Had My First Adventure Tarping A Load Of Lumber And Re-tarping! Hopefully I'll Get The Old School, Turtle, And Rob D " Seal Of Approval"

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Chris L's Comment
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I tarped my first lumber load today I picked up 9 bundles of pine rough cut lumber - so fresh the sap was still seeping out of the ends of the wood! Once bundles were loaded I started to roll out my first tarp the yard guy suggested that I should strap down the lumber before I tarped since it was my first time doing it I wasn't too warm and fuzzy with that advise so I gave my mentor a call and he told me either way would work so I strapped the lumber down before I tarped but I kept 4 straps and threw them over the tarp once I got everything covered and bungeed up. I got the back half of the load covered with no problem. I started working on the front of the load and when I got the front tarp opened up I discovered the front apron was ripped at the seams all the way across. I got everything secured as best as I could and headed to our maintenance facility to see if they could hopefully fix the apron and spare me a re-tarping job unfortunately the tarp was beyond repair so re-tarp it was! It took me about two hours to pull the damaged tarp off fold it up and put a brand spanking new tarp on the load. One positive note was the machanics had a open bay so I did the job inside out of the elements. Now I'm tired and dirty getting cleaned up then off to bed..




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Old School's Comment
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Good job Chris. You earned a third of a day's pay and worked a whole day to get it. Next time it will go better - I'm sure! Tarping is a bit of a trick. It takes some practice to get fast at it. Doing it well is always better than just doing it fast. If you can manage both you are really killing it!

Chief Brody's Comment
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That works for me.

If it keeps the elements off going down the rood its a success.

I had to fix the front corners of my tarp tonight.

It just take time and each load seems to have a new wrinkle.

Chris L's Comment
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Since this was considered a local pickup I was only 30 miles away from the maintenance shop. So it was a quick run back and swap out the tarp if I had been on the road it would have been more of a challenge. I've been spoiled by having a Roltight lol... This load was also a split drop so another driver would be taking it to it's final destination since I didn't get any complaints I guess the tarp job I did passed.

Turtle's Comment
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Looks like you got the job done just fine, Chris. Repeat that about a thousand times and you'll get the hang of it!

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