Overnight jobs?

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  1. TheBigDog88

    TheBigDog88 Bobtail Member

    Nov 30, 2019
    I hate getting up early and do not like working during the day - too much traffic and too many people out. I dont have any experience in trucking but is there a way I could become an owner operator that works locally and works overnight (like 10pm-6am or so). Id like to come up with a business idea (owner operator) where I can do something like this. The market should be there in theory as most people do not like night work. Any help?
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  3. "semi" retired

    "semi" retired Road Train Member

    Apr 16, 2014
    high plains colorado
    I don't know about the O/O part, but lots of trucking jobs do night only. Most freight outfits run the trucks at night, so the stuff is at the dock in the morning to be delivered during the day. Gas tankers run at night, grain hauling, stuff that doesn't require anybody else to load or unload, but just about everything else requires day travel.
  4. tallguy66

    tallguy66 Light Load Member

    Oct 18, 2018
    Lol you looking for an 8 hour shift in truckin?
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  5. '88K100

    '88K100 Light Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    I’m on line haul and most all our shifts are 8 hours(450 miles)Some O/O on these runs but they seem to prefer the 10 hour runs. Operating in NW Ontario, no traffic to speak of I can do my 450 mile run in 7 1/2 hours if my switch is on time. He’s usually fashionably late which is paid waiting time for me
  6. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

    Jan 30, 2012
    Charlotte, N.Carolina
    get a job working nights on the dock of an LTL company. Yellow freight, SAIA, Southeastern freight, Old Dominion.

    some do "dock to truck" training.
  7. motocross25

    motocross25 Road Train Member

    Sep 23, 2010
    Overland Park, KS
    If you think outside the box a little theres a lot of stuff done over night. Refuse collection and grease trap emptying at restaurants are some things that are done. Lots of gas and foodservice work as well, trying to avoid crowded parking lots. Some overnight road work also, although I don’t know what area you call home, that could be winding down for the season. I’m not sure how any of this would play in to you being an O/O, but if the night shift is what you desire, it’s definitely to be had.
  8. asphaltreptile311

    asphaltreptile311 Heavy Load Member

    Jun 16, 2016
    Mail hauling , salmon companies , fuel hauling
  9. firemedic2816

    firemedic2816 Medium Load Member

    May 14, 2016
    Walton Kentucky
    Get experience FIRST before thinking about O/O and DON’T do lease to own plenty of posts on here about that
  10. Danny707

    Danny707 Light Load Member

    Mar 26, 2019
    Beer/Pepsi/Food work at night as well as mail and LTL you’ll need experience in LTL
  11. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

    Jul 11, 2012
    in the bush somewhere
    Around here in PA the dry bulk tank work is mostly done at night. Just too much traffic in daytime. A lot of milk haulers run at night.
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