Experienced DRIVERS PLEASE INPUT!!

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  1. malael

    malael Bobtail Member

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    hey guys first and foremost i would like to say thank you to all you crazy truckers out there! i just got a job for a trucking company and boy do i tell you it AINT EASY!!!!! for all you newbs who think driving a truck is easy be prepared! anyways. i would love to know some nice trucking jobs for guys with 2 years under there belt jobs that dont necessarily involve too much dock work or anything else besides driving

    here are a few ive noticed so far

    Gas hauling. thats it lol so if you guys know of anything else PLEASE post thank you
     
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    TripleSix God of Roads

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    What the heck is dock work?
     
  4. Allow Me.

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    You gotta be willing to do the extras in this biz. Even gas hauling, you're dragging hoses around, sticking tanks, climbing up on top to open the hatch etc. Visualize this; you arrive at a shipper, check in, get a dock assignment, then find out your trailer is not clean enough to be loaded. So you must sweep it out in 100 degree weather,after just taking a shower 1 hour ago and cannot dump the debris in their can, but must take it with you. (yes, this does happen) . How about a beer live load, where YOU have to shrink wrap the pallets or risk having a mess at the other end. Would you lump twenty 40lb cases of meat from the tail to the nose to get legal after crossing a scale and were cited for being overweight? :biggrin_25511:
     
  5. DoubleDear

    DoubleDear Light Load Member

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    :biggrin_25519: Where is the rest of the few ?

    Then I got to thinking,, You're in the Bronx! Probably don't get to see many different trucks around the city. Hey, How's Bronx treating you?? Haven't been out there for a while.
    I was going to say, go hang out at a truckstop for a while.. You'll see all kinds of trucking companies going on there.. take your pick. But then again, there's no Large Commercial Truck Stops over your way .

    How's about being a little more specific? What are you looking for? To do? besides not doing any dock work. Local ? Over the road?

    Gas hauling is up my alley.. it pays well. Not sure how much experience is needed. You're third party gas haulers will put you on.
    You find work out of your area , rather than other states, because it pays more where you're at.

    You can probably get on with containers too for your experience.
     
  6. malael

    malael Bobtail Member

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    well yea i was looking in on mostly tanker jobs becuase garbage trucks usually dont hire anyone around here without experience on tri axle dump trucks. the bronx is tuff man, but right now im driving doubles overnight and working on the dock loading and unloading trailers then driving back. but yea i was hoping you guys might know of jobs involving tankers like hauling propane or whatever its hard to find jobs that pay atleast 50 k a year but i know there out i found one but boy do i tell you its not easy workin on dock then driving doubles with weary eyes in NY lol
     
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    Unforunately, tanker HazMat(at least the stuff in the midwest) will not even consider you until your at least 25. I'm a tank yanker and I know of only one younger guy (24 yrs old) working tankers w/ HazMat and it seems many strings were pulled for him.

    I know it's not really fair, but I assume it's an insurance thing.
     
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