My "Twitter Hubby" Chad Lloyd caught this one. To be fair, Chad got this driver on the CB about the tarp job, after getting the pics of course. His reason for this great balloon is he didn't see the tarps had loosened and parachuted out like what you see. How do you not see this??? Good job Builders Transport! You make us proud!
David Cox caught this. He sent the pic, followed by: Dude is hauling apache helicopter parts & f****n AMMUNITION!!! And not fully tarped... easy as target for hijacking, big money on the black market.
Good job guy, good job!
Unless it's onions, there's no reason the world should see the ass end of your load. Here's a few of my top peek a boos!
This was beyond sad. The back flapping open, the tarp strapped to the deck. The parachute effect of the tarp. The HazMat sign on one side, but nowhere else. It was the idea of where to start!
If you can't tarp, don't put a transformer sticker on your truck. If you can't tarp, don't pull for TMC, because Lou has a particular soft spot to get a TMC truck, just due to the fact that you can rarely catch real screw ups. But, this Optimus Non-Tarper was known right away when the pictures were posted on Facebook.
No one is safe from having a bad tarping job exposed. This can't be seen best, but the boat is swamped with so much stuff, the back end is almost on the rubber. They were pulled over by DOT to fix their tarp, and I couldn't help but snap the shot.
I am 97% sure that this is a crated machine hiding underneath this tarp. This wonderful picture was captured by Kevin Smith, who then immediately shot it over to me. You see, these loads are supposed to be fully tarped, with no gaps. Also, as someone on facebook pointed out, where is the trailer's license plate?
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Any reputable flatbedder has dunnage. Any good tarper will take said dunnage, put it at the end of a tarp, if there's nothing to hook bungees down to prevent it from flapping, and strap it down. This is one of Lou's major practices. Well my dear friend Daniel found someone who couldn't figure this one out! Thanks Daniel for a chance to tell them how to do it right!
Mason Dixon has a load board accessible to the public, but refuses to broker out. Instead, they use their agents. Lou pointed out that maybe, just maybe, they should broker out their tarped freight if this is the caliber of tarping their owner operators do. Ouch!!!