Securement training

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Mototom, May 14, 2021.

  1. Mototom

    Mototom Heavy Load Member

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    So I’m talking to a local yokel company about hiring on. It’s a flat bed outfit but they are wary about hiring a guy who has little to no flatbed experience.
    Is there some kind of training I could pay for that would make getting on with a small flatbed fleet easier????
    If not I’ll hunt for a tanker outfit
     
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  3. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    They not willing to have you ride along with one of their drivers for a week or two?
     
  4. Mototom

    Mototom Heavy Load Member

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    They kept talking about insurance costs. It doesn’t help they’re insured with a company I had private insurance with when I had an accident at 17.
    His company wants 600$/mo to insure me.

    edit for details: 17 we used my truck to lug around tools on the farm. My buddy set an open tray of sockets inside the tailgate and shut the tailgate, but not well enough.
    So I pull out on the highway and sling sockets and half a tool box into on coming traffic (just one car) also a warning for an unsecured load.
     
  5. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    You’re going to be a company driver and the company i ways you to pay for the insurance on the company truck you’re going to drive ?
     
  6. Frank Speak

    Frank Speak Road Train Member

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    You need to run fast from this yahoo...
     
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  7. Mototom

    Mototom Heavy Load Member

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    No but he ran my info to see if he could hire me. It was not a yes or a no it was an “I’ll call you later in the week” I’m just trying to improve my chances if I don’t work here then atleast for somewhere else.
    Insurance company is progressive and I guess they’re still upset
     
  8. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I watched The Western Express securement training video on YouTube.
    I think I could muddle my way through flats if I needed to.
     
  9. Mototom

    Mototom Heavy Load Member

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    This isn’t the first time I’ve heard the insurance thing. I guess progressive is pretty popular in my area with companies.
    A local readymix plant offered me 16$/hr till the insurance approval came through pierce didn’t say how much but said it was high and tried to get me to work for 12$/hr instead. I said no thanks.
     
  10. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Is this a contractor thing or full company ride. Your location would help.
     
  11. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    How many years ago was your accident ?

    Have you pulled a 7 year or 10 years MVR?
    And pulled your DAC?

    most places need drivers bad.
    If this place doesn’t want you, just move on to some place that does
     
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