In the rain.

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by mcgoo422000, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    You really seem to like to put people down. There's a lot of good talk and very little bickering and knocking each other down in the flatbed section. It would be nice to keep it that way.
     
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  3. mcgoo422000

    mcgoo422000 Medium Load Member

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    I left out a sentence or two was in hurry to get moving want to get unloaded today and home.
    You still didn't deny you'd tarp in the pouring rain?
    Let me ask you who's going to drive your truck if you get sick from being in the rain?
    Being paid to tarp and tarpiong in the rain is two totally different things.
    If this plac ewas like facebook we could "friend" eacth other you're one of the main reason's I come here.
    What ever I say you always say the oppisite. Like laurel and hardy?
     
  4. mcgoo422000

    mcgoo422000 Medium Load Member

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    They like to call me a whiner cause I use common sense. So do tell what's the difference? Like the pot calling the kettle black are we not?
     
  5. MJ1657

    MJ1657 Road Train Member

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    Now you're going after me.
    Let's see who else you can jump on.
     
  6. Freightlinerbob

    Freightlinerbob Road Train Member

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    Look, tarping in a downpour or hard wind or in mid-day heat may be reason to delay the task until conditions improve. Or as I'm doing tomorrow morning, I'll get up earlier than normal to untarp while it's still cool ( relatively, this is Dallas in June) to make life a little easier on me.


    If tarping a load will endanger your life or destroy the tarps due to it's shape or many sharp edges then you need to talk about that with whoever you get your work from. I've been in that position and reasonable people understood what I explained and the load was not tarped.

    I understand that there is a shortage of reasonable and mature people in this line of work, but I don't understand this "struggle against the man" mentality. If flat decking doesn't suit your taste go do something else. Or humble yourself and learn to do it well.
     
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  7. Freightlinerbob

    Freightlinerbob Road Train Member

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    I have to add that, in my experience, there is a unique "brotherhood" or kinship or mutual respect within the flat deck sector of this industry that I have not experienced while pulling boxes. It's not very often that a fellow decker will sit in his cab watching another guy struggle with tarps in the wind or not help finish folding them or whatever needs doing or be willing to teach someone how best to secure a load. But if you take the attitude that doing this job properly is bootlicking, I can't help you.
     
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  8. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    I hate you.... but for different reasons :p
     
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  9. Oscar the KW

    Oscar the KW Going Tarpless

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    Lol, dam it driver!
     
  10. Clasix1055

    Clasix1055 Even when I'm wrong I'm right

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    I love tarping in the rain :biggrin_25522:
     
  11. Cluck Cluck

    Cluck Cluck LTL Wizard

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    There's got to be a grumpy old man thread somewhere.
     
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