How old is too old to do flatbed?

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by SHOJim, Jan 17, 2015.

  1. macmanboomer

    macmanboomer Light Load Member

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    Chains, binders, straps, dunnage, etc are usually no problem for most people at all. As mentioned the tarps are usually the issue for someone having problems open deck trucking. Personally, I have issues & can't lift tarps so I don't. I used to do step deck loads pulling mostly equipment so no need to tarp. Now I've moved on to heavy haul & no tarps. If you're concerned about them find a company where you won't have to do tarped loads.
     
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  3. Skate-Board

    Skate-Board Road Train Member

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    Do you team and actually only do the work of one person? Sorry. Could not resist.
     
  4. allisonisatranny

    allisonisatranny Light Load Member

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  5. exhausted379

    exhausted379 Road Train Member

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    I'm 66 and still at it.
     
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  6. Ok big boy

    Ok big boy Bobtail Member

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    Go for it! I am 54 years old . Been open equipment for 14 years. Most people that trash it are door swingers who have never done it. It's mostly knowing how to do stuff. Not all flatbed is the same. I tarp 1 of ten loads. some guy's tarp 8 of ten loads.


    " It's OK to look back , just don't stare "
     
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  7. macavoy

    macavoy Road Train Member

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    Some people are crazy
     
  8. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Can't find the video, but there is more than one flatbedder out here well over 70, good luck
     
  9. djtrype

    djtrype Heavy Load Member

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    There's a gentleman who works for my company and has been here for quite some time who is 80 years old. He's got a better ticker than I do and he will do it all, except for the occasional tarping job.
     
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  10. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    I've seen older guys like in their 60s and 70's tarping and untarping.I tell you what they can put the younger guys to shame.
     
  11. Lucar

    Lucar Road Train Member

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    If you're already eating your buggers you may be a bit too old for any driving at all..
     
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