Coil tarps?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by earnies2, Aug 9, 2021.

  1. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Your tarp will definitely cover 1 or 2 coils. Its a PIA the first couple times especially with a single but you'll get quicker each time... My 16×26 lumber tarp covers a single, just gotta fold the sides in and play with it a little...

    Most of the single coils I see going down the road with a coil bag, the bottom 8" or so on every side is exposed because the bag isn't big enough. Thats just asking for a claim...
     
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  3. mpd240

    mpd240 Road Train Member

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    I always used my 26 foot lumber tarps. Was a pain but for the $$$. It was fine. Grain bins were the worst. Cut those tarps like butter
     
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  4. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Heavy Load Member

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    No offense, but 2.50 pm isn’t worth leaving the house.
    I’ve averaged over 3.70 this year on light legal loads. I’m getting 5.79 pm to haul a container on my step from Norfolk to Elwood, il tomorrow. It weighs 19k
     
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  5. sbaumann14

    sbaumann14 Road Train Member

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    I just did one of those. That place in Norfolk is cool. Cranes are automatic to bring it up to the truck then an operator takes over. They had trouble setting mine on my cam locks but eventually we got it. I’ll go to the place in Elwood anytime of the day anytime of the year.
     
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  6. earnies2

    earnies2 Medium Load Member

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    Do they make a 7 foot bag?
     
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  7. skallagrime

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    You can have em make it, but itll be custom.
     
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  8. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    ...i absolutely hate coils due to the weight only , but tomorrow i have good paying load ( in my opinion ) from Indiana to Maryland
     
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  9. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Regional and local is always paid better per mile ...but going 700-1200 miles is bit different story , even if you got $5per mile one way - back haul will be ugly , unless you have contacts or accounts
     
  10. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    I carry 1 coil tarp. I got it from tri city canvas. Got the biggest one. Hauled a "master coil" this week. Largest coil I've hauled yet and the tarp was still larger. If I were hauling tons of coils I'd just buy a couple more of those or look into getting a Conestoga

    And I second what Jon said. Name your rate on coils if you're in the right area
     
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  11. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    Depends.
     
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