Need to go local in Brooksville, Fl.

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  1. Mars Ultor

    Mars Ultor Light Load Member

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    Hi folks,

    So I've been OTR for the past several years, but I need to switch to a local position in or around my hometown of Brooksville, Fl. I'm not in a hurry, I dont need to get off the road right away, and in fact have till around may of next year to make the transition. I'm hoping to make $30.00 an hour or more if possible, and have a fairly clean driving record. No tickets in the last 3 years, no DOT reportably accidents ever, no failed drug tests etc.
    I've worked for 4 companies in the 5 years I've bern driving, one company twice, and I have experience with Dry Van, Bulk Pneumatic Tankers and Reefers, I have every endorsement but passenger, and a valid TWIC card.
     
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  3. Eddiec

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    Are you near any of these places?
    Pritchett Trucking Inc

    Local Truck Driving opportunities with Pritchett are available in the following locations:

    Palatka, FL | Lake Butler, FL | Jacksonville, FL | Gainesville, FL

    Ocala, FL | Tallahassee, FL | Valdosta, GA | Crestview, FL

    Ormond Beach, FL
     
  5. haz-matguru

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    Sometimes new drivers can get on with Walmart Transportation and get a local run.
     
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  6. RockinChair

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    There are several tanker companies near you.

    Bynum and FlowTrans in Auburndale, Oakley in Lake Wales, Indian River in Winter Haven, Quality Carriers and Florida Rock & Tank in Tampa. There are probably some local fuel hauling companies nearby as well, perhaps @lual knows their names.
     
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  8. haz-matguru

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    Takes years to work your way into a truck at publix. You have to start off in the warehouse even if you already have a CDL.
     
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  9. bryan21384

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    I 2nd the Walmart idea. Isn't there a DC in Brooksville?
     
  10. Dave1837

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    Venezia has a terminal in Brooksville. Not sure what they're paying down there but when I worked for them they always were talking about all the work they had there. Pretty sure they're running dry bulk and asphalt
     
  11. lual

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    All the following comments are made with the assumption that....by going local only....you want a decent/short commute to/from work (i.e., 30 mins or less).

    In the Brooksville area, arguably your best option is Walmart....IF they have a DC near there....& IF they have an opening....& IF it is in fact a local gig.

    The above comments about Publix are accurate -- you'll have to get there from working on the inside. Yes, it's a sweet gig -- & lots of steady, highly recession-resistant work. A loyal customer base, too.

    Past all that -- as I see it, your basic problem is a lot like mine -- you live/reside in a "doughnut hole" for many good trucking jobs. Another issue: many local-only CDL jobs in the northern half of FL seem to have flabby pay, compared to elsewhere. :(

    If you decide to pursue fuel delivery -- given your level of experience, safety record...& credentials...see if you can score a gig with one of the private fleets, first: Pilot/Flying J, Energy Dispatch (aka, Racetrac), etc. Better pay, better bennies, overtime after 40 hrs, etc....make the private fleets pretty much where it's at. The private fleets generally have done a really good job of locating each store's fuel tanks/drops away from the fuel pumps -- segregating you & your job well apart from the idiot/maniac motoring public. :rolleyes:

    ONE EXCEPTION: I would avoid Circle K. They simply don't maintain their stores/equipment anything like the others do. :confused:

    If you find there simply are no private fleet opportunities where you are -- look for other fuel jobs that pay by the hour -- or, at the very least...pay by the load -- but WITH A GUARANTEED WEEKLY MINIMUM.

    I would consider beverage/food service/delivery work ONLY if you are in really good shape physically and/or you are ex-military (Army, or Marines).

    I pity those delivering store merchandise going up & down a metal ramp -- in the rain. :rolleyes:

    -- L
     
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