Livestock or flatbed

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  1. Kjowen713

    Kjowen713 Bobtail Member

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    I need a little help yall.. ive been driving locally in tx now for a yr. In aug 22 i plan on going OTR, my future goal is too save learn an then later become an O/O. Ive found 2 companys that train in things id like to do im just torn between the 2. One is TMC doing flatbed, the other is capitol hauling livestock....can yall tell me a lil about both. Which is more profitable as an o/o an company etc...thanks in advance for any and all help.
     
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  3. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    TMC doesn’t have the best reputation. I’d likely go with Melton before TMC. But, I’m sure there are better outfits than either.
     
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  5. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    I know nothing about the companies, but quite a bit about the industry. If you haul livestock expect to work alot of odd hours. I would drive 900+ miles a day plus load and Unload. It's tiring. Livestock can't sit on your trailer long and they want it off as fast as possible. Since you want to flatbed for a mega. It will be eld hours.
     
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  7. Coffey

    Coffey Medium Load Member

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    Go with flatbed if you don't like long hours or getting beat around and like to haul cool #### around
    go with livestock if you don't mind long hours and longer days and fighting livestock into and out of a trailer
     
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  8. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Does the smell of crap smell good to you? If you don't like the smell of manure hauling livestock will get old soon.
     
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  9. shooter19802003

    shooter19802003 Road Train Member

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    It's not that bad. All the smell is behind you. Most of the time you can't even tell.
     
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  10. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Not so bad if you don't mind the smell, it's always there a little bit. Cow manure don't smell half bad, now hogs are a whole different stink.
    My point was somebody who can not stand the smell of barnyard always being around won't like hauling livestock.
     
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  11. ProfessionalNoticer

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    Do you plan on having customers? Is running your own authority one of your goals or do you plan to be a lease op?
     
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