Tiers of Trucking

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Zoltan1a, Sep 21, 2021.

  1. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Medium Load Member

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    Easy. Bottom tier first.

    1. Swift.
    2. JB Hunt
    3. Werner
    4. CR England
    5. Scheeeenniiider

    And retire with Celadon. After all their trailers say "we hire you to retire you."
     
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  3. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    Sarcasm mode on.

    It's easy. Pulling reefer is the top tier. It's where truckers make millions and enjoy the best the industry has to offer. All the rest are trying to get into reefer. They're just not up to the standards. If you hear anything else. It's just due to their jealousy.

    Sarcasm mode off.
     
  4. drivingmissdaisy

    drivingmissdaisy Medium Load Member

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    Not just pulling reefer, pulling reefer set to "cycle". When you pull into a truck stop and park next to someone, you want to be NOTICED.
     
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  5. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Drive a reefer. Because even flatbedders need idols
     
  6. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    Tanker.

    Better tanker.

    Even better tanker.
     
  7. Wasted Thyme

    Wasted Thyme Road Train Member

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    You were a part of the millionaire club for a little while. Before someone stole your van. ;)
     
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  8. Geekonthestreet

    Geekonthestreet Bobtail Member

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    Truly the best worst job I’ve ever had
     
  9. homeskillet

    homeskillet Road Train Member

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    It's the job I love to hate......been trying to get outta trucking since I started, at best I can stay away 4 to 5 years, then I'm sitting in a tractor and pulling a tanker, AGAIN, and thinking, "WTF just happened?"
     
  10. mustang190

    mustang190 Road Train Member

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    The big difference with a tanker is that in most if not all cases the customer is glad to see you. Especially if the plant is about to shutdown because lack of product or the fuel tanks are about to go dry.
     
  11. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    That's an opinion......and that's about all. I chose, and continue to choose, dry van freight haulin'. There are lots of reasons why.

    Just because it's the easiest job to get doesn't mean it's the worst job to have.
     
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