First off sorry if this is in the wrong sub forum
Just a little background about myself
I have been with my starter company for 9 months; almost 6 months solo, driving dry van
70,xxx accident free miles and no late deliveries or claims
Currently reside in North Dallas
Being able to bring my aussie with me is a must
Since I've started driving I've been trying to research and soak up everything I can to be able to set myself up for success. Cattle haulers have always intrigued me from the lifestyle itself to the farm shippers.
I've tried searching as well as I've read a lot of the "life of a livestock hauler" thread. I haven't seen much information on cattle haulers as far as company drivers aside from b&r? and jbs? Seeing as I don't have any experience in livestock hauling, I know I'd have to find a company to train me. If anyone has any recommendations as to companies to look into or able to point me in the right direction to gain more knowledge it would be greatly appreciated.
I've read some guys start out in grain and move to cattle, I'm okay with that. I'd prefer to stay away from pigs and chickens, but if that's a prerequisite to the ultimate goal I'm willing to put in the time and "earn my stripes", I'm in it for the long game.
Cattle hauling company drivers?
Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Nashville, Feb 5, 2023.
Page 1 of 2
Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds
Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.
Judge Road Train Member
- Mar 19, 2014
Hogan haul cattle around here.
Dee King Trucking
17601 E Saint Francis Ave, Amarillo, TX 79108
TOP RATED COMPANIES
1. ALLEN ANDERSON HAR LIVESTOCK DISPATCH
2. MAVERICK DISPATCH, INC
3. BLASE TRUCKING LLC.
4. PRIME TIME EXPRESS
5. JAK TRUCKING, INC
6. BROKEN SPOKE DISPATCH, LLC
7. BEEF CORP
8. MIHM BROS INC
9. BRYAN HAUXWELL TRUCKING INC
10. JEREMY BARNES
RockinChair Thanks this.
Since you’re a pretty fresh driver it will be tough finding a small company or owner operator to give you a shot simply due to insurance. If you’re in the Dallas area going up to Cactus and working for JBS wouldn’t be a bad option if they will give you a shot. It will be a lot of short haul fat cattle loads into their plant in Cactus and you’d be hauling a few loads a day. I’m not sure if they run sleeper trucks up there or if it’s all daycab work. They later on move on to a different place when you have more driving experience and experience handling livestock.
YardMule89, Coffey, Nashville and 1 other person Thank this.
That I completely understand with me being green. I will reach out to them.
Even if I need to start out in grain or whatever is needed to ultimately get the shot I'm willing to do. Just don't want to be a job hopperCoffey Thanks this.
bzinger, YardMule89 and Nashville Thank this.
Page 1 of 2