How did you guys choose what trailer you were going to use?

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  1. griffith

    griffith Bobtail Member

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    If you're comparing things like flatbeds, reefers, and livestock, what are some things you would consider? How do they compare?

    Where would you go to find out more? I don't see a livestock forum on here.
     
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    wore out Numbered Classic

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    Livestock isn’t something you choose......it chooses you.
     
  4. Slowpoke KW

    Slowpoke KW Road Train Member

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    Every segment of this industry has its own BS to deal with. Just got to decide what BS ya like best.

    A lot of us try several before settling on one
     
  5. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    As said before. I'll pedal a hot dog cart if the money is right.

    Be diversified and have 2 different trailers. Hook to the one that pays the most for the week.
     
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  6. LameMule

    LameMule Medium Load Member

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    Learn the freight in your area and the areas you're looking/willing to run. Figure out what typical lanes pay with different types of freight by checking loadbords and talking to other drivers. After you've amassed as much knowledge as possible make an educated guess at what you'll enjoy the most while getting paid as much as you feel your time is worth.
     
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  7. goga

    goga Light Load Member

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    Like everyone I do agree with were saying, go with the flow, learn, conclude and grow, get into what makes you money, so that you can buy the honey)
     
  8. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    I'm not sure what the OP is asking. Are you asking what type of freight to haul or what brand of trailer to buy?
     
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  9. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    Reefer for long haul

    dump and flatbed for local, which is seasonal up here in MA

    don’t really care what I’m hooked to as long as I can turn a profit

    would love to do more with my flat instead of the reefer, but kind of hard to do in this market…
     
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  10. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Sounds like they are into livestock and what brand of trailer to buy. Livestock on a flatbed? I'm sure it's been tried,,:eek: reefer, after the fact.
     
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    Once again the internet provides.
     
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