Advice for soon to be flatbedder

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Drpparker95, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

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    I wanna say here before we get out of hand, no one is trying to be rude to you and your talking to a group of guys who recommend avoiding megas. Chinatown is not an expert on trucking jobs, he recommends megas that you can find in those little books in front of all truck stops.

    What was the “bad training” that got you fired?


    You’re in Mississippi there are driving jobs there. The one you’re describing is a screw job.
     
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  3. Long FLD

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    Will you be OTR or mostly regional? If it’s short, regional runs ask him to show you his books before you settle on being paid per mile. Chances are you’d be better off on percentage but I’m already questioning how honest of a guy he is.
     
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  4. taodnt

    taodnt Light Load Member

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    In another thread Cypress Express was recommended, flatbed in the SE.
     
  5. Drpparker95

    Drpparker95 Road Train Member

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    I understand yall aren't being rude and im thankful for the help. The issue was running a red light cause my trainer told me i couldn't stop in time, other issue was hitting light pole with trailer cause a car cut me off and I didn't want to hit the car. Neither one is on my mvr or dac
     
  6. Drpparker95

    Drpparker95 Road Train Member

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    47 state no California
     
  7. shogun

    shogun Road Train Member

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    This isn’t going to end well, JD. In about two weeks there will be a new thread about some different company, this is probably the 3rd or 4th job with two months experience. First was Big M out of Hickory Flat, then Pepsi, then grain hauling, then Swift, now flatbed. I may have forgotten one.
     
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  8. Drpparker95

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    Big m i left for family reasons, pepsi i didn't count in my 2 months experience cause it was a box truck. Never did grain hauling just looked into it. 2 months experience is from a few weeks at big m which i left cause my grandmother needed me home, then a month with swift
     
  9. johndeere4020

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    I’m out.
     
  10. shogun

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    Go to McElroy Flatbed in Cuba, Alabama right across the state line from Meridian. They train no experience people and get you home weekends. That’s my best advice, flatbed isn’t something you do with no training Or experience.
     
  11. StrokerTSi

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    Sounds like you shouldn't be driving trucks, sorry.
     
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