Hauling Chips

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by dirttrackking55, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. Jorihe84

    Jorihe84 Road Train Member

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    That sucks cus I was steadily applying to Pritchett when I lived in lake butler and they always said they were full.
     
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  3. Y2K

    Y2K Road Train Member

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    Yeah I get out to Molalla ( Interfore & RSG ) a lot and Weyco Santiam (Lebanon) is a regular haunt too.
    Willamina just once in a while, love it when I get out there and sent to Toledo for a sunny day drive down 101 along the ocean beaches.
     
  4. fentonbill

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    A drive up Hood Canal to Port Townsend can be like that too, at least outside tourist season. For scenery, that and running up to Morton or Randle are my top two.

    Walsh 788
     
  5. okiedokie

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    OL stretch & a scream'n Jimmy to boot.:biggrin_25524: Took 40 acres to turn dat rig around. How did it handle going out to the portable chippers. :biggrin_25513:Oh god I miss those trucks.:biggrin_25523:
     
  6. Boardhauler

    Boardhauler Road Train Member

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    Never had it in the woods. It actually did OK on the paved goat trails. All those mills in Nor Cal are gone now-Potter Valley, Dinsmore, Covelo, Annapolis, Alder Point. Real drivers in real trucks on real roads.
     
  7. Chuckie86

    Chuckie86 Light Load Member

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    Can't compare much to Pritchett. Marvin is a low paying crook with unreasonable expectations I know a few guys that pull chips as an o/o and they do pretty decent and yes they pay by the ton and it varies from mill to mill
     
  8. Trashtrucker1265

    Trashtrucker1265 Road Train Member

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    I made a good living working for Pritchett, drove nice equipment, and was treated very well. I pulled my loads 5 days a week like I was asked to, and life was good. No unreasonable expectations or crook like tendencies to speak of, and I worked there for over 3 years pulling trash, long dump, short dump, and live bottom.
     
  9. NWstates

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    Has anyone heard anything about what it's like hauling wood chips in North Idaho? I'm seriously thinking about trying to get a job at it. How much experience do you typically need? :biggrin_2556:
     
  10. Rugerfan

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    I started hauling sawdust and chips for Bettendorf back in April. It's not a bad business but the pay just isn't there
     
  11. Ransom2007

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    DirtMerchant I just got my CDL and interested in driving a log truck. Still looking around and trying to find a good company to apply with. I live in Marion. I was hoping you could help me out with a couple of questions.

    - How much are log truck drivers getting paid nowadays?
    - How many loads do you usually deliver in a day?
    - Is it pretty difficult getting in and out of the woods with your truck?
    - Which type of trucks usually hold up the best in wet conditions, lot of mud, etc...?
    - If you have your own truck, how much to the Log Company pay for each load?

    Any information would be appreciated.
     
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