Are most local/ city driving jobs going to be labor intensive?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Moronica, Sep 18, 2021.

  1. Moronica

    Moronica Light Load Member

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    I'm not lazy, but I don't want to end up with a job that destroys my body. How do l determine if a local job is going to be non-stop back breaking physical labor job?

    Any tips to avoid ending up wrestling freight for 12 hours instead of actual driving ?
     
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  3. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    You ask the hiring person and/or read the job posting.
     
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  4. Moronica

    Moronica Light Load Member

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    I get that . But , I don't want to invest the time applying to jobs that aren't going to be what i'm looking for
     
  5. Kyle G.

    Kyle G. Road Train Member

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    Talk to the drivers. Or just watch them... If they look like they are having a good time then that’s a pretty good sign.
     
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  6. Moronica

    Moronica Light Load Member

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    lmao . I had a route job for a while that serviced all types of local businesses . I started to take notice of how miserable or how happy the employees were - depending on the business .

    Casino employees and mechanics seemed the most miserable
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    Government / City / County employees seemed the happiest and least stressed out
     
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  7. Redtwin

    Redtwin Road Train Member

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    Avoid food or beverage service. Fuel delivery involves wrestling hoses. Dump trucks will probably be pretty easy if you don't mind the mess.

    I would look for one of the mail contract haulers. Even if you have to load and unload, and I don't think there is much of that, the mail is loaded on rolling cages or totes that you just wheel around.
     
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  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Line haul is the easiest; mostly terminal to terminal/drop & hook.
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  9. Hazmat Cat

    Hazmat Cat Medium Load Member

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    heaviest thing I lifted this week was one of those french toast breakfast sandwiches from pilot.
     
  10. Moronica

    Moronica Light Load Member

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    Nice ! You haul hazmat ? I just got my endorsement added . Looking to get into fuel / Haz hauling
     
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  11. fairshake

    fairshake Heavy Load Member

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    Not as a standard truck driver, usually the delivery route drivers are putting in physical labor.
     
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