Quote (JDH @ Feb 10 2018 04:35am)
ive done limited flat bed stuff never for a flat bed company. have fun wrestling stupid fucking tarps and having to chain or strap every load though. i would ask other flat bedders but im pretty sure a lot of them gets paid for tarping and chaining.
dispatchers dont give a shit about you or whether you get home or not so expect disappointment from them. pay sounds pretty good as long as you are getting at least 2.5k miles a week. dont let them run you north of virginia either from new jersey to boston is not very many miles and you wont make much up there on mileage.
their equipment looks good they seem to keep pretty new trailers and trucks are always 5 years old or less i would say.
the biggest thing about flatbed is knowing your chain ratings, thorough inspections of chains you dont want to get caught with bad chains, properly tying down your tarp, etc.
here is a link to brent hoover he runs the indiana commercial vehicle enforcement page and he has a done a ton of videos on load securement stuff that would be highly beneficial to you https://www.facebook.com/ISPCVED/
just scroll down through there and watch some of his videos you truly will learn a lot from him
Alright thanks buddy. And yeah they do offer tarp pay.
I honestly want to do flatbed to stay in shape and actually get out of the truck and do some work.
And part of the maverick schooling is one week is on nothing but learning to tarp and securing loads with chains like you are talking about.
They say home every weekend I am kinda relying on that. I don't want to be gone 2-3 weeks at a time as I have a family here at home. Which they did say I may not be home maybe 6 weekends of the whole year which I can deal with.
I'll go check his page out thanks again
Quote (jimmyhoud @ Feb 10 2018 02:03am)
Wait for JDH to chime in.
However, 5 out 2 back running a flatbed and turning 130k in your first year? Good luck with all that. Your recruiter is pumping you full of shit.
I never said 130k for my first year lol