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    1 year, 10 months ago

Arthur D.'s Bio

52 year old former construction worker. June 2019 CDL Private School Flatbed company truck July 2019.

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Flatbed

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Posted:  1 year, 2 months ago

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Flatbed

Flatbed is challenging. If you like to problem-solve you'll enjoy it. If you like getting down and dirty you'll enjoy it. If you have got a good deal of common sense, you'll survive. And if you like to make more than $0.60 a mile you'll prosper.

Like most things in trucking the first six months are the hardest.

What companies are you looking ?

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Choosing A GPS System

Yes, the Garmin really is a disappointing unit. Perhaps knows about 80% of the truck stops. Put me on the wrong road multiple times, wrong lanes for exits. Does not find the quickest route. Thinks I can do a u-turn on a two-lane highway.

Looking forward to using as a frisbee.

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Taking A Look At Securing A Flat-Bed Load

I agree, the Western Express videos are excellent.

We occasionally drop and swap trailers, and each manufacturer have their own recommend anchor points. Not thrilled with current trailer. No WLL for "Rub Rail" and under the deck securement is questionable.

Have yet to receive response from Mac for clarification of suitable anchor points for straps.

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Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Taking A Look At Securing A Flat-Bed Load

Above and beyond requirements. Does it have a positive or negative effect of securement?

What's with the strap between the two coils connecting them?

Posted:  1 year, 5 months ago

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Taking A Look At Securing A Flat-Bed Load

Not sure if this is the right spot to post. New to flatbed and wish to ensure all my loads are above and beyond requirements. Here's a recent load <11k per coil.

All constructive criticism welcomed.

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Posted:  1 year, 10 months ago

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Welcome to flatbed

Found a wealth of knowledge and advice on this site that has helped tremendously. As I walk around the parking lots I'm always noting other flat-bedders methods, and of course we all see some suspect methods. My question is given the number of straps used in the picture, could the driver have improved his securement?

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