One of the drivers at Buesing's in Long Lake was explaining to me what goes on with these gorgeous, shiny, enormous trailers in the lot behind Caribou Coffee, not far from where I live.
Turns out that what I assumed to be "tankers" actually haul dry bulk -- beans, wheat, etc. -- from field to grinding and milling plants in southern Minnesota.
I learned that as many as 50,000 lbs. of payload go into these babies. And once they are dumped at the plant, the clean out process -- blowing compressed air through the tankers -- can proceed. Couldn't help but wonder as well how much one of these trailers must cost. Stainless steel construction, custom made wheel set-ups.
What do you think? Maybe $500,000 each?