Officially A Flatbedder!

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Larry E.'s Comment
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Hey Brett,

With all of the flatbed folk staring to post here, can we start a flatbed specific thread? We could put in our tricks, tips, pics of loads, help wanted for issues, etc. With Starcar as our Mother Hen we could have fun and learn a thing on two. What ya think?

Daniel B.'s Comment
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With Starcar as our Mother Hen we could have fun and learn a thing on two. What ya think?

Haha! Oh my goodness! You're hilarious.

But in all seriously. That's a pretty good idea.

TailGunner (Ken M)'s Comment
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Congrats Daniel,no van driver will ever understand the thrills of tarping a load in the windy city like a flat bedder ,never mind the satisfaction of delivering that load safely and dry thru deluges of rain showers for a thousand miles ,getting drenched countless times while adjusting strapps and bungees....and the immense satisfaction where upon arrival at your destination ,the crane operator unloading your load ........drops it into the biggest and muddiest mudhole on his lot.... ;-)



That's too funny. I can totally see that happening. =-D


In this case it was total truth .Picked up a piece of machinery from a closed factory ,was being shipped to a company in Texas to be refurbished and put back into service in Mexico eventually. There were many times I was required to tarp a load that really didn't need it ,but the shipper is paying for it so you do it anyway.

This is all true. I have picked up lumber in Windsor, Ontario that they pick up out of a mud hole with water 2' deep, all covered in snow and ice, and I have to tarp it, then the receiver in Middlebury won't accept it unless they see it tarped before you take them off. Then they take it off and set it outside in the weather. We speculate that maybe it has something to do with road salt/grime/oil/grease. It's a fun game all the way around.


The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Starcar's Comment
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We used to haul coils that they picked up out of a mud hole,set on our trailer...we had to tarp (we got paid for it, tho). then deliver it, they take it off and set it in another mud hole...weird...But wedidn't care, we got paid to tarp, so okie dokie. I'd love to see a "Skateboarder's Forum". The hard earned knowledge is so different from what box or reefer draggers need to know that its worth a different spot.... So we'll see if Brett can see his way thru to add a forum for us. And yes, I'll be the mother hen...tho I'm sure that some folks would have a different name for meshocked.png


A refrigerated trailer.

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