Flatbed Variety

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PackRat's Comment
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0506291001564860301.jpg0206446001564860338.jpg This oversized stepdeck just rolled by me at the Iowa 80. Tall and wide. Had a pilot car and a chaser.

Stepdeck:

A stepdeck , also referred to as "dropdeck", is a type of flatbed trailer that has one built in step to the deck to provide the capabilities of loading higher dimensional freight on the lower deck.

Rob T.'s Comment
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0506291001564860301.jpg0206446001564860338.jpg This oversized stepdeck just rolled by me at the Iowa 80. Tall and wide. Had a pilot car and a chaser.

If only it was filled with Vodka smile.gif

I'll be out that way tomorrow, what time you heading out?

Stepdeck:

A stepdeck , also referred to as "dropdeck", is a type of flatbed trailer that has one built in step to the deck to provide the capabilities of loading higher dimensional freight on the lower deck.

PackRat's Comment
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No later than 0400.

Rob T.'s Comment
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No later than 0400.

Figured you'd be gone, I wont be there until probably 10am on my way back. One of these times!

PackRat's Comment
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No later than 0400.

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Figured you'd be gone, I wont be there until probably 10am on my way back. One of these times!

For sure! Every time I come by here, chances are I'm going to stop for my break at the Moon's truck stop.

andhe78's Comment
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My biggest issue was where to put my tarps. I ended up securing them to my catwalk.

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May have missed it in the picture, but you need to be careful using bungees to secure anything to the catwalk. Dot can get you because a bungee cannot be used as a form of securement to the headache rack or catwalk.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

andhe78's Comment
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Here's a shot of the same load after I had her dressed and ready for the road.

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Is that four tarps or just the camera angle?

What are you doing for padding? I’ve seen stuff like this shred tarps.

Old School's Comment
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Three tarps.

Oh, if you don't use padding, these aluminum extrusions will ruin your tarps after two or three loads. I have about eight "moving blankets" like furniture movers use to pad the furniture with. I cover the sharp edges with those blankets and then I start laying out my tarps.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Turtle's Comment
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Backhoe tracks and asst parts in the rear

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PackRat's Comment
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You got a 3-story sleeper, Rich? Or using a selfie stick for that photo?

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