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TMan's Comment
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I ts been a while since being on the forum. I apologize for that but wanted to concentrate completely on my first couple months flat bedding.

Ive been solo now for 6 weeks and having a lot of fun. There have been both ups and downs. Staying busy and seeing a lot of country and meeting some really nice folks has been the up side.

Getting hit while parked at a truck stop and knocked out of service for 4 days waiting for repair is the down side. But the overall experience has been great.

I had good training and have a good support system with the company I am with. I look forward to a good year.

Schism's Comment
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Its likely too soon to tell , from a driver perspective but how do you feel about the company so far?

You doing ok for miles and the tarp/detention etc etc ? How are the fingers working when its that cold and you have to secure a load ? I could ask you more questions but I dont want to put you on the spot

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I ts been a while since being on the forum. I apologize for that but wanted to concentrate completely on my first couple months flat bedding.

Ive been solo now for 6 weeks and having a lot of fun. There have been both ups and downs. Staying busy and seeing a lot of country and meeting some really nice folks has been the up side.

Getting hit while parked at a truck stop and knocked out of service for 4 days waiting for repair is the down side. But the overall experience has been great.

I had good training and have a good support system with the company I am with. I look forward to a good year.

TMan's Comment
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Well, I have to tell ya, I have enjoyed pretty much everyone I have encountered with the company. Miles are plenty. Communication is pretty good. We tarp most everything and get paid for it. Yes it sucks to deal with tarps in the cold. But that's the challenge you sign up for.

Would I recommend you research Melton to see if its a good fit for you? Yes I would. But you have to decide whats best for you.

You can private message me more questions if you like and I will help how I can.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Very cool to hear things are going well for ya TMan!

Yeah, having to tarp a load in unfavorable weather of any sort is rough, but the cold is really rough! How flexible are those tarps in the extreme cold? I'm born and raised outside of Buffalo, NY so I've lived my whole life in it. All I can ever picture when I think of having to use a tarp in the cold is it turning into one solid chunk as stiff as sheet metal. I know it isn't like that, but they must get stiff when it's real cold, eh?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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Winter is one of the times that will make you question whether flatbedding is worth it...and the heat of summer will do the same thing. But for those of us that like the work, and the diverse loads...heck yeah !!!!

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tman's Comment
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Very cool to hear things are going well for ya TMan!

Yeah, having to tarp a load in unfavorable weather of any sort is rough, but the cold is really rough! How flexible are those tarps in the extreme cold? I'm born and raised outside of Buffalo, NY so I've lived my whole life in it. All I can ever picture when I think of having to use a tarp in the cold is it turning into one solid chunk as stiff as sheet metal. I know it isn't like that, but they must get stiff when it's real cold, eh?

Hey, I'm back.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey Tman! You re-registered. You could have used your old registration. We have a password reset feature if you happen to have forgotten it.

But no matter - nice to see you back! So how have things been going? You still out there doin it? Get us caught up.

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