Confused About My Change

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Sasquatch's Comment
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Where are you picking up your truck? I'll be at the tulsa terminal on the 27th to get my keys.

As for load securement, my trainer told me there is no such thing as an overly secured load. Out of all the shippers we went to, only once were we there alone, and more times than not there were other Melton trucks there. Even if I didn't ask another driver how to secure a certain load, I could atleast look at their trailer and get a good idea. That may not always be the case but if you apply the basics to every load you will do fine I would think.


For example, on the above photo we used 3 straps and 2 chains on each pump head. That is a total of 20k lbs of securement per. Each pump head only weighed 8k lbs. It is what made my trainer and I comfortable running it down the road.

I will pick up my truck in Birmingham on Wednesday, that's where I did my orientation and it's close to the house. And thanks, I plan to over secure for a while. On our day of securement training I was over securing, and while I'm home, I plan to pound the Safe securement book in my head. Hopefully we can run into each other one day.


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.


A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

JuiceBox's Comment
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I thought I would be picking up in Birmingham also because it's closer to my home. Nevertheless I did the same as you, before I went with my trainer I studied the securement book and watched all the videos on transflo. Didn't get one load that was referenced in them lol. Look forward to seeing you out there bud.

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