The Different Types of Trucks (Lots of Pictures)

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by Mike2633, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. okiedokie

    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Now that you mention it.....
    There were some advantages to P&D. The secretaries.
     
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  3. Banker

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    It was a great job in my 20’s. I wouldn’t want to do it now but could if I had to.
     
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    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    Are you still driving?
     
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    Banker Road Train Member

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    Yes I am still working. I am only in my 50’s and plan to work many more years. (Fortunately my choice) I may switch to part time in a few years, but don’t really want to retire at this time. That is one luxury of owning my rig and leasing to my carrier, they will let me work as much or little as I like. I started trucking early in life, 21 to be exact is when I hired in at CF and it seems like just yesterday.
     
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    okiedokie Road Train Member

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    You've positioned yourself well. Retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be, at least for some of us. I'm a retired teamster/pipeliner doing 2 days a week pulling a local tub. Don't really need the money but like climbing in the cab of that Pete for a few hrs. Run it cool driver.
     
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    I've been at it for almost 16 years now. Our top man is 71, IIRC. He's a linehaul driver though. We have peddle hands in their 60's.

    I'd take this over food service any day. THAT is @okiedokie 's young man's game, IMHO.
     
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    I have worked with a few 70 year olds hauling cars who were still hitting it hard and liked their job. As long as I like going to work I probably will.
     
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    Shep Shiloh Medium Load Member

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    I guess that makes delivering produce a middle-aged man's game. Our oldest guy is 62 and was just named as Chick-Fil-A's National Driver of the Year.
     
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    jmz Heavy Load Member

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    Here’s a different type of truck...

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    Moving van pups used by Reliable Van & Storage Co in the NY/NJ area. A friend of mine sent me this after he moved out of NYC. Interestingly enough, they did not use a pup for the move out. They used a straight truck and then reloaded it into a pup at their warehouse.
     
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