End dump lease on city local work..

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  1. joseph1853

    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    Daughters boyfriend called up last night with news that his dad could get me a job pulling an end dump for a guy that needs a driver for his extra truck.. In our area there's re building the entire interstate bridges and all for like 20 mile. Said I could start monday (its friday evening). Red flag immediately went up. Who hires someone sight unseen to drive his truck? Someone who has the ####tiest truck driving job available that's who.. Probably a beater piece of crap freightliner or something with no ac in texas heat but who knows right?He said they pay between 900-1200 a week 9-11 hours a day. So not that great pay but normal I guess for the area. His dad does the same but he owns his truck and trailer and leases it on to the same company. Says he makes $70 an hour.. I'm out of work right now so that being the case cant see anybody giving me finiancing for a truck or the trailer. I don't know everything so thus the post. It seems for me I either have a truck and no work or have the work with no truck lately..I could use some credit cards but pretty sure they won't allow you to use one for a down payment again I don't know. Any ideas?
     
  2. SL3406

    SL3406 Medium Load Member

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    That's all you really need to know. That's ridiculously cheap for a end dump.
     
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  3. abyliks

    abyliks Medium Load Member

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    $70 an hour for what, a one ton? Cause I’m not even rolling the hood on a big truck for that

    find a good company to work for
     
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  4. ProteinBar

    ProteinBar Bobtail Member

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    Dealers dont care where the money comes from so long as its not illegal. Ive used my credit card in the past to pay a down payment on a vehicle, not sure a truck dealer would be any different.

    On a side note, i think its a bad idea to get your own truck simply because you see potential to make more money. The boys father is possibly set up to make more because hes been doing it longer. They could also not take your truck simply because they dont know you and then youd be stuck with a truck and no work.
     
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  5. REO6205

    REO6205 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Bad jobs are easy to find.
     
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  6. joseph1853

    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    yeah, that's what my other question is. I have no idea what the rate typically is for that kind of work. So what would be a good or at least decent rate?
     
  7. joseph1853

    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    Probably taking rocks/road debre to the dump with a 34' end dump trailer I'm guessing.
     
  8. joseph1853

    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    So true.. I tell people it's not hard finding a "job" that's difficult it's finding a good one. Plenty of soul crushing truck driving jobs as you stated.
     
  9. joseph1853

    joseph1853 Medium Load Member

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    Just because to make more money? I really don't mean to be rude but what better reason could there be? I mean we work to make money that's the whole goal right? Pay the bills? If I'm going to be driving a truck might as well do it making as much money as I can right? I don't know maybe I misunderstood you? Could you elaborate?
     
  10. SL3406

    SL3406 Medium Load Member

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    Hourly trailer rates here are $85-90. I still think that's too cheap. I don't think trailers should be making less than a $100 a hour. That said, it depends on how hard they're running you too. If you're sitting waiting to load/unload quite a bit $85-90 can be ok if you're not burning a lot of fuel. I personally, would never attempt to pay for a truck on rates cheaper than that.
     
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