Looking For A Flatbed Company.. Any Suggestions?

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G'town responded "what am I looking for" maybe I should have mentioned that in the beginning....

My goal is to get into heavy haul. I'm looking for a company that can assist in that goal. My ideal freight would be construction materials such as turbines, wind generators, transformers, etc.. The three companies I mentioned do heavy haul loads and have advancement opportunities into that field. Just wondering if there are other companies I could look into that have the same advancement opportunities...

If it helps I am located in Philadelphia, PA but I do not mind traveling or possibly moving to another state for employment. Thanks again for the responses, I will take a look at every company that was mentioned.

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If it helps I am located in Philadelphia, PA but I do not mind traveling or possibly moving to another state for employment. Thanks again for the responses, I will take a look at every company that was mentioned.

Hay, Twosides11 !!!

I've got a few great (mostly) Ohio companies, of course:

Boyd Bros. of Ohio; Hires from PA; has training. Good company!

Ohio Transport; Has a terminal in PA; they mostly hire in the 5 state area; run 48.

Transport National; Elite/Specialty Hauls; Youngstown, Ohio; 10 mins from PA.

Keim TSA (rare!) Flatbed Training Co., many locations.

Bennett Motor Express; Various Flatbed Categories; Gov't/Specialty.

R.K. Campf Transport; East Coast Flatbed; some curtainside/conestogas.

Logan Trucking; Flatbed; percentage pay plus accessorial pay.

ATS/Anderson Trucking Systems; Flatbed & Van, great lanes; hiring OH and PA.

HMD TruckingMostly Flat; some Dry Van. Great reputation.

Montgomery Transportation/MT; Flatbed; Friend drives for them & loves it.

Hope that's enough, for the moment; good sir! I'm wondering (as well) why you feel the 'grass is greener' syndrome coming on, but you know me; I'll help how I can!!

Best always, man~

~ Anne (and sometimes Tom!) ~

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Dry Van:

A trailer or truck that that requires no special attention, such as refrigeration, that hauls regular palletted, boxed, or floor-loaded freight. The most common type of trailer in trucking.

TNT:

Trainer-N-Trainee

Prime Inc has their own CDL training program and it's divided into two phases - PSD and TNT.

The PSD (Prime Student Driver) phase is where you'll get your permit and then go on the road for 10,000 miles with a trainer. When you come back you'll get your CDL license and enter the TNT phase.

The TNT phase is the second phase of training where you'll go on the road with an experienced driver for 30,000 miles of team driving. You'll receive 14ยข per mile ($700 per week guaranteed) during this phase. Once you're finished with TNT training you will be assigned a truck to run solo.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

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