Dump trucking in Arkansas?

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  1. Zonno

    Zonno Light Load Member

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    I started a very similar thread in the tanker/dump truck section, but hopefully it’s ok to post this here in that it may get more replies.

    A search on Indeed in Arkansas (basically the entire state, not just one particular area) yields many jobs with starting pay of over $20 hourly, some which don’t necessarily require experience in dump trucks, whereas in other states such as AL, FL, and MS, I can’t find anything above $17 hourly, and they all want years of exp. (there’s one in AL that starts out $15 hourly and want 5 years of dump exp.).

    Research tells me the cost of living is fairly inexpensive in AR (a bit lower than GA where I currently reside), and also that the winters are pretty mild. I was warned in the other thread about moving to WI, IN, or OH due to the brutal winters those states have, although I can assume that AR will be a bit colder, especially the northern part of the state.

    Provided I don’t mind relocating, can it be a good career choice to move to a state where I can get a job that will pay more than where I’m at now? I’m currently making $16.25 hourly (with OT) so I’m doing ok financially. I’m a few months shy of having 2 years of exp., so it may not be a bad idea to stay another year or two; the more exp., the better pick I’d have at jobs. I just don’t want to stagnate at a lower-income company for all of my life when I could’ve relocated to get hired on by a company that pays better.
     
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  3. Chinatown

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    I entered "CDL-A dump truck driver" and "Nevada"
    Surprised how many jobs are available and many in the $20 - $32 hourly pay range.
     
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    U.S. Silica
    Reno, Nevada
    12 mos. experience
    Will train.
    The Company is headquartered in Katy, Texas, and has an office in Reno, Nevada.

    Schedule: Thursday – Sunday; 8 p.m.- 6 a.m.

    Pay: $30/hr
    Home | U.S. Silica
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  5. DRTDEVL

    DRTDEVL Heavy Load Member

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    Holy smokes! Them's poverty wages right there!

    Anecdote time: Last week, I found myself sitting at a traffic light somewhere around Isanti, MN. I happened to look at the bright-colored marquee in the KFC parking lot. "Starting pay $16/hour!" About 5 minutes before that, I saw a McD's with a big sign painted in the front window "Starting pay $15/hr!"

    Our lowest-paying driving position is for a zero experience CDL grad, spotting at a production facility. It's $20.

    Anything less than $20 is giving your time away for free.
     
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  6. Zonno

    Zonno Light Load Member

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    Haven’t searched Nevada, but that’s my point. Some particular states are loaded with dump truck jobs with that kind of pay range, whereas others barely have anything over $15 hourly. Plenty of dump truck jobs, they just don’t pay as much. I wonder why that is…
     
  7. Chinatown

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    New Interstate-11 is being built and some dump drivers have moved to Nevada because of that. Pay is decent and no state income taxes and no taxes at the grocery store.
    Interstate-11 is planned to run from the Mexico Border in Arizona to the Canadian Border in either Washington or Idaho.
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