Post flatbed load photos here V2.0

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by leftlanetruckin, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Heavy Load Member

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    It is a bit maddening. I dont miss the jobsite deliverys running drywall. Ok,now turn down this street where you going to jump the curb all the way over from the other side of the road. Turn here here and here. Try to squeeze past the idiot thats double parked and now past all our work crew that is likewise parked on the street, nose into this cul-de-sac. Now have fun backing out of this entire mess. (Wait you didnt bring a forklift?) "No" an hour and a half later it turned out I was delivering straight too the site for FBM a (certainteed, somehow failed to mention this) they showed up 3hours late as it turns out. And then another driver pulled in behind me and that poor guy had to back out before i could.

    But yeah, how the rumor got started that flatbeds dont know what reverse is,,, id like to know.


    Though minor perk of drywall, getting to block Santa Monica blvd for the short amount of time I had to back onto it out of something they were building down there. Heres 30 seconds of revenge SoCal. ;)
     
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  2. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    Well guys, I happen to know for a fact that flatbeds do not have to back up, and here is why I know. Several years ago the scalehouse shut down a truck (junk) and told me I had to do 12 hours of just the welding part on the trailer before he could leave. lol

    They did escort him to the shop and I told him to back it in, he pulled up till one steer was off in the ditch and the bumper was against a light pole, then in a minute came walking back, and told me he had a problem. He had somehow let a little matter slip his mind, reverse was out in his transmission. I ask, how he could possibly be running cross country without reverse and even worse, how could you forget. I then picked up the back of the flat with the wrecker to move it over straight, and the tandems stayed on the ground, held in place by gravity and brake lines. lol
     
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  3. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Heavy Load Member

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    Thats almost medal worthy. Im going through my head now, last time I think was about 4 months ago, that I didn't have too touch R.
     
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  4. starmac

    starmac Road Train Member

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    There was 2 guys in this truck, and right off the bat one ask me if he could trade me something for a pack of smokes. I ask what is this about trade, and he told me they didn't have a dime between them. lol I ask how they expected to pay for repairs, and got the old I don't know. lol
    We then had a powwow, and come to find out the passenger owned the motorcycle that was loaded on the flat, and had bought diesel with what ever money he had for a ride to Texas, the trailer belonged to a small carrier the driver was leased to in East Tx, the junk cabover was his. I wound up trading the motorcycle for enough work to get the truck legal and they left the trailer.
    Several months the company called and were sending someone to pick up the trailer and wanted me to load it. They sent a 30 foot gooseneck to load an old 45 foot hobbs float on. lol No it did not fit. lol
     
  5. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Heavy Load Member

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    You mean like a hotshot gooseneck? I would have payed for tickets to that event.
     
  6. LoneCowboy

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    Today sucked

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    for a preload because of course, the customer stayed home, even construction is smarter than trucking.
    really?
    what is the point??????????
    took like 2 hours. Was an icy rain beforehand, so everything was solid ice. (it started snowing literally as the loader showed up, dumped like 2 inches in an hour). could barely feel the chains and trying to get one more link was a freaking puzzle, you couldn't hold on to anything.

    84" inside diameter, they weigh like 20,000 each.
     
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  7. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Heavy Load Member

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    My yesterday load, delivered this morning, still trying to get word if i need to grab a side ki 20191010_081650.jpg t and get some scrap or just go back.
     
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  8. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Road Train Member

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    Delivered those 84" pipes from yesterday and it was nice and frozen getting in for the first trip. Got reloaded and went out there and it was a MUD PIT. doing like 1mph, just putzing along spinng but going forward (slowly) and mud EVERYWHERE. I get back to yard and say "hey, what's the story, cuz next trip they are going to have to pull me in and certainly pull me out (it's probably 1/2 mile in) (I mean i could chain up, but heck if i'm telling them that). what do you want me to do? He calls the guy "yeah, they put a stop to it today too muddy" (well no kidding, that's what happens when snow melts) So preload another one. (yeah, they all look alike, it was cold and/or muddy for the 2nd one)
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    so they send me to preload these
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    So now i've preloaded those 84" pipes and these manholes so of course on Monday I"m totally doing something else, and hooking to neither of these trailers. Ugh. I really don't get trucking at all.
     
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  9. FerrissWheel

    FerrissWheel Heavy Load Member

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    Went back down to Queen Creek empty, picked up identical load. So yeah more 60footers, going back home too Vegas again.
     
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  10. FoolsErrand

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    The price of being a rockstar some days..


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    Had 3 straps on that rear stack and it still walked out on me. This thin slab is like glass. Cant strap it tight and cant get enough straps on it. Dunnage blocks, wedges and bungees all over the whole load to get it there intact.
     
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