Clean Tarps?

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Splitter's Comment
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If they're covering a load and can get to them fairly easily, I wouldn't imagine they would charge much.

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Then I would just have to hope they get rained on. TMC won't pay the extra, and I sure won't. That extra would add-up to quite a sum over the course of time.

TMC DOES ask in our new driver binder to clean them off at home, if possible, but since I don't have a home or access to a hose, then I simply can't without incurring the cost.

I'm no flatbedder but I think TMC is just wrong for expecting their drivers to wash their tarps on their hometime rather than paying whatever the fee (if any) to have a truck wash do it. My hometime is my civilian time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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I've hauled pretty much everything that needs to be tarped. Cleaning them isn't really necessary. You're not going to be putting them on any loads of fine linens or small children that shouldn't get dirty.

Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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I've hauled pretty much everything that needs to be tarped. Cleaning them isn't really necessary. You're not going to be putting them on any loads of fine linens or small children that shouldn't get dirty.

Unless it's something stinky or nasty like raw cowhides or garbage like Old School mentioned. Then I would try to get routed by the shop and trade them in for replacements.

Bruce K.'s Comment
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What is this "cleaning tarps" you speak of?

Turtle, that’s funny. We dry van haulers wonder the same thing!

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.
Turtle's Comment
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I often haul lumber out of northern Maine, from some pretty remote areas where the woodchucks live. In the winter, those roads are absolutely caked with a slushy, sandy mess that transfers to my truck and tarps. Sometimes I'll ask the Blue Beacon guys to do a quick fly-by spray of the tarps as they're washing my truck/flatbed, just to get some of the funk off. They always do it no charge. That's as close as I get to actually washing them.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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