Major Decisions-Not sure what to do

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Big Road Skateboard, Sep 6, 2022.

  1. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    So here it goes.

    Fuel prices still up, available loads dwindling. I'm only grossing about 75-80% of this spring.

    I expect rates and load #'s to drop, fuel to probably stay the same. It's just not lookin good.

    I could sleaze on to another company if things get too bad. I also know I'm not an esteemed member of this place, new guy and all, and i don't want y'all to think I'm a mouth breather, but i've made the decision.


















    I'm gonna roll all my straps up on my winches.
     
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  3. Judge

    Judge Road Train Member

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  4. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Your probably gonna want one of these.
    Light weight. Manual powered, so they work anywhere. Easy to use, even a tarp monkey could use it.

    Kinedyne Kwik Winder - Kinedyne
     
  5. Czar_Zero

    Czar_Zero Road Train Member

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    Just don't crash into the moon. I hear the fuel prices are worse there than here on Earth.

    Space trucking ain't what it used to be or so I hear.

     
  6. HaulinConestoga

    HaulinConestoga Light Load Member

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    I just finally found a trailer 3 months ago that was in beautiful condition and more than fairly priced right when everything started to go to heck.

    My old truck that I’ve been waiting to put on the road needs $25,000 in it to be roadworthy .

    I made the decision a month ago to forget getting out on my own in this economy and not spend the months and cash to rebuild my truck right now .

    I can go company man and pull drop and hook freight for $2000 a week with a reputable top notch company with new well maintained equipment.

    I’ll run a lot of miles worry free with them this winter and bank some bucks than see what Spring brings to the table as far as the economy.
     
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  7. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    Leaving them on the winches is an eastern thing up here. We all have western habits from living and working out there. Winches are tied off and the belts are in the boxes. We go 6-8 weeks sometimes without using them anyways depending on the job phase.
     
  8. Nostalgic

    Nostalgic Road Train Member

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    I hope you have some terry cloth shorts. If you get hard up, I have a few lightly stained pair I could share. Can't help you on footwear though, I'm kinda professional these days and wear crocs.
     
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  9. singlescrewshaker

    singlescrewshaker Road Train Member

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    But but but
    All the insulation places won't let ya throw the hook end.! What ever will you do.?? :eek::eek::eek:
     
  10. kranky1

    kranky1 Road Train Member

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    That’s probably the best reason to leave them on the winches I’ve ever heard.
     
  11. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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    I'll buy more

    I don't do lunar @Kenworth6969

    Thanks

    I'm habitual and traditional

    Got

    Darn

    Yup!
     
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