Post flatbed load photos here V2.0

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

  1. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

    Jul 4, 2015
    Corn field
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  3. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

    Apr 29, 2012
    NE illinois
    Main load + partial

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  4. Dadetrucking305

    Dadetrucking305 Medium Load Member

    You know if I actually knew how to put them on properly I wouldn’t mind them.But I probably look like a monkey trying to **** a football to other drivers lol and it takes me forever.
  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    Apr 26, 2013
    Gettin' down westbound
    The best advice I could give you is to stand back and look at the tarp and ask yourself the question " hows the wind going to effect this ? And what can i do to keep it out of the wind?" This is sonething that has helped me out alot.

    When i first started i used to get so frustrated, because id always end up on the side of the highway in a windstorm trying to fix a section of the tarp. It is not fun . now, i still get frustrated but i havent been on the side of the road fixing the tarp in a long long time because of those 2 questions.... It just takes practice and watch whats going on in your mirrors. Look at other drivers tarp jobs to give you some ideas. We all have our way of doing it and the techniques i use now , ive taken directly from other drivers
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  6. Winnyf1

    Winnyf1 Road Train Member

    Jan 14, 2015
    Evansville, IN
    To add to this good advice, companies like TMC and Maverick have their issues, but they do teach good techniques and there are numerous videos on YouTube that provide some quality advice.
  7. staceydude

    staceydude Medium Load Member

    Apr 3, 2020
    I’m still snail slow tarping and sometime securing depending on what it is. Have learned to get the tarp on and drive a bit and readdress a few areas if needed. I have been avoiding tarped loads during the heat. The last one I gassed out pretty bad. Lol. But sometimes it can’t be avoided.

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  8. cke

    cke Road Train Member

    Aug 4, 2013
    Colfax Wi
    Everybody started somewhere. Doesn’t turn out perfectly the first time. Or second. Or third. Or…………….
  9. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Just south of the north 40
    Have had loads take 6 or more hours to secure, pad and tarp. Thats what we do.
  10. DeereRunner97

    DeereRunner97 Medium Load Member

    Apr 18, 2019
    Ostrander, Ohio
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