Re: another newbie question - Dry Van vs Flatbed
- From: "Rocky" <wookiee@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 7 Nov 2007 18:13:53 -0600
"Laurence F. Sheldon, Jr." <larrysheldon@xxxxxxx> wrote in message
As I look around I see flatbed drivers can be paid more. I also see
disparraging remarks about flatbeds being a lot more work for the
driver. Why the differences? I understand oversize loads but is
there other stuff that makes flatbeds that big of a deal?
Securing the load, and tarping would be the obvious difference.
Add to that I would guess that flatbeds don't see much drop and hook
traffic. (I've never pulled anything but dry vans and reefers.)
Larry you had a bad guess.
Flatbeds can have drop and hooks too. I used to pickup one trailer in
Eldridge, Iowa drive out to Dundalk, Maryland and drop and hook there. Then
when I got back to Eldridge I would drop the trailer.
Let me say that again, I would start with a hook, drop and hook in Maryland
and then just drop at the end of the week. So that was the same as 2 drop
and hooks per week, right?
You really shouldn't try to answer questions where you have no experience
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