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    every wear, NV

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    5 years, 8 months ago

murderspolywog's Bio

What do you want to know? I am marride have a baby at home. I am just now starting a flatbed job, I used to drive and train for swift..

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Posted:  1 month, 2 weeks ago

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Smallest/lightest load you have hauled?

Smallest load was 1 brass pole 4 in round, 9 feet long and weight was 97 pounds it went from LA to Phoenix and had to he tarped.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Flatbed weight distribution

I have a 2010 prostar, and with my 15 wheel all the way back the king pin is perfectly centered between my drives. my empty full fuel weight is 32700, my steers weight 12200, my drives are 12400, my trailer is 8100. I have a great Dane 48 foot split axel flatbed. My coil rack is about 2 feet behind my marker light. If i use that as my center point i am always 36 to 38k and on the back and light on the drives. And right about 12450 to 12500 on steers. If I move the load 1 to 2 feet in front of the marker light. I am 12350 to 12400 on my steers. 31 to 33k on drives and 33 to 35k on my trailer. I usually run 75k to 80k. If I load my trailer right my steers are always in the 12200 to 12400 . I might have missed it but I did not see were you put how heavy you are on steers when loaded.

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Hazmat Fingerprints

Mine took 60ish days .

Posted:  3 months, 1 week ago

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Truck orders

I would not worry about that article. I have a freind that is a semi truck new order sales man. 2 years to 18 months ago the time from ordering a truck to delivery of a truck was 13 to 14 months. Now the time from order to delivery is 9 to 10 months. Just to look at the historical data 4 years ago the time was 3 months from order to delivery. So to think about it trucks that were order 18 months ago were delivered in Oct to Nov of last year just in time for the holiday shipping season. Now look at that most years the slow time for trucking is Jan, Feb, and some of March, so as a business you don't want to take delivery of an assist that will just be sitting around for a months.

I will start to worry when I see major company's start cancelling there orders or cutting them sharply. Right now there still taking delivery of there orders there just decreasing there orders for future truck orders.

Posted:  3 months, 2 weeks ago

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Question for flatbed drivers

I live with in 100 miles of 4 bases. We move aircraft parts and equipment all year round. And I do a lot of guard moves in the late spring and summer. Mostly though I do 20 foot containers, from the depot to the port , If I am doing it. The millitary used to pay more then general freight did now for the most part it has switched with general freight paying more then military.

Posted:  5 months, 2 weeks ago

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Bad First Day Back

I had a brand new belt but on my truck during service, because the old one was starting to crack. 300 miles down the road the belt broke some times this stuff just happens.

Posted:  7 months, 1 week ago

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Decided to shutdown

Nothing wrong about shutting down if you don't feel comfortable. Last winter I was on I 5 in CA, up in the mt on my way to OR. Just a little light rain temp right around freezing, well the truck in front of me goes over the bridge in front me and fish tails, I hit the bridge and start to jackknife. 3 bridges later I pulled onto a wide sholder for chaining and shut the truck down I know in front of me is a few more bridges and 2 of them were going down hill and had a turn in them. So I sat for 2 hours and waited for them to clean the road up. The tow company was quite busy pulling cars and trucks out of the ditches, but I was not one of them I was also the only guy in the chain up area. Right now I am taking a load from MI to MS I got up this morning 0400 checked the road and weather condtions in front of me and went back to sleep. It's better to be sitting some were safe, wishing you were out driving. Then to be driving wishing you were sitting some were safe. I think I will do laundry today be safe out there.

Posted:  1 year, 1 month ago

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Working Load Limit Question

So the aggregate is 50% of all the wll for each point attached to the trailer. So take a 5/16 chain g7 it has a wll of 4700 pounds. Now take that chain hook it to a to a tie down point on a hummer. Now attach that chain to your deck your aggregate will is 50% of 4700. What confuses me on your question is I don't think I have all the info, you have 6 peace of securement and 7 tie down points so to figure the aggregate we would need to know which peace is secured 2 times to the trailer. Clear as mud yet?

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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GPS- necessary or optional?

GPS are just a tool like others have said. An atlas is just a tool but does not update, going into Chicago. An atlas is not as precise, but an atlas with Google maps is just as good as a GPS and way cheaper. My first choice would be to have a GPS because it's easy to use, my second choice would be a atlas and Google maps. With whatever system you use, you must use your head above all else.

Posted:  1 year, 7 months ago

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Per diem

Are you otr?

Posted:  1 year, 8 months ago

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Quit before 1 year is up?

First off I hope all works out well. My wife and I were in a similar situation with are first child. My wife moved back in with her mom for that time, my dm ran me around most of the time with in a days drive of the house. When I got the call that my wife had been taken to the hospital I drove the truck to the yard and went home. Area daughter was born 2 months early and spent most of her 1st month in the NICU. I spent that hole month off. The key to all of this communication with the dm. Also he might be eligible for FMLA he would have to talk to hr about that.

Best of luck to you guys

Posted:  1 year, 12 months ago

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Driving loaded with permit only

You can not do it in California Patric is correct it is state specific.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Flatbed question - automatic lifting axle

On top of what gtown said. Were you loaded or empty? Were you still compliment with the bridge law? The one thing I did find it that the bridge law is figard out by the maximum axel groups so depending on your situation you might be out of compliance on that. It might have something to do with permitting. I know I am permitted as a 5 axel combo not a 5/4 axel combo. King pin compliment? But I did not find anything that said you were braking the law by running with a lift axel lifted just by that fact.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Why don't we use flares?

I would be willing to bet it has something to do with hazmat. If you have trucks that haul hazmat, they can't use flares. I only haul class 1.4, and 3. I know flares are no no on both of those loads. Also might be a dot thing as well I don't know if flares are allowed in lue of triangles, triangles never burn out or roll into the brush and ketch it on fire.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Electronic Logs VS. Paper Logs

E logs are much more simple to use when it comes to logging driving time. There also down to the min or 5 min depending on your company specs. There are lots of fees associated with the elogs from the hard wear and soft wear to the monthly fees. They are by no means cheat proof. They also cut down on personal for log auding in large companies. They are also not compliment with what Congress ordered.

Paper logs much cheaper to run for a small out fit. Also easy to fudge on as well. More cost to run for a larger outfit.

The real difference between elogs and paper at this point is one kicks you on duty driving and dose not require a pen.

Posted:  2 years ago

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I shut down and ruined my service record due to fatigue!

We all have days out here were we say **** it. You just got to push thought those times and get the work done.

With that said what you said in your post sounds more like someone who suffering from depression. Then some of who is lazy, or lack of motivation. I strongly suggest if this job makes you depressed to get help.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Real Dimensions?

I would bet that the sign was for trucks 8 feet and over in with. My cab on my truck is 102 as well as my trailer there is a steel plant that I go in and out of with a bridge that is a hard left and then across a one lane bridge, we hardly fit. It's an old steel bridge. Sign says wait for traffic max with is 8.6 one truck at a time.

Posted:  2 years ago

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Air horn ettiquite

Answer to your second question. I test the air horn after I have left a truck stop/ out of the homes/ or yard. In the yard/truck stop there used for communication. So you can always do that as well.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Still broken

A ticket depends on the officer. But an air horn dose need to work. I do not believe it's a oos, inless they find more wrong then the horn. You also won't have a clean inspection.

Posted:  2 years, 1 month ago

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Just curious!

I am home 1 day a week for a 34 if I am lucky. Maybe home for a few hours every few days or not at all for a month or more. Really just depends, I have a wife, a kid, and a kid on the way.

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