I notice that nearly every western express flatbed I see rolling down the road seems to have the worst tarp job ive ever seen, tarp barely covering the cargo or simply in need of more bungees to eliminate it flapping in the wind. Is this due to a lack of training or a lack of hiring standards? when I ran flats even when I was just starting out I took pride in a nice tarp job. furthermore, if the tarping appears to be that half***ed then what is the securement like underneath???
A concerned driver.....
western express tarping
Discussion in 'Western Express' started by frank_the_tank, Feb 9, 2020.
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blairandgretchen Road Train Member
- Dec 9, 2011
It’s . . . . Western . . . . Express.alds, BJnobear, spyder7723 and 6 others Thank this.
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- Nov 16, 2019
x1Heavy Road Train Member
- Mar 5, 2016
I examine most flatbeds.
IF it's wrapped neatly like a present, there goes a driver.
If it's just a wad of paper slapped on and straps tossed over flapping and tearing.. thats not a driver.GoldenLad, D.Tibbitt, Kyle G. and 1 other person Thank this.
When I worked at Western, it took me a while to figure out how to get it right. Of course I was a rookie. Those Western tarps were massive when I was there. I don't know about those newer black and white ones. It will take time to figure it out. Western flatbedders ate typically rookies
It's not the worse tarp you've seen or will ever see.
And it's not just W.E.bryan21384 Thanks this.
W.E. Should be ashamed of themselves.
Kyle G. Road Train Member
- Jan 23, 2016
(@blairandgretchen drops the microphone).GoldenLad and blairandgretchen Thank this.
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