Any Prime Flatbedders?

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  1. DragonTamerBrat

    DragonTamerBrat Road Train Member

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    NOT truck-driving, true. But MOST mechanics have to supply their own tools. Most groomers have to supply AND upkeep their own tools, and pay for blade and scissor sharpening. So, THIS is why the thought of buying your own tools doesn't bother me. I'm familiar with industries where it is required. (And believe me, there were months when the blade guy couldn't get there fast enough. Even if he did charge me $3/set for clipper blades, depending on time of year 10 to 30 sets, $25 to $50 per clipper service x 3 clippers (only if I knew I needed parts that I did not have on hand), and I forget how much he charged for my scissors x 5 or 6 pair of those)

    And I did most of the clipper service myself. I can still tear down Andis, Oster and Laube clippers, clean 'em up and regrease 'em. I can fix MOST issues. Monthly services on clippers aren't enough if it's high summer and you are cutting pelts of critters that only loosely resemble dogs until you get that mess off them.

    As you can see, I'm used to buying, servicing and paying for repairs on equipment needed to do the job. The thought that you'd need to buy stuff to do your job as a trucker doesn't phase me. Pretty sure I won't have to spend anywhere near what I have invested in grooming stuff, or what JCW had invested in mechanic's tools.
     
  2. notarps4me

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  3. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

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    That is because there isn't any...
     
  4. CdlInstructor

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    Open road dreamer if you need a flat bedder opinion i more than happy to share mine with you.. My thoughts and ways may be different than others. Mine might not work for you but you will adapt your own ways and know what works best for you over time..
     
  5. karnage379

    karnage379 Light Load Member

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    well its a good thing i own a ton of chains and binders already then isnt it, since i been demobing cranes for 15yrs i been able to amass a collection
     
  6. OpenRoadDreamer

    OpenRoadDreamer Road Train Member

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    Thank you CDLInstructor!! I'm trying to learn the flatbed side of things. I know some, picked up a few loads, but I know there is a lot more to learn.
    If your an instructor for Prime there's a chance I've met you already lol I spent a lot of time out on the pad lol
     
  7. notarps4me

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    Hope you got tarps too.. as you have to supply them as well....:biggrin_25524:
     
  8. karnage379

    karnage379 Light Load Member

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    Ya I got a few might need some more
     
  9. nate980

    nate980 Road Train Member

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    Tarps too? Man I'm glad I don't work in the US.....
     
  10. ironpony

    ironpony Road Train Member

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    Nah... its just Prime. They found that drivers really take care of their equipment if they have some skin in the game. Its more a deposit really... you get it back if you turn it in.
     
    da1 and DenaliDad Thank this.
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