More Rookie Friendly: Reefer Or Flatbed?

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Garrett J.'s Comment
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Starting with Prime next week, but haven't quite decided on reefer or flatbed yet, though I'm leaning towards flatbed.

Which is more rookie-friendly & why?

Which is a better introduction to the industry as a whole, and why?

Do flatbed drivers actually make a little more than reefer drivers on average across the board?

Does it ever get so slow for flatbed that there aren't any loads available for you for a few days, or longer?

I'm leaning towards flatbed since I'm young, physically fit, and don't mind physical labor or working outdoors. But honestly mainly because you're sleeping schedule is so irregular and inconsistent with reefer. Or, is it really that bad?

What do y'all think? What are the pros and cons of each?


A refrigerated trailer.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Reefer IS really erratic. My load planner tried to keep me unloading at night since I'm a night person. However, with running this cheese load, it's all over the clock. When I was younger, I could deal better with weird times and I do pretty fair at my age. However, I do have to pay attention to when I get tired and take a nap, so I don't drive off the road....haven't yet, but have come close.



A refrigerated trailer.

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