This might be an option

Discussion in 'Tanker, Bulk and Dump Trucking Forum' started by Ohiocdl22, Jan 11, 2022.

  1. Ohiocdl22

    Ohiocdl22 Bobtail Member

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    Hi everyone. I wanted to get some feedback from a few people on here that have a lot of knowledge about this industry. So far all the questions I have asked have gained great feedback. My biggest concern about getting unit the industry so far has been the away from home situation, after looking at a few options I think this has become a great choice, working for a construction company and eventually buying my own dump truck/trailer might allow me to stay close to home and not drive 500 miles a day. I don’t have my cdl but talked to a few schools about signing up for classes and can start as early as the next 2 months. I have considered hot #### trucking and also working for a local company, all these seem to require me to be away for a couple days at a time. I have a young family and I am blessed that I can take a chance on a career change at the moment. I have no debt and can probably pay cash for a truck. Obviously I wouldn’t be buying anything before spending a few years in the industry and undertaking all the details involved. So my questions about this type of trucking are pretty standard questions. Is there a demand for this at the moment and also what type of money can I expect within the first few years, again money is not as important for the first few years but I would like to see if it’s worth investing the time and efforts hoping it will offer a reward down the road. What’s the best way to get into this side of the industry, school/job training? Thanks for everyone's amazing feedback and help while I try and figure out this part of my life. Stay safe.
     
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    Ohiocdl22 Bobtail Member

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    I would also like to take a moment and thank Chinatown who is a member on here, I am absolutely amazed at the knowledge this individual has and how they are able to provide other members with information regarding companies and other important information. Absolutely amazing.
     
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  4. p608

    p608 Road Train Member

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    Save your cash, go to school get a license, go to work driving somebody else's triaxle
     
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  5. Ohiocdl22

    Ohiocdl22 Bobtail Member

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    The funny thing is that I just got off the phone with a friend and he said the same thing, he said the maintenance and upkeep costs on trucks make it difficult to be a owner operator. Do you recommend school over a trucking company student program? I have no problem paying for the program I’m just curious which is better. Thanks
     
  6. scott180

    scott180 Heavy Load Member

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    Neither.
    I paid for my own license and was amazed by all the people at the school who got it for free. Some didn't even want to drive.
    With all the stimulus money out there funding job training see if you can get a grant.
     
  7. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Medium Load Member

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    Go get your license. Research local outfits. Should be easy to get one. Definitely make sure to get your doubles and triples endorsements.
     
  8. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Light Load Member

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    Been that way for decades

    when I went to vocational school for drafting and design in the 80s
    I was the only one stupid enough to be paying for it
    Everyone else was getting it for free and some folks were getting paid to attend

    they were getting mileage pay from their home , vouchers for babysitters fir their kids , free lunch etc etc
     
  9. Ohiocdl22

    Ohiocdl22 Bobtail Member

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    What continues to concern me about this career path is that I don’t know if I will find a local job after I complete the schooling, I also notice that most of these 80k plus jobs are otr. The members on here have so much knowledge and experience so I respect alot of the stuff mentioned on here. I have a good job but I want to eventually work in a less physically demanding job than my current job. I think this is a good option but I am concerned that I will not find that job and will need to spent time away from home. I also just got my cdl permit this week. I’m headed in the right direction. Thanks
     
  10. leviant0107

    leviant0107 Medium Load Member

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    If you want a local job making over 80k, end dump and fuel hauling.

    My company has drivers out of Toledo. I don’t know how close you are to there.
     
  11. Ohiocdl22

    Ohiocdl22 Bobtail Member

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    I am outside of Cleveland Ohio. What is end dumping? I have noticed a lot of people working for construction companies and excavating companies, is there money in that as a company driver or is it better to be a owner operator? Thanks for the information
     
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