Getting CDL for second source of income, where to find weekend gig?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by tlc9616, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    The trash haulers that empty the dumpsters at night behind businesses are always looking for drivers.
     
  2. jmz

    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    The problem is you will still need training at your first job, and any reputable employer will be unwilling to invest in a driver who can only work 1-2 days a week.

    You’d be better off doing it the other way around, driving during the week and finding a part-time accounting gig for the weekends. As you noted, there’s no shortage of trucking jobs in KC, and it’s definitely a place where you can find a job right out of CDL school that pays $60k+ and gets you home daily.
     
  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    You can have that job!
     
  4. Ridgeline

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    Keep in mind also a lot of companies will not hire part time people to drive trucks if they have jobs and other large fleets like FedEx may require a weekly accounting of hours and limit the time you are allowed driving.
     
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  5. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    It’s not a bad gig if you don’t mind working at night . You hop out and open the gate , drive up and dump , back up , hip out and close the gate and , and drive to the next one .
    Some pay by the hour and some pay by the stop. but it’s usually pretty good money .
     
  6. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Not in my hometown. Unless you work for the City. Private haulers, roll off /construction dumpsters, etc. Pay 12-15 per hour.
     
  7. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    It varies.

    there’s one near me I looked at for a part time gig , and they pay $25 per round trip from their transfer facility to a landfill and back.
    I’ve seen how long you wait in line at a landfill.

    some of the places pay good and some don’t ,
    Like every other job,
    You gotta shop around

    . I know waitresses who make peanuts and some who make big bucks .
     
  8. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    Most of the waitresses that make peanuts look like elephants. The ones that make big bucks don't!:rolleyes:
     
  9. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Road Train Member

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    I doubt you can pull off 10 round trips in a day!
     
  10. roundhouse

    roundhouse Medium Load Member

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    Yep.
    Same at motels. All of The housekeeping staff are quite un attractive. But only some of the desk clerks are elephants .
     
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