Seasonal trucking work

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by cuzzin it, Feb 10, 2018.

  1. fss99701

    fss99701 Medium Load Member

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    For me dirt work pays good in the summer time even though it's short up here in Alaska.
    Most highway and Federal jobs up here pay anywhere from $36 to $62 a hr for a company driver depending on the degree of davis-bacon.
    Side dump, belly dump even end dump work.
    Seasonal local work on highway and military projects. Most of these jobs pay really good if you have some skills.

    Winter time seasonal work depending on where you live. Heating oil delivery straight talk, and gas station deliveries tanker.
    Up here for some reason it doesn't pay all that good compared to dirt work but it's work.
    Heating oil delivery usually pays in the $20 to $30 hr.
     
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  3. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    Can you point me to the cities or towns in Alaska that are more davis bacony than the others?
    I keep looking on craigslist and the pay seems terrible .
    I would love to break into seasonal dirt work at a decent wage
     
  4. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

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    i do a lot of construction/side dump/belly dump work, its seasonal and pays decent, im a o/o though. i do haul other things as well though. in the off seasons. i tend to take it fairly easy in the winter though and spend some time at home.
     
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  5. Woodchuck88

    Woodchuck88 Medium Load Member

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    Blacktop. The stuff flows through my veins.
     
  6. Snow Monster

    Snow Monster Medium Load Member

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    Buy a hot dog cart!
    In the 80's I drove for an O/O with 2 trucks and we had this conversation one day about parking the trucks for the summer and buying a couple hot dog carts from an established vendor who was retiring when the opportunity presented itself.
    He showed us his books and we figured we could park the trucks, keep up the payments, make a living wage, show a profit and watch pretty girls all summer instead of dodging tourists and dealing with construction and all the rest of inconveniences that come with the season.
    Just an outside the box suggestion that might be worth looking into.
     
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  7. x1Heavy

    x1Heavy Road Train Member

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    A friend set up a hot dog stand, I took a look at his books. Minus the hotdogs, bread and so forth.

    He made out really well. It's always the smallest thing...
     
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  8. Robin Williams

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    Can you recommend some of the larger nationwide temp services out there?
     
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  9. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Where? California?
     
  10. cuzzin it

    cuzzin it Road Train Member

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    Commercial driver services is based out of phx but is multi state
    Pro drivers seems to be everywhere
     
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  11. Robin Williams

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    Do temp services hire for all over the country or just the state they're in?
     
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