Good paying local jobs in South Dakota?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by Zonno, May 15, 2024.

  1. lester

    lester Midwest's #1 Feed Hauler

    Jan 2, 2012
    NW, Iowa
    I can see South Dakota if I stand on my roof, and about an Hour from Sioux Falls. There's tons of local jobs in this area.. some seasonal but plenty of Full time. Yes sometimes Winter here sucks. Sometimes it's not bad...
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. broke down plumber

    broke down plumber Medium Load Member

    Jan 25, 2024
    Driven thru the badlands , like another planet .
    Zonno Thanks this.
  4. Dennixx

    Dennixx Road Train Member

    Feb 13, 2010
    twin cities
    As a 55 year MN resident, anywhere in the upper midwest or Intermountain west is gonna be an adjustment for a S Georgia
    Cardfan89, dosgatos, Zonno and 2 others Thank this.
  5. Knightcrawler

    Knightcrawler Heavy Load Member

    Apr 10, 2017
    Mpls, Mn oops Ocala, Fl.
    "Local" jobs in SD?

    The biggest city is Sioux Falls. It is 4.5 miles wide and 9 miles long. "Local" is going to mean "where ever you can get to and get back home in a day". And depending on weather, you might be sleeping in the truck.

    I used to run linehaul from Minneapolis to Sioux Falls and back 5 days a week for a few years (back in the 90s). The winters are brutal for ME (and I lived in Minnesota for around 60 years). I just moved to Florida (give you one guess as to why). I worked at Estes for a couple of years about 10 years ago and I was looking at transferring to their Sioux Falls terminal (for tax reasons - Minnesota has one of the highest state taxes and SD has none) and there were never any openings. Just because something like glassdoor says there are lots of jobs dont make it so.

    Watch out for the deer, they are a hell of a lot bigger than in Ga and will take out your truck, and the turkeys flying across the hiway at windshield height are entertaining as well...
    Bumper, Zonno and Dennixx Thank this.
  6. Blagoje

    Blagoje Medium Load Member

    Jul 14, 2022
    Sheboygan, Wisconsin
    I currently live in Wisconsin and I can tell you that yes the upper Midwest sucks in the winter and in The Dakotas specifically it is very windy all the time. I remember doing Conestoga runs from the upper peninsula in Michigan to the Sioux Falls area in the middle of winter 2 years ago and there was always a ton of snow coming through Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota but for some reason as soon as you get into North or South Dakota the wind picks up substantially.

    I have thought about moving to South Dakota before to do things probably similar to what you're thinking. I have moved to North Dakota before to do oil field work and aside from the pay everything pretty much sucked because it's boring out there aside from some decent scenery here and there. I can think of plenty of good reasons to go to South Dakota but honestly I'm trying to get out of the upper Midwest and more to the middle Midwest as in southern Indiana right now because I'm done with living through the winters up here if I can help it.
    Zonno Thanks this.
  7. Crude Truckin'

    Crude Truckin' Alien Spacecraft

    Oct 22, 2016
    North Dakota, Eh?
    The Dakotas are awesome. I’ll never leave.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.