This is like starting trucking all over on my first day!

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by A Bug, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

    647
    1,021
    Mar 15, 2014
    Sevierville TN
    0
    Drove dry van and intermodal for six years.

    Now I am chaining, strapping, and wrestling with this Conestoga trailer and asking every trucker around me stupid questions that are going to make me cringe when I think about what a noob I was years from now.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    7,689
    14,060
    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    0
    Correction, stupid people DON'T ask questions. You'll be fine.:thumbup:
     
  4. PoleCrusher

    PoleCrusher Road Train Member

    4,683
    53,650
    Aug 26, 2014
    LLMF
    0
    I know the feeling. Started flatbedding a year ago after 20 years of door slamming and suicide jockey.

    Still feel like a total noob some days. Keep asking questions. Most guys in open deck will help if you ask.
     
  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    6,029
    20,505
    Feb 15, 2014
    California
    0
    You can ask stupid questions, 'cause they really aren't, or you can make stupid mistakes which really are.
    The questions don't cost anything.
     
  6. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

    7,359
    33,381
    Apr 26, 2013
    0
    Hey man every flatbedder has been there, just remeber its ur duty as a flatbedder to pay back the lessons u have learned the first time a new guy asks ur advice on something. The good flatbedders are always looking for a better more efficient way to do things.
     
  7. A Bug

    A Bug Medium Load Member

    647
    1,021
    Mar 15, 2014
    Sevierville TN
    0
    Example of one of my stupider questions after messing around 10 minutes trying to drop my trailer, "How do you pull this dang release handle on the 5th wheel?!?"

    Turned out the woman I was asking was a flatbedder's wife so she was nice enough to call her husband on the phone and let me talk to him.
     
  8. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    35,581
    128,941
    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    0
    If it’s any consolation, I had straight truck duty today in a pretty nice Pete but with a dog of a Paccar engine.

    Trying to adjust to a straight truck today was like my first time trying to put on shoes. :confused: :biggrin_25523:
     
    rda2580, Brettj3876, cke and 2 others Thank this.
  9. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

    8,522
    119,227
    Jan 1, 2010
    Ohio
    0
    Small Pete?
     
    cke, FerrissWheel and Tug Toy Thank this.
  10. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

    35,581
    128,941
    Sep 19, 2005
    Baltimore, MD
    0
    Yeah. I’m thinking a 337, with a lift axle and a 26’ body.
     
    cke, FerrissWheel and Tug Toy Thank this.
  11. johndeere4020

    johndeere4020 Road Train Member

    8,522
    119,227
    Jan 1, 2010
    Ohio
    0
    That’s a Cummins
     
    cke, FerrissWheel and Tug Toy Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted