Flatbed Vs Dry Van

Topic 2768 | Page 3

Page 3 of 3 Previous Page Go To Page:
Wine Taster's Comment
member avatar

Tom...you are right....you learn in flatbedding, that if you don't wanna fly, when the wind catches that tarp, you let go. And if you like both your eyes, you wear safety glasses when you bungie down. And those leather gloves are fitting a little loose for a reason...those chains can catch your hand in a second..its nice to know you have the room to slip your fingers out, just in case. And those boots will keep you from slipping on that load..even tho those tennies feel better, and are cooler.

You learn to "pre trip" a load...and you also learn to "pre dress" TO load....

Sweet, one more check mark to the flatbed column for me. I wanna fly! Wait, maybe not holding a tarp like a ragdoll. Guess I got to rethink it some more.


Anyway, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for all the help. I have chosen my poison. I will be a flatbed driver and be damn good at it! (I did ask if I hated it if I could chance in the future. The recruiter said yes.)


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Wine Taster's Comment
member avatar

Dang it! Please add an edit button to so I can fix m many typos! It was supposed to read like this:

(I did ask if I hated it if I could change in the future. The recruiter said yes.)

Brett Aquila's Comment
member avatar

Dang it! Please add an edit button to so I can fix m many typos! It was supposed to read like this:

(I did ask if I hated it if I could change in the future. The recruiter said yes.)

There's already a "preview" button so you can check your work before submitting it. Remember when your teachers used to tell you that in school?

"Ok everyone, look over your work one last time and hand it in. Once you've handed it in that's it."

Oh, and by the way - there is an edit button but only I can see it. So I could edit your post for ya but I think I'll leave it here as an example to the rest of the class.



Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Page 3 of 3 Previous Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

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

Links On TruckingTruth

example: TruckingTruth Homepage

example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
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



This topic has the following tags:

Choosing A Trucking Company
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Why Join Trucking Truth?

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