Want to learn double drop (Lowboy). Where do I start?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by silenced140, Dec 2, 2018.

  1. silenced140

    silenced140 Light Load Member

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    Been driving for just over 1 year now. Working for a large megacarrier whom shall not be named. Just pulling dry can. Started training new guys for some extra cash and it’s going well.

    But I want more.


    I see these guys hauling excavators and large CATs and it looks like interesting work. Where would I get started in that?

    Any companies that will train new guys?


    Thanks!
     
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  3. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    I have read good things about Transport National, if you are in their hiring area. Lots of good info on this thread here:

    Transport National Oak Creek WI

    Not sure what ever happened to @Gunner75... he doesn’t seem to post anything anymore.
     
  4. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    I’ve seen TMC with double drops, and they’re a ‘training ‘ company - might be worth a call, stating your intention.
     
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  5. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    TMC is a circus compared to Transport National. They call the RGN fleet their “heavyhaul” fleet, and they have a waiting list of KoolAid drinkers waiting to get on. Just to pull small oversized. That’s ridiculous. TN has no wait, and you will actually pull bigger loads and stretch loads, which require pilot cars.
     
  6. Paddlewagon

    Paddlewagon Light Load Member

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    Might be able to get your feet wet with Hunt Transportation out of Omaha. The have contracts with all the farm and construction equipment manufacturers. I started with them just pulling regular flats and then worked into bigger loads requiring more specialized trailers. Best flatbed outfit I ever pulled for.
     
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  7. Dirty Britches

    Dirty Britches Light Load Member

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    Tmc is not a HH fleet. All they do is move cotton pickers and combines. Don’t waste your time with them
     
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    Dirty Britches Light Load Member

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    I don’t think hunt has anything bigger than 5 axle. If so I haven’t seen it
     
  9. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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    Sorry - should have headed that one up with “Just an uninformed suggestion” . . . !! :)
     
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  10. authentic251

    authentic251 Light Load Member

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    Amy company in the south east like transport national?
     
  11. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Transport National has a yard in Manchester Tennessee.

    Then there’s Bulldog in SC and Rinauldo in FL.
     
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