Reefer vs flatbed company drivers?

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  1. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Light Load Member

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    Those who have done both or one or the other, what did you see more pay in?
     
  2. ChaoSS

    ChaoSS Road Train Member

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    That would depend entirely upon which company you work for.
     
  3. Hyweighman

    Hyweighman Medium Load Member

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    Reefer lots and lots of dock time. Wait wait .
    Flatbed pull in load or unload. If need to wait , get paid for it. Just remember rain, sleet, snow or hail we load or unload. So pick your poison
     
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  4. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    That's it, right there.
    If you're in the hiring area, Transport National has a good reputation and some drivers are making $1500 weekly or more.
    How long have you been driving?
    Where is your location?
     
  5. JTAN

    JTAN Light Load Member

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    I made good money doing both .. Yeah you'll wait longer on reefer loads on average but then it's put on your load locks double check reefer and head out.and usually longer runs...flatbeds are get load on , secure load , tarp load no matter the weather..I've had my beard freeze in Nebraska and my boot soles melt in Texas but I loved it...choose your poison..I ran reefers on percentage and made more money but liked flats better...crazy huh ?
     
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  6. supersnackbar

    supersnackbar Road Train Member

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    Flat out Flatbed!!!! I have never had anyone get pissed because my noisy flatbed kept them awake...or had a flatbed load get refused because the product wasn't the right temp.

    Money wise, flatbed again. I will gross $75k+ this year with ease...never got close to that with a reefer.
     
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  7. already gone

    already gone Road Train Member

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    You can get close to six figures with the right steel hauling company, plus its easier to keep something dry in a covered wagon, in my opinion....
     
  8. Snakeschasingcars

    Snakeschasingcars Heavy Load Member

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    Never been turned away for not washing out my flatbed.
     
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