Flatbed Variety

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Robert B. (The Dragon) ye's Comment
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You guys deal with all that, I'll stick with swinging my doors. I contemplated doing flatbed work but I would likely drive myself crazy always second guessing the way the load is secured. flatbedders are definitely a different breed.

Ahhh but that's exactly what would make you good at flatbed. Complacency will get you in trouble but second guessing, double and triple checking even changing things out en route and constantly learning is what keeps you safe and on top of your game.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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You guys deal with all that, I'll stick with swinging my doors. I contemplated doing flatbed work but I would likely drive myself crazy always second guessing the way the load is secured. flatbedders are definitely a different breed.

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Ahhh but that's exactly what would make you good at flatbed. Complacency will get you in trouble but second guessing, double and triple checking even changing things out en route and constantly learning is what keeps you safe and on top of your game.

I have been known to change securement mid trip. Sometimes during a load check, you notice a better way, or something you may have missed. Thus, the reason for a load check.

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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I picked this up in Mt Pleasant, TX. It was preloaded, and mostly secured. All I had to do was tighten everything down. While I am confident in their securement, it is ugly, and messes with my ocd tendencies. 0518039001558308324.jpg

My biggest issue was where to put my tarps. I ended up securing them to my catwalk.

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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My latest load. This one makes my brain cringe everytime I turn left,

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∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Posted wrong one, here is the full picture 0434690001561166488.jpg

Rob D.'s Comment
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Is that an enormous radiator over your tandems?

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

∆_Danielsahn_∆'s Comment
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Yes, it is. I want to see the machine they put it in.

Is that an enormous radiator over your tandems?

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

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