Running straps over tarps

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  1. Wespipes

    Wespipes Heavy Load Member

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    I had a load of building materials out of harvey, il last week. All pallets. Broker added $100 onto the i
    Load because of tarping fee. I got there and you drop your trailer put your tarps straps edge protectors and bungees on your flat. They take and bring it back all done. Straps over the tarp too. Yes I took it ALL apart and re did it. Hooks facing in. They put the front tarp down THEN the rear tarp. It was ridiculous
     
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  3. Michael H

    Michael H Medium Load Member

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    There is a wood plant in Lawrenceville(?) that uses an autotarp system. The kids do a great job, probably better than I'd do, and the ends are well strapped. I hate the idea of putting straps over the tarps, but that's their system. I've seen guys pull out, strap up, then get back in line to get tarped. I don't like volunteering that much of my time. I do put bungees on anyway. Just a me thing.

    The loads are easy on the tarps, so I don't mind it so much. I agree, it looks tacky, but it gets me a load to run.
     
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  4. BackwoodsGA

    BackwoodsGA Road Train Member

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    Gp in Savannah Tarps your loads but you better triple check.Its as if Several drunks did the tarping.
     
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  5. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Lumber with auto tarps is the cat's meow.

    I'd load, tarp, strap also. I'm not going through the line twice.
     
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  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Was a long time ago, down in Mississippi, lumber yard we loaded at had prisoners that did all strap and tarp on loads. You put all your gear on the deck, pull into the fenced area. Get out, lock doors, have officer walk truck, go in waiting room. They were fast. Like 45 minutes and done. They did good work.
     
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  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    What an icky load that is. :eek:
     
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  9. 2duisperyear

    2duisperyear Light Load Member

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    Why because no one else could be good at trapping or take pride in their work ?
     
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  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    There's a few companies that will lay your tarps down on the load for you. They don't want you climbing on top.

    It's up to you to position those tarps. Which shouldn't be a big deal.
     
  11. 6wheeler

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    The best answer is, don't haul anything that needs tarps. Threw mine away years ago, it doesn't pay.
     
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