Do you love boats? There are lots of fun boats you can enjoy on a lake, such as paddleboats, canoes and kayaks. It can also be a lot of fun to stay on a houseboat on vacation or to water ski behind a speed boat.

Some boats are used mainly for work, though. Have you ever seen those long, flat boats that carry large loads slowly down the river? Those are called barges, and they perform an important function in moving many types of goods from one place to another.

Long ago, before good roads and reliable automobile transportation had been invented, rivers were the highways of the world. The flowing waters allowed people to travel and transport goods easily. Barges declined in popularity with the building of extensive railroad systems.

Large, flat-bottomed boats were created to move large, heavy loads of supplies. Today, some barges have engines that propel them up and down rivers, while others must be pushed or pulled by tow boats that most people call tugboats.

When you see a tugboat moving a barge, it will usually be pushing a whole set of barges connected together. Together, the set of barges is called “the tow” and can consist of many barges linked together. For example, the average barge tow contains 15 barges and can carry as much freight as a freight train three miles long or a line of semi-trucks 35 miles long!

The cost of hauling goods by barge tends to be very low, especially when compared to hauling by truck or airplane. A typical barge can carry up to 1,500 tons of cargo.

Today, most barges carry heavy or bulky items that would be difficult to transport any other way. Some typical items you might find on barges include coal, grain, oil, chemicals, trash, recyclable materials, sand, gravel, timber, iron ore and other minerals.

Although there are many competing modes of transporting goods available today, barges still do a lot of work. There are about 30,000 barges on U.S. waterways today. They transport about $1 billion in goods each year, which is about 15% of all U.S. freight.

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    • Hey there, Laserdudle! Thanks for WONDERing with us– we know that lots of materials are transported by barges… We Wonder if you can think of anything!? :)

  1. Unfortunately, our class did not guess today’s wonder of the day… but we had fun talking about it!
    We think tomorrow’s wonder of the day will be about…
    -a frog’s twisted tongue
    -tongues
    -a twisted slide
    -poems
    -tornado

    We can’t wait until tomorrow!!

    Mrs. D.’s class

    • Not to worry, Wonder Friends in Mrs. D’s class! It’s okay if you didn’t guess today’s Wonder– but we sure are happy that you’re here today! :)

      We Wonder if you’ll recognize tomorrow’s Wonder… it might make you giggle! :)

  2. We wonder who invented the barge and how they float when they are sooooo incredibly heavy! We also wondered how long it takes to get from one destination to the next…could it take days…weeks, or even months? And how does the freight get loaded onto the barge?

    • Great Wonders from our 5th grade Friends in Ms. H’s class! WOHOO! We are so excited that you’re traveling down the river as we Wonder today! Transporting people and goods by barge started in ancient Egypt down the Nile river. These barges were often decorated when they carried Egyptian royalty. We Wonder if you can do some research about the length of time it takes to travel by barge. We bet it depends on what is being transported… and where it needs to go! :)

  3. Dear Wonderopolis,

    I didn’t know there are about 30,000 barges on U.S waterways today. And they cary coal, grain, oil, chemicals, trash, recyclable materials, sand, gravel, timber and iron ore too. I think tomorrow’s wonder is going to be what is a tongue twister.

    • We’re so glad you learned something new today, Adam! How WONDERful that you stopped by to say hello– we can’t wait to see you tomorrow! :)

    • That’s a great question, Terry! It depends on what they are meant to carry– there are barges of all shapes and sizes! There is a barge, meant for the ocean, that is more than 850 feet long! YIKES! :)

  4. Today’s wonder was really weird to imagine such heavy things being carried. Whoo hoo for tying in with our current Latin/Greek stem study: trans!

    We didn’t have a chance to tell you that yesterday’s Wonder about giving and receiving really made us think. We posted a poll to Edmodo and will tweet you the results when they are in at the end of the week. :) We do love how our Wonder Friends spring us into new learning like a parkour athlete.

    We think tomorrow’s wonder will be about alliteration, suzy selling seashells, peter piper picking pecks of pickled peppers, or how much wood a woodchuck really can chuck. Either way we can’t wait to check back in with you. <3

    • We’re so happy that today’s Wonder connected to your stem study! WOHOO, Wonder Friends in Mrs. Ski’s AM Class!

      We appreciate your comment for today’s and yesterday’s Wonder– we look forward to seeing the results from your poll, too! What a SUPER idea!

      We think you’re in for a treat tomorrow… you might even recognize this Wonder! Thanks for sharing your WONDERful comment, Friends! Have a “way to go” Wednesday! :)

    • Great question, Jerry! The $1 billion in transportation includes ALL barge transportation combined- it’s the value of the goods. It doesn’t mean that one trip costs that much, but it includes every trip made during the year. It’s a way to figure out how much money is spent on this type of transportation! Great job WONDERing! :)

    • We’re sorry to hear that today’s Wonder wasn’t one of your favorites, Terry! We appreciate your comment and we hope you’ll come back to Wonder with us soon! :)

    • Great question, Wonder Friend Aniyah! Some boats need a tugboat to move them around, while others have motors and can move on their own with the help of gasoline! :)

  5. We learned that a barge can carry A LOT of freight and cargo. It’s really cool that they can carry 1500 TONS of freight and cargo! It is interesting how they can carry so much when the barge is so flat. I was shocked when I learned that 2000 pounds equals 1 ton. That’s a lot!!!

    • WOW, we are glad you shared the conversion from pounds to tons, Tigers 4th grade! We think it’s cool to Wonder about all the different goods that are transported from place to place by barge. Thanks for WONDERing with us today! :)

    • Hi there, Wonder Boy! Wonderopolis is a cool place filled with lots of Wonder Friends, just like you! We are everywhere, and you can get to Wonderopolis by using your imagination to Wonder! :)

  6. We thought today’s wonder was barge-alicious (JC) and are interested in learning about how barges move through canals.

    We think that tomorrow’s wonder will be about Supercalifragiliciousexpealidocious, the longest word in the English language, Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss, or Peter Piper picking peppers.

    • We like your new word, JC! Thanks for joining the fun today, Mrs. Ski’s PM Class– we always love it when you stop by Wonderopolis! We think that barges are on a very specific route– they probably are meant to travel through as few canals as possible!

      We are so excited for your guesses tomorrow… we can’t wait to find out what’s sticking around Wonderopolis! But in the meantime, here’s a Wonder you might enjoy: Wonder #737– What is the Longest Word? http://wonderopolis.org/wonder/what-is-the-longest-word/ :)

    • Hi Wonder Friend! Thanks for sharing your comment with us- we are glad to hear you are floating down the river with Wonderopolis today! :)

  7. Hi Wonderopolis!
    I am wondering how may pounds a barge can carry? I am amazed at how long a barge is! About how many years can a barge still be in use? I have NEVER heard of a barge ever before til now! I think that barges are much biger than regular boats.
    From, Team Clark #17 813

  8. Hi wonderopolis, I enjoyed the pictures of the boats they were huge! I never knew they could carry lighthouses it’s amazing. Can it carry a train? How do they get the heavy things on the barge? How fast can a barge travel? Do they use it for shipping? How many things can it hold?

  9. Hi Wonderopolis,

    DO the boats always have to be the main thing to take the stuff places? Can boats always take goods places or do other things do that to? I want to know if the boats ever sunk that were carrying the goods??

  10. Dear Wonderopolis,
    I really enjoyed today’s wonder. I can’t believe a typical barge can carry up to 1,500 tons of cargo, that is quite heavy and colossal. They transport about $1 billion in goods each year, which is about 15% of all U.S. freight! Are barges quick at shipping cargo? What do they carry? I can’t wait for your answers.

  11. Hello wonderopolis, do you know what the biggest barge is? Isn’t a barge kind of like a train on ship that floats on the water? Has a barge ever carried a human inside of it? Do you know the fastest speed a barge can travel? I am so excited to check out the word of the day next week. Who thought up of this website because this site is really cool! I want to see a barge in person because they look big and they look like a delight! I can’t believe a barge can have so much freight and cargo! I can’t believe that there are about 30,000 barges on our U.S. water ways. Two of the vocabulary words I thought about were freight, and barge. We have words of the week, and one of the words were ravenous. It means super super hungry!

    Sincerely,
    Mackenzie c.

  12. Hi Wonderopolis I was wondering and found interesting how many tons there are in a barge, 1500 tons, that is colossal. Anyway I was wondering how many kayaks or canoes are in a barge? I can’t believe how many things there are on a barge.

  13. Hey Wonderopolis!
    I have some questions for you, What is the greatest number of barges that a tugboat can tow? Who is competing for models of transportation? Since you said, in barges can be 1,500 tons of cargo, How many pieces of cargo would that be?
    I learned, that barges are colossal, and that cargo can weigh 1,500 pounds!
    I liked how you included fun facts, and explained things well!
    Sidney

  14. Hi Wonderopolis, I have a couple questions for you that I was wondering. What’s the percentage of the population of people that still use or own barges? What’s the most barges can carry? The two new facts I learned are the set of barges are called a tow, a typical barge can carry up to 1,500 tons of cargo.
    Sincerely Ava S.

  15. Hi Wonderopolis!
    Inside the barges, are the things that it is being shipped neatly arranged into boxes that are in rows or are they in a hodgepodge?
    I can’t believe that a typical barge can carry 1,500 tons of cargo! Do barges ONLY carry minerals? If not, what else do they carry? Can people ride the barges?
    From,
    Kevin

  16. Dear Wonderopolis,
    I’m enjoying your wonders everyday. I didn’t know there are about 30,000 barges on U.S. waterways today. I also learned a
    typical barge can carry up to 1,500 tons of cargo. I wonder how do people lift colossal barges.
    From Ren

  17. Dear Wonderopolis,
    I really learned some great facts today while reading about barges!
    I couldn’t believe that a tow (15 barges) can carry as much freight as a freight train three miles long or a line of semi-trucks 35 miles long! A typical barge can carry 1500 tons of cargo!
    Here is my question.
    Do barges ever carry a colossal thing?

    Thanks,
    Luke

    • We are THRILLED that our Wonder Friends on Team Clark are here today! Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas! We know that Mackenzie C, David, Sidney, Kevin, Ren, Luke, Ava S, and JJ (and our other Wonder Friends who didn’t leave their names) are doing a great job of WONDERing about barges today! You all have so many questions– how great!
      Some barges can travel up to 100 miles per hour, and the larges barge created is more than 850 feet long! WOWZA! We learned that barges carry lots of different materials, which usually weigh a lot since barges can carry tons and tons of goods. They are all neatly packed– it’s like packing a gigantic suitcase to travel from one place to another!
      We hope you’ll continue to Wonder on your own and research your questions, too! NICE WORK!

  18. Dear wonderopolis, I was so flabbergasted that barges could carry coal, lumber, and that they could carry usually up to 1500 tons of cargo! Barges look really humongous with all their cargo!
    I was wondering how far can barges travel? To other countries? And I was also wondering do you know who invented barges?
    I really enjoyed today’s wonder! Sincerely, Vincent Ma

  19. Dear wonderopolis,
    I wanted to ask you some questions about barges. Why have we started using a lot more trucks? When barges were a lot less expensive. Is it more common to see houseboats, canoes and kayaks than it is to see a barges. What is the main thing that barges transport? Those are some of my questions about barges.

    Stephanie Smith

  20. I think today’s wonder was wonderful. Today I learned what a barge was. I didn’t know that a barge can be tugged by a tugboat. Why do people decide to use a barge instead of a plane? What kind of stuff can barges carry other then coal, grain, oil, chemicals, trash, recyclable materials, sand, gravel, timber, and iron ore?

    Ben Jin

  21. Hi Wonderopolis! I think it is very cool that it doesn`t take a lot of money to haul the heavy and bulky items!
    I learned a lot about bulges that I never knew. It is so cool that 30,000 barges are on U.S. waterways today, and that the average barge tow contains 15 barges and can carry as much freight as a freight train 3 miles long or a semi-trucks 35 miles long!

    Why are barges so long? Have any barges ever flipped over because of waves?

    • Hello to our Wonder Friends on Team Wilch! We are so impressed with all your WONDERful questions about barges! Vincent, Stephanie, Ben and Kayla have been doing a great job using today’s Wonder as a starting point… you all have SUPER questions.

      Barges are great at moving a lot of things, including solid waste, coal, fuel and many other goods. These goods can be heavy in large amounts, and since it isn’t very easy to transport heavy things by plane, a barge is a great mode of transportation. Also, if there are multiple stops needed for the barge, a route can be developed on the rivers and waterways.

      We hope you’ll continue to research your very own barge questions– please let us know what you find! Great work, Wonder Friends! :)

  22. What a boatload of WONDER we discovered today! We couldn’t get over how big that barge from the video was. We spent a lot of time thinking about what a boat that size would be able to carry. After we shared our imagination ideas, we decided to draw them on the computers.

    We drew big barges carrying lots of things: boxes, people, trains, motorcycles, barrels and even a whole house!

    • YOWZA, we’re so proud of our Wonder Friends, the PC Kindergarteners! We are glad you’ve been WONDERing about all the different things a barge can carry. We bet your creative computer drawings are SUPER, just like you! We think it would be cool to see ALL those different things (train, motorcycle, house) floating down the river on a barge! We Wonder how long it would take… :)

      P.S. We just saw your drawing on twitter– how WONDERful! :)

  23. Greetings Wonderopolis!

    This was a great article! One thing I want to how long and wide a barge is. I also never knew that barges count for 15% percent of US freight. I never knew that barges transport $1 billion in goods. I’ve never seen a boat that colossal on a river before!

    -JJ

    • We are THRILLED that our Wonder Friends on Team Clark are here today! Thanks so much for sharing all your great ideas! We know that Mackenzie C, David, Sidney, Kevin, Ren, Luke, Ava S, and JJ (and our other Wonder Friends who didn’t leave their names) are doing a great job of WONDERing about barges today! You all have so many questions– how great!

      Some barges can travel up to 100 miles per hour, and the larges barge created is more than 850 feet long! WOWZA! We learned that barges carry lots of different materials, which usually weigh a lot since barges can carry tons and tons of goods. They are all neatly packed– it’s like packing a gigantic suitcase to travel from one place to another!

      We hope you’ll continue to Wonder on your own and research your questions, too! NICE WORK!

  24. Dear Wonderopolis,
    I am flabbergasted at the barges! They look so much bigger than kayaks and paddleboats! They must be colossal!
    I learned that a barge’s typical cargo amount is 1,500 tons of cargo. Also I learned, there are over 30,000 on U.S. waterways today.
    What was/is the biggest barge in the U.S.? Why were barges created flat-bottomed instead of round-bottomed?

    Thanks,
    Kaylee

  25. I wonder if a barge can lift 500 rhinos and 500 elephants? I also wonder how long barges exist. How long are barges can they go around the world? Do you work on a barge or you just read a lot of books?

    • What a great Wonder, Marcus! Barges date back to ancient Egypt- they used to float barges down the Nile River! We have been WONDERing about barges for a while, but we don’t work on one! :)

  26. HI! Sorry it took me so long. I was just checking out wonderopolis after school and…TADA! WONDER OF THE DAY! I love you guys!

  27. Dear Wonderopolis,
    Hi Wonderopolis I think today’s wonder was great! I didn’t know that the average barge tow contains 15 barges and can carry as much freight as a freight train three miles long! And that a typical barge can carry up to 1,500 tons of cargo. What kinds of things do barges really carry in them?

    Eddie

  28. Dear Wonderopolis,

    I watched a video and read an article.
    The ‘BARGE’ is an amazing one. The barge is large and flat-bottomed boat, and tugboat(tow) is a boat to pull or push barges in the river.

    From this article, I learned a special boat, barge, to carry heavy and bulky goods. And I understood that the barges have a flat-bottomed shape.

    What’s the main reason that a tow is pushing a barge in the video even though pulling is easier than pushing on the river?

    From Junwoo Kwak

  29. From reading this article I was wondering about how much weight it can hold. I also wanted to know how long have they been around? Who invented them? I was flabbergasted to find out what they carried!! I never new but know I know about a barge.

    Audrey

  30. Hi, how much weight can a barge carry? Is the tugboat smaller than the barge, if it is how can it carry up to 15 barges? Also why don’t they just put the goods on semi-trucks and ship them?
    I can’t believe the barges can carry about 1 billion dollars of goods! There must be a colassal amount of goods on the barges. WOW there are 30,000 barges in the rivers, how is that even possible?
    Thanks for the wonder, Jackson

  31. Dear Wonderopolis,

    I learned that a barge carries 1,500 tons of cargo. That equals 3,000,000 pounds. I also learned that 15 barges can carry as much as 35 freight trains. Wasn’t that flabbergasting?

    How much does a barge weigh when it has cargo on it? How tall and long is the barge?

    We own a kayak but I wish we owned a houseboat.

    From,
    Ella

  32. Hey Wonderopolis! I was just wondering like I always do wonder about how barges stay above water? Think about how much cargo is in it! And about if it can be made of more materials.

    Thanks Wonderopolis!

  33. Wow barges are so interesting. Wow a barge carries 1500 tons of cargo that’s big. How long and how wide is a barge? Wow barges can have engines that propel them down the river? That’s kind of weird that hauling goods doesn’t cost a lot. I abhor boats because I’m scared I might off or something bad might happen.

    Thanks Wonderopolis

  34. Dear Wonderopolis,
    I loved the barge article. It was very fun to read and was also interseting. I bet it would be fun to be on a canoe or, kayak when a barge drove by! I have never seen one but I can’t wait until I do.
    Do you guys know who invented a barge and what year it was in?
    Can’t wait to see your wonder of the day for tomorrow!
    From Sydney

  35. Hi Wonderopolis,
    I loved your article on barges and I learned a lot. I learned that there are about 30,000 barges in the United States waterways today. I also learned that they can carry up to 1500 tons of cargo. Barges carry coal, grain, oil, chemicals, trash, recyclable materials, sand, gravel, timber, iron ore, and other minerals. Here are some of my questions.
    1. How many barges can a towboat tow at once?
    2. How long are barges on average?
    3. Do people use the same barge every time?
    Can’t wait for you to respond. Thanks for your article on barges!
    Emma Kate D.

  36. Hi Wonderopolis,
    Thanks for including the hyperlinks (they were really useful) and a hodgepodge of facts. Two facts in particular I learned was: 1. I thought that a typical barge can carry up to 1500 tons of cargo was really awesome, and 2. I thought a barge can carry things such as minerals and etc. was also really cool. I also have a question, what do barges carry other than cargo (minerals)? Thanks again for posting this wonder. I never knew what a barge til I read this wonder.

    Thanks again,
    Shevani S

  37. Hi wonderopolis!
    What is the max weight that an average barge can carry? How many engines can one barge have? Does a barge carry anything besides minerals? What is the length of an average barge? Can a barge carry a person?
    From, Logan

  38. Why do they still use barges to move coal, grains and other crops people grow? Does the US Navy use barges to move secret cargo and weapons? How big are they and what else can they carry? Why did they make barges flat unlike all the other boats with rounded sides? I learned that there are 30,000 barges on lakes and rivers today. I have never really seen a barge.
    I really like Wonderopolis.
    Thanks, Graham Broadfoot
    AKA Broad’s

  39. Dear Wonderopolis,
    Barges are a lot cooler than I had imagined. How much does the barge usually carry? What does the barge usually carry besides cargo? I think that it is really cool that the rivers used to be the highways of the world! What would happen if a barge got in a conundrum? I also think it is really cool that a barge can hold up to 1,500 pounds of cargo! I cannot wait to see what the word of the week is going to be tomorrow! I loved the wonder!
    Your reader, Emma Kruse

  40. Dear Wonderopolis,
    I liked your wonder today. I didn’t know what a barge was until now. It looks like a great way of transportation. I learned that barges are a good way to transport heavy or bulky items. I also learned that rivers used to be the most common way of transportation. One question, why is the barge a lower price than planes?
    From,
    Ethan

  41. Dear Wonderopolis,

    I learned that some barges have engines to propel them, while other barges need to be pushed or pulled by tow boats, which some people call tugboats. Did you know that some early barges only went one way because they had power to travel upstream?

    I did not know that at the end of a trip, passengers took apart the barge and used the wood to build their homes. Such a colossal barge would build a lot of houses!

    Regan

  42. Dear Wonderopolis,
    I really enjoyed the video and the Did You Know afterwards. Have barges ever sank when they are carrying all these heavy loads? Are tugboats used more often than engines or engines more than tugboats? I like the video of the barge. Was there a tugboat in that video? I wonder if barges ever have several tugboats to move it. After all, those barges were pretty colossal! :)
    Sincerely,
    (it’s 12/12/12!) Claire Li

    • Hello to all our Wonder Friends on Team Wilch! We are so excited that you have been WONDERing with us today! There are so many SUPER questions from Kaylee, Eddie, Junwoo, Audrey, Jackson, Ella, Katherine, Graham, Sydney, Ethan and Claire! We are so proud of all of you for thinking of different barge Wonders on your own!

      We learned that barges can carry lots of different goods, including coal, oil, recycling material, and other bulky items. Because a barge can float, it costs a lot less than transporting these goods by plane. The heavier the plane, the more fuel you need… and the more expensive the trip gets. There have been some barges that have sunk in the past, and unfortunately the goods on the barge have been dumped into the body of water.

      You all did a SUPER job of using different vocabulary words to describe the size of the barges! :)

  43. Hi wonderopolis
    It’s amazing that a barge can carry a fright train 3 miles long.
    I know that they carry 1 billion dollars of goods. But didn’t know what they carried. Barges are colossal.

    • Hello to our Wonder Friends from Team Clark! Emma Kate D., Shevani S., Logan, Emma and Regan, you have shared so many great comments with us today– we’re really proud of you all!

      While barges carry lots of different types of goods, they do not actually carry money on the barges. The goods transported on the barges are usually low in value. However, the transportation industry moves $1 billion worth of goods each year! WOW! :-)

  44. Dear wonderopolis
    Wow barges are a lot cooler than I thought they were, I did not know that those boats are lot easier to travel than other things.
    I have been in a canoe before and it was so fun. What I have been asking my mom for is going on a kayak this summer. How much weight could a kayak hold without sinking? I am glad that I read that and I learned a lot!

    Your reader Katherine Kinzeler

  45. Hi wonderopolis, I really enjoyed the wonder! How long do you think it would take to build a waterway for a barge? It must be a conundrum to get heavy things on a barge. I thought it was cool that barges carry minerals. Also it was cool that most boats are mainly used for work. I really look forward to looking at other wonders. :)

    Dawson Drouhard

    • Usually the waterways that existed, like rivers and lakes, were used to transport goods from one place to another. The barges are usually built for the waterways that exist, Dawson! We think it takes a lot of work to load the barge, since most of the goods are packed tight and are quite heavy! :)

  46. Dear Wonderopolis crew,
    I was fascinated by your video and I never knew what a barge looked like until now!
    I think barges are convenient because of the traffic on the road and the safety hazards for people on the highway.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Ching

    • Thanks for WONDERing with us, Michael! We are glad that you learned something new about the benefits of traveling by barge! :)

    • We’re sorry to hear that you didn’t enjoy our Wonderopolis responses, Team Wilch! We always appreciate when our Wonder Friends take the time to comment on our Wonders. However, we get so many comments that we can’t always respond to each and every individual. We are very proud of the entire Wilch Team for commenting and sharing Wonders of your own! We encourage all our Wonder Friends to explore and research things that they have been WONDERing about… it’s fun when we can all share new and exciting facts! Thanks for your comment, we really value your thoughts! :)

  47. “Although there are many competing modes of transporting goods available today, barges still do a lot of work. There are about 30,000 barges on U.S. waterways today. They transport about $1 billion in goods each year, which is about 15% of all U.S. freight.”

    This does not make sense. $1 billion? Really? I think a few zeroes are missing.

    • Thanks so much for sharing your comment, Just Curious Wonder Friend! We really appreciate your thoughts- we will look into US freight revenue again! :)

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How do the vehicles of commerce travel in the area where you live? Do you have major waterways nearby? What about highways?

If there is a river nearby, take a field trip with a friend or family member to check it out. Perhaps you can find a nice place for a picnic, while you sit and watch for barges and other ships of commerce. What types of ships do you see? What kinds of materials are they carrying? Can you tell just by looking?

If there are no major waterways nearby, ask a friend or family member to take you for a drive on a local highway or interstate. Do you see many large trucks carrying goods? Of course, it’s probably not possible to see inside to know for sure what they’re carrying, but sometimes the designs on the outside of their trailers will give you a clue about what’s inside.

Have fun thinking and talking with your friends and family members about how goods get to your area. All the things you buy at your local store had to get there somehow. If you keep an eye out, you just might start to notice the vehicles that deliver these items to your area.

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