It's not just computer technology TV gets wrong

Manatees may not know much about truck loading technology, but they do know that you don't load a truck by placing palettes here and there on the trailer floor, with large amounts of space between them... like they did on the episode of Prison Break I watched yesterday. The first time you climb a steep hill, everyone of those palettes is going crashing into the back loading door, and the first time you have to break fast, they are all slamming into the cab wall.

You load a truck form the cab forward, packed as tightly as possible, and, if there is any empty space left, you secure the load with an adjustable steel bar that you crank out to press against the side walls. (When I spent four years unloading trucks, I probably knew the name of that last thingie, but it escapes me now.)



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  1. "You load a truck form the cab forward"

    Backward, Knapp pedantically points out. Spent a few years loading and unloading trucks (of various kinds) myself.

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    1. You are right, but since I was always at the back end, in my mind, that is forward!

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    2. I thought you left "back is front" behind you at Mises.

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    3. Ken, if you are trying to blackmail Bob and me, it won't work!

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  2. Programmer, economist, blogger, and truck loader.

    You must have one hell of a resume.

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    1. One of these days, Gene is going to start a post with "back when I was a gigolo in Queens..." and nobody is even going to blink.

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