OTR flatbed for 6 mos experience

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  1. AlRod

    AlRod Bobtail Member

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    Any advice on a flatbed company that offers good consistent miles for a diver with 6 mos experience? I am with a starter's mega now and miles here are hit or miss.
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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  4. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Reefer is the way to go right now, flat bed gonna be hurtin for awhile so it seems.
     
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  5. Chinatown

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    Melton Truck Lines
     
  6. Chinatown

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  7. AlRod

    AlRod Bobtail Member

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    Melton
     
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  8. Chinatown

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    Just my luck; that's the one I posted.
    With the recession looming, I'd look at refrigerated companies.
    There's a flatbed company in Georgia that hauls military freight, but I think they run teams; not sure though.
    DRIVERS - cmitrucking.com
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    Our average length of service for our drivers is 6 years and 3 months. Our Heavy Haul drivers average 80,000 miles per year. Our primary drivers average 100,000 miles per year. Our teams average 110,000 miles per year. We offer a training program for newly licensed drivers.
     
  9. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    thats about as good as it gets . i would stick with them. by the time u get 6 more months of expereience. this virus stuff should be over and done with and freight pick back up hopefully. with 1 year of exp u can get into some better paying gigs. but melton aint half bad.
     
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  10. AlRod

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    I am gonna get fat if I go reefer
     
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  11. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

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    If you want to keep a regular schedule and not be pushed for miles I'd stay flatbed and go percentage. WTI will take you and start you off on percentage. Reefer is going to be alot of tight schedules , no staying in the sleeper past 10 hours. Appointments are what you will be dealing with several hours to unload and load. You will drive nights and days you will not be taking 34 hour resets . You will need to run about 2800 miles a week to make fair money . Flatbed can offer you higher pay for less driving , customers are mostly day light hours and you aren't so rushed. A lot of flatbed drivers make good money running 1800 miles a week plus assessorial pay. Melton is a good starter company but I wouldn't go chasing miles unless you want to. Start chasing pay
     
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