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Offline TelePlay

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Where is that FedEx package?
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:15:47 PM »
Ever wonder what happened to the package sent by a seller to you using FedEx about a week ago and tracking says it's still in transit?

It could be one of these (photos taken on June 30, 2009 on I-94 between the Wisconsin Dells and Mauston). A double bottom probably heading for La Crosse decided to lay down for a nap. It was still there on my drive back some 4 hours later. Note the pile of boxes in front of the red tow truck.

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Re: Where is that FedEx package?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 12:03:24 AM »
Can't buy good advertising like that!

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Re: Where is that FedEx package?
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 12:40:13 PM »
In the last photo I see at least 3 packages that could be guitars, and at least 10 that could be phones.

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Re: Where is that FedEx package?
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 03:41:00 PM »
I'm sure if I was driving by....I could smell them and pick out the phones.
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Re: Where is that FedEx package?
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2018, 03:55:11 PM »
It it weren't for the transparent plastic roof on those trailers, all of the packages would have stayed inside the trailers. It was the one top that popped off that spread about 1/3 to 1/2 of the boxes on the highway. The 3rd image showing the red tow truck also shows that the broken open trailer still has a good portion of its load in the trailer.

The 4th image shows most boxes intact but there are a couple where the seams broke open and the long, square tube to the lower left not only had the ends pop open by the side seam also split open. Pays to use a bit more tape, I guess.

I have no idea why a double bottom would end up jack knifing. tipping, sliding sand spinning 180 degrees on the road but I can guess it was either a blown front tire, a driver not paying attention and slamming on the brakes to avoid a slow moving car in front or some jerk driver gave another a brake check causing the driver to take evasive action. There were no other vehicles involved. DBs are tough to trail on a winter day, but a mid summer sunny day?

Oh, yeah, the wind was from the east so no phone odors crossing the right lane/shulder moving to the north . . .  ;)
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