Landstar Flatbed

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by randypinenc, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. randypinenc

    randypinenc Light Load Member

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    I want to go over to Landstar as Flatbed o/o. Been driving a tanker a few years for a top tanker company. When I spoke to the recruiter she said I had to drive van for them for six months before I can pull flatbed. Something didn’t sound right with that and was wondering if she was BSing me?
     
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  2. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    It may have changed, but I signed on with 10 years driving reefer, van and doubles.

    I attended their securement class for a day, which I found very helpful, and away I went.

    This was 5 years ago.

    Then there’s an 18 month to 2 year step up process to hauling oversize loads.

    I’m allowed to haul unlimited width and length now on a flat.
     
  3. cke

    cke Road Train Member

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    So,,,,,,,,, now you’re qualified to haul long and wide. When’s your first load ??? Lol.
     
  4. whoopNride

    whoopNride Road Train Member

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    Lol. He is waiting for the rates to hit 1.25 mile, then he will jump in with both feet..
     
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Dang 1 day of securement class and thats it , sheesh i bet them first couple loads was rough lol . I only ever pulled a flat and sometimes still find myself shaking my head at the #### they like to throw on my trailer
     
  6. FoolsErrand

    FoolsErrand Road Train Member

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    Theres a class?

    My first day at work was 1am sunday night, no fuel card, no logbook, no MC# .. truck idling when i showed up. Take this to greer SC and dont cross any scales.
     
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    My cousin has many tales of hauling steel from Pittsburgh area to Boston in the 80's with a description much like your post.
     
  8. randypinenc

    randypinenc Light Load Member

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    I appreciate that info! Is there another way for me to get the securement and tarp training needed to be successful? 2 days seems light. I know you cut your teeth in the real world, but, before I hit the road with a flatbed I think I would need some more detailed load training. Where can I get that? Can anyone answer this question?
     
  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Honestly - talking to drivers, watching, listening, and You Tube.

    The securement class just gave me the hands on ‘link’ to everything I’d learned from others over time.
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Youtube is a great resource whenever im stumped on something that is first place i go, if not there then ask the people on here and somebodies hauled it before . If ya got no time to do that then ask the guy loading next to u or even the forklift guy for a word of advice, they may not know all of what needs to be done to be legal but can point u in the right direction most of the time
     
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