Whats it like to deliver beer?

Discussion in 'LTL and Local Delivery Trucking Forum' started by I love tequila, May 17, 2020.

  1. I love tequila

    I love tequila Light Load Member

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    Do they use bay delivery trailers or trailers with liftgates? Are the trucks nicer or are they basic? How much weight does a normal stop have? Do drivers that deliver beer make more than soda delivery driver's?
     
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  3. BigDog Trucker

    BigDog Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    The side loader truckers is what I've seen mostly. Those are the guys doing multiple stops a day to different liquor stores. The tractor trailers are more for bulk deliveries to other warehouses or maybe for a large shipment to a grocery store or something. Its heavy work. I couldnt really guess on a 'normal weight' of a stop. Maybe 4-5k pounds? When I delivered liquor, our heaviest cases were 60lbs and there'd be stores that ordered 50 of those cases at a time plus a whole bunch of other stuff. Beer drivers can make out pretty decent cuz alot of outfits are union so the pay will he somewhere in the high 20s per hour (at least here in the northeast.). I'd say that a pepsi guy vs a beer guy is probably making about the same money. Both jobs are backbreakers.
     
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    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    Well, you're all over the place and that's good. We didn't have the luxury of this site and most jobs were trial and error. 1st, what kind of beer hauler? To restaurants and liquor stores, meh, see food service, OTR beer hauling,,,HEAVY LOADS. Years ago, I hauled beer out of Pabst in Milwaukee, and you'd call on a phone, tell them your pickup #, they'd come back, "okay, that load nets at 51,800, can you haul that?" "F no, what's wrong with you?" OK, ( they's cut a pallet) how about 48300?" Oh, fine, I want to get out of here. Paid peanuts anyway. Stick with the machinery hauling.
     
  5. MACK E-6

    MACK E-6 Moderator Staff Member

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    “Well gee, driver. You should know better than to come in here with your fuel tanks higher than 1/4.” :rolleyes:
     
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    "semi" retired Road Train Member

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    That was another guaranteed "bypass the state scale" load. In Milwaukee near the County Stadium, it's right down from Miller, and the ramp from S. Hy 41 to W I-94 was nicknamed "beer haulers curve". They'd tip one over once a month.
     
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  7. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    1) yes

    2) yes

    3) depends on the orders per stop

    4) same company, same union, same pay

    you gonna actually get a job?

    it's been like what now 27 years of questions about the job?
     
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    Snoopycda Light Load Member

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    Certain routes and areas require a ball turret and a tail gunner.
     
  9. Danny707

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    I just shuttle beer out of the Anheuser Busch plant to distributors. Beer will keep you busy even if that pandemic comes back again, it’s a secure job. 80k leaving the plant with a day cab come back Empty/BT or pick up glass bottles that weigh 28k. As for the P&D I’ve heard it’s heavy but it pays well $24hr with OT in my area using lift gate/ramps or docking at some places like Walmart and Target.
     
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  10. Western flyer

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    Construction laborer with a CDL.
     
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