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Here are 6 reasons to respect flatbed truck drivers


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Flatbed trucking is one of the toughest jobs out there.

It can be physically demanding, mentally challenging, and some days, outright frustrating.

That’s why we thought we’d share a list of reasons why we’d like to tip our hats to the flatbedders out there.

  1. They help each other out. Earlier this summer, a flatbed truck driver Brandon Winger shared a touching Facebook post about how he helped out a fellow driver with a tarping job — and insisted that the older driver keep his money.

Old driver knocked on the door, at least 70. He asked “would you care to tarp this for me? I can give you $20.” I told…

Posted by Brandon Wingler on Tuesday, July 16, 2019

2. They haul the craziest stuff sometimes.

3. They’re inventive. A flatbed truck driver with upper body injuries found a way to keep doing the job he loved by inventing a strap throwing device called the Strap-A-Pult. You can check out a demo video below.

Strap Throwing Catapult

This is a strap throwing tool… for all of your strap throwing needs. https://chdr.tv/kw4

Posted by Cheddar on Wednesday, August 28, 2019

4. They know a thing or two about how to keep things in place.

This how Flatbed drivers prepare for hurricane Dorian

Posted by Twisted Truckers on Thursday, August 29, 2019

5. They’ve got some impressive arms. Throwing straps and tarping is a heck of a workout!

Flatbedder Arms

6. They’re not afraid to haul the little loads too.

Little tonka truck on flatbed 495 south Haverhill ma

Posted by Bert Labbe on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Our hats go off to all of the flatbedders out there!

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