When Did WalMart Start Flatbed?

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Mikey B.'s Comment
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I delivered a load today at WalMart DC 6024 in Grove City Ohio, I was surprised to see these and other walmart branded flatbeds. When did they start running a flatbed division and what in the world would they haul?

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Viking's Comment
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If I had to guess, maybe some of the garden center products?

midnight fox's Comment
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I'm not a driver yet so I could be wrong but I believe those just followed Turtle over from Prime...

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Viking's Comment
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I'm not a driver yet so I could be wrong but I believe those just followed Turtle over from Prime...

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Turtle's Comment
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They're teasing me by putting those flatbeds in front of me. Every time I come near one I get the irresistible urge to throw some chains or strap something down.

Only select DCs have them, and yes they're for garden center products soil, mulch, etc.

I wish they had them at my DC. I sign up in a second.

HOS:

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HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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Anytime I'm at a WM DC, if I see one of those flatbed trailers, I spray paint, "TURTLE WAS HERE!" on it.

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Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Nah they gotta be slinging some plywood or lumber like this yeah?

Turtle, check out my 2020 straps. I got stylish yellow again, call me old fashioned.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Nah they gotta be slinging some plywood or lumber like this yeah?

Turtle, check out my 2020 straps. I got stylish yellow again, call me old fashioned.

I notice you have half a twist in your straps. I've often wondered when I see a driver with the half twist, what's the purpose of this? I wonder because only a handful of loads I see are like this. My guess is so you can see the strap from the mirror if it loosens up?? Or is it just how you like to do it?

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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.

Turtle's Comment
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The half twist is to keep the strap from flapping/vibrating in the wind, reducing wear to the strap.

PackRat's Comment
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The half twist is to keep the strap from flapping/vibrating in the wind, reducing wear to the strap.

Check out the flatbeds hauling PODS containers. The ones that "buzz" when they go by have no twist in their securement straps.

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