Moving from LA to Denver NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by AlphaTrucking, Feb 15, 2020.

  1. AlphaTrucking

    AlphaTrucking Bobtail Member

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    What's up guys, I am an owner operator with a Super 10 dump truck. I'm getting ready to move to Denver Colorado but currently live in Long Beach California. Owner operators make about $90-95 over here and there is work just about every day.

    My questions are for people with experience in Colorado, specifically Denver and surrounding areas but overall Colorado.

    What is hourly rate for owner operators?
    How are emissions laws? (My truck is obsolete in 2023 here in CA)
    Is there a lot of work?
    How is work during the winter?
    Anything I should know before moving?

    Thank you so much guys, can't seem to find anything anywhere on the internet about it!
     
  2. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    How is work during the winter.

    It snows and gets cold in Colorado. Work slows down.
     
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  3. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    I’d suggest contacting some company to see if you can get a contract with some to get work
     
  4. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Not sure about Denver, but the smaller towns are experiencing a huge growth phase. Every town with a mountain view, wants to be a new Vail. People are coming to Colorado from California in droves, buying land, and putting up condos. Denver is a hole, and I won't go there unless I absolutely have to. I live in central Co. and dump trucks seem to have a lot of work,,,come Spring. Might have to hang iron, if that's a problem.
     
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  5. pmdriver

    pmdriver Road Train Member

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    Denver is supposed to be rebuilding the I-70 in the middle of town and many of the roads need to be maintained from spring until the snows come again. Contact the big construction companies that do that work. Traffic. ain't going to say any more.
     
  6. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    Why are you moving out of California?
    Why are you moving to Colorado with out knowing the answers to the questions that you have asked?
     
  7. loudtom

    loudtom Heavy Load Member

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    If your emissions system functions properly, you'll be fine. Some counties require testing, some do not.
     
  8. Moon_beam

    Moon_beam Medium Load Member

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    Using the on ramp on I-25 north bound at the 215 mile post on more than one occasion there have been emissions testing equipment checking cars. I don't know if they are also checking trucks.
     
  9. "semi" retired

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    Probably because people are fed up with Californias shenanigans. 691,000 people left Cal. last year. Colorado is fast becoming the new California. I read, Amazon bought 65 acres in COS, and are putting up the biggest DC. That should help traffic that's already gridlocked in that area.
     
  10. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    Colorado isn't the only new California
     
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