Driving Garbage Trucks

Discussion in 'Trucking Jobs' started by NKR75, Feb 19, 2007.

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  1. big

    big Bobtail Member

    Jan 1, 2010
    san juan, tx
    its better if u get in with the city and haul there thrash for them , i get paid overtime ,and u have good benefits , u usually have a set schedule ,depending on the city's budget u don 't have to work overtime , also the trucks r usually in good shape ,and u also have a mechanic in house tolook at it in case of any problems, u wont get rich but you'll make decent money, and be home every nite , i work for a city down in texas , and i enjoy doing my job , usually the work is monday-friday ,sometimes saturdays ,and holidays off and paid!
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  3. Skunk_Truck_2590

    Skunk_Truck_2590 Road Train Member

    Feb 16, 2007
    Shreveport, LA.
    Well what do ya expect? It's a "trashy" job lmao!
  4. tjsr6

    tjsr6 Bobtail Member

    Nov 24, 2010
    I drive a trash truck and for the most part I like it. I am salary but if you break down my pay I average $26 an hour + company paid bennies but its just health no dental vision. I have been doing this job less than a year so I feel I am very lucky. I work for a small company with only 3 trucks all doing residental for now but early next year we are getting a roll off and I am likely to be operator of that truck. Thats why im here researching roll off pros and cons. Any how just thought i would throw this up to let ppl know its worth looking into trash haulers. I was going to go OTR after trucking cdl school and this job droped into my lap 2 weeks before Schneider Oreintation. Should mention my dad drives one of other trucks and been doing so for near 12 years..... maybe more.

    I think the guy who drives 18 wheeler for another company from local transfer station to landfill is only making about $100 - $150 a day. About $45 for a 110 mile round trip up a nasty Mt and back. He puts LONG days in to get 3 loads. I have class A but feel sorry for that guy and wouldnt trade places with him for double what he makes. So "trashy" is not ALWAYS bad. I set my own hours, have seen my "boss" 3 times in the 11 months ive been here. Have charge accounts at all local stores to get anything i feel i want to do the job, pick any mechanic to do anything i feel needed to my truck no questions ask and pay check is there every thursday. Never had DOT or any law enforcement bother us. Before I got this job I worked in warehouse for 12 years at $13-16hr. Honey hole I think, lol.
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