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CDL FLATBED DRIVERS WANTED

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by Cody Dixson, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Cody Dixson

    Cody Dixson Active Member

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    family owned and operated company since 1990 specializing in tuck camper and travel trailer transportation. We also transport boats automobiles, busses, utility trailers and tractors.
    If you have a cdl and have at least 2 years or experience pm me for more details! $1100 per week min!


     

  2. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Just curious, why is this here?
     
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  3. S&W357

    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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  4. Cody Dixson

    Cody Dixson Active Member

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    @Tokin ive got 5 trucks and its hard finding good drivers so I figured anyone thats at minimum owned a cb they might be from the good ol days when truck drivers were truck drivers also owner operators are welcome
     
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  5. snippits75

    snippits75 Well-Known Member

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    I have over a million paid miles verifiable...but only reefer and van. If I had to do it over again, I would have done flatbed from the beginning. Local flatbed around my area pays good if you get on with the right company.

    Your right though. Lots of CB guys around my area use to drive trucks or still do.
     
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  6. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    I get it and no offense, its just little off topic for this area thats all. I was thinking you put it here by accident maybe. Ive had a few posts here i really didnt know what area to place it in and finally just threw a dart lol.
     
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    BJ radionut Supporting Member and 6m addict

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  8. big_sho9

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    How much does it cost to place an ad on here? Friend,1100 a week is old school. Especially for flat bed. Fed Ex drivers make 6 figures a year. And so do many others. Back in 99 I made the mistake of working for TMC. After a 130 pound tarp blew off a 13 ft high load of lumber in northern Michigan, and I chased it across the parking lot, in sub degree (sleeting) weather, I decided I had had enough.
     
  9. Cody Dixson

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    @Tokin yeah I really didn't know where to put this. Figured maybe just maybe I might get a good ol boy looking for work. I'm not sure if @BJ radionut really moved it to a new location but I appreciate it if he did anyways thanks guys! @big_sho9 this is drive on drive off freight crain on crain off for the boats and winch on and off for campers so no tarps but ive heard alot of people say they've had a rough time in the flatbed industry for the physical demand itself. thats a different type of flat bed from what we do you could say we're car haulers but even car haulers know 3 units vs 9 is a big difference. And thats a minimum pay, something I can guarantee a driver who doesn't wanna hussle as much as the next we're family owned and operated im looking for paper log drivers not the elog one if you know trucking you know exactly what i mean. Some drivers are out here for the money. Some of its easier to make than others.
     
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    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    Wondered the same thing

    This isn't Craigslist!
     
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  11. Slowmover

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    I did my flat-beddin’ in the ‘90’s. Have thrown straps a few times since. But tanker was best for me.

    Now I’m just a lazy, door-slammin’, steerin’-wheel holder.

    I bitch if I have to crank a trailer up or down more than once daily.

    (Too beat up, for anything else).

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  12. big_sho9

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    Yeah, me too. My spine is torn up. Aurthor Ritis has kicked my tail. I cant lift nothing. If I drive 40 miles in my car, I'm down for 2 weeks. I was jut too tall, I stand 6'9 and 325. All that bouncing did a number on me. Sometimes I hear those jakes in my dreams at night. Dropping the keys was the hardest thing I ever did.
     
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    Slowmover Elmer

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    Ideal size is a monkey-boy 5’9”.

    Swing thru the cab at a sopping-wet 145-lbs.

    Locks the air seat. Never gets tired.

    I’ve had to shoot a few. That toothpaste smile, and, lets go get another!

    Drain-spade is the fastest of that family to get ‘em underground.



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  14. big_sho9

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    peterbuilt.jpg peterbuilt.jpg Cody Dixon, here are tips for getting/keeping good drivers. 1st, turn the speed of the truck wide open. Turn the horsepower wide open. Add stove pipes. Deck it out in chrome. install at least a $2500 seat, Deck it out in chicken lights, and a bug shield, and a large chrome bumper, and chrome rear fenders. Add designer wheels. I've seen small fleets around here do this, and only paid the driver $500 a week, and dont even hold taxes. He never has problems getting drivers.
     
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  15. Slowmover

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    The embarrassment of riding around in a klown kar (is some serious fun on the radio). Highway Dunce Cap.

    I’ve also heard it used as a low-wage + 1099 angle. (That’s the shiv in the radio comments).

    Watching that 5’-9” monkey-boy pull over after a rain shower to wipe down the whole rig (painters pole with mop head) almost defies belief.

    Don’t get me started with drivers so short they look through the steering wheel to drive, seat down on the floor. A visor like that is on a truck is also a guarantee it has an unusable ape-hanger shifter.

    Dollars to donuts it’s also drum brakes front to rear (ends any discussion of “cool” once admitted).

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