Flatbed Variety

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Bud A.'s Comment
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OK, here are some more pics, Moving Forward. I didn't get any of the securement of the Cat engines or unloading inside a nice big warehouse.

Current load is steel beams from Charleston SC to Utah. These will become guardrail parts.

steel guardrail beams loaded on flatbed trailer in Charleston SC

Trucker B's Comment
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Thanks Bud A.! I am researching Mavrick, Melton, Boyd and McElroy. Flat bedding appeals to me on several levels, the work of securing a load, battling/enjoying the elements and all the interesting loads you get to pull. Looking forward to being able to post pics of my own loads!

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We have been going through an audit this week so yesterday my truck was in the shop getting ready for what the FMCSA guys said was a level 5 inspection today. After that, I went to move a small loader back to the shop...

small Volvo loader chained to a flatbed trailer


Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
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Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bud A.'s Comment
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Here's our weekend load, a shorty from Cedar City to Stockton. We'll both get resets at least, and we get to go down one of my favorite highways, US 50 through Nevada.

load of PVC pipe strapped and secured to flatbed trailer

Pat M.'s Comment
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Long, Wide, Heavy and UGLY!

long wide steel tank loaded on a flatbed trailer

Bud A.'s Comment
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Long, Wide, Heavy and UGLY!


I think it's purty.

Deleted Account's Comment
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Long, Wide, Heavy and UGLY!


If you left out "long" would've thought u were talking bout my ex wife...just sayinrofl-3.gif

Pat M.'s Comment
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It does kinda grow on you.... LOL Didn't get a pic today but I hauled a D6 to Victor, MT today.

Pat M.'s Comment
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Well, here is yet another bridge beam... 130k and 100 feet long. Gross was 205k and 150 feet long.

oversized cement bridge beam loaded on flatbed trailer and dolly

Pat M.'s Comment
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Ok well we got to deliver the bridge beams on Wednesday.

crane unloading large cement bridge beams from flatbed trailer dolly

Ooops! What happened to the truck?... LOL

Well we were so far to the side of the bridge that the cranes could not reach far enough to pick both ends of the beam at the same time so they picked the beam off the truck and I got out of the way. I was standing on the steps taking the photo. They they used a telehandler forklift to drag the trailer backwards so the other crane could reach that end. Yes we can release all the brakes just for this purpose.

Yesterday I got to move 4 conveyors and a rock crusher. No photos of those.

But today I got to move a 824 loader to Great Falls.

John Deere 824 loader chained onto a flatbed trailer


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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