48’ 40 Lowboy or 48 flatbed - tandem

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  1. 1mm3406e

    1mm3406e Bobtail Member

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    Any body have any knowledge of which of these trailers makes the best retes/profit? Thanks
    48 flatbed Or 40 ton tandem lowboy
     
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  3. W923

    W923 Medium Load Member

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    I feel like it could go either way very sharply depending on where you are and who you know and what connections you have. I know that running a 55 ton 3 axle can be really good money with the right connections but some of my buddies run flats and make more money. I feel like they work a lot harder where as I work smarter as in plan much better because of load availability.
     
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  4. 1mm3406e

    1mm3406e Bobtail Member

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    Thanks bud
     
  5. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Are you moving your own equipment?

    if not, you’ll get a higher volume option for the flat
     
  6. 1mm3406e

    1mm3406e Bobtail Member

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    Nope not moving my own equipment. Just tryna pick the best option. Thanks for the reply.
     
  7. Ruthless

    Ruthless Road Train Member

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    Who do you know n what do they have to move? If you’re coming in fresh with no contacts & just using loadboard freight- probably keep busier with a flat. Success is really what you make it: how good you are at making a pitch, how much you already know about what moves when and from who, how well funded you are and how fast you can catch up on the learning curve.
     
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  8. 1mm3406e

    1mm3406e Bobtail Member

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    Yep coming in fresh and I don’t know anyone In the flatbed or lowboy scheme
     
  9. Jubal Early Times

    Jubal Early Times Road Train Member

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    Then go with a flat.
     
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  10. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    Flatbed till you learn. Lowboy will eat your lunch with no experience.
     
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