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Trailer with center rail
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8088 Transport
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2011 dodge 4500
which trailer would be best for me
20-20 Hindsight, if I knew then what I know now
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How not to chain it down...
I was out at Walmart today and saw this hotshotter parked out at the end of the lot. So I drive by just to see (you know it has to happen) what was loaded and saw this disaster about to happen.
I park the car and start to snap a few photos and  the driver starts running at me from across the parking lot. He asks who I am and why am I taking pictures of his truck and trailer, getting very aggressive. So I explain to him I'm an experienced flatbed trucker and tried to show him how he has this am ...
8088 Transport
Starting a LTL load today. Load #1


Hello all
Hello everyone new to this forum. I'm someone who is tired of living just paycheck to paycheck Me and a friend have been talking about trying to do this kind of work because we both enjoy being on the road, and it's said to make good money. I found this forum with some searching and I'm glad I found it. I hope that I can learn enough to see if this route of work is gonna be the one for me, as I can see there is money to be made in this, but I'm not going to let myself be the guy who's going to g ...
Trailer with center rail
Trying  to  get ty  most vestal setup. Can you get a standard low boy with a center rail for trailers stand offs? That way you could easily haul trailers as well. Unless someone has a better idea that I am missing?
Hello and HELP
Hello Everyone

I am one of the ODDS in this group. I am a female and I would like to start my own hotshot business. I live in Louisiana and I would like to hotshot (parts and pipe) for the chemical and oilfield! I am going to buy a 3500 chev diesel truck to get started. However beside the truck where do I begin. What companies are good to work for and how do I get in with them. I will like to deliver New Orleans to Houston Tx. Please lend a girl a hand and offer some good advice!!!!

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2011 dodge 4500
dually 4 door, 6.7 diesel, 444 rear end, excellent shape, 36" sleeper saddle type great storage,  w/ air conditioner.  well maintained always used Amsoil ---engine and transmission,  does not use any oil,  273,000 miles all highway.  brand new rubber. air ride 5th wheel,  don't want to sell ....just gettin' too damn old!  $27,500.  Pictures available
which trailer would be best for me
I drive a big truck pulling flatbed so I can't help on trailer type as I see a combination of them running around but however most are 40'. However your best bet is going to be going with Big Tex since they have a facility right there in Minden. So if your trailer ever has to go in for service or repairs then it's right there. The nearest Texas Pride and PJ facilities are a good ways off even from where I am. Big thing to remember, the less deadhead regardless of reason the better. Fuel is your ...
20-20 Hindsight, if I knew then what I know now
Rule of thumb. Throw at least a couple of straps over each layer before loading the next and do the same with the next. Don't worry about getting them in the winches, just get the hook in the rail, toss and kick the loose end out of the way then when you are done loading you can finish throwing your top layer straps and winch up. Not 100% sure but I think the same rules apply to you hotshot guys as it does us flatbedders. 2 straps within the first 5' of the load and 1 strap every 5' after and I ...
Truck options.
I know a lot of you run 4500 or 5500 dodges. But if you could start over
would you keep the ram or go to a Terrastar like truck? I am just trying to
pick the best option right off the bat instead of getting something and then
regretting it.
Wright Bros
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Load #2


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