Question For The Flatbedders.

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Jay F.'s Comment
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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
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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.

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