So we’ve made the switch for now….

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  1. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    Husband and I were doing flatbed and power only loads. Today we picked up a reefer trailer and we are IMG_0433.jpeg going to try this for the next 3 months and see how it goes.
     
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  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Bought the trailer or, belongs to a co ?
     
  4. lual

    lual Road Train Member

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    Hope the trailer stays COLD -- & your bizzness goes HOT....

    -- L
     
  5. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    Renting for 3 months then decide if we are going to buy. We have the option to buy.
     
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  6. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    Me too. My thoughts exactly.
     
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  7. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    Do you both drive?
     
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  8. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    Yes we do. I’m generally daytime driver and husband is nighttime driver.
     
  9. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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    I've always wondered how that went in the open deck world? Seems only on a rare occasion I'll see loads requiring team... Even then they seem to not pay what I would expect... Guessing pulling reefer/van as a team will make Y'all do much better... I hope... Best of luck to you both!!
     
  10. pumpkinishere

    pumpkinishere Heavy Load Member

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    For the most part you are correct. Not a lot of team loads on the flatbed unless we were doing a fed ex critical load, most of times they would require us to run like a team. It had its pros and cons. Seems like we got better sleep because we were driving 5 to 6 hrs each within a day so the truck could stop for better sleep. But the good thing about flatbed and running team is we generally made next day delivery and most of time with flatbed loads we found they will unload you when you show up. Appointments are not set in stone. So faster delivery equals faster pay.
     
  11. Constant Learner

    Constant Learner Medium Load Member

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    I think the team driving should be prohibited, it's so bad for your health. But who cares.
    Good luck.
     
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