We have seen big trucks boasting the “oversize load” banner, showing that the cargo on board is hanging off of the side of the truck a little bit further than a single road lane might support or perhaps that the truck is a little bit longer than normal and therefore, less maneuverable.
These things are not only massive but also quite impressive as it really bends the mind as to how something that big can manage to maneuver its way down the highway and get to that destination without a hitch going off. It’s sort of poetry in motion to paint one big cohesive picture. However, this time, we check out a major load taken to a new level as this Boeing trailer not only has the rig towing up front with the cab but also an operator out back to control the second half of the load, making sure that the trailer stays where it’s supposed to be and doesn’t wander off too much as to do damage to the surroundings and the load itself.
We’re sure that whatever is onboard is probably worth a ton of money and needs to be protected with ultimate diligence. It has to be an interesting perspective piloting the rear of the trailer from right in front of the final axle to make sure that everything is in line as this monster of a truck barrels down the highway and makes its presence felt. If you were anywhere in the vicinity of this thing as it headed toward the destination, there was absolutely no chance that you were going to miss it! Check out the video below that offers a unique perspective on piloting this massive load. Whatever cargo is on board has to boast one heck of a price tag to warrant such a chariot.
This video shows one of the unique dual-driver truck/trailer combination vehicles used by Boeing to transport aircraft wing spars to the Boeing assembly facility in Everett, Washington. The first driver, as with any other truck, is in the "front" cab. You can see the second driver in his cab underneath the trailer, just in front of the rear wheels.Credit: The Boeing Company
Posted by Truck & Trucker on Wednesday, December 26, 2018