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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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    @Slowmover 10-4 ive always been a fan of the Farmers Oil outfit they've got some good looking rigs.
    I've seen a few monkey boys on the road especially around barsto lmao double dump company truck


     
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  2. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    Only guys I ever knew made a little money hauling RVs already had an Army pension.

    I know there’s those that do, but you all MUST be good at getting backhauls.

    And theres nothing wrong with that guaranteed minimum — though higher exists — as its $4,675/month. $50k/yr guarantee is better than a lot of guys make. Plenty goes wrong on the road to knock down a week here and a week there. The Devil is in the fine print on meeting the qualifications.

    Anyone wants to work for FX, UPS or Wally (or similar) is welcome to it. Years of doing that and there’s no one home at the end of it.

    As this is a radio forum, it’s a decent place to set up every truck. All of them need real help on a proper installation of DC power + quality Coax and some RF Bonding.

    An SSB radio should be able to get out. That reasonable distance is via the tests on the OPs own tractor (right?)

    The 579 Pete’s I’ve been in are slowly becoming better.

    Good luck!

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  3. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    10-4 on Farmers. Most aren’t over the top like the one pictured. But at night it’s the Mexican Circus coming to town.

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  4. snippits75

    snippits75 Well-Known Member

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    My body took a beating too. I was a stick hauler for a good many years way back then. 25 to 40 stops was normal. Cabover trucks beat the heck out of my back. When I got in a hood hauling freight, I said dam this thing rides like a Cadillac...compared to a cabover.
     
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  5. snippits75

    snippits75 Well-Known Member

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    You forgot one thing...cowbell!
     
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  6. S&W357

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

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    more cowbell
     
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  7. snippits75

    snippits75 Well-Known Member

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    If there is per diem on top of that, not too bad considering minimum two years experience.
     
  8. Eldorado828

    Eldorado828 8-2-8 Amarillo Tx Standing By

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    Good pay, newer trucks that aren't skimped on maintenance, respectful of drivers, and as long as it isn't a freightshaker, international or volvo it gets my attention. There's of course more a guy looks at but if those characteristics aren't there to start then I'll look no further. Coming from a family of truckers I've been driving for 24 years now, the last 15 with a company that keeps me regional, paid hourly with late model equipment along with other perks so I'm plenty blessed with no intentions of going anywhere. Of course I'm always looking to see what's out there.
     
  9. r carl

    r carl Well-Known Member

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    How about a cow bell roger beep? :D
     
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    S&W357 WDX-556 / 2NC556 $upporting Member

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    Hmmmm...might draw unwanted attention. o_O

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  11. big_sho9

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    Heres another tip for keeping drivers. Don't pay a driver $50 to unload a trailer, but pay a lumper $300. I never could figure this one out.
     
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  12. snippits75

    snippits75 Well-Known Member

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    Yes that one is a head scratcher.

    Some of these lumper services are actually in house where the delivery is being made. Would be easy for the trucking company to set up billing with them. But they keep it as is to annoy a driver to call to get Comdata information, so that they can fill out a Comdata check. Just hoping the driver will unload it for $50.
     
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  13. Slowmover

    Slowmover Elmer

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    1). Driver drives.
    2). Shipper & Receiver load/unload.

    Their freight & their responsibility (expense) as it’s their dock/warehouse & equipment.

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  14. barefootindian

    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    Hey Slowmover, what does CDL mean?
    Is it do do with a certain certification. Over here in Ireland we have CPC ( Certificate of Professional Competence)
     
  15. barefootindian

    barefootindian Supporting Member

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    My previous should read Is it to do with a certain certification?
     

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