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Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Truckdriver4, Dec 11, 2019.

  1. Truckdriver4

    Truckdriver4 Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone! I have a day cab tractor and I’m currently hauling containers. Is there anywhere that I can make a little more money besides these containers and still be home nightly?
     
  2. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    Depends on where you live and what you want to haul. Like gasoline, fly ash, plastic pellets, propane, air freight, etc
     
  3. Truckdriver4

    Truckdriver4 Bobtail Member

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    I’m located in Greensboro,NC area. Do you have any leads in this area?
     
  4. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Sadly, not for a day cab owner. If you had a sleeper and with these companies folding left and right, I think an outlaw might be able to make a go of it again, but can't be home. The up side, is it's totally a drivers market. Park, or sell the truck, and drive somebody elses day cab, like a freight hauler. Be better off anyway.
     
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  5. haz-matguru

    haz-matguru Road Train Member

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    No haven't talked to a guy I use to work with up there in years. But you can try Keenan or a LTL company that hires O/O's like odfl.com or one of those shorter airport runs with fedex ground. But your truck has to be a white late model tractor to put it on at fedex freight. Or maybe epes can put u on a tobacco run to va and back or something like that.
     
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  6. rachi

    rachi Road Train Member

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    Check with Greatwide; sometimes this company has contracts that have the driver home daily.
    Greatwide Truckload | Owner Operator Jobs | United States ...
    https://www.greatwideotr.com
    Greatwide is an agency/owner operator based company with offices throughout the 48 contiguous states, offering truckload services including flat, vans and specialized equipment. Additional service offerings include freight brokerage, LTL shipping, specialized over …
     
  8. Eddiec

    Eddiec Heavy Load Member

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    Check the local quarries, concrete and asphalt plants to see if they need trucks to haul aggregate material. Check the local dump truck and excavating companies as well. Start knocking on doors. Here are 28 leads for you -


    Best 28 Gravel Rock Quarry in Greensboro, NC with Reviews - YP.com
     
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  9. NIGHTRUNNER1982

    NIGHTRUNNER1982 Bobtail Member

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    I think amazon was hiring power to move empty trailers. Might check it out.
     
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  10. Truckdriver4

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