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    Bull hauling

    If I could choose a job out there, I sure wish I could be a bull hauler. I love cattle and ranching, and have no idea how to get into this tight knit community of drivers.


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    Just do not go to lw miller they have a bad rep on this forum look under bad trucking companies for more details on them .
    Check the newspapers in your area some will run ads but some want experince.

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    depends on where ya live i guess.....bertalino in billings mt is probally looking for drivers...they tend to burn out after 6 months runnin hard...but its supposedly a good outfit...a buddy of mine is leased to him

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillbillydeluxe View Post
    If I could choose a job out there, I sure wish I could be a bull hauler. I love cattle and ranching, and have no idea how to get into this tight knit community of drivers.
    Haulin' cattle really aint that great...if you like gettin kicked, headbutted, gettin your feet stepped on, and beatin stubborn heifers with cattle sticks...all while walkin around in crap halfway up your boots...then it's your dream job...it's pretty fun though, I can't complain, it's better than a lot of jobs...but if you like farming and ranching, I did combine haulin for a year in Big Sandy, Montana...and I liked that a lot...got to stay out in the country, no city driving, people was real friendly...the roads weren't the best but it was alright...and there's always farms out west with jobs for truckers during summer harvest, mostly hauling grain

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    Dont forget washing out the trailer and getting covered with "green" splatter.
    But the main thing---live load can be treacherous--cows move around in the trailer, and can have a high center of gravity.

    With all that said----if you have a good driving record, check with Snow farms in Harrison, Ar. they have three or four trucks and periodically need new drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by keotie View Post
    Dont forget washing out the trailer and getting covered with "green" splatter
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    yup, can't forget about that...I get the boys that work on our farm to wash my trailers...I remember about 2 years ago one of the boys was washing my trailer, and he ran out and started puking...turns out he sprayed straight into the floor and got a mouthful of that "green splatter"

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    hillbillydeluxe...what state are you from anyways?...I tried to send a PM but I aint got enough posts yet...I'll ask around and see if I can find anybody hiring

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    Be prepared to be run hard taking in consideration that these are live critters your hauling. So the only time that left door comes open is when you have to stop run the cattle through a water tank and back on the trailer. Don't worry about the crap being up to your boots. All of our trucks and washed out between loads meaning less weight witch you will find out plays the biggest factor in hauling cattle, that and making sure no cattle go down.
    Just my 2 cents worth

    Thanks Mike

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    Quote Originally Posted by Young-Gun-101 View Post
    Be prepared to be run hard taking in consideration that these are live critters your hauling. So the only time that left door comes open is when you have to stop run the cattle through a water tank and back on the trailer. Don't worry about the crap being up to your boots. All of our trucks and washed out between loads meaning less weight witch you will find out plays the biggest factor in hauling cattle, that and making sure no cattle go down.
    Just my 2 cents worth

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    if your that worried about the weight on your loads...then I sure wouldn't be stopping for water...if each cow drank 2 gallons of water at the stop...that'd be about 16 1/2 pounds more per head?...times the head of cattle on the pot...adds up to a lot of weight...and if your hauling loads where your worried about how clean the interior of your truck is...that'd be risky

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dieselfarmboy View Post
    hillbillydeluxe...what state are you from anyways?...I tried to send a PM but I aint got enough posts yet...I'll ask around and see if I can find anybody hiring
    I live in East Texas. Don't think Id ever get into it, but wouldnt mind.

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