Broke Down 69...The Adventure Continues

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Broke Down 69, Dec 17, 2016.

  1. Broke Down 69

    Broke Down 69 Road Train Member

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    Flat bedding, real man trucking or sadomasochism? A good question and one we shall delve into here. After two weeks my initial impression is it's a little of one and a lot of the other. But which is which is up to you, the Reader, to decide.

    Let's have some more fun...
     
  2. carramrod32

    carramrod32 Heavy Load Member

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    Hey broke down you did not put your current company that you work for in the title but it's posted in favorite company section. Just curious?
     
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  3. Vic Firth

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    Subscribed BD looking forward to hearing your adventures.
     
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  4. Scooter Jones

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    Yesterday I loaded lumber. Prime flatbedder was there before me. I docked my van while he was being loaded. They loaded him up and started on me. I was done in 15 minutes, closed the doors and drove past the Primer driver who still unrolling his tarps onto the load outside in freezing cold temps.

    You can have it ;-)
     
  5. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    in general flatbeding = sadomasochism today . but there is one exception. some stepdeck-flatbedders make very good money by hauling army equipment.
     
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  6. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Just don't haul stuff that can also go in a van and your income almost doubles.
     
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  7. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Army rates are in the toilet who told you the rates were great
     
  8. dclerici1

    dclerici1 Light Load Member

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    HA! You got that right! Thought it would improve when Menlo got their wrist slapped, but no........
     
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  9. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    I saw a rate confirmation showing $2200 from las vegas to herlong, ca . that was in October this year
     
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  10. spyder7723

    spyder7723 Road Train Member

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    Not sure about the army, but all the airforce and navy loads I've done in the last 6 months have paid a lot better than they were. Not "we're going to war and need this stuff moved so let's throw stupid money around" good, but a big improvement over the last few years qhen menlo cut the rates so bad.
     
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