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Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by the gambler, Dec 8, 2011.

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  1. American-Trucker

    American-Trucker Road Train Member

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    doesnt really matter how you put your bungies on as long as they stay on and tight lol. I had allot of weird shaped loads that caused bungie problems. In your case here what i would have done is come back up on the other side of a spool and hook it to a D ring that way it cant come off, but i've had to go to the trailer cross members/chains/etc lol.





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  3. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    Same way I was taught AT, they told me that they pay us so much to tarp no matter how long it takes (I mostly run local) so the more loads I can tarp "efficiently" in a day, the more money I'm making and not working for free.
     
  4. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    Best way to tarp a load is to not pull a load that needs tarped. Then you will never get holes in your tarps and you won't have to worry about them being loose LOL
     
  5. Clasix1055

    Clasix1055 Even when I'm wrong I'm right

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    You say that a lot...is it difficult to find loads that don't need to be tarped or are you just patient and wait?
     
  6. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    I dont seem to mind tarping SHC, I liked that load because I used that small tarp and it was nice a quick to throw on there.
     
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  7. OpenRoadDreamer

    OpenRoadDreamer Road Train Member

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    Im with SHC lol When you have to use 2 lumber tarps, and 1 steel tarp to cover the load... IT SUCKS.
     
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  8. SHC

    SHC Spoiled Rotten Brat O/O

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    On the LS load board, I can find just as many loads NOT needing tarped as the one's that do. I just pull the one's that don't need tarped. The only things I don't mind tarping is steel plate and coils. Both quick and easy. If the load requires full 48' tarps, it's not worth it to me tho we get good tarp pay ($200-$300)

    But like i said, i can find loads not needing tarps that pay the same as the one's that do.
     
  9. Logan76

    Logan76 Crusty In Training

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    If I was an o/o at 300$ to tarp I would be tarping every load possible, thats essentially free money, easy money!
     
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  10. passingthru69

    passingthru69 Road Train Member

    Logan76, wait untill you spend 4 hours padding and tarping a ld. Not so much easy money then.
    Also you rip a tarp and then you have to get it fixed or replaced.
    There goes that so called free money
     
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  11. Semi Crazy

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    4 hrs for $200 is $50/hr. I'll park my truck and tarp five days a week for that money.

    Do it right and don't drive fast and they don't rip.
     
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