August 04, 2021 8:47 PM
Hello, I'd like to reach out and ask for some advice regarding getting into flatbedding. I have 4 years experience working otr with a mega carrier and an ready to become an owner operator. I'd like work in flatbedding because I believe the work will be more fulfilling and better paying than van. However, I don't have any personal flatbedding experience and it seems daunting to become an owner operator at the same time as switching divisions. Landstar told me that they offer a 2 day course in load securement but that doesn't seem adequate. On the other hand working as a company driver for a flatbed company just to learn the basics when I'm ready to move to the next level seems like a waste as well. Does anyone know a good option to get enough training to start hauling flatbed. Or is a 2 day class and plenty of YouTube tutorials enough to start out if you're already proficient in driving the truck. Thanks for your consideration.