Owner op looking for flatbed company to lease onto

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by Killinmiles93, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Killinmiles93

    Killinmiles93 Bobtail Member

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    I have a little under a year and a half experience otr. Have been an owner op for 8 months or so now looking for a good open deck company to work for that will take me. Any advice would be much appreciated!
     
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  3. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Landstar or mercer would be a good start
     
  4. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    No flatbed exp.
    Yet you want to lease on with a flat bed fleet?
    You need about a year or two exp with flat bed for that?
    Go get some training first.
     
  5. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Most likely a good carrier will not approve you. Unless they train, or pay by the mile near $1 per all miles dispatched.
     
  6. Chinatown

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  7. Movingismylifeilovemoving

    Movingismylifeilovemoving Light Load Member

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    I leased on to a flatbed company with no experience. I had been driving for 4 years as an o/o. Mind you some places said no. Mercer wanted me to pull dry van for 90 days and then go through securement class.

    This carrier sent me out to shadow a company driver for 2 days and cut me loose. I wasn't doing difficult stuff at first. I was able to make friends with a couple guys there and would just call them with questions. This forum actually helped alot too.
     
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  8. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    There are companies that hire flatbed oo's with no flat experience. Landstar comes to mind if you qualify and are accepted,
     
  9. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Why does everyone want to jump into flats?
     
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  10. Guess he doesn't want to be called door slammer any more
     
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  11. Ruthless

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    Because the rates aren’t bad enough, yet.
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