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Old 10-30-2002, 02:52 PM
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Default What is Tarp Pay?

What is Tarp Pay I have heard this term alot what does it mean?
Old 10-30-2002, 03:41 PM
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Default well.....

If you tarp a load and are paid seperately from the linehaul that is called tarp pay.

Consider yourself lucky if you get tarp pay because most customers think thats part of the job and should be included in the linehaul rate.

Big Joe: In your heart you know he's right.
Old 10-30-2002, 11:13 PM
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Default tarp pay

In easy terms. You have seen Flat trailers on the road right? They may have the stuff they are hauling covered by a "TARP". So you get paid when you have to put the "TARP" over the supplies you are hauling on the Flatbed trailer.

I have heard it is very hard to lug those around. Most companies will give you 10 or 20 per tarp if they do pay.

Old 10-31-2002, 12:39 AM
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Default I'm not cheap

Rarely tarp a load that didnt have tarp pay. I'm a O/O and the folks I'm leased to do a excellent job of getting tarp pay. Usually $60.
Company drivers don't get all the tarping bucks. which is funny, as they do all the work:-(
Old 11-02-2002, 11:38 AM
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Default tarps?,,,no thanks,,,not interested,,,

I was sitting in the cab of my truck
last week watching some dumb poor schmuck tarping his load in a
driving rain.
I was at the dock hooked to my dryvan
trailer, watching tv, in the warm
dry compfort of the big truck
while being loaded.
This idiot was out there climbing
all over the rig with a tarp in a
downpour while cursing and swearing
the entire time.

After two solid hours he finally
got it in place.
And by then the load was soaked anyway.
And all that for a lousy $20?,,,LOL,,,
(if - in fact - he got paid for it),LOL,
That story says it all.
"Part of the job", you say?
Part of YOUR job, maybe.
No thanks, not interested,,,

- prime rib


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