Intermodal in Houston

Discussion in 'Intermodal Trucking Forum' started by eko, Aug 10, 2019.

  1. eko

    eko Bobtail Member

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    I have been a OTR Driver for 3 years.I have been thinking of moving to Houston to star hauling containers.Is there anyone that could help me out with some tips,??
     
  2. Buckmaster1981

    Buckmaster1981 Light Load Member

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    With the massive amount of Mexicans that haul those trash cans in Houston I would have to say you would probably starve
     
  3. eko

    eko Bobtail Member

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    There are some good reviews about intermodal trucking in Houston. I don't know if the majority
    of drivers are Mexicans tho.
     
  4. Buckmaster1981

    Buckmaster1981 Light Load Member

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    Yeah maybe I couldn’t tell you nothing about it but judging by what they will haul oversized freight for out of Houston I can tell you from years of experience they are cut throats
     
  5. eko

    eko Bobtail Member

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    do you live in Houston or if you know any good company I can be suggested to
     
  6. Buckmaster1981

    Buckmaster1981 Light Load Member

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    I don’t know any container companies but if your set on living in Houston I’m sure there are great jobs like Walmart private fleet or air products if you don’t mind getting in to tanker ! We have a terminal in Laporte air Products that is and it’s probaly a 6 figure a year job with great benefits
     
  7. Buckmaster1981

    Buckmaster1981 Light Load Member

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    I’m sure you can do well in Houston if you do your research before jumping into a job and try an find a place to live outside the city because of the crime! I wouldn’t recommend containers because the container companies will hire anyone with a pulse which usually means a dead end job ! But that’s just my opinion. No I don’t live in Houston I’ve just spent years running in and out of the many ports hauling oversized loads
     
  8. eko

    eko Bobtail Member

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    Being honest the reason why I thought hauling containers is that I want to go back to school finish my master. Been told that hauling containers can start early in the morning like 3-4 am and be home around 2-3 pl wich would be a perfect schedule for me. Hopefully I ll find something I am looking for
     
  9. Silverbeard

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    I live and drive in Houston. 95% intermodals here are Mexican drivers and their trucks are death traps. But good luck....
     
    eko Thanks this.
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