Hey flatbed O/O’s

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by bamanation, Sep 26, 2022.

  1. bamanation

    bamanation Medium Load Member

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    Reefer rates are jumping and Prime has reefer trailers for sale at decent prices. Just saying y’all better jump on it before the prices of trailers go back up……..
     
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  3. KrumpledTed

    KrumpledTed Light Load Member

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    Lord, if ever you catch me pulling a box, smite me.
     
  4. Kenworth6969

    Kenworth6969 Road Train Member

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    First night of 2 am appointment, then waiting till afternoon to be unloaded, dealing to lumpers and then waiting forever for a washout you'll miss that flatbed real quick.
     
  5. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Then they reject half the load because the boxes aren’t stacked the right way on the pallets, or the labels are crooked, or the expiration date is 30 minutes outside of their parameters, and whatever other stupid rules they have... :rolleyes:
     
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  6. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

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    Don’t forget drivers not allowed in restroom!
     
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  7. Kshaw0960

    Kshaw0960 Road Train Member

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    I miss hauling flatbed. You pretty much have a set schedule. Almost every shipper receiver is 8-5. With reefer they just destroy your sleeping time. Finding washouts is also a pain and not to mention lumpers over a couple grand. Flatbed also has a chance to stack partial loads.
     
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  8. MartinFromBC

    MartinFromBC Road Train Member

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    If I had to haul food, the only thing that I would haul is frozen fries and meat patties to McDonald's.
    The rest of them can piss off.
    During the road wash outs last year I hauled some frozen goods to a few McDonald's restaurants, that is actually a pretty good gig, their trailers, no waiting, only hauled frozen foods. If a guy is looking to drag a fning reefer around, that is the best way to do it.
     
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  9. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    You live in an alternate reality from me.

    Receivers tend to be more 5am to 5 pm, but half the places im delivering are just as happy at midnight.

    Shipping, 2nd or 3rd shift is generally faster than 1st, plenty of 24 hrs places
     
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