Is containers the "easiest" local work

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by DAX_, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. DAX_

    DAX_ Medium Load Member

    Sep 4, 2017
    I have spent my trucking career otr or regional but at times I have helped do other things. One week I helped out doing containers for swift I noticed it was the easiest thing I had done local wise. I know I didn't do a full container schedule since I was just helping but still. Plus it was a relief delivering. The Docks had self check in and out. Ain't have to deal wit a security guard taking 10 minutes to come out the booth
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  2. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

    May 25, 2017
    New England area
    was a time when a driver would spend nearly an eternity looking for a good chassis. if the lights weren't working, the tires were shot, or the glad hand(s) were broken. then good luck getting anything fixed ASAP...or that day..!!

    i'd hope that has changed in the past decades, but for me, even though i live in New England and not far from NJ, i'd never would be interested in can hauling.
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  3. JonJon78

    JonJon78 Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2018
    No it hasn't changed. Not to mention the huge wait at times just to get into the rail yard at times.
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  4. flybynight12

    flybynight12 Medium Load Member

    Jan 10, 2015
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