It's Official

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dirtrocker's Comment
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I'm Officially part of the flat bed family. I got my truck at COTC ON 07-13-17. It's definitely a lot of work but I actually feel pride after securing and Tarping my load. So far (with the exception of plaster city every shipper or receiver I've been to has been a very tight place to get in or out of, way more than dry van.

Any way, I'm loving it so far although I'm very slow at Tarping right now.

Shipper:

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.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Congratulation. Good luck. Stay safe.

Parrothead66's Comment
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It won't be long before the tarps seem like nothing. A lot of times you'll even have fellow flatbed drivers help out with pulling and folding tarps if you're unloading at the same place. Congratulations and good luck. It's fun but hot, wet and cold.

Bud A.'s Comment
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Congratulations! Tarping gets easier with practice, unfortunately.

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