Advice for soon to be flatbedder

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

  1. SoCalRed

    SoCalRed Medium Load Member

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    Out too. Just saw the Pepsi post.
    Can't believe they ask you to drive on impairing meds or without glasses.
     
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  3. Drpparker95

    Drpparker95 Road Train Member

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    Well the supervisor did that was my issue with them. The supervisor didn't care cause he was short on drivers
     
  4. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    Honestly flatbedding probably isn’t for you. I wasn’t aware of all the other stuff and was trying to give you advice, but in my opinion you need to get experience and get your stuff together. All of those other companies invested time and money to take a chance on you and none of them have seen a return on their investment.
     
  5. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    And if nothing shows up on your mvr then why is his insurance going up? Is it because of your age? Or is he using that as an excuse to pay you less until he sees if you stick around or not?
     
  6. Drpparker95

    Drpparker95 Road Train Member

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    Age he never even asked for an application. All he did was pull my mvr
     
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  7. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    I have no reason to think some of the new information that has been posted, is in any way incorrect.

    So, here is the brass tacks at the bottom line.
    You need to get yourself in order. You want to do flatbed, probably not the best idea.

    Call western express, they are a last second chance company that is not too far away from you.
    They will probably take you, and put you with a trainer.
    Put in a year, maybe two. Get some incident free time under your belt. Then, maybe you can get into a better situation. In the mean time, grow up a bit, stop blaming others for your situation. Take responsibility for yourself and your actions. Get a work ethic that gives you value.
    Stop talking, start listening, you might be amazed at what you hear.


    My guess is that the deal on the table right now is the path you will take. Please do me a favor, not because I want to work for this company. I would like to know the name of it, so I can avoid the trucks.
     
  8. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    If he’s giving you a chance with your work history you better stay there no matter what. You need to establish a stable work history or pretty soon you’ll be unemployable. If there are any family issues then you better address them now before you leave and go to work.
     
  9. cmarona463

    cmarona463 Light Load Member

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    I make 46 cpm pulling flatbed for Swift. If you're making less than that and having to pay your own taxes, you are getting royally screwed
     
  10. skellr

    skellr Road Train Member

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    I was just thinking the other day about people from humid places hating dry heat. People from humid places don't sweat enough for dry heat, sweat in humid places only makes it worse.

    Get your shirt wet or a wet hat. Tarping in Places like Pheonix and Las Vegas will be a cake walk when that water starts to evaporate.
     
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  11. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    Yea when you take taxes out you'll be lucky to see 25 cpm. If it were legit, which it doesn't sound like it considering he has a "student" I wouldn't do it for anything less than 75c mile if it were truly on the up and up and him not just wanting to save on $$$. If he can't hack it the right way he shouldnt be doing it
     
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