Question For The Flatbedders.

Topic 26973 | Page 1

Page 1 of 1
Jay F.'s Comment
member avatar

I have a week left of training. I’m trying to decide what way to go. I keep coming back to flatbed. There’s a lot that intrigues me about flatbeds, but one of the things is the activity of it.

I’m 41 years old, and always been in good shape. A lot of that is due to genitics. I absolutely hate working out, but am far from lazy.(working out just bores me) My background is restaurants, and in 2008 when the economy went south I started buying and selling contents of forclosures for extra money. I found washers and dryers were a gold mine, and taught myself how to repair washers and dryers. I use to be able to lift a top load washer off a pick up truck by myself, however I stopped this a few years ago, and I know I’m not as strong as I was a few years ago.

One of my fears of trucking is sitting and driving for hours at a time, and with age regressing physically even more. Again I’m not afraid of hard work. I grew up on a farm, and have done all sorts of manual labor in my life. I have never quit something in life because it’s too hard physically

My question is how hard is it. Will it keep me in shape, or as I get older will I still need to work out?

Second any advice on companies? We had TMC and McElroy visit our school. I’ve also been in contact with maverick.

Thanks in advance. This site as been great!

Old School's Comment
member avatar

I'll turn 60 in a few months. I've met several flatbedders in their eighties.

Here's a story about one I happened to meet down in Louisiana.

Old Flatbedders

You sound like you'd love flat-bedding, but you'll still be driving long stretches - that's what truckers do.

Each of the three companies you listed would be great places to start.

Page 1 of 1

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview



Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More