Flatbed Jobs For A Dodge Ram 2500 With 8 Foot Flatbed ?

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Arbor Joe's Comment
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I am planning to purchase a Dodge Ram 2500 pickup with a flatbed body. I need advice about finding a company to help me find things to haul on a part time basis . I have a part time /seasonal business that requires the truck anyway , so thinking about filling in the slow periods with some hauling. The photo is the sort of truck I am thinking about buying . much appreciated.. joe

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Welcome to the forum. Just a heads up you likely won't receive many responses on this forum. The primary focus of this forum is helping new drivers get into schooling and mentor them through their first year (and beyond) driving tractor trailers. You may receive some ideas but I can almost guarantee it will not be from somebody actively doing hot shot loads like you're looking for.

Susan D. 's Comment
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This forum is geared towards helping new and prospective company drivers navigate cdl school, company training and that first year.

I sincerely doubt anyone here would have too much knowledge about a hot shot. You you have your own authority and elogs?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Elog:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

Elogs:

Electronic Onboard Recorder

Electronic Logbook

A device which records the amount of time a vehicle has been driven. If the vehicle is not being driven, the operator will manually input whether or not he/she is on duty or not.

PackRat's Comment
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Part time work will likely not cover the full time insurance costs.

Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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Hey, Joe .. nice looking truck~!! We have a similar, that we use here locally with a ramp, and farming equipment et al.. that could be a niche.

Have you checked out Shiply? Loadshop?

Come to the 'dark side' (actually the 'bright side') and get your CDL A, and roll with the 'big boys!'

Links:

Wish you the best, whichever way; stop back!

Anne :)

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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Hey, Joe.

Fella that I know, a firefighter with every work day a Friday, used to hang around the lot in the local Lowes and Home Depot, looking for people needing a hand with hauling things too big for the store owned rental trucks. Flatbed with open side might work well in that environment. He never got beefed because he had "an understanding" with the store's GMs. Maybe something similar is an option for you?

Good luck.

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