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I am thinking of buying a truck for by non bee business. I am looking at a 16ft or a 24ft stack body truck. I might use this truck to bring packages back from Ga to Pa to sell in the spring. My question is approx how many packages can fit on these trucks? I have read the stories on here of the inclosed trucks and how you should not use them for hauling packages due to heat so thats why I am looking at a stack body truck. I can throw a tarp over them to protect from weather. Its about a 13-15 hour drive for me.
 

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I put 101 in the back end of my full size van. Floor space 4x8 4 high I figure that I should be able to put 150 I still had a foot of floor space and room on top for one more row. I have a inverter and ran a fan and the air conditioning. All of the way home and ran at night. Need to remember the Wooleys next time
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When i picked my packages up from Dadent this year they were still on the shipping pallets.

If a package is 6" wide (just guessing id have to go measure one outside) there was a 4" gap between each package for ventilation.

The package were stacked end to end and filled a pallet. The tops of the package stacks were ~48" off the ground including the pallet.

The packages were shipped from CA. I did not ask what kind of truck they came on.

John paluta has a video of what happens when you try to move 52 nucs in the back of a pickup and they get to hot.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQsAFTpjKPE&list=UUs85vEnX0yaI-J5Gus4LKeQ
 

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I am thinking of buying a truck for by non bee business. I am looking at a 16ft or a 24ft stack body truck. I might use this truck to bring packages back from Ga to Pa to sell in the spring. My question is approx how many packages can fit on these trucks? I have read the stories on here of the inclosed trucks and how you should not use them for hauling packages due to heat so thats why I am looking at a stack body truck. I can throw a tarp over them to protect from weather. Its about a 13-15 hour drive for me.
Have you considered that Mann Lake would be your competition? Are you anywhere near Wilkes-Barre/Scranton?
 
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