This occasional series showcases reader rigs and loads from across the nation — past and present, as the first two entries below make clear. To send in a photo of one of your loads, use the photo-submission form at this link.
James Karalis (aka Jimmy the Greek) sent in these shots of a haul to Houston of a Russian space capsule and assorted crates of associated equipment. The capsule was “welded to a skid for the shipment” says Karalis. “I hauled it the day after 9/11 — you should have seen the looks I got. And the trouble getting into the space center that day.” The capsule was set to be put on display there at the time.
This car hauler is shown on “Snoqualmie Pass,” out in Washington State, say Andrew Luedtke, where the operator was “getting used to the new cars.”
This South Texas Pete is the pride and joy of Gerardo Lopez — hauling you-know-what (rhymes with “full”).
Unload at the Home Depot — an otherwise garden-variety load of consumer products at the Home Depot dresses up a little bit behind this purple-flamed Pete — shot sent in by Jimmy Richards.
Craig Phenicie here loading crude near Glenburn, Md., KW looking sharp.
Merry Christmas — three weeks late: Joe Baeza sent in this shot of a pickup of Christmas trees in the “mountains in Oregon” South to light up the front windows of homes along the Southern California coast.
Blast from the past: Finally, closing things out with Jimmy the Greek. Karalis says he hauled this load way back in the Nixon Administration — 1971 to be more exact. Upload your own shots here. Tell us as much about the load as you can. Safe hauling to all!