Dry van or flat bed for 2020 ?

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  1. Shutupandkeeptrucking

    Shutupandkeeptrucking Bobtail Member

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    I wonder which is going to be a better choice for the new year. Dry van is pretty much typical and predictable.. flat bed however is a new world to me.. I understand that it involves more work & I Heard more money also.. so I’m asking you all !!

    Dry van vs Flat bed for year 2020 ?

    What are my chances of making decent money driving flat bed.. should I stick with dry van and the paths I’m use to.?

    No experience driving flat bed..
    4 years experience driving dry van
     
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  2. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Do what you do best and keep an eye on the other in case of a drastic market spike which I don’t see happening next year.
     
  3. pavrom

    pavrom Heavy Load Member

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    Just get RGN !
    ...no need even experience :)
     
  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    I'd give flatbed a try, see if you like it. At least with flatbed you dont have to back in a dock at midnight and deal with lumpers. Downside would be tarps and hoping the load of steel dont take your head off if you have to do a sudden brake check.
     
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  5. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    After you learn flatbed then you could move onto stepdeck and maybe make more money.
     
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  6. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

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    Not saying your wrong but he could also not figure out the lanes quick enough and get himself in a big financial hole quickly that’s hard to get out of.
     
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  7. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Yeah, something to think about for sure.
     
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    Cummins_444 Medium Load Member

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    I vote extendable flatbed. Sell you one cheap $7500 extends to 81ft. Best of both worlds.
     
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  10. Shutupandkeeptrucking

    Shutupandkeeptrucking Bobtail Member

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    Dam :confused:
     
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