Preloaded/tarped Flatbed Loads

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Well my favorite is Maverick because I work there lol. Yeah .48 is great to start, but keep in mind pay increases. Most of these flatbed companies pay about the same. Within a 6 months to a year they're all pretty equal. What are you looking for in a flatbed company in particular.

As for an answer to this question, I want to work for a company that I can be proud of. I have worked for a few small businesses in the past. There just seems to be a lot of corruption in the business world. I don't want to be ashamed of where I work because of how they treat their employees. I'm not saying that this is the case in the trucking industry but I want to find a company that treats its employees right, pays well but I also need to be there for my girlfriend of 5 years. She understands that I'm doing this for us and she has a huge family support system but it would be nice to be home once a week.

NeeklODN's Comment
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As for an answer to this question, I want to work for a company that I can be proud of. I have worked for a few small businesses in the past. There just seems to be a lot of corruption in the business world. I don't want to be ashamed of where I work because of how they treat their employees. I'm not saying that this is the case in the trucking industry but I want to find a company that treats its employees right, pays well but I also need to be there for my girlfriend of 5 years. She understands that I'm doing this for us and she has a huge family support system but it would be nice to be home once a week.

C T.'s Comment
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Well I don't believe we hire out of Florida. Im regional , so ill top out at .53cpm and up to .06cpm in bonuses. Otr guys top out at .55 and glass tops out at .59. Id say look into cypress express, comcar, possibly gypsum express. There are probably more. All of these companies are reputable. Prime may hire out of Florida for flatbed but I don't believe you would get home weekly. Make sure that your lady is on board with what you're getting into. It will take a toll on you both once you hit the road, be sure to communicate and have your expectations in line.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

NeeklODN's Comment
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thanks for the sound advice bro

Well I don't believe we hire out of Florida. Im regional , so ill top out at .53cpm and up to .06cpm in bonuses. Otr guys top out at .55 and glass tops out at .59. Id say look into cypress express, comcar, possibly gypsum express. There are probably more. All of these companies are reputable. Prime may hire out of Florida for flatbed but I don't believe you would get home weekly. Make sure that your lady is on board with what you're getting into. It will take a toll on you both once you hit the road, be sure to communicate and have your expectations in line.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

CPM:

Cents Per Mile

Drivers are often paid by the mile and it's given in cents per mile, or cpm.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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