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Liz D.'s Comment
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Yes, I have been watching her(AllieKnight.com) videos for a while as well. I wonder if she replies to email responses. If so, maybe I could contact her for questions if she wouldn't be bothered by it.

Also, paying my bills is very important for me right now so I will be looking more into reefer driving as well as flatbed. However, I am really not sure if flatbedding is that easy. Who is this guy? http://www.getloaded.com/blog/post/Why-Drive-Flatbed-Loads-Trucks. He says that flat is one of the most physically demanding jobs for a trucker in the first sentence! Lol...

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A refrigerated trailer.

The Dude's Comment
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Yes, I have been watching her(AllieKnight.com) videos for a while as well. I wonder if she replies to email responses. If so, maybe I could contact her for questions if she wouldn't be bothered by it.

Also, paying my bills is very important for me right now so I will be looking more into reefer driving as well as flatbed. However, I am really not sure if flatbedding is that easy. Who is this guy? http://www.getloaded.com/blog/post/Why-Drive-Flatbed-Loads-Trucks. He says that flat is one of the most physically demanding jobs for a trucker in the first sentence! Lol...

Just read that. He's right about lifting tarps, which is probably the most physically demanding aspect of flatbedding. Tarps are heavy, some tarps are really heavy. Lifting tarps sucks, lifting tarps on top of some loads really sucks.

He also talks about the danger of getting on top of a load and he's right. Getting on top of a load, especially if you're getting on top of a load with a tarp already over it, can be really sketchy.

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A refrigerated trailer.

Liz D.'s Comment
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Okay, so again... I wonder if an average sized girl would be able to do that. My guess is, probably not. The Dude, what do you think since you have gotten some experience within the last 2 months?

The Dude's Comment
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I'd say if you can lift 80 lbs over top of your head from time to time, then that's the most physically grueling part, lifting a tarp on top of a load.

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