First load delivered

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Jakkimn, Jan 5, 2014.

  1. Jakkimn

    Jakkimn Bobtail Member

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    Thanks Pipe 40, I will use the clutch beings I am more comfortable using it. I have a lot of other things to be thinking about like keeping the truck in my lane. I do pretty good upshifting, but tend to bite some gears on the down shift. Stay safe out there.
     
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  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Road Train Member

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    That is the truth. I'm the same way 90% of the time. Especially, Slip seating and possible 60 different tractors could be assigned . 2 tractors is never the same . Floating I prefer because of the obvious. Some tractors just hate floating. Guess who always gets the stubborn floater :biggrin_25520:
     
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  4. Jakkimn

    Jakkimn Bobtail Member

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    The ride through northern California is a pretty one especially around Lake Shasta. This will be my first trip south in the truck. Have a morning delivery in Grass Valley, not sure where we will get our next load. Thanks Cabwrecker for the words of encouragement.
     
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  5. Y2K

    Y2K Road Train Member

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    Ditto that, always a smart move.
    It's saved me more than once from forgetting to lower my tag (drop) axels and getting a big overweight ticket.
    I've also found little things like lights out and missing mudflaps especially when doing a drop and hook.
    A 20 second walk around can save you from a $2000 ticket!
     
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  6. Shaggy

    Shaggy Road Train Member

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    Flatbed makes you have common sense / Rhythm to your job. Forgetting a binder bar 50-600 miles away ( a measly $20 bar ) will teach you at the receiver to make sure have all your equipment packed up. Embarrassing to ask the receiver for a binder bar. ( guilty, never again ) That oh crap moment at a stop looking over your load and no bar to purchase and no money in the pockets. lol

    I'd do flatbedding again. Except with 4 binder bars lol

    Welcome to flabedding. :biggrin_25520:
     
  7. Y2K

    Y2K Road Train Member

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    If you find yourself in need of a place to park between Weed and Redding there is a li'l place I always liked called Pollard Flat.
    Pretty quiet in there and the food isn't bad plus the place is a hoot to visit.
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Poll...spn=0.001596,0.002411&oq=pollard+flat&t=m&z=9

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  8. Pipe 40

    Pipe 40 Light Load Member

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    Here's one try to get into the habit not pulling your chains and straps off onto the ground when your unloading/loading. Put them away as your go or onto the trailer never on the ground. Think about what you need to load the load your loading and put it as close as possible to where you need it before it's your turn to load but never on the ground.
     
  9. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    I would agree except if you're unloading and they are waiting on you. Drop things on the ground or wherever you need to so they can get you unloaded as fast as possible. If you go back to a receiver multiple times they will remember you and speed things up most of the time.
     
  10. jomar68

    jomar68 Light Load Member

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    that measly $20 dollar bar can also kill someone if left on the deck when it falls off when you get to the highway
     
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  11. Shaggy

    Shaggy Road Train Member

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    Thank you Mr. Safety manager for the obvious.:rolleyes:
     
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