Let Me See Y'all's Flatbeds

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NeeklODN's Comment
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Loving this Mack tractor #flatbedlife

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Chris M's Comment
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I don't mind this freightliner. I definitely like the color better than the other company trucks lol

NeeklODN's Comment
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I don't mind this freightliner. I definitely like the color better than the other company trucks lol

Is that a dark gray or a green?

Bolt's Comment
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I don't mind this freightliner. I definitely like the color better than the other company trucks lol

How did you score that tractor? I plan on going into Swift's flatbed division.

Chris M's Comment
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I don't mind this freightliner. I definitely like the color better than the other company trucks lol

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Is that a dark gray or a green?

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It's gray. Darker than "champagne" but lighter than "gunmetal" lol

Chris M's Comment
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I don't mind this freightliner. I definitely like the color better than the other company trucks lol

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How did you score that tractor? I plan on going into Swift's flatbed division.

It was a lease-op truck that was turned in by the driver before the lease was completed. They've closed the flatbed lease program, so now if a truck is turned in before the lease is completed, they give a limited time to find someone to pickup that lease, but if no one takes it, they put it in the company fleet.

When you complete your flatbed training and are ready to be assigned a truck, they let you walk through the empty trucks and take your pick. This was the only one available that wasn't white with the big S on the side lol.

Also, I definitely give a thumbs up for Swift Transportation. I get paid well, get good miles, and there is a wide enough variety of regular freight that you get to experience the different tie-down techniques and requirements.

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JuiceBox's Comment
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Dont have a good pic of the truck but there plenty of them out there on the road and they generally all look the same.

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Army 's Comment
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Turtle

Nice pics. Question, where do you store you grill when not in use? I would be concerned the smell would consume the inside if it was inside the CAB, but curious nevertheless.

Thanks Chris

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Nice pics. Question, where do you store you grill when not in use? I would be concerned the smell would consume the inside if it was inside the CAB, but curious nevertheless.

Thanks Chris

I store it under my bunk double wrapped in heavy plastic bags. Haven't got a whiff of it yet.

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