Do Flat Beds Have Loading Docks??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by DevJohnson, Jun 13, 2018.

  1. DevJohnson

    DevJohnson Light Load Member

    135
    57
    Nov 27, 2017
    0
    Thinking about going into flatbed, obviously don’t know much about it but was curious as to how they’re loaded haha thanks
     
  2. DevJohnson

    DevJohnson Light Load Member

    135
    57
    Nov 27, 2017
    0
    Thinking about going into flatbed, obviously don’t know much about it but was curious as to how they’re loaded haha thanks
     
  3. brsims

    brsims Road Train Member

    4,805
    5,044
    Aug 8, 2009
    Meadville, PA
    0
    Generally by crane or forklift, but there are times a flatbedder will hit a dock like a doorswinger. I do it quite often, myself. Nature of the specific freight I haul.
     
    DevJohnson Thanks this.
  4. DevJohnson

    DevJohnson Light Load Member

    135
    57
    Nov 27, 2017
    0
    Thanks man. What was one part of your job you didn’t like at first but later became second nature to you??
     
  5. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

    1,437
    1,906
    Dec 9, 2017
    0
    Not usually, they load them right over the edge nearly everytime I've seen.
     
  6. DevJohnson

    DevJohnson Light Load Member

    135
    57
    Nov 27, 2017
    0
    Do you usually keep the same bed? It wouldn’t make sense to have to unhooking multiple trailers unless the one you were using was maybe needing fixed
     
  7. DevJohnson

    DevJohnson Light Load Member

    135
    57
    Nov 27, 2017
    0
    Can you go more into detail. They have loading docks like dry van ??
     
  8. mslashbar

    mslashbar Medium Load Member

    459
    456
    Jul 22, 2009
    elizabeth,co
    0
    Usually forklifts off the ground.
     
  9. STexan

    STexan Road Train Member

    13,117
    24,320
    Oct 3, 2011
    Longview, TX
    0
    Sometimes you might back to a dock and be loaded like a van trailer. And there are docks where you back into a slot where there may only be be a few inches on each side, the entire 48 feet, and your entire trailer can be accessed from dock height, either of the 3 sides, and they typically load from the sides.
     
    magoo68 and DevJohnson Thank this.
  10. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

    1,437
    1,906
    Dec 9, 2017
    0
    Yea usually.
     
  • Draft saved Draft deleted