    Happy Birthday Don !!
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    While most are thinking about swimming pools, boats, motorcycles and warm sunny weather, up here it’s never too early to get ready for next winter. Spent my birthday and all day today (30 hours in two days for me) unloading a ship at the port in Becancour(south side of river from Trois Riveres). This is where they stockpile the road salt for most of Mauricie and beyond. This ship they tell me was the “petite one” only 42k ton of salt onboard. The larger ship will make one or two visits to unload before September is finished. It holds 78k tons. Thats gonna be alot of trucking. This one we started on Sunday morning at 8am. 4 tri axle semi-trailers and 2 big off road Dump Trucks. 3 loaders beside the ship loading the trucks. Another loader at the pile where we dump and an excavator on the pile to stack it up. Takes about 12-13 minutes round trip. Give or take. I made 67 trips Sunday and only 62 today. 24 hour operation until the ship is empty. They expect to finish this one off by midnight Tuesday. I’m back to my regular show tmmrw so I won’t be there to finish it off, I just went for Sunday and the Holiday Today here, Victoria Day. Thought you might enjoy to check it out.
  17. Joyeux Anniversaire Monsieur Iceman!

    It was different.... see my post on winter prep.
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  19. Joyeux Anniversaire Monsieur Iceman!

    Happy Birthday Ice hope it was good.
  20. Season Finally Mont Valin May 12th 13th

    Really nice guys but all that driving for one day of riding? True diehards
  21. Joyeux Anniversaire Monsieur Iceman!

    Happy Birthday, have a good one. mikerider@rdl.vin
  22. Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    hi quebec bob !!! maybe we should switch atv...wooww...very low mileage ......my 09 had 29 962 km when i bought my 2016 !!! and was still running like brand new !!! honestly ....about the mileage...last time i checked...dec 2016 ...i was at 5500 km if memory still good...on the '' dash ''....odometer....i can switch to clock ...mileage or which gear im on .... numbers are very small to see mileage...so , i kept it to see which gear im on ....i guess i must be over 10 000 by now...my 09 was better....bigger numbers.. should put my new tires this week ....i rather have used ...worn tires to ride on snow....new tires easier to sink or dig in the drifts...and at this time of the year , i ride large roads...they melt faster... i ll slow down the rides....boss came to visit yesterday...time to get in shape ....should start working soon !!! and btw...when i bought my new tires...they told me that my old 450 foreman was still running ..ahaha..it was a 98 .....22 460 km back then !!! and yes ...lucky to ride that much mileage...no need to trailer ....vrooooooommm right from my house !!! jean-guy
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    JG I have the same ATV..Honda 500 foreman, only use it on my property to haul log splitter and a cart for firewood and yard work, it is now 9 years old with 75 miles on it, still like new, how many miles do you have on yours?? By the way I hope you know you are living a dream everyday you are out there, most of us on here live all year waiting and wanting to do what you do all the time...you are a lucky man!! Bob.
  24. Joyeux Anniversaire Monsieur Iceman!

    Ice, best wishes to you and your family, today and all year long, Happy Birthday, Bob.
  25. Joyeux Anniversaire Monsieur Iceman!

    bonne fete iceman !!! jean-guy
  26. Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    hi artsled !!! thx...it has been a great ride !!! if weather permit this week i might go to my camp !!! jean-guy
  27. Joyeux Anniversaire Monsieur Iceman!

    Happy Birthday Iceman!! GutZ
  28. Pics from the Matapedia Valley !!!

    Great pics JG🙌🏼🙌🏼👍👍👍
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